Meprolight USA released their new Foresight digital reflex sight at SHOT Show 2019. While it looks similar to their Mepro M5 sight externally, the new Foresight uses a digital projection that not only displays the reticle but also other information on the viewing window.
I have previous reviewed the Mepro M21, RDS (commercial version of the M5) and the MOR sight. I will be compare the new Foresight to the M5 model. The Meprolight Foresight digital reflex sight will be available later this year for $750 MSRP.
Here’s what the Foresight’s display looks. This image is from the Meprolight Press kit. On the top left, there’s a digital compass showing in degree. Below that is a cant indicator. The reticle in the middle is changeable and there are 5 preset reticles build-in. The numbers on the bottom is suppose to be the shot counter.
While the Mepro Foresight uses the body housing of the M5 sight, it’s completely lack of the external adjustment turrets. You can see where the windage adjustment dial on the front left is now filled in. All of the elevation and windage adjustment are set digitally in the display projection. Although, digital adjustment have been used in night-vision and thermal devices, this will be a first for a small reflex sight. Furthermore, 10 zero settings could be saved by using the Bluetooth Apps with a smartphone.
This is really what it looks like. Unlike the clear view of M5 sight, the Foresight has a heavy magenta tint lens coating. The battery life is say to be lasting from 2-10 days with power saving. Its build-in lithium battery is rechargeable via USB-C connector. The setting could be change either by the Bluetooth connected mobile app or with the 4-way pads in front of the optical window.
The Meprolight Foresight seems to use the same prism based optic element as the M5 model. Its front and rear optic windows are part of a optical glass prism with not empty space between them. The Foresight also shares the tough metal hood from the M5 to protect it’s view window. Unlike the M5, the illumination level wheel is deleted on the Foresight as the brightness level is automatically adjusted internally. Overall, the Meprolight Foresight digital reflex sight is an interesting new optic that’s unlike anything else on the market.