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Return of the TangoDown iO Cover for the Aimpoint T-1 Optic

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

TangoDown is pleased to announce the return of the iO Cover for the Aimpoint™ T-1 (iO-003). The iO-003 maintains the same sleek & snug fit of the original iO cover.

Manufactured from durable thermoplastic polyurethane, the caps resist solvents, oils and UV exposure. Additionally, they accept most spray paints and hydro-dip processes.

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The iO-003 offers deeper solid caps which provide protection from scratching the lenses.

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They conveniently nest together to keep them out of the way while the optic is in use. In addition to deeper caps, the iO-003 has protection ears for the elevation adjustment cap. Protect your Aimpoint™ and know your expensive investment is safe under all conditions!

The iO-003 accommodates the following optics only: Aimpoint™ T-1/H-1/R-1

Current Color Options: Black & Flat Dark Earth

MSRP: $28.95

Visit tangodown.com/shop/io-cover for more information on the iO-003.

Nightforce Optics Now Available At Bass Pro Shops

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Nightforce® Optics is proud to announce its partnership with Bass Pro Shops to expand retail and digital distribution of premium riflescopes. Now available at Bass Pro Shops, customers can find select Nightforce® riflescopes and accessories in their favorite local store, or online at basspro.com.

In recognition of the growing long-range market segment, best-selling models from the ATACR, NXS, SHV and Benchrest families are available via Bass Pro Shops. These optics will pair well with both new and existing rifle, ammunition, accessory and reloading offerings Bass Pro has in its product portfolio related to hunting and shooting.

“We are very excited for this opportunity as it represents another big step forward for Nightforce Optics,” says Gordon Myers, Director of Sales and Marketing. “Bass Pro Shops is a leading retailer in the outdoor and firearms industry, and their commitment to providing quality products and recognition of the growing long-range market segment makes this a great fit for Nightforce.”

Nightforce is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products, including riflescopes, spotting scopes and accessories. We are known for our rugged, high-precision engineered designs that are capable of holding up to punishing conditions. Based in Orofino, Idaho, Nightforce has established a benchmark for high-quality, high performance products that have accompanied soldiers into battle, world champion shooters to the winner’s podium, and helped hunters take the trophy of a lifetime.

www.nightforceoptics.com

2nd MarDiv Gunner Investigates Variable Power Optics

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Dubbed the Project Rifle Squad Variable Power Optic, 2nd Marine Division Gunner, Christian Wade has been taking a look at new optics for Marines and has been posting his progress on social media. Initially, he's conducting his own testing in order to gain a baseline knowledge and then plans to outfit his so-called "Über-Squad" at 1st Bn, 6th Marines with Variable Power Optics, mounted to suppressed M27 IARs.

The weapon he is currently using features a M4A1 SOPMOD RIS II URG, Trigger: Geissele. Bolt group: Fail Zero. Suppressor: Gemtech TREK-T. He also plans to employ an HK416 14.5" URG with a Geissele rail system. So far, the optics he is working with are the Trijicon VCOG 1-6×24 and a 1-8×28 AccuPower. However, he quickly realized that he had set up the optic mount bridging both the upper receiver and rail in order to get proper eye relief with the mount he had. 

This led him to post this update to his project.

Issue: I do not want to "bridge the gap". Thanks to a couple contributors for pointing that out. I had the optics mounted across the gap between the receiver and the rail (I don't want to do that if I don't have to….and I don't believe I have to).

So dilemma: To achieve the optimal balance of eye relief, butt-stock extension vs. overall length and portability, and height over bore. Rifle Combat Optic eye relief is ~1.5-2" whereas these optics are ~4". I don't want to pull the stock out from where every Infantryman has been trained for years to have them (and they won't do that anyway…no matter what I want).
My solution for now is a riser attached to only the Upper Receiver (and not the rail) that raises the optic HoB to M27 IAR height while allowing me to "push the optic" farther forward. I have also slipped the optic as far forward in the mount as possible. This might be good for now.

Now, dont get confused. Gunner Wade is doing this on a micro scale at 2nd MarDiv, so this isnt a Marine Corps wide project, at least not yet. It always takes one person with vision to kickstart change. In fact, one of the things I admire about Gunner Wade is his passion for his job. He not only cares about Marines, but he wants them to be the best equipped. He takes time to learn about the equipment and challenges preconceived notions. He also works to inform his Marines, and others. What's more, he effectively uses social media to do it. That's what an expert looks like, and that's what a leader looks like.

I look forward to seeing how this project progresses.

If you want to keep up with Gunner Wade, he has a Facebook page.

Bushnell Offers New Purpose-Built AR Optics

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Four New Optics Fill Out the AR Optics Line

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – July 14, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, has extended its popular AR Optics line with four additional sights that are each optimized for the modern sporting rifle.

Bushnell’s line of AR Optics is already the category leader for MSRs. New this year, the AR Optics line has grown with the release of two new purpose-built, caliber-specific riflescopes, the cutting-edge Accelerate 3x prism sight and the ambidextrous Transition 3x Magnifier.

The 6.5 Creedmoor has quickly become a favorite of long-distance shooters and hunters alike. Bushnell’s new AR Optics 4.5-18x 40mm scope with Drop Zone 6.5 Creedmoor reticle is designed to maximize the round’s performance by providing holdover points for shots out to 600 yards. Tactical-style target turrets allow lightning-fast adjustments, and the side parallax focus allows clear target images at any range. The fully multi-coated optics give a bright, crisp sight picture and are housed in a durable 1-inch aircraft-grade aluminum tube.

Bushnell has also added an optic for shooters favoring MSRs chambered in the popular .300 Blackout. The new Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm illuminated scope is equipped with a specially-designed DropZone .300 Blackout Illuminated reticle. The reticle features holdover points calibrated to both subsonic and supersonic .300 Blackout ballistics. The scope’s first focal plane design performs like a high-performance red dot at low power. When turned up to 4x magnification, it offers holdover points out to 300 yards. Magnification changes are nearly instantaneous with Bushnell’s exclusive ThrowDown PCL (power charge lever).

Gas guns like MSRs are well-suited for compact optics. Yet red dots don’t offer the magnification sometimes needed to reach downrange. The gray area between these two options isn’t so gray with the new Bushnell AR Optics Accelerate 4X Prism Scope. It has the compact stature of a red dot with the 4x magnification of a riflescope. The new, illuminated BTR-3 reticle in the Accelerate offers five brightness settings in both red and green. The center circle and red dot work together for quick acquisition, with drop points for long range shots. The mil-based design works with any caliber firearm.

Rounding out the new additions is the AR Optics Transition 3X Magnifier. Simply mount it behind a red dot optic with the ambidextrous flip mount. Engage the 3X magnifier when you need it, and flip it out of the way when you don’t. The Transition 3x Magnifier pairs perfectly with Bushnell’s AR Optics TRS-25, but works with any red dot. It’s built with fully multi-coated optics that provide optimal light transmission and is waterproof, fog proof and shock proof.

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit bushnell.com/aroptics.

Weaver Introduces Premium MSR Mount

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (July 12, 2017) – Weaver, an industry leader in high-performance optics and mounting systems for more than 80 years, continues its quest to produce the best mounting solutions on the market by introducing the new Premium MSR Mount.

A specialized modern sporting rifle deserves high-quality accessories. The Weaver Premium Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) Optics Mount is designed specifically for MSR rifles. The Premium MSR Optics Mount lives up to its name, starting with its construction. The anodized Type III hardcoat black matte finish adds further protection and blends in seamlessly with the rifle. The sleek design sets optics at the ideal height, with a forward cantilever for MSR rifles. The edges are slightly radiused to prevent snagging. The Weaver Premium MSR Optics Mount adds an extra layer of durability and performance, but hardly any weight.

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Available in 1 inch, 30 mm and 34 mm options, the Premium MSR Mount also features double recoil lugs to lock the mount in place and premium 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum construction. Weighing in at just 6 oz., the mount also offers Torx-head screws with three oversized #25 Torx crossbolts with steel-threaded inserts.

Weaver, a Vista Outdoor brand, has more than 80 years of experience creating the world’s most reliable optics and mounting systems. For more information, visit www.weaveroptics.com.

Warrior East 2017 – Nightforce Optics Accessories

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Maybe I don’t get out enough, but I didn’t know Nightforce offered Tool and Optics Cleaning Kits.

The Nightforce Professional Tool Kit includes three torque limiters (25, 68 and 100 inch-lbs.), a 2-10 inch-lbs. driver, ratchet driver handle, square drive socket and four different ¼” drive bits (1/16”, 5/64”, T6 and T15. Plus room for extras in the zippered case.

The 12-piece Nightforce Optical Cleaning Kit includes cleaning and anti-fog sprays, several microfiber cleaning cloths, lens swabs, dust blower and lens brush. Once again, there’s room for more in the zippered case.

Catch Up With Nightforce Optics At Warrior East

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

They’ll be in booth #1138.

www.nightforceoptics.com

SPARTANAT: STEINER GOES KSK – MILITARY 5-25×56 ON G29

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

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A sniper rifle is only as good as you can shoot it. The result is a combination of weapon and optics, ammunition and man. We were able to admire the result of a new procurement of the Bundeswehr from SPARTANAT during a company visit in Bayreuth near Steiner Optics and then test it on the range: The Haenel RS9 is the official G29, mounted on the new Steiner Military 5-25 × 56 target telescope. The German specialists have opted for this combination. 115 weapons with Steiner optics have been successfully delivered to the Bundeswehr. They are now played by KSK and KSM.

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In the course of various foreign assignments of the German Federal Armed Forces, the need for the replacement of the G22 manifested itself. A corresponding order for the acquisition of a new medium-range sniping rifle was tendered by the Federal Armed Forces in 2014. The well-established German company C.G. Haenel GmbH won this tender – the new G29 is standardly equipped with a Steiner Military 5-25×56 scope on a Recknagel Era Tac-mount.

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The Steiner Military 5-25×56 features a TReMoR3 reticle and is a scope of highest optical quality that has specifically been designed for tactical and military operations. A high magnification combined with a large adjustment range extend field-relevant shooting distances beyond 1.500 meters. The 5x – 25x zoom displays the extreme versatility of these optics while the objective lens diameter of 56mm provides an outstanding visibility even in lowest light.

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The TReMoR3™ reticle is all about shooting faster. It is field-proven to make wind and elevation calls possible in a matter of seconds. The reticle also allows one to accurately mil targets very quickly using the chevron 1/10 mil marks.

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The Steiner Military scope has been built to defy any challenges in the field uncompromisingly. Its excellent optical performance with world-class light transmission far beyond 90%, in combination with the legendary Steiner ruggedness let this scope be the ultimate premium precision optics for any tactical and military application.

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Steiner Optic

As a traditional local manufacturer, Steiner Optic from Bayreuth, Germany, evolved to be the biggest specialized producer of premium binoculars. From the 1950s onwards, Steiner Optic specialized in the field of optics to develop their products further. As a result, they can claim global leadership today and assert this position annually. Now again, Steiner Optic can look back at a very successful year. In 2016, they were able to strengthen their market position. Steiner Optic was able to increase their sales by over ten percent, thanks to increasing sales figures in Germany and abroad as well as in the military sector. Following these developments, Steiner Optic can look back at a very successful year, which motivates the Bayreuth specialists to expand their market position further and to keep their leading position in innovating and producing premium binoculars.

STEINER OPTICS: www.steiner-defense.com

HAENEL DEFENCE: www.cg-haenel.de/defence-en

SPARTANAT: www.spartanat.com