There’s a story today about Browe’s (a relatively obscure optic maker) new reticle in their Combat Optic for the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. The reticle itself is fairly awesome, being calibrated for both supersonic AND subsonic ammunition and all. But here’s the thing: I’m already testing an optic with this exact same reticle. And its made by Leupold.
A few weeks back Leupold approached me about testing out one of their new scopes with a specially designed 300 AAC Blackout reticle. Naturally, being a 300 BLK fanboy I was all over that as soon as she said the magic words: “would you like to try one?” And here’s what that reticle looks like:
See a slight similarity?
There are some extremely minor differences between the two reticles. The length of the substentions, for example, is slightly different between the two (with Browe’s being longer by an inch). And the Browe doesn’t have the tortoise and hare markings to tell you which is supersonic and which is subsonic, they spell that out. Other than that, its the exact same reticle.
Does Browe’s $1,400+ optic work as well as Leupold’s? And is it worth the price tag? We’ll let you know once we get our hands on one.