2010 Optics Roundup: Part 2 of 3

Barska 3rd Generation SWAT Series Barska’s third-generation SWAT series of…

Barska 3rd Generation SWAT Series
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Barska’s third-generation SWAT series of extreme tactical scopes promises top performance, rugged construction and a 30 mm tube for maximum light-gathering capabilities. The 6-24×60 IR model offers 3.5 inches of eye relief, measures 16 inches in length, and weighs 28.9 ounces. All SWAT scopes include an illuminated glass-etched Mil-Dot reticle with variable brightness settings. The scopes also offer precision adjustments and sharp focusing, employing a fast-focus eye bell, fast-access zoom-magnification ring, side turret-mounted parallax adjustments, and external easy-grip target-style lockable windage and elevation turrets.

SWAT scopes include 5/8-inch high see-through rings and a 5-inch sunshade to protect against glare, and flip-up covers to protect the lenses from dirt and dust. SWAT scopes carry Barska’s limited lifetime warranty. Barska.com.

Nightforce 2.5-10×32 NXS Offers Compact, High Performance
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At just 12 inches long and 19 ounces in weight, the Nightforce 2.5-10×32 NXS scope offers warfighters and police officers a high-performance scope in a compact, low-profile design. The scope’s larger exit pupil makes for fast target acquisition, with no parallax or focusing problems to slow you down in tough situations. Its exposed tactical-style turrets feature Nightforce ZeroStop and windage limiter technology.

After sighting in the rifle, simply lock the zero to any of the 400 elevation clicks, and then return to zero by feel, no matter how many adjustments you made. The scope features a 30 mm tube, 3.7 inches of eye relief, and comes in a variety of reticles. Its field of view at 100 yards is 44 feet at 2.5X and 11 feet at 10X. Nightforceoptics.com.

Osprey Offers Three Lighted Reticles in Compact Tactical 3-9×42 Scopes
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Osprey Precision Optics offers three illuminated reticles in its rubber-coated 3-9×42 Compact Tactical scopes. The lighted reticles come in “Duplex,” “Mildot” and “Rangefinder” models, and feature gradual brightness controls. The scopes feature 30 mm tubes with a sleek, rubberized body, and are designed for use out to 1,000 yards. The AR version includes a bullet-drop compensator.

These scopes measure 9.2 inches and weigh 17.6 ounces. Their objective lenses have a diameter of 42mm, and their field of view at 100 yards is 34.6 feet at 3X and 11.5 feet at 9X. Their windage and elevation adjustments are ¼ MOA at 100 yards. Osprey-optics.com.

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