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Leupold Adds Shawn Skipper to Marketing Team As Public Relations Specialist

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., is pleased to announce that Shawn Skipper has joined the optics manufacturer as its new senior public relations specialist.

Skipper will head up Leupold’s public and media relations efforts, putting his years of editorial experience to work. Prior to joining Leupold®, Skipper was the digital managing editor of the National Rifle Association’s American Hunter title, where he covered optics, firearms, ammunition and accessories. An accomplished writer and editor, Skipper now brings his expertise in outdoor media to the Leupold team.

An avid hunter and angler, Skipper grew up in the iconic duck blinds of the Chesapeake Bay region before attending Seton Hall University, where he earned a degree in journalism and public relations.

“We’re ecstatic to have Shawn join us here at Leupold,” said Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Over the years, we’ve gotten to know Shawn very well as he’s covered our products or joined us on hunts. His passion for hunting and his knowledge of the outdoors are going to make a great team even better.”

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Meprolight Launches a Unique Multi-Spectral Weapon Sight At Milipol

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Combining Uncooled Thermal Channel with Digital Day/Night Camera, MEPRO NYX-200 improves soldier’s situational awareness and allows rapid target acquisition in any lighting conditions and any environment

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Milipol 2017, Paris, France, November 21-24, Stand G-025

November 16, 2017. Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – launches the unique MEPRO NYX-200 multi-spectral weapon sight and hand-held device, combining an uncooled thermal channel with a sensitive high-resolution digital day/night camera, at Milipol 2017. This sight improves the soldier’s situational awareness, and allows rapid target acquisition in any lighting conditions and in any environment.

According to Assaf Shimron, CEO of Meprolight, “Modern battlefield challenges force soldiers to carry an expanding array of systems, sensors, and equipment. The weight of this equipment and the need to operate a variety of devices reduces mission effectiveness and may compromise soldier safety. To solve these issues and improve the modern soldier’s operation, we developed the MEPRO NYX-200.”

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“The MEPRO NYX-200 is a lightweight, all-in-one weapon sight that includes a thermal imaging channel and day/night sensitive camera, integrated DVR and IR pointer,” Mr. Shimron continued. “This solution replaces at least four (4) different systems currently carried by the average soldier. It allows ongoing work, 24/7, in all environments and weather conditions – meeting the demands of the modern battlefield and increasing mission effectiveness.”

The MEPRO NYX-200 is available in two configurations: thermal channel with digital night camera or thermal channel with digital day camera. The combination of thermal channel and digital night camera (DNC) enables enhanced situational awareness with maximum view at any level of darkness in any environment. The thermal channel can be used in total darkness and through fog, camouflage, etc. The sight’s digital night vision is optimized for Close Quarters Battle (CQB), face recognition, and more.

The combination of thermal channel and digital day camera (DDC) enables the soldiers to use the sight for both day and night operation, eliminating the need to change sights/devices between day and night, and allowing soldiers to move between dark and light environments, such as entering dark places also during daytime.

Long operation time based on four (4) commercially available batteries enables soldiers to complete missions without power failure. The integrated IR pointer supports various tactical scenarios including CQB and covert night operations. Using integrated DVR enables image capture and video recording and transmitting for mission debriefing. MEPRO NYX-200 was designed and fabricated to the most stringent military standards, including MIL-810, to assure years of reliable operation under all field and environmental conditions.

www.meprolight.com

Hi-Lux Introduces New Tactical Rifle Scope For 3-Gun Matches

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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Specifically designed for close to medium range tactical applications, including 3-Gun competition, the Hi-Lux Close to Medium Range 1-8X is a first focal plane scope featuring the illuminated CW-4 reticle. At 1X, the outer horseshoe of the CW-4 reticle naturally directs the operator’s attention to the center of the reticle featuring a 1 MOA dot and large outer horseshoe for quick target acquisition. At higher power, the outer horseshoe moves out of the sight picture, revealing a smaller, inner horseshoe with dots and crosses spaced 1 mRad apart that can be used for estimating winds holds and distance or tracing shots. There are dots that indicate every whole Mil, which the shooter can use for elevation or windage holdovers. The first focal plane (FFP) design ensures the reticle subtensions are accurate at every power. The CW-4 reticle is available in red or green illumination and includes 3 night vision light levels.

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The 34mm tube provides incredible light gathering ability for better sight picture resolution and clarity at dawn or dusk.

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The Zero-LOK turrets prevent accidental windage or elevation adjustment and provide 0.1 mils of adjustment per click.
When a tactical situation or run and gun competition gets up close and personal, having a rugged, dependable purpose-built 1-8X FFP scope is a basic requirement. The Hi-Lux Close to Medium Range 1-8X26 FFP Rifle Scope exceeds this requirement – and Hi-Lux is offering 10% off all FFP scopes during their Holiday Sale. Use Promo Code HOLIDAYSAVINGS2017 to get 10% your Hi-Lux Close to Medium Range 1-8X26 FFP Rifle Scope.

For additional information on this or any other Hi-Lux Optics product, send us an e-mail at info@hi-luxoptics.com, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at hi-luxoptics.com.

Hi-Lux Optics, based in Torrance, California designs and manufactures top-quality, feature-rich, rugged optics at affordable prices. Hi-Lux guarantees the workmanship and materials of their scopes for life because they’re rugged and reliable optics built for the demands of law enforcement, military, hunting and competitive shooting.

Meprolight Introduces New Version of the X3 Magnifying Day Scope at Milipol

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The MEPRO MX3-T features a new adapter that enables quick switching between short and long distances, for rapid target acquisition

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November 15, 2017. Meprolight Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – presents a new version of the X3 magnifying scope. The MEPRO MX3-T features a new adapter that enables quick switching between short and long distances, for rapid target acquisition.

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According to Benny Kokia, VP Marketing and Sales, “We developed the new adapter as a result of our close collaboration with Special Forces units both in Israel and overseas. The MEPRO MX3-T is equipped with a unique pull back mechanism that surpasses those of any other tactical solution available in the market. The MX3-T enables swift target acquisition, significantly improving results in the field.”

The MEPRO MX3-T is a compact, lightweight, and rugged magnifying scope with a wide Field of View – designed to accurately and economically improve the shooter’s performance. This new scope has 3x magnification to enhance the precision, range, and effectiveness of reflex sights, such as MEPRO 21 and MEPRO MOR, by extending the shooting range without re-zeroing the sights.

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The MEPRO MX3-T attaches to any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail, behind a reflex sight, and features a quick release adapter. The adapter has a low weight, quick pull back mechanism. When not in use, it is folded over to the right side and can be easily flipped back into place when the shooter needs to engage targets at longer distances. It is simple to attach, doesn’t interfere with firing, and is MIL-STD-810 qualified.

www.meprolight.com

Bushnell – New Elite Tactical XRS II

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – November 15, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions, announces an enhanced level of precision and performance with a new Elite Tactical flagship riflescope – the XRS II.

Delivery of precise rounds at extreme distances requires skills honed through rigorous practice. It also demands optics that are crafted to be precision tools. The XRS II is crafted to the most exacting standards to lead the Elite Tactical line of precision optics and perform at distances that were once unimaginable.

Delivering stunning edge-to-edge clarity in any condition with ED Prime glass, plus an impressive 4.5-30x zoom and wide 50mm objective lens, the XRS II is purpose-built to easily acquire targets more than 1,000 yards distant. Water, fog, dust and debris are no match for the exclusive, patented, EXO Barrier protective lens coating.

“Military, law enforcement and competitive shooters demand precision,” said Bryan Parrish, Elite Tactical Product Manager for Bushnell. “The XRS II delivers it in spades. This optic is purpose-built for extreme ranges under the harshest conditions.”

The XRS II comes with a removable Throw Lever for quick magnification changes and features a locking diopter that won’t budge.

“The XRS II is precision incarnate,” said Parrish. “Making adjustments is as simple as it is accurate, with a locking windage turret and an elevation turret featuring the RevLimiter Zero Stop, which will not turn past zero. It offers 10 MILs of adjustment per revolution.”

Available in grey, black and flat dark earth with the Bushnell exclusive G3 reticle, the XRS II is also available in Horus H59 reticle and TRMR3 reticle configurations.

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/all-products/rifle-scopes/xrs-ii.

Trijicon – One Millionth ACOG

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

This video showcases the production of Trijicon’s One Millionth ACOG.

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USSOCOM Seeks Squad-Variable Powered Scopes

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division Purchases weapons and optics for USSOCOM. They released to procure a minimum of 32 Squad-Variable Powered Scopes (S-VPS). Ultimately, the contract could be worth up to $33.25 million.

Specifics of the requirement are limited to Registered and vetted users of fedbizopps.  However, we do know from briefings at this year’s NDIA Amaments conference, a little bit about this program.  This variable power optic is intended for use out to 600m. Additionally, we know from the solicitation that they are considering both first and second focal plane optics.  No word right now on which reticle is preferred.


Offerors will be required to provide 12 samples of either the First Focal Plane Scopes and Second Focal Plane Scopes, or both, at no cost to the government, as well as their proposals which are due Dec 08, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern.

They have an interesting acquisition strategy. The First Focal Plane Scope and other associated items will be 100% set-aside for small business, while the Second Focal Plane Scope and other associated gear will be full and open competition. The Government intends to award to the responsible offeror(s) whose offer constitutes the best value to the Government, considering technical, delivery, past performance, and price related factors.

For more information visit www.fbo.gov.

Hi-Lux Introduces New Rifle Scope for Precision Long Range Matches

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

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Hi-Lux Phenom 5X-30X 56 FFP Rifle Scope

Hi-Lux Phenom 5X-30X 56 FFP Rifle Scope

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Specifically designed for the long-range precision shooting matches, the High-Lux Phenom 5-30X is a first focal plane scope featuring the illuminated CW-3 reticle. Designed with the feedback and insight of professional competitive shooters and military-trained marksmen, the CW-3 is a mil radian-based reticle that enables quick ranging and holdovers. Available in both red and green illumination, the CW-3 is a first focal plane reticle – accurate at every magnification setting and allows the shooter to visibly trace the bullet’s path down range.

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The 56mm objective lens and 34mm tube provides incredible light gathering ability for better sight picture resolution and clarity at dawn or dusk.

The quick locking, tool-less locking turrets prevent accidental windage or elevation adjustment and provide 12 mils of adjustment per turn of elevation. 1 full turn of windage allows moves the point of impact 6 mils right or left.

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Precision Rifle Series competitors be advised, the Hi-Lux Phenom 5X-30X 56 FFP can give you the advantage to tear up the PRS circuit.

For additional information on this or any other Hi-Lux Optics product, send us an e-mail at info@hi-luxoptics.com, call us at 888-445-8912 or visit us at https://hi-luxoptics.com.

Hi-Lux Optics, based in Torrance, California designs and manufactures top-quality, feature-rich, rugged optics at affordable prices. Hi-Lux guarantees the workmanship and materials of their scopes for life because they’re rugged and reliable optics built for the demands of law enforcement, military, hunting and competitive shooting.