Steiner’s New Lineup Of Tactical Binoculars
Steiner binoculars have long earned a reputation for performance and reliability on battlegrounds around the world. Steiner’s rich military heritage helped inspire the design of its new line of Tactical binoculars, which will perform on battlefields everywhere, whether urban, wooded, steppe or desert. This new lineup offers everything from pocket-sized compacts to full-sized models. The 10x42mm Tactical, for example, is probably Steiner’s most versatile Tactical binocular. It delivers high-power magnification, bright images and rugged construction—all in a compact roof-prism design. Their nitrogen-pressurized design makes them impervious to dust and moisture, even when submerged in 6 feet of water. They also feature durable rubber armoring that provides added protection from the harsh use wrought by warfighters and SWAT officers. Prices for the Tactical line of binoculars range from $460 to $1,030 (steiner-binoculars.com).
Brunton Epoch MD Riflescope
The new Epoch MD (maximum definition) riflescope from Brunton features the company’s MaxDef ED lenses, a strong one-piece 30mm housing and an easy-grip parallax and precision-focus adjustments. The Epoch MD is available in three models: 2-10x42mm, 3-15x50mm and 5-25x50mm. The reticles are glass-etched for no-fail performance, and the lenses are fully multi-coated with Brunton’s ColorMax coating and IntelliMax phase coatings. That means they’ll deliver high-detail images in all conditions, especially in low light with no color fringing. Brunton’s MaxDef Extra Low Dispersion (ED) lenses mean zero light lost, zero chromatic aberrations and true-to-life color in all conditions. The Epoch MD’s 30mm one-piece primary tube is built from airplane aluminum, which allows for a wide windage and holdover adjustment range. This shockproof frame withstands the recoil, impacts and the bumps and tumbles often endured in remote wilderness and high-risk environments. MSRP: $1,499 to $2,229 (bruntongroup.com).
U.S. Optics Extremely Versatile SR-8 Riflescope
The new SR-8 riflescope (1-8x30mm) from U.S. Optics, Inc., is a durable, lightweight, low-profile package that delivers great accuracy at both CQB and long-range precision distances. The SR-8 features U.S. Optics’ new 8:1 zoom ratio, which means it can be used like a red-dot reflex sight at true 1X, making it one of the first variable-power optics to deliver true 1X viewing. At the same time, the SR-8 provides threat identification and engagements beyond 800 yards. The SR-8 achieves its optical clarity through a precision-engineered lens system, with advanced lens coatings for superior performance in harsh conditions. A second-focal-plane (SFP) red dot turns on is activated with the push of a button and can be used in total daylight. Meanwhile, the first-focal-plane (FFP) reticle allows for ranging. The scope’s MIL knobs and reticles offer exact dimensional accuracy. As with all U.S. Optics scopes, the SR-8 is built from Type III hard-anodized 6061-T6 aluminum, making it durable and lightweight. It fits its 30mm main tube into a low-profile design, making the $2,495 SR-8 a snag-free tool for all shooting situations (usoptics.com).