Infantry Weapons

Meprolight adds new capabilities to M5 optic, explores connected apps for Foresight optic

27 September 2019

Meprolight has added a capability to aim with a .300 Blackout round to its Mepro M5 electro-optical red dot sight.

The M5 replaced the M21 in the Israeli army in about 2014, Ilan Abramovich, Meprolight's senior vice-president of sales and marketing for defence, told reporters in a 24 September briefing.

The battery-powered M5 enables different reticle patterns and reticles of varying brightness. It uses a one-dot reticle for faster-speed bullets, but the .300 Blackout version displays three vertical dots for targets at varying ranges, added Elad Davidson, Meprolight product manager.

The M5 is starting to take the place of the M21 as the company's best-selling optic, Abramovich said.

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