Video Product Review: Sig Sauer Electro-Optics BDX System
Nearly all of us carry a rangefinder as well as have a riflescope. Some of us are well trained, long- range shooters and some of us still utilize good old-fashioned Kentucky windage/holdover in hopes we hit that target that is out past our zero. Imagine you are sizing up the buck of a lifetime with your riflescope, with your good buddy by your side, ready to give you the range. You are nice and settled in behind the rifle and this buck is big. He is 30” plus and has points coming from everywhere. However, your good buddy gathers the range data three different times and each time, it is hitting 520 yards. The wind is dead calm and the buck has no idea that you are anywhere in the country.
Unfortunately, there is a big canyon between you and him and there is no way to get closer. You don’t shoot enough to have gotten a custom turret for your scope and you just don’t like messing with the dials. You know the exact yardage, but the holdover is a guess and you have about a 12” kill zone on the buck of a lifetime. Well there is a solution to this scenario. Sig Sauer’s Electro-Optics division has developed a family of products which can eliminate this problem for all hunters without breaking the bank.
Now just think, if you could just hit that range button and the crosshairs were right where you needed them to be, you could take the guesswork out of this stressful situation. That exact product is what we are talking about here and ready for you to use.
Hit the range button on the rangefinder and it transmits the appropriate holdover and lights up one of 76 different hold marks within the riflescope. In our testing, the results were quick, accurate and unbelievable. Every shot was right on target, which means that the ballistic data as well as the exchange of this corrected data to the riflescope was complete. It totally took the guesswork out of where to hold and better yet, it eliminated the need to adjust the turret. This reduction in time and steps could be the difference between filling a tag or going home empty handed.
Nearly everyone that spends a lot of time in the field knows that they need a rangefinder as well as a riflescope and why not make it a Sig Sauer Electro-Optics BDX. The rangefinders look identical to the previous versions of these Sig rangefinders and process data just as quickly. You would think this added technology would increase the price, but this isn’t the case. The rangefinders will be available in the KILO1400BDX, KILO1800BDX, KILO2200BDX, KILO2400BDX and KILO3000BDX. The SIERRA3BDX riflescopes will be available in 3.5-10X42, 4.5-14X44 and 6.5-20X52.
My name is Dan Kidder, I am Managing Editor of Sportsman's News Magazine. I am a former Marine who served with the Fleet Anti Terrorism Security Team Company during Operation Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Utah, I served as communications director for Georgia Congressman Mac Collins in his Washington, DC office. I am the President and CEO of On Target Defensive Training, offering firearms and unarmed combat courses to civilians and law enforcement. My students have included federal agents of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, Border Patrol, ICE, local and state law enforcement, national celebrities, and the general public. My beat at Sportsman's News includes tactical firearms, personal protection, survival, first aid, camping, and hiking.