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This is the Trijicon MGRS, the Machine Gun Reflex Sight, you see sitting there atop that Ma Deuce and B.E. Meyers M2HB Low Profile Modular Optics Mount. Trijicon describes it as the “…next evolution in reflex optics.”

Here's what they tell us about it.

Trijicon MGRS Machine Gun Reflex Sight

For more than 25 years, U.S. and International Armed Forces 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 superiority.


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. But the new MGRS is created to withstand the constant, violent battering. Forged out of 7075-T6 aluminum, which is 80 percent 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 3 inch-by-2 inch viewing area and a 35 MOA segmented circle reticle. Centered 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.

Like all Trijicon products, the MGRS is built for battlefield use, waterproof up to 2 meters and dry-nitrogen filled to prevent fogging. It's easy to maintain and resistant to corrosion and chemicals. Backed by a 5-year warranty from the manufacture date.

The debut of this optic seems like a pretty good reason for you to go out and purchase a crew-served weapon if you haven't already. Read more and see some candid imagery here on Soldier Systems Daily.

Get the full specs here.

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