For more than 25 years, international militaries have relied on Trijicon’s brilliant aiming solutions in magnified and reflex optics. In life-and-death situations, soldiers know they can depend on their Trijicon optics to provide precision, durability and dependability. With the introduction of the Machine Gun Reflex Sight (MGRS), machine-gunners can rest easy with the knowledge that their optics will perform with traditional Trijicon quality.
The inherent abuse from the jarring, rapid recoil produced by fixed and turret-mounted machine guns is tough on regular optics, making existing units less than reliable, according to the company. “The new MGRS is created to withstand the constant, violent battering,” the company explained at SHOT Shot 2017. “Forged out of 7075-T6 aluminium, which is 80% stronger than more commonly used 6061 material, the MGRS allows machine-gunners to achieve first round hits on target and follow-up shots remain accurate, day or night.”
The MGRS features a large objective lens with a 3x2in viewing area and a 35 MOA segmented circle reticle. Centred within the reticle is a 3 MOA dot for precise aiming. Segmented circle designs provide the ability to quickly acquire and maintain holds on targets from close combat to extended ranges. The unit is powered by a single CR123A battery mounted at the front of the housing to provide more than 1,000 hours of continuous operation, and an optional three-power magnifier is available for accuracy at longer ranges.
The MGRS offers seven brightness settings, two facilitating the use of night-vision optics and five providing amplification for current conditions, including a super-brilliant setting for bright daylight.
Zeroing is easy with 1 MOA adjustment increments and 100 MOA total travel of adjustment. Trijicon provides two interchangeable range knobs at the rear of the housing that are ballistically calibrated for use on the M240 and M2 machine guns. When properly zeroed to the weapon platform, the range knob allows the user to dial the correct range as a mechanical Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) for accurate engagements.