Barska 3rd Generation SWAT Series
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
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
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.
Burris XTR 1-4×24 XTR Built for Hazardous Duty
Burris’ Xtreme Tactical Scopes are built around a 30mm outer tube with 25 percent thicker walls to provide sturdy, unflinching accuracy in hazardous situations. The 1x-4x XTR features a true 1X magnification to allow both-eyes-open shooting. Burris’ XTR Ballistic 5.56 reticle provides fast target acquisition for midrange work, as well as long-range accuracy, low-light and bright-light performance, and distance-measuring capabilities. Its trajectory compensation is designed for 5.56mm 62-grain rounds, but also works for 55- and 69-grain loads.
The 1x-4×24 XTR weighs 17 ounces and measures 11.3 inches in length. It provides 3.5 to 4 inches of eye relief. At 100 yards, the field of view is 100 feet at 1X and 32 feet at 4X. Burrisoptics.com.
Olivon Delivers 1-4×24 Illuminated Reticle Scope
The 1-4×24 Illuminated Reticle center-dot riflescope from Olivon promises ultra-clear, ultra-wide sighting for police and military sharpshooters and snipers. The scope’s 30 mm tube is finished in matte black and its objective lens measures 24 mm. Its field of view at 100 yards is 103.2 feet at 1X and 25.2 feet at 4X. It offers 3 inches of eye relief, measures 10.9 inches in length, and weighs 9.3 ounces. Olivonmanufacturing.com.
Steiner 10X50 Military Binocular Rangefinder
Steiner charts new territory with its lightweight 10×50 Military Binocular Laser Rangefinder. The 10×50 Military LRF is based on Steiner’s military-tested/military-approved Porro-prism configuration. It integrates a two-button interface and powerful laser rangefinder with a maximum ranging distance of 1,600 yards. The unit’s built-in laser rangefinder uses an eye-safe invisible FDA Class 1 laser in its left half. The digital display superimposes over the image in the unit’s right half. By centering the target display on the subject while touching and releasing the “Ranging” button atop the right half, the digital display quickly provides an accurate distance.
By holding the ranging button more than three seconds, you activate the unit’s scan mode, which is especially helpful for measuring small or moving targets. The scan mode switches off automatically after 20 seconds to conserve battery life. The unit is exceptionally rugged, and weighs about 46 ounces. Steiner-binoculars.com.
Kruger Optical 1-8×40 Dual Tactical Sight (DTS)
Kruger Optical’s 1-8×40 Dual Tactical Sight (DTS) was created for complex combat situations, combining two scopes into one compact package. For close-combat situations, the 11.5-inch sight is a high-resolution 1 MOA dot with a 60 MOA circle reflex sight. Flip a lever and it transforms into a 2-8×40 sniper scope with mil reticle.
Adjustments can be made quickly while looking through the sight to ensure the shooter doesn’t lose sight of the target. A patent-pending “zoom-slider” makes magnification adjustments quick and easy. The shockproof, waterproof and fogproof scope also features brightness-controlled “smart” illumination system, locking ¼-inch windage and elevation tactical adjustments, fully multicoated optics. Krugeroptical.com.
Kahles Helia CSX with Illuminated Reticles
Kahles Austria introduces its CSX series of riflescopes to the United States. These scopes deliver rapid target acquisition and perfect sight picture no matter how the shooter positions the rifle. Two CSX models, the Helia CSX 2.5-10X50 and CSX 3-12X56, feature illuminated reticles. All six models of these lightweight scopes deliver an extremely wide field-of-view so shooters can keep both eyes open.
Their innovative CSX digital electronics, called Automatic Light, feature an illuminated dot on the reticle that can adapt to prevailing light and then be stored in memory in stand-by mode. Activated silently by touch control, the illuminated dot instantly guides the eye to the target. The scopes also include Multi-zero™ extreme-precision turrets for repeatability. The Helia CSX scopes’ illumination device is located on the left side in a third turret for convenient access. A mechanical safety locks the system when turned off. Kahles.at.
BSA Optics Expands Tactical Weapon Scope Series
BSA Optics has added four models to its Tactical Weapon Series riflescopes, which feature compact, lightweight designs for easy mounting atop AR, AK and SKS rifles. The new BSA TW scopes are the 2.5-8×36, 3.5-10×44, 3-16 x44 variables, and the 8×32, a fixed-power scope. The scopes are built to professional standards from high-tech alloys and fully sealed for extreme weather. These optics are fully shockproof and waterproof, and feature precision lenses that are fully multi-coated for maximum clarity and low-light performance. The scopes’ turrets use simple, proven mechanics for precise adjustments and reliability. Their Mil Dot reticles deliver high performance and fast target acquisition. Bsaoptics.com.
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by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 2, 2010