First Look: Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR3 & XRS3 Riflescopes

posted on August 10, 2021
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Bushnell recently introduced two new riflescopes for the Elite Tactical lineup, the DMR3 and XRS3, that are designed to meet the demands of law enforcement and military professionals, as well as long-range and precision rimfire competitions. 

“The new Elite Tactical DMR3 is utterly reliable, tracks perfectly and has a huge eye box and the field of view is everything you need,” said George Gardner, Founder of G.A. Precision and Team Captain for Elite Tactical. “With the etched glass and updated G4P reticle, it’s about as perfect as it can get. I have never had one fail me in a match.”

Both the DMR3 and XRS3 feature the most advanced Elite Tactical optical system ever and come with a high magnification ED Prime objective, as well as fully multi-coated elements, EXO Barrier protection and a new reticle element coating. The new coating pushes the limits of the ultrawideband coating system by increasing light transmission by almost 2 percent over previous designs.

In addition to this, both new scopes feature a new “G” series reticle designed in conjunction with G.A. Precision. Based on the G3 reticle, the new G4P design features a floating dot center POA, floating holdover dots, refined line widths, quick acquisition bars for low magnification settings and a more open reticle space above the horizontal stadia.

Each scope boasts a multi-position ThrowHammer magnification lever, allowing the shooter to accommodate their particular rifle without concern of manipulation interference. Additional features include Rev-limiter Zero Stop elevation turret, locking windage target turret, and a removable sunshade. The DMR3 riflescope shortens the minimum parallax setting over the DMRII Pro from 50 to 25 yards while the all-new XRS3 has a minimum parallax setting of 50 yards and a D-Lok locking diopter.

The XRS3 features 29 MIL elevation travel and 15 mil windage travel, as well as an 18 feet at 100 yards field of view on 6X power and a 3 feet at 100 yards field of view on 36X power. The scope is 14.9 inches long and weighs in at 39 ounces.

The DMR3 features 32 mil elevation travel and 20 mil windage travel, as well as a 25 feet at 100 yards field of view on 3.5X power and a 5 feet at 100 yards field of view on 21X power. The scope is 13.2 inches long and weighs in at 35.5 ounces.

Both scopes are IP67 rated against water and dust, argon purged to reduce fogging, and built from a single-piece of aircraft-grade 34 mm aluminum main-tube. Each are backed by Bushnell’s 30-year Lifetime Ironclad warranty.

To learn more about these new riflescopes or the rest of the Elite Tactical line, please visit


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