Trijicon is a name well known in the shooting and hunting communities. The company pioneered the use of fiber optics and tritium to illuminate reticles so shooters can fire accurate in dim conditions without relying on batteries. And, as author Wayne van Zwoll writes in the upcoming March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, “Since its founding in 1981, the Michigan-based optics firm has served with distinction with the U.S. Marines, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, Secret Service and various other federal agencies. It has also equipped hunters worldwide with superior riflescopes.”

For big game hunters, the AccuPoint is the answer. To test its durability, van Zwoll takes a 1-4×24 model through a series of torture tests. He writes, “Trijicons are renowned for their durability, and I was about to give it a thorough drubbing. First, I mounted it on a Ruger Alaskan in .375 Ruger, a cartridge that out-thumps a .375 Holland & Holland in recoil. While standard industry tests impose repeated shocks equaling .375 kick in a drop machine, I had to confirm the sight’s integrity on a rifle. Shooting also gave me a chance to check the range and precision of the windage and elevation dials, and to see target and reticles images in varying light conditions.”

Van Zwoll then boils the scope, freezes it, kicks it around and more. To find out if the scope survived, check out the March 2014 issue of Rifle Firepower, available on newsstands and digitally December 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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