Bushnell’s new version of the company’s competition-based riflescope, the Match Pro, is priced to be a precision-made riflescope for rimfire or PRS-style competitions.
With an online cost of $449.99 and $499.99 for the non-illuminated and illuminated models respectively, the scope’s standard features include a first-focal-plane optical system, parallax down to 10 yards, locking turrets, tool-less zero reset, an etched glass MIL reticle, and fully multi-coated lenses.
The Match Pro’s price point helps keep rimfire rifles under the $1050 limitation for NRL22’s Base Class.
The new Bushnell Match Pro comes in a 6-24×50 configuration with a 30mm tube. The 10-mil locking turrets have tactile clicks and offer 18 mil of windage and elevation travel and 15 mil of reticle holdover.
The FFP Deploy MIL reticle is on etched glass. The Deploy MIL reticle is a “Christmas Tree”–dot reticle, and because it’s first focal plane, the subtensions are always accurate no matter the magnification. The fully-multi coated optics employ the EXO Barrier coating that repels moisture, fog, debris, and guard against scratches.
“As more and more people enter into the world of long-range precision matches, be it through the NRL22 or PRS, the need for a budget minded scope that doesn’t fall flat on capabilities has never been greater,” said Greg Palkowitsh, Bushnell’s riflescope product manager. “The Match Pro riflescope offers the perfect blend of performance and cost, giving shooters all of the features they need while still qualifying for base class and open class competition.”
Sounds good, right? But there’s a catch. The scopes will be sold exclusively through Bushnell.com. First production samples will be limited, so Bushnell encourages consumers to sign up to make sure they are notified once the riflescopes are available.