MORE From SHOT Show 2013 – Scope Roundup

Zeiss Unveils Its Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56mm FF Long-Range Riflecope Zeiss…

Zeiss Unveils Its Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56mm FF Long-Range Riflecope

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Zeiss and Cassidian unveiled Tuesday their Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26x56mm FF long-range riflescope, a unique, all-round telescopic sight for precision shooting no matter the distance. Its red, illuminated reticle is in the first focal plane, and its large magnification range (3.5-26X) and short overall length make it ideal for short- and long-range shooting. At 14 inches, it’s only slightly longer than Zeiss/Cassidian’s 4-16x56mm riflescope. “The most unusual thing is the magnification range of 3.5-26X in such a short, compact design,” said Dr. Walter Peschke, senior manager of business development and sales for Cassidian. “This is the shortest scope on the market with that much magnification range. And when shooting long ranges, you need a lot of compensation, and this scope can compensate as much as 4 meters at 100 meters.” That’s possible with an elevation turret that provides 18 mil-radian (180 clicks) of adjustments in two noticeable rotations. To simplify use in all climate zones, the turret does not stop at 0, but continues to -5, resulting in 365 clicks. The scope’s illuminated reticle is powered by a high-capacity CR123 battery, providing superior power no matter the environment (cassidian.com).

Trijicon TARS Delivers Tough, Reliable Performance

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The TARS—Tactical Advanced RifleScope—from Trijicon features 3-15x variable magnification, a 50mm objective and an illuminated reticle that’s ideal for tactical and sporting rifles. The scope’s premium-grade optics, exact adjustments and innovative reticle systems are encased in a nearly indestructible aluminum body that ensures the scope performs when engaging targets near and far. The scope’s best-quality Schott glass is fully mil-spec multi-coated for maximum light transmission. It also features 3.3 inches of constant eye relief while decreasing overall scope length to 13.9 inches. Its 3-15X magnification range make it a viable choice for everything from LE and military operations to benchrest competition to varmint and big-game hunting. The TARS features an innovative illuminated-reticle system with 10 levels of intensity, including two for use with night-vision optics. Its non-forward-emitting LED illuminated reticle is much more efficient than current systems. One CR2032 battery provides up to 175 hours of use (setting six, Day one). The TARS comes available with three reticle options. All are located in the first focal plane, so subtension values remain constant across the magnification range. The scope’s robust 34mm main tube is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum, which, combined with Trijicon’s mil-spec construction, that ensures TARS can handle severe recoil and harsh environments. It’s waterproof to 66 feet, and finger-adjustable turrets feature patent-pending lockable, tactile click adjustments for positive tracking and repeatability. A side-mounted parallax dial focuses from 40 yards to infinity. Removable Tenebraex flip-up range caps and sunshade are included. It retails for approximately $4,000 (trijicon.com).

Burris Introduces Its C4 Riflescope Lineup

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The new C4 riflescope lineup combines premium optics with premium click adjustment via the “Cartridge Calibrated Custom Clicker” system. This allows shooters and hunters to match the elevation adjustment to their favorite cartridge and bullet for the easiest pinpoint accuracy possible. C4 owners can order free custom knobs from Burris to match their favorite load by sending Burris their cartridge load information online. The custom elevation knob also indicates, in MOA, the 10-mile-per-hour wind hold-off for the cartridge for the distance they’re shooting. The simple-to-use C4 Wind MOA reticle eliminates the guesswork with full and half-MOA tick marks that extend out to 10 MOA in each direction. C4 scopes are available in four models: 3-9x40mm and 4.5-14x42mm in 1-inch and 30mm tubes. Each offers ultra-premium glass and index-matched Hi-Lume multi-coatings for enhanced clarity, edge-to-edge sharpness and low-light performance. They’re built with rugged one-piece tubes and feature low-profile adjustment knobs with positive repeatable click adjustments, easy-to-adjust parallax rings (4.5-14X models only) and ergonomic power rings and quick-adjust eyepiece diopters. These scopes will be available at these MSRPs: 3-9x40mm (1 inch tube), $299; 3-9x40mm (30mm tube), $349; 4.5-14x42mm (1 inch), $399; and 4.5-14x42mm (30mm), $499 (burrisoptics.com).

Leupold Unveils Mark AR MOD 1 Riflescopes

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Leupold’s new Mark AR MOD 1 lineup offers elite performance at affordable prices. These scopes are designed with AR-15, modern sporting and precision rifles in mind. They feature new reticles, ballistically calibrated BDC dials and Green FireDot illumination, all of which draw on Leupold’s proud military heritage. The Mark AR MOD 1 lineup covers four magnification ranges: 1.5-4x20mm, 3-9x40mm, 4-12x40mm with adjustable objective and 6-18x40mm with adjustable objective. Two models feature daylight-visible FireDot illumination. MSRPs start at about $400. “Whether you’re into competition, hunting with an AR-style rifle, law enforcement or just out having fun, there’s a Mark AR MOD 1 suited to every task,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. New P5 0.1-mil adjustment dials are partnered with mil-based reticles to deliver true mil/mil compatibility. Non-illuminated reticle options include Mil-Dot, Duplex or Fine Duplex. Leupold’s green FireDot Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR) and green FireDot Special Purpose Reticle are available in the 3-9x40mm and 1.5-4x20mm models, respectively. The elevation dial features bullet-drop compensation calibrated to the common 55-grain, .223/5.56x45mm cartridge. Additional dials matched to almost any ballistic profile can be ordered from the Leupold Custom Shop (leupold.com).

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