Umarex just announced an interesting new product, one worthy of a patent award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The patent applies to the Axeon Optics and its Second Zero system. The new Axeon Second Zero technology adds a second zero distance, immediately ready, to the primary optic.
Axeon Second Zero
The patent award owns the title, “Visual Targeting Apparatus and System.” It creates a device for rifle shooters. Placed in front of an optic, the Axeon instantly creates an additional zero distance. The resulting accessory extends a shooter’s ability to hit targets at ranges beyond the initial zero or point-blank range, according to Umarex. Instead of holding over a target to achieve impact at extended distances, the optical adjustment lens shifts the target to the shooter’s holdover. It takes the calculation out of ballistics and guesswork out of the holdover. Above all, it leaves the shooter with a simplified solution to simply Aim Center.
“Umarex has a successful track record of delivering some of the most innovative solutions for the outdoor shooting sports enthusiast. Our goal is to continue to build upon our successes by bringing the next wave of innovation to the sport optic, airgun, and light markets,” said Richard Turner, president, Umarex USA, Inc. “This patent gives us the motivation and leverage to forge ahead with our partners and engineering teams to realize new product creations that further enhance the experience of the outdoors.”
The Axeon comes out-of-the-box ready. The device compensates for bullet drop, shifting the image up to 7 inches. The Second Zero comprises an aiming device, used in conjunction with the primary optic. The prism-driven device mounts forward of the main riflescope. When engaged, the Second Zero simply shifts the image to compensate for bullet drop. Shooters simply put the crosshairs on the target and send it.
The Axeon Second Zero features several different models, with prices starting around $50. For even more info, please visit axeonoptics.com.
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