Sig Sauer BDX, Burris Oracle X

Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX 1-6X Superior to Burris Oracle X For Crossbow Shooters

Attention Crossbow shooters: Forget Burris Oracle X.

Sig Sauer’s BDX scopes, especially the EASY6-BDX 1-6X, when combined with a Sightlok RF-1 mount, are a far superior solution.

Here’s why:

1. Build-in rangefinding
Prior to the introduce of the Sightlok RF-1, the main advantage the Oracle X had over the Sig BDX scopes was rangefinder integration. Now, however, when combined with the Sightlok RF-1 rangefinder mount sold here at, the BDX line of scopes no longer have that disadvantage. The Sightlok RF-1 can co-witness/co-align BDX rangefinders with BDX scopes to achieve rangefinder/scope integration. Now, just like with the Oracle X, there is no need to deploy or view the target through the rangefinder.

2. Greater durability
The Sig BDX line of scopes are constructed out of aluminum and will last longer and be more durable than the plastic Oracle X.

3. Better glass
Sig BDX scopes offers better glass than the Oracle X. This is especially true of the SIERRA6-BDX and EASY6-BDX line.

4. Better field-of-view
The Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX 1-6X, for example, offers a 106 foot field-of-view at 100 yards, while the Oracle X offers less than half that, only 47 feet at 100 yards. Experienced hunters know that field-of-view is critical to their ability to acquire and quickly engage the target.

5. More appropriate zoom range for crossbows
When hunting at the relatively short-ranges of crossbow (versus rifles), experienced hunters choose low-power variable optics (LPVO) that offers the options of both magnified and 1X target viewing. An unmagnified 1X sight picture offers many advantages, including higher field of view and “both eyes open” viewing of the target. The Oracle X is 2-7X, missing the vitally important 1X zoom available on the Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX 1-6X. The 1X capability of the Sig is what gives it a massively larger field-of-view advantage versus the Oracle X.

6. Better, more accurate, more flexible ballistic calculator
The Sig line of BDX scopes uses ballistic software from Applied Ballistics, a respected provider used by hunters, law enforcement, and the military.

7. More flexible platform
The Sig line of BDX scopes can be used on either rifles or crossbows, while the Oracle X is designed only for crossbow-use only.

8. Better reticle
While the reticles on the Sig line of BDX scopes are not great, they are considerably better than the Oracle X, which is downright primitive.

9. Better rangefinder
The Sig rangefinders are known for quality and accuracy, the rangefinder in the Oracle X is relatively low-powered and of unknown accuracy.

10. Greater Elevation adjustment
The Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX 1-6X offers 37 MRAD of elevation and windage adjustment, while the Burris Oracle X doesn’t even publish their elevation and windage adjustment range.

11. More accurate, higher resolution “hold points”
Both the Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX 1-6X and the Oracle X offer a vertical bar of LEDs that serve as “pins” or hold points, the BDX scope offers greater resolution with 194 individually-addressable points.

12. Works with standard scope rings
The BDX scopes work with standard scope rings, adding more mounting options.

Advantages of the Oracle X
In the interest of transparancy and fairness, there are certain advantages to the Oracle X, if you overlook its inferior durability, glass quality, ballistic engine, and field-of-view.

1. Potentially less expensive
Depending on the BDX scope and rangefinder selected, the Oracle X can be less expensive than the Sig Sauer EASY6-BDX scope. However, if you’re on a tight budget, there’s also cheaper Sig Sauer BDX scopes, the cheapest being the SIERRA3BDX 2.5-8X which doesn’t offer as many advantages, but is still a more reliable and better choice than the plastic Oracle X. And if greater zoom is desired, there’s also the SIERRA6BDX 2-12X, which is also an excellent choice.

2. Less weight
If you don’t mind having a less durable, plastic scope on your crossbow, the Oracle X is 3.3 ounces lighter.

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