2010 Optics Roundup: Part 1 of 3

Bushnell 6-24x50 Elite 4200 Tactical FFP Scope Bushnell’s new 6-24x50…

Bushnell 6-24×50 Elite 4200 Tactical FFP Scope
Bushnell’s new 6-24×50 Elite Tactical FFP scope features a 30 mm tube for greater adjustments for long-range precision work. It uses finger-adjustable target turrets with .1 Mil click values for fine target adjustments, and its side-focus knob provides crisp, clear picture at any distance.

Like its little sister, the 3-12×44 Elite 4200, the 6-24×50 Tactical FFP scope features fully multi-coated lenses for 95 percent light transmission. The lenses sport Bushnell’s RainGuard HD coating to ensure clear sight pictures in bad weather.

The scope’s mil-dot reticle is green-illuminated along the first focal plane to help shooters overcome low-light shooting conditions. This also allows shooters to use the mil-dot reticle at any power. Bushnell.com.

Nikon M-223 Scopes for AR Rifles
Nikon’s new M-223 line of riflescopes features five models for AR rifles, all engineered for the 223 Rem./5.56mm NATO round with 55-grain polymer tipped bullet at 3,240 fps. The models are 1-4×20, 2-8×32 BDC 600, 2-8×32 Nikoplex, 3-12x42SF Nikoplex, and the 3-12x42SF Rapid Action Turret.

With Nikon’s latest reticle and adjustment technologies, the M-223 integrates the same quality as Nikon’s flagship Monarch riflescopes. Nikon’s Point Blank Reticle is available exclusively on the M-223 1-4×20, delivering fast, extremely accurate shots from zero out to a 200-yard range – the “point blank range” for the .223/5.56mm 55-grain polymer tipped round.

With its Ultra ClearCoat Optical System, Nikon has engineered the entire optical system to provide bright, sharp, incredibly flat sight pictures, and light transmission up to its theoretical maximum: 95 percent.

All M-223 models feature an impressive 4-time zoom range and 4 inches of constant, non-critical eye relief. A massive ocular lens delivers a huge, exceptionally bright, high-resolution sight picture. The scopes’ one-piece, 1-inch diameter main-body tubes keep the weight low while maintaining maximum strength and durability. The scopes are waterproof, fogproof, shockproof and nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed. Nikonsportoptics.com.

Leupold Mark 4 ER/T M3 Riflescope

Leupold has added the 4.5-14x50mm M3 Front Focal scope to its Extended Range/Tactical (ER/T) riflescopes for long-range shooting. It features Leupold’s Tactical Milling Reticle in the front focal plane to magnify the reticle with the image.

The TMR reticle employs various sized and spaced hash marks for increased ranging precision and more accurate shots. The scope also features positive, tactile 1-MOA click adjustments for elevation, and ½-MOA click adjustments for windage. Its broad windage and elevation adjustment range helps shooters dial into long-range targets quickly and precisely.

The 4.5-14x50mm M3 employs Leupold’s Index Matched Lens System for a clear, crisp and bright sight picture. Its lockable fast-focus eyepiece provides long eye relief to ensure recoil protection and nearly instant target acquisition. The scope is waterproof, fog-proof and shock-proof, and carries Leupold’s limited lifetime warranty. It’s 12.5 inches long and weighs 22 ounces. Leupold.com.

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