Midlothian, Virginia — GPO, USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the GPOTAC™ 8Xi riflescope. This product is German-designed and engineered to bring extreme features for the benefit of most serious tactical shooters. The GPOTAC™ 8Xi is built on a 34mm machined aircraft aluminum main tube and comes standard with an iControl™ fiber-optic, auto-off, illuminated, and mil-spec horseshoe reticle. It has an 8x zoom factor. Read more
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc. introduces its new line of VX®-5HD optics, designed for the self-sufficient hunter looking to push themselves and their gear toward bigger challenges and greater hunts.
The VX-5HD features a 5x erector assembly, fitting perfectly into Leupold’s line up between the VX-3i and the VX-6HD. With 1-5x, 2-10x and 3-15x models in the initial launch, there is a VX-5HD out there to meet any task thrown at it.
“Every year, more hunters are going beyond their comfort zone to take on ever bigger adventures,” said Tim Lesser, vice president of product development for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The VX-5HD is designed and built to help these hunters expand their hunts from bigger game to more challenging areas. If you can dream it, the VX-5HD can hunt it.”
With Twilight Max® Light Management System and high-definition performance, the VX-5HD delivers a crisp, clear image from first light to the last inkling of twilight, without compromising its ability to reduce glare in the harshest midday sun. The VX-5HD will be ready to go, whenever you are.
New CDS-ZL2 adjustments offer a secure locking dial, calibrated to your exact rifle and load using Leupold’s Custom Dial System® technology. The CDS-ZL2 allows for two complete revolutions of the dial, precisely set to your ballistics.
The VX-5HD is available in 1-5x24mm, 2-10x42mm and 3-15x56mm, all featuring a 30mm maintube. A variety of reticles are available, including the Duplex®, FireDot® 4, Wind-Plex®, Boone and Crockett® Big Game and Impact-29 MOA. Read more
Midlothian, Virginia — GPO, USA, the industry’s newest premium optics company, introduces the PASSION™ 3X riflescope portfolio. This product is German-designed and engineered and brings quality features and value together for the benefit of the American hunter. The PASSION™ 3X riflescope lineup is built on a 1″ machined aluminum main-tube and includes 40mm, 42mm, and 50mm objective lens models. PASSION™ 3X is also available with illuminated and nonilluminated reticle options. Read more
Manassas, VA – – Aimpoint, the worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, has been awarded a contract for supply of 30,000 M68 Close Combat Optics (M68CCO) to the U.S. Army. The Aimpoint CompM4s sight is type-classified as the M68CCO when used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. These sights will be supplied with a killFlash® anti-reflection device, rubber lens covers, and adapters which allow the sights to be deployed on all versions of the M16 rifle, M4 Carbine, and light machineguns such as the M240 and M249.
“Aimpoint has been a trusted supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces since 1997. With the troops counting on us to build the best sights in the world, it’s a job we all take very seriously,” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “The CompM4s is the standard by which all other reflex sights are measured. These optics are designed to function with complete reliability and accuracy under the harshest conditions, and do so with near-legendary levels of ruggedness and dependability.” Read more
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, VA. – Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports optics is kicking off their “Spring Fever” promotion by offering instant savings on their award-winning binoculars. Simply purchase any new Terra ED, Conquest HD or Victory SF Black binocular at a participating ZEISS retailer between March 24, 2017 and April 10, 2017 and get instant savings at the register.
Instant Savings are being offered on award-winning binoculars that have been recognized by some of North America’s most respected hunting publications.
ZEISS Instant Savings are as follows:
Terra ED Binoculars $50 instant savings
Conquest HD Binoculars $100 instant savings
Victory SF Binoculars $250 instant savings Read more
Lightweight, USB Rechargeable Headlamp Delivers Up to 1,000 LumensEAGLEVILLE, PA – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting, has enhanced its popular HL® (High Lumen) family of tactical lights by adding a hands-free, USB rechargeable solution, the ProTac HL® USB Headlamp. The high-powered, yet lightweight, area light provides up to 1,000 lumens and 20 hours of run time, while letting users charge it on the go from most any USB power source.
The new headlamp delivers bright light in a wide, sweeping beam, making it ideal for illuminating an entire area, including what may be hidden along perimeters and in corners. The light also comes equipped with a flood filter that diffuses the beam for close-up work. The ProTac HL USB Headlamp features a USB port that offers convenient recharging. Read more
GREELEY, Colo. — Competitive shooters can now get a leg up on the competition with the RT-6, a new 1-6x24mm riflescope from Burris. Built for speed, accuracy and easy handling, the RT-6 is guaranteed to shave seconds off the clock when it counts most.Shorter than most 1-4x scopes, 3-Gun shooters will find the RT-6 is easy to handle and quick to point. The 6x zoom with true 1x setting allows eyes open engagement at close range, and the Ballistic AR™ mil reticle with trajectory compensation puts you on target out to 600 yards.
Features of the RT-6 1-6x24mm include:
Illuminated reticle with 11 levels of illumination
Integrated throw lever
30mm tube size
Waterproof, shockproof and fog proof
1x-6x-24mm: MSRP $230.79
1x-6x-24mm Combo with FastFire 3, PEPR Mount: MSRP $373.66 Read more
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SWAROVSKI OPTIK revolutionizes the viewing experienceCranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company, presents the BTX. This unique binocular system uses the visual power of both eyes and enables observers to use their entire vision to find what they are looking for. Being able to observe for hours with intense concentration, immersing yourself in memorable moments, discovering the finest details – this is what the BTX has to offer, combining the features and benefits of a spotting scope and binocular. SWAROVSKI OPTIK is presenting the most revolutionary viewing experience ever. Experts and novice alike who often glass for many hours will appreciate the angled view and ergonomic forehead rest.
The crystal clear SWAROVISION technology reproduces even the smallest details with color fidelity and razor-sharpness right to the edge of the field of view. The BTX has a 30x or 35x magnification, according to the objective module chosen. (65 mm, 85 mm or 95 mm) Priority was placed on maximizing viewing comfort. Since the binocular system reflects natural vision, the image seems extraordinarily vivid. Viewing with both eyes also means avoiding strenuous squinting. The angled view helps to ensure maximum comfort while observing for long periods of time. The innovative, adjustable forehead rest, which can be fully retracted, if desired, makes it more comfortable when exploring. An aiming aid is integrated above the right eyepiece and the observer only needs to glance up to find the target. Read more
SWAROVSKI OPTIK integrates digital intelligence into its new dS rifle scopeCranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA, a subsidiary of the Austrian based company, announces the dS, representing a completely new generation of rifle scope. This product will highlight the optical features of a conventional rifle scope and combine the technology of digital targeting to form an impressive, complete device. Delivery starts in Europe in July 2017. The launch in the US market will be Shot Show in January 2018.
The new dS shows not only the correct aiming point, but also the key ballistic data in the head-up display without any distraction and in real time. The key benefit for hunters is that the correct aiming point will be displayed automatically in the rifle scope. With the press of a button, the dS measures the exact distance to the target, having factored in the magnification setting, air pressure, temperature, and angle. This takes into account the personal ballistic data for your firearm/ammunition combination. The windage mark intervals are calculated based on the distance measured, the wind speeds set, and the ballistic data.
The display shows the distance information, bullet energy, and other features in a high-resolution head-up display that clearly provides you with all the hunting data that can contribute to a successful hunt. The design of the dS with its attractive silhouette will look great on any rifle.
The scope requires networking with a smartphone. Exchanging data is simple and straightforward via the Bluetooth® interface. The personal data supplied when sighting in the target are input directly into the app and transmitted immediately. Read more
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., wants to help turkey hunters across America bag a bird this spring, and will even provide the ammo. Between March 1 and April 15, 2017, hunters will receive two boxes of Winchester® Long Beard XR Turkey Shotshells with every purchase of a Leupold® DeltaPoint Pro™ or VX®-1 riflescope with the Turkey Plex® reticle.
The VX-1 Shotgun/Muzzleloader riflescope is parallax adjusted for the closer ranges turkey hunters face, and delivers a bright, crisp image throughout the day. The Turkey Plex reticle features Duplex®-style crosshairs, with a circle at the center that equates to the size of an adult turkey’s head at 40 yards.
The Turkey Plex reticle is available on the VX-1 1-4x20mm and VX-1 2-7x33mm Shotgun/Muzzleloader riflescopes.
Leupold’s DeltaPoint Pro is a natural fit for any shotgun and provides near instantaneous aiming. Parallax-free, the DeltaPoint Pro delivers pinpoint accuracy no matter the body position. If you can see the dot, you can accurately make the shot. Read more