Most people focus on Sig Sauer’s vast array of badass blasters.
From the X5 Legion to the P365 SAS to the CROSS rifle, the New Hampshire-based gunmaker remains one of the most innovative firearms companies out there.
But one division of Sig that’s quietly pushing the industry forward is its Electro-Optics shop. With a host of red dots, tubed scopes, and range finders, Sig runs the gamut of a precision shooter’s needs.
The Electro-Optics team shook the market a couple of years ago with the introduction of its line of BDX scopes and range finders. Basically these rifle optics tie the scope and range finder to a smartphone app that can help a shooter calculate holdovers for more accurate first shots.
Over the intervening months, the company has released several models of scopes that inch up the range of the BDX system, recently releasing a new 6x version, dubbed the SIERRA6BDX.
Here’s what Sig has to say:
SIG SAUER Electro-Optics is pleased to introduce the addition of the SIERRA6BDX super zoom riflescope line to the Ballistic Data Xchange (BDX) family of products. The SIERRA6BDX riflescopes bring the advanced and streamlined features of BDX 2.0 to a premium super zoom HDX optic. Designed for hunters by hunters, the SIERRA6BDX has been optimized for every rifle and ammunition, but also works exceptionally well on the new Sig Sauer CROSS rifle platform with Sig Sauer hunting Elite Hunter ammunition.
The SIG SAUER Eletro-Optics SIERRA6BDX family of riflescopes is available in 3 different zoom ranges, 5-30x56mm, 3-18x44mm, and 2-12x40mm. Each features the SmartBDX reticle technology with up to 95% light transition. Other innovative features include KinETHIC, Kinetic Energy Transfer Indicator for ethical shots on target, and LevelPlex, an internal digital level which allows users to eliminate cant in their shooting system.
It’s relevant that Sig mentions the CROSS rifle in this release as that rifle (if you believe the hype) promises to reach out and touch targets at very competitive ranges — particularly in its 6.5 Creedmoor and .277 Fury chamberings.
In its initial rollout, the BDX systems were a cool idea but needed some fleshing out. A couple years on, the bugs have been ironed out and it’s proven to be a great option for a wide range of precision shooters and hunters who want first shot accuracy.