BROWE 4x32 Combat Optic w/ 5.56mm NATO Crosshair (BCO-003)
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4x32 BCO with Red Crosshair Reticle designed for 5.56mm NATO, A.R.M.S #17 Throw lever (II) mount for Mil-Spec 1913 Rail, Lenspen cleaning tool, Surefire Lithium 3v battery, Pelican storage case, and Operator Manual.
4x32 BROWE Combat Optic (BCO)
The 4x32 BROWE Combat Optic (BCO) is a state-of-the-art optic that delivers the best-in-practice features of high-quality optical glass, high precision machining, and rugged military design with unique, next-in-practice features that puts the BROWE Combat Optic (BCO) at the forefront of its class. The BCO offers customers a modern designed, internally-adjustable, combat optic with many unique features, such as Single Intuitive Control (SIC), Target Light Sensor Technology, field-programmable BCO Microcontroller, and a vibration sensor - all packaged in a rugged and versatile titanium housing.
Entrance Pupil: 32mm
Exit Pupil: 8mm
Eye Relief: 37mm
Length: 132mm nominal
Width: 67mm nominal
Weight: 17 oz.
Field of view: 7 °
Adjustment at 100 yards: .5 MOA
Adjustment: Internally adjustable prism
Reticle pattern: BCO 5.56mm NATO Crosshair with Ballistic ranging from 100m to 800m with a horizontal Mil-scale graduated in 5 & 10 mil increments up to 40 Mil.
Ballistic Compensated: 5.56mm NATO M4 with M855
Color Day/Night: Red
Illumination source: LED
Illumination source controlled-Automatic: Cadmium-Sulfide photocell controlled by a flash programmable microcontroller
Illumination source controlled-Manual: 10 days settings and 3 night vision
Battery usage Life: 2000 hrs. Avg. (Min. 775hrs. on max brightness)
Housing Material: Military Grade Pure Titanium - TiCP-2
Water Proof: 42m / 130ft.
Fog proof: Filled with dry nitrogen
Lens Coatings: Broad Band Anti-Reflective Coatings
Single Intuitive Control (SIC)
The operation is simple and intuitive. The idea is revolutionary. The system rests in the OFF position or SLEEP mode. The first press of the SIC button puts the system into AUTOMATIC mode. In this mode, the LED automatically adjusts to the ambient light conditions using the Target Light Sensor Technology. The second press of the button puts the system in MANUAL mode. It starts at the brightest day setting and cycles through ten (10) day and three (3) night vision settings with every press of the SIC button. Holding the SIC button for more than three (3) seconds puts the system back to SLEEP mode, conserving battery life. Hitting the button again puts it back into AUTOMATIC mode. Simple. Intuitive. Effective.
Target Light Sensor Technology
Through extensive R&D, we’ve discovered that mounting a sensor in the light path behind the objective lens magnifies the incoming light and provides greater accuracy of the target light levels. In AUTOMATIC mode, this key feature allows the BCO reticle to be properly illuminated even when the user and target are in dissimilar light and avoids sensor errors caused from ambient light. More importantly, as an operator is on the move, the BCO will continuously adjust automatically. For example, light levels can vary extremely from streets to dark alleys and buildings. In today’s urban warfare, when a nanosecond can make a difference, there’s no time to search for a poorly illuminated reticle or make manual illumination adjustments.
The BCO Microcontroller is the brain of the operating system. Its custom program reliably and easily controls all of the electronic features. Unique to the industry, the BCO microcontroller is capable of being re-flashed with alternative programs via a sealed flash port on the back of the battery housing. This port can also be used to attach accessories such as a momentary remote tape switch.
Vibration Motion Sensor
The vibration motion sensor conserves precious battery life by putting the electronics in SLEEP mode if motion is not detected after two hours. Additionally, if the SIC button is accidentally depressed in a carrying case or storage rack, the system automatically turns off after three (3) seconds. The BCO has an average battery usage life of 2000hrs. with a minimum of 775hrs. on max brightness. In SLEEP mode, the battery will maintain the full 10 year life expectancy of a Surefire Lithium 123A battery.
Housing Designed to Accept Accessories
Versatility is at the forefront of the BCO housing design. So you’ll find multiple areas for mounting “add-on” accessories. For starters, the OD of the eye-housing is a machined 30mm diameter surface with a 2mm groove for locking on dust covers or an assortment of other accessories. Plus, two mounting bosses are placed on top of the housing for attaching additional accessories. On the objective end, we added a 42mm x 3mm OD groove and threaded the ID for added versatility for accessories, such as anti-reflection devices, dust covers, and/or laser filters.
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