First Look: SIG Sauer Bravo3 & Bravo5 Battle Sights

posted on February 5, 2018
Designed specifically to provide owners of modern sporting rifles with battle-ready optics made for the AR platform, SIG Sauer added two new models to its Bravo Battle Sights optics lineup, the Bravo3 and Bravo5.

“The new BRAVO3 and BRAVO5 expand on our wide Field-Of-View Battle Sight design philosophy.” said Andy York, president SIG SAUER Electro-Optics “These incredibly rugged fixed-power prism-based sights allow you to see more of the action down range, a real game-changer when the situation is moving fast.”

With built-in reticle options that function with rifles chambered in 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO and .300 BLK, the SIG Sauer Bravo3 and Bravo5 Battle Sights are purpose-built to ensure that owners of AR-style guns chambered in these popular calibers can get on target quickly and easily, all while having a clear field of view, 40 percent wider than other options on the market, which offers information about other targets downrange.

In addition to the enhanced field of view and cartridge-specific reticles, the Bravo3 and Bravo5 are built for battle, having a durable housing machined from aluminum. Each optic is rated IPX-7 waterproof and feature fixed-power, dielectric-coated prism optics designed to provide a bright, clear sight picture in all environments.

The SIG Sauer Bravo3 Battle Sight offers a fixed 3X optic to both professional and civilian shooters looking for an intuitive battle sight for their modern sporting rifle. The Bravo3 boasts a 10-degree field of view and an eye relief of nearly 2.37 inches. The sight is powered with a single CR2032 battery, offering 12 different brightness settings that illuminate the reticle with a red-colored glow.

Stepping up in magnification is the SIG Sauer Bravo5 Battle Sight, which provides AR owners with a combat-ready optic with a fixed magnification of 5X. The tradeoff for this enhanced magnification is a reduced 6-degree field of view. However, eye relief is the same 2.37 inches offered on the Bravo3. Like the Bravo3, the Bravo5 uses a single CR2032 battery to power a red illuminated reticle through 12 separate brightness settings.

The SIG Sauer Bravo3 and Bravo5 Battle sights both measure 6.46 x 3.03 x 2.56 inches and both optics feature the company's innovative MOTAC auto-off capability, which powers down the illuminated reticle after two minutes of inactivity in order to conserve battery life. The suggested retail price on the SIG Sauer Bravo3 is $479.99, while the suggested retail on the SIG Sauer Bravo5 is $599.99.


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