An upgraded version of its award-winning Ballistic Data Xchange Rangefinder and Riflescope System, the SIG Sauer BDX 2.0, will be released tomorrow at the 2020 SHOT Show. Its new technology and simplified functionality gets shooters on target with unprecedented speed and accuracy.
New features of BDX 2.0 include nine pre-loaded, user-selectable Ballistic Drop Compensation (BDC) reticles in all Sierra Riflescopes, eight ballistic groups pre-loaded in Kilo BDX rangefinders and the QuickBond feature that quickly bonds BDX rangefinders and scopes together as a ballistic system. The system is simple, fast and intuitive—Just Connect The Dot.
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“The BDX 2.0 system builds upon the success of BDX, adding simplified features and benefits, including the user-selectable BDC reticles that allow hunters and shooters to engage targets out to 500 yards with their BDX system without using the smartphone app,” said Andy York, president, SIG Sauer, Electro-Optics. “All BDX 2.0 rangefinders and riflescopes are now pre-programmed with ballistic groups that cover most centerfire rifle cartridges, crossbows, and muzzleloaders. This new BDX 2.0 adds a simplified layer that allows BDX users to get up and running quickly and then when they are ready to take the next step and unlock all of the advanced features and build more exacting ballistic profiles to dial in the next level of accuracy, the BDX smartphone app is just a download away.”
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There are nine pre-established ballistic groups on Sierra BDX riflescopes featuring the Smart BDC reticle. Simply select the best group for your application from the included BDX 2.0 Card based on the cartridge, muzzle velocity and projectile weight. To select a group, follow the included instructions to set the scope using the riflescopes illumination dial and power selector ring. The blue BDX light will blink the same number of times as your chosen group number to confirm your BDC reticle setting. The reticle will display five active hold points, from zero out to 500 yards. To create a custom ballistic profile for your Sierra BDX Riflescope, just unlock the advanced features using the available SIG Sauer BDX App.
Kilo BDX Rangefinders use the exact same ballistic groupings outlined on the BDX 2.0 Card. Simply select the best group for your application based on cartridge, muzzle velocity, and projectile weight and follow the included instructions to set the rangefinder using the range and mode buttons on the rangefinder. If your KILO is bonded to a Sierra BDX, the KILO will use the measured range and your ballistic group to communicate the correct ballistic holdover to the bonded sight. To create a custom ballistic profile for your Kilo BDX Rangefinder, just unlock the advanced features using the available BDX App.
“We’ve even made it easy for current BDX users to obtain the 2.0 upgrade with a software update through the app, and the BDX 2.0 Card is easily available online at sigsauer.com,” continued York. “Whether you are new to BDX or you’ve been hunting and shooting with the system already, BDX 2.0 packs more features and innovation into our rangefinders and riflescopes and combines it all with a good measure of simplicity.”
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