There’s something to be said for the “old School”mentalty, like, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and that’s just what the folks at Brownells did when it came to this “Retro 4x Optic” for those of you with an “old school” style AR-15. If you’re a regular old working stiff like me, you really can’t afford to shell-out a bunch of money on really expensive optics, while those high-tech optics may be really cool, they just don’t fit into your budget. but going, ‘old school” with optics is better than not having any at all.
Here’s what the folks at Brownells have to say about this product:
Retro Looks, Modern Function – The Right Optic for Your Retro Rifle!
We actually tracked down the original company that manufactured the Colt® AR-15 optics of the 1970s and asked them to build a new one for us as close to the original as possible – right down the yellow inspection stickers. Like the Retro Rifles themselves, the Brownells Retro 4x Optic has updated technology under the hood. The result is a scope that looks just like the original but has optical clarity and performance that are head and shoulders above it.
- Fully Multicoated lenses are fog and waterproof
- BDC click-adjustable elevation turret
- Manufactured in Japan with high quality internals and lenses
The Retro 4x Carry Handle Optic sports a simple, intuitive fine duplex reticle, like the original, and an elevation turret with BDC (ballistic drop compensated) clicks that closely match modern .223/5.56 55gr and 62gr ammo. As its name indicates, the Retro 4x comes with an integral carry handle mount that easily attaches to most AR-15 carry handles – no tools required.
The Price: $299.99
Now, watch the video and see what you think.