Bushnell Optics UK – Latest Products & Company History

Information About Bushnell UK

The Bushnell corporation is an American company specialising in sporting optical and outdoors equipment. Based in Overland Park Kansas, Bushnell is a subsidiary of the Vista Outdoor group. Bushnell produces riflescopes, telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, range finders, game cameras, night-vision devices, GPS devices, red dot sights, and much more.

Bushnell Optics History

Founded in 1948 by David P. Bushnell as a mail order company for Japanese made binoculars. Bushnell made affordable precision binoculars available to the American middle classes for the first time ever.  Due to his strategy of importing directly from manufacturers in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan to his own specific patented specifications.

David Bushnell expanded his business to include spotting scopes and rifle scopes, then in 1971, he sold his company to Bausch & Lomb. The company renamed themselves as Bushnell Performance Optics and then in 2001 they acquired the Bolle and Serengeti Eyewear brands along with the Moonlight range of night-vision optics. 

In 2002 Bushnell bought the Tasco company, which specialised in sporting optics. Telescopes, spotting scopes, microscopes, binoculars, rifle scopes, telescopic sights and other rifle and shooting accessories. After a number of acquisitions, Alliant Techsystems merged with Optical Sciences in 2015 to form Orbital ATK which then spun Bushnell and other subsidiary companies to Vista Outdoor.

Bushnell is the parent company of the following brands;

  • Blackwater Gear
  • Browning Sports Optics
  • Bushnell
  • Bushnell Golf
  • Butlers Creek
  • Hoppe’s
  • Millet
  • Primos
  • Uncle Mike’s
  • Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement
  • Simmons Optics
  • Simmons Outdoor Corporation
  • Stoney Point
  • Tasco

Bushnell Performance Optics UK Ltd is based in Chessington, England. Bushnell binoculars are fitted with the latest optical and mechanical advancements and have earned their place at the top of the industry. Producing quality products at affordable prices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Bushnell any good?

Bushnell have been producing precision optical equipment since 1948 and have become one of the world’s leading brands.

Where is Bushnell based?

Bushnell Optics are based in Overland Park Kansas USA and their British base is in Chessington, England UK.

Are there any Bushnell dealers near me?

Yes, although we do not have a physical shop near you, we at Binocular Base have Bushnell products for sale online with free delivery across the entire UK, which means you can order Bushnell products from us today and get it delivered direct to your door 100% free.

How much do Bushnell products cost?

Bushnell products cost anywhere from £100.00 to £1200.00, depending on the specific product you decide to buy.