Leica Geovid HD-B 42 Laser Rangefinder Binoculars
Leica Sports Optics announces the Geovid HD-B, its newest laser rangefinder binoculars. The Geovid HD-B contains advanced ballistics technology that delivers class-leading ranging abilities as well as the option to add or create custom ballistics information for specific rifles. Leica’s Advanced Ballistic Compensation (ABC ) system provides the proper aiming point for hunters and shooters. The Geovid HD-B’s integrated, highly precise processor instantly gathers and analyzes ballistic information with one touch of the button, giving accurate information for correct hold-over, turret adjustment or drop-down reticle aiming point. It accounts for the distance, angle, temperature and air pressure when calculating the trajectory. The system comes programmed with 12 ballistics curves representing most trajectories of modern hunting cartridges. Plus, an integrated microSD card slot inside the battery housing allows shooters to program and save personal ballistic data for their cartridge/rifle combinations. The subtly curved Geovid HD-B’s housing is ergonomically designed to fit naturally and comfortably into the user’s hands, making prolonged glassing sessions easier than ever. When ranging game out to at least 1,000 yards, simply tap a button to activate the laser and then tap it a second time to determine the distance. The Geovid 8×42 HD-B has an MSRP of $2,945, and its 10X model has an MSRP of $2,995 (leica-sportoptics.com).
Leupold Tactical Optics Mark AR MOD 1 Riflescopes
Leupold Tactical Optics introduces the Mark AR MOD 1 riflescope, which is designed with AR-15, modern sporting and precision rifles in mind. The Mark AR MOD 1 lineup includes new reticles, ballistically calibrated BDC dials and Green FireDot illumination. The Mark AR MOD 1 line offers four magnification ranges: 1.5-4x20mm, 3-9x40mm, 4-12x40mm and the 6-18x40mm. All have adjustable objectives. Further, two models feature daylight visible FireDot illumination, which allows the Mark AR MOD 1 line to cover nearly every situation in which a rifle can be used. “Whether you’re into competition, law enforcement, hunting with an AR-style rifle or just having fun, there’s a Mark AR MOD 1 suited to every task,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens Inc. Leupold’s daylight visible FireDot system leads the eye naturally to the center aiming point, making target acquisition quick, precise and simple. It has a one-button, low-profile design that offers a choice of six reticle brightness settings. The elevation dial features bullet-drop compensation calibrated to the common 55-grain, .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. The Leupold custom shop offers additional dials matched to almost any ballistic profile (leupold.com).