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BROWE Introduces New Aluminum Version Of The BROWE Combat Optic

BROWE, Inc. has introduced a new forged 7075-T6 aluminum version of the 4×32 BROWE Combat Optic, called the BROWE Tactical Optic. The full release can be read below:

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MADISON HEIGHTS, Michigan (January 2015) – BROWE, Inc. a manufacturer of premium quality optical systems has set a new standard in quality, performance and functionality with the introduction of its forged 7075-T6 aluminum version of its combat optic, 4×32 BROWE Tactical Optic (BTO).

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The 4×32 BROWE Tactical Optic (BTO) was designed to include all of the patented technology and internal components used in the production of the 4×32 BROWE Combat Optic. The difference is the 4×32 BTO is package into a military-grade forged 7075-T6 Aluminum-alloy housing with an integrated MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny quick release mount featuring an American Defense patented QD AUTOLOCK Lever System.

“In parallel with some international request for quotes, we set out to design a competitively priced optic that retained all of our patented functionality,” said Brian Browe, president of BROWE, Inc. “This project gave us the opportunity to take a fresh look at our design and material choice. We selected a military grade 7075-T6 and integrated the mount into the housing which increased the strength and reduced weight. The aluminum forging also gives us the flexibility to custom machine the mounting surface for unique applications.”

The new 4×32 BTO is a purpose designed and built optic ideally suited for tactical scenarios. The forged 7075-T6 aircraft aluminum alloy housing provides a nearly indestructible optic system ideality suited for military, law enforcement, and sportsmen.

The 4×32 BTO continues the heritage of evolutionary patented technology and includes features such as:

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o Target Light Sensor Technology – A cadmium-sulfide photocell located in the optical path that measures the light transmission and automatically adjusts the reticle illumination to the proper brightness. When in a stationary position an operator may be faced with a multitude of target light conditions even through the ambient light stays consistent. Also, while on the move, environment light is constantly changing. The Target Light Sensor Technology simplifies the operation and allows the operator to focus on the job at hand. Simple. Intuitive. Effective.

o Single Intuitive Control (SIC) – Gives the user a single operation button, designed to stimulate muscle memory and expedite operation.

o BCO Microcontroller – Unique to the industry, the microcontroller is capable of being re-flashed with customized or updated operating firmware via a sealed utility port. This port can be used to import or export power for accessories or plug in a remote pressure pad switch for manual operation.

o Smart Electronics – The electronics are designed to conserve battery life by placing the optic into SLEEP mode when the optic has be left on or stored and not in use. The BTO has an average battery life of over 2000 hours and 775 hours at the max setting. In the sleep mode, the battery will maintain the full 10 years shelf life expectancy of a Lithium 123A battery.

The 4×32 BTO also combines best-in-class features such as high quality optical glass, high precision machining, and rugged military design. All lenses are precision ground of the finest quality optical glass available and are broad band anti-reflective coated, possessing excellent light gathering capabilities even under low light conditions.

Specification 4×32 BTO:

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Magnification: 4x
Entrance Pupil: 32mm
Exit Pupil: 8mm
Eye Relief: 37mm
Length: 132mm nominal
Width: 67mm nominal
Weight: 17 oz.
Field of view: 7 °
Adjustment per click: .5 MOA
Adjustment: Internally Adjustable Prism – 60 MOA total adjustment range
Ballistic Compensated Reticle patterns: 5.56mm Chevron, 7.62mm Chevron, 5.56mm Crosshair, 7.62mm Crosshair, 7.62mm x 39 Chevron, .300 Blackout Horseshoe & Dot, or 5.56mm Horseshoe & Dot
Illumination Color Day/Night: Red, Amber, Blue, or Green
Illumination control – Automatic: Target Light Senor Technology adjust illumination based on target light
Illumination control – Manual: 10 days settings and 3 night vision
Battery Usage Life: 2000 hrs. Typ. (Min. 775hrs. on max brightness)
Housing Material: 7075-T6 Forged Aluminum Alloy
Mount: MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny mount with an American Defense QD AUTOLOCK™ Lever System.
Center Bore Height above Rail: 1.53″
Water Proof: 42m / 130ft.
Fog proof: Filled with dry nitrogen
Lens Coatings: Broad Band Anti-Reflective Coatings


6 Responses to “BROWE Introduces New Aluminum Version Of The BROWE Combat Optic”

  1. Jbgleason says:

    Two questions since I don’t know much about Browe at all.

    1. If the housing is now aluminum. What was it before?

    2. Lots of interesting features, how does this optic compare price wise with the ACOG? It seems pretty clear that they are competing with them.

    • TCBA_Joe says:

      From the Browe website
      Housing Material: Military Grade Pure Titanium – TiCP-2

      Maybe switching to a less expensive housing this will make it more affordable? For the price I’ll choose Trijicon, but if made more affordable I’ll give the new guy a chance.

  2. BehindBinos says:

    What if batteries die? Is it gonna work anyway? If not, pls let me keep my ACOG.

  3. Dan says:

    The Browe Combat Optic is instructed of titanium.

    I’ve got a Browe Sport Optic, it’s boxed in the exact case as my Acog came in. On speculation I’d say Browe and Trijicon are in fairly close contact.

    This is a good thing, gives you an option while still at the same quality level as a Trijicon product. But yeah, the battery goes dead you’d want to always have a spare handy

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  5. me says:

    NO browe used to be an employee of trijicon
    ill leave it at that….there were reports of QC and or issues with CS as well not sure how it has changed ill stick to trijicon