Sig Sauer Bravo 5 Review (2024): Is this Prism Scope Worth It?

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The Sig Sauer Bravo 5 is a top notch prism scope that far exceeded my expectations.

In fact:

Its edge to edge clarity, motion activated illumination, and reliable performance are some of the key reasons why I love my Sig Sauer Bravo.

Is the Sig Sauer Bravo 5 worth the money though?

Keep reading to find out.

FeaturesSig Sauer Bravo 5 Prismatic Sight
BrandSig Sauer
Eye Relief2.75-3 inches
ColorBlack
Magnification Range5x, fixed
Reticle TypeEtched
Reticle IlluminationYes
Weight23 ounces
Dimensions(LxWxH) 164mm x 65mm x 77mm
Objective Lens Diameter30mm

Here’s my Sig Sauer Bravo 5 Review

In addition to its impeccable and reliable performance, the Sig Sauer Bravo 5 competitive prismatic battle sights offer many likable and convenient features.

Plus, it’s durable and night vision compatible.

Keep reading to learn more with the Sig Sauer Bravo 5 review.

Glass Clarity & Reticle

Right off the bat, I’m gonna say that the glass clarity is unlike any other scope that I’ve used.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 LENS (2)

In fact, when I look through mine, I’ve got nothing but edge to edge clarity.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 CLARITY

Wait! How?

It comes down to the way the Sig Sauer Bravo 5 was designed and built.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 GLASS (1)

The makers definitely had accuracy and clarity in mind when they created the lens of this optic.

See, it starts with the low dispersion, very clear glass and the aspherical shape of the lens.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 LENS

Aspherical?

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 GLASS

Yes. That means that the shape of the lens is different on certain parts.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 LENS (1)

It helps me as a shooter because the curve of the lens helps focus the light so I don’t get distorted images. In fact, the distortion-free image boasts a notably flat sight picture.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 CLARITY (1)

Plus, since these are competitive prismatic battle sights, that means that my wide-field battle sight is almost 50% better than other scopes that claim to do the same thing.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 LENS (2)

Full disclosure here: I wear progressive eyeglasses.

Ultimately, my eyesight is quite poor. I’m not only near and far sighted, I also have astigmatism because of my eye shape.

In any case, I hope this helps you see why the design and build of the Sig Bravo lens is really helpful for any shooter, but especially those who are everyday eyeglass wearers like myself.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 GLASS (1)

Speaking of glass clarity, check out this great review comparing the Sig Romeo 5 and the Vortex SPARC AR.

The reticle is etched, fixed and durable.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 RETICLE

Plus, it’s motion activated but powers down when nothing is detected for optimum operational safety.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OVERVIEW (1)

So, all in all, I get crystal clear views no matter what elements, range, or condition I’m shooting in. The only negative is that it doesn’t come with lens covers.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OBJECTIVE BELL

If you’re in the market for a durable red dot sight and like having options, check out this great comparison review of the Vortex SPARC 2 and the Strikefire 2.

Eye Relief & Eye Box

The eye relief isn’t terrible, but it could be better.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 TURRET PROTECTOR

It can feel tight at about 2.5 inches.

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It took some getting used to at first, that’s for sure.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OBJECTIVE BELL

Plus, when I think about the huge (and clear) field of view I get, I think I’d rather have that than just a few more inches of eye relief.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED

But that’s just my opinion.

Looking for something with more eye relief, but the same level of precision and accuracy as the Bravo 5? Check out this review about the Vortex Venom and Viper.

Durability

This scope was made to last.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OVERVIEW

For starters, it’s fog-proof and waterproof.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 WATERPROOF TEST

Plus, it’s made with a tough exterior of magnesium. It’s just as durable, if not more, than some types of aluminum.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 FREEZING TEST

The magnesium construction helps keep the scope relatively lightweight.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OVERVIEW (1)

I mean, it’s not flimsy, it’s solid and compact. It weighs just about a pound and a half.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED (1)

If you’re in the market for a lightweight scope, check out the Sightmark Ultra Shot.

It comes with a lithium battery, too.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 BATTERY

I haven’t changed mine yet, but no worries for when I do as it takes just a CR2032.

The Sig Sauer Bravo 5 comes with an Infinite Guarantee. Plus, it’s got a five year warranty on things like illumination features, workmanship, and material defects, too.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 TURRET PROTECTOR

Elevation & Windage Knobs

The knobs can feel a little tight. If you’re like me and don’t mind a little push back and resistance, then it shouldn’t be that big of an issue.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 TURRETS

In fact, I’ve found that the bit of resistance I get from the knobs helps me because if I accidentally bump or drop my scope, it doesn’t change.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 TURRETS (1)

A downside for those of you that need that extra reinforcement of precision is that the Bravo 5 doesn’t have turn indicators.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 WINDAGE TURRET ADJUSTMENT

That said, if you prefer turn indicators, check out the Romeo 5.

Parallax & Magnification

The Sig Sauer Bravo 5 has a fixed 5x magnification.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED (1)

It’s also parallax free at 100 yards. This means I don’t have to worry about any shifting when I’ve got my target in focus.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 CLARITY (1)

Mounting & Rings

My Sig Bravo 5 duty-grade optic is mounted on my AR.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED (2)

It was pretty easy to do and there is an integrated Picatinny top rail.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED

It comes with any mounting tools and rings you’ll need for the top rail, which is convenient.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 OVERVIEW (1)

Sometimes, I’ll swap the Bravo 5 with my Burris Fastfire 3.

Price

The Sig Sauer Bravo is packed with many likable features and in my opinion, is worth every penny.

SIG SAUER Bravo5 5x32 mm 0.5 MOA Lightweight Durable Waterproof...
  • SIG SAUER RED DOT SIGHT - This wide field battle sight has lightweight yet durable magnesium housing with integrated Picatinny top rail for additional accessories such as MRDs and lasers; Adjustable...
  • EDGE-TO-EDGE CLARITY - This rifle sight has precision molded aspheric lens technology that virtually eliminates aberration, reduces weight, and helps to focus the projected image through the lenses...
  • TOP-QUALITY GLASS LENS - Anti-reflection lens coatings reduce surface reflections to extremely low levels; Abrasion-resistant lens coatings ensure the lenses will stay sharp, bright & clear;...

For around $350 bucks, I’ve got a fixed-power optic that is awesome for close range, but versatile enough for longer distances as well.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 PACKAGE INCLUSION

Is the Sig Bravo 5 for you?

All in all, I’m loving my Sig Sauer Bravo 5 advanced prism scope.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED (1)

In fact, as someone with poor eyesight, I can say with all honesty that the picture and precision I get from this optic is unlike any other.

SIG SAUER Bravo5 5x32 mm 0.5 MOA Lightweight Durable Waterproof...
  • SIG SAUER RED DOT SIGHT - This wide field battle sight has lightweight yet durable magnesium housing with integrated Picatinny top rail for additional accessories such as MRDs and lasers; Adjustable...
  • EDGE-TO-EDGE CLARITY - This rifle sight has precision molded aspheric lens technology that virtually eliminates aberration, reduces weight, and helps to focus the projected image through the lenses...
  • TOP-QUALITY GLASS LENS - Anti-reflection lens coatings reduce surface reflections to extremely low levels; Abrasion-resistant lens coatings ensure the lenses will stay sharp, bright & clear;...

Plus it’s loaded with features like:

  • Fog-proof performance
  • Waterproof
  • Battery included
  • Illuminated reticle
  • Curved lens design for a notably flat image

And if that’s not enough, the Bravo 5 is backed by a lifetime guarantee.

SIG SAUER BRAVO 5 MOUNTED (2)

Now It’s Your Turn

I hope you enjoyed my Sig Sauer Bravo 5 review.

Now I want to turn it over to you:

What do you think about the Sig Sauer Bravo 5 advanced prism scope? Or perhaps you already bought it and would like to share your thoughts.

Either way, let me know by leaving a quick comment down below.


Written By

Richard Douglas

Hello, I’m Richard Douglas, a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Advisor, National Defense Security Consultant, and the voice behind Scopes Field.


7 thoughts on “Sig Sauer Bravo 5 Review (2024): Is this Prism Scope Worth It?”

  1. Merry Christmas, I’m looking for a sight for a ruger ar 556. I am a Leupold high end rifle scope user. Have a different ar with a hunting scope. On this rifle I wanted a more cq sight to 300m. Stumbled across the Prism scope as the standard red dots with zero mag seem lacking for 3 shot. Appreciate your article but still don’t know which may be best. Set my price point at 400+\-. Any advice ?

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  2. i recently purchased bravo 5 for my AR47.. its beautiful.. it is heavy but im not worried about weight.. the eye relief is pretty tight.. i prefer the eye relief on my vortex strikefire2 but its so clear.. i like to go target shooting in the evening and it picks up light great.. i purchased mine from Amazon open box for 340..

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  3. I bought a bravo 5. I put it on a BCM 556 I really like the optic. My only issue is the night vision. I can’t seam to get it to work. I maybe doing something wrong. I can’t find any videos on the optic using the night vision.

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  4. You are right the clarity on this sight is awesome. I agree will take less eye relief. For those who say the 5x is to much magnification at close range I disagree mine does fine.

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