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SHOT Show 20 – FTC Magnifier Mount from Unity Tactical

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Unity Tactical’s FTC Magnifier Mounts are genius. The mount stores the magnifier when not needed within the footprint of the weapon, no more stuff hanging off to the side, and it doesn’t occlude the Red Dot Sight when stowed. When employed the sight’s centerline is 2.26″ above the rail.

www.unitytactical.com

SHOT Show 20 – Noctis Technologies Lightweight BNVD

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

During last year’s SOFIC we showed you the Pathfinder Fused Thermal/Color NVIS Viewer. Now, Noctis has introduced a Lightweight Binocular Night Vision Device.

They incorporate optics optimized for MX-11769 intensifiers in green or white phosphor. The lightweight design can be powered internally or via an external battery case. Either side can be rotated up out of the way and will lay close to the head when stowed.

Coming soon from noctistech.com.

SHOT Show 20 – Gentex PVS-31 Snap Shields

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Gentex has introduced Ops-Core Snap Shield variants compatible with the AN/PVS-31 night vision goggle. Used as an alternative to standard eye cups, the Snap Shields safeguard the eyes and face from fragments and debris with minimal impact to peripheral vision. Meets ANSI z87.

SHOT Show 20 – ACTinBlack DTNVS

Friday, January 24th, 2020

The new DTNVS from ACTinBlack combines lightweight materials and a low profile while folded to the helmet to reduce neck strain during extended missions. Remember, ACTinBlack offers chassis which others assemble into full goggles. This means it weighs around 500 grams when combined with US tubes and glass.

The DTNVS goggle has a full feature set with individual sideways ON/OFF for each eyepiece and Flip-Up ON/OFF when folded up preventing backsplash on the helmet.

To complete the DTNVGs’ features it incorporates built-in IR LED for close quarter missions with separate IR-ON indicator and low battery indicator in the field of view. It is waterproof to 20m and boats a 30hour battery life.

SHOT Show 20 – Scalarworks 1.93” Leap Mount with 34mm Rings

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Scalarworks showed is a version of the Leap Mount with 1.93″ height and 34mm rings. This is great for the new Vortex 10x. The Leap is CNC milled from 7075-T6 billet. It also incorporates a hinged ring system rather than the split rings found on other mounts.

Bushnell Expands Engage Optics with Three New Models

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 22, 2020 – Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, has expanded its popular line of Engage products with three new models for 2020. Engineered with modern features hunters and shooters demand, the new Engage models consist of a new riflescope with illuminated reticle, a new 20-60x80mm spotter with metal chassis and a new 10x42mm binocular.

Designed to deliver high-end quality at affordable prices, the new Engage products continue to produce leading results whether used on the range or in the field.

Engage Riflescope – For 2020, Bushnell has added a new riflescope to the Engage line with the availability of a new 3-9×40 riflescope with illuminated reticle. Combining premium glass with an illuminated riflescope reticle for superior target contrast in low light situations, the new Engage riflescope makes sight acquisition quick an easy. Six brightness settings enable precise aiming in any lighting situation while the scope’s low-profile design allow it to be easily mounted on a variety of firearm platforms. In addition, the riflescope features capped elevation and windage turrets to prevent unwanted movement along with a fixed 100-yard parallax. Additional standard features found on both riflescopes include a 1-inch tube, second focal plane design, fast focus eyepiece and EXO™ Barrier lens technology for protection against all elements.

Engage DX Spotting Scope – Purpose built for the hybrid hunter/shooter, the Engage DX spotting scope simplifies long range viewing with fully multi-coated optics combined with a new rugged construction. The 20-60x80mm spotter provides users with bright, clear images while its new metal chassis and rubber armor protect the optical system for a lifetime of use. High quality images are always guaranteed through Bushnell’s dielectric prism coating and patented EXO™ Barrier finish. The new Engage DX spotter is standard with an angled eye-piece with twist-up eyecups along with a built-in sunshade for easy operation during long days in the field. Additional new features include built-in picatinny accessory rails at the rear of the spotter for optional accessories and a rotating tripod collar.

Engage X Binocular – For those in search of a quality pair of binoculars with enhanced low-light performance at an entry level price point, the new Bushnell Engage X 10-42mm binoculars won’t disappoint. Designed with a lightweight, IPX7 waterproof construction that is 23% lighter than the Engage DX 10-42, the new binoculars are ideal for extended use. High quality images are ensured through fully multi-coated optics along with the company’s proprietary EXO™ Barrier lens technology for protection against water, fog, dust and debris. The new Engage X binoculars have been designed to fit comfortably in the hand and feature durable rubber armor with aggressive texturing for use in inclement weather. The binocular’s ultra-smooth focus wheel allows users to quickly find their target while providing the perfect definition to help ensure no detail goes unnoticed. For customized viewing controls, the Engage X binocular is standard with twist-up eyecups and an adjustable diopter. Tripod compatible for those seeking added stability, the new Engage X binoculars are ideal for everything from hunting to general observation.

The Engage products along with other new optics models will be on display during the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on these new products or to view the complete line of Bushnell optics, visit www.bushnell.com.

Bushnell Introduces New Prime Riflescopes

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

New Models Provide Options for an Illuminated Reticle Plus Multiple Turret System

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – January 21, 2020 – Bushnell, an industry leader in performance optics, has expanded its line of Prime riflescopes with two new models for 2020. Engineered to serve as the new standard in hunting optics, the Prime lineup now includes a 3-9x40mm riflescope with an illuminated Multi-X reticle for low light situations along with a 3-12x40mm riflescope packaged with seve custom turrets pre-calibrated for some of today’s most popular hunting calibers.

Designed to provide hunters with an extra advantage afield, both new Prime riflescope models feature fully multi-coated optics for a bright, clear view at dusk and dawn. Each riflescope has been further enhanced with Bushnell’s proprietary EXO™ Barrier lens coating. This patented process, when applied to glass, molecularly bonds to the exterior lens surfaces resulting in a super-slick coating that repels water, fog, dust and debris. Formulated to last over the lifetime of the riflescope, the new EXO Barrier coating ensures that your view of the target will always be clear even when the weather is not. Additional standard features found on both riflescopes include a 1-inch tube and second focal plane design along with a fast focus eyepiece.

The new 3-9x40mm Prime riflescope is available with an illuminated Multi-X reticle to assist with quick target acquisition. Six brightness settings enable precise aiming in any lighting situation while the scope’s low-profile design allows it to be easily mounted on a variety of firearm platforms. In addition, the riflescope features capped elevation and windage turrets to prevent unwanted movement along with a fixed 100-yard parallax.

For those shooters seeking quick elevation adjustments for some of today’s most popular hunting calibers, the new Prime 3-12x40mm riflescope is the answer. Packaged with seven exposed elevation turrets, the new models make it easy to match your riflescope to your preferred cartridge. Pre-calibrated to provide a simple one-click solution, the Prime riflescope offers turrets customized for MOA, 17HMR, 22LR, 450 Bushmaster along with muzzleloaders (250/300gr) as well as 12- and 20-gauge options. The new Prime riflescopes is the perfect option for those seeking quick and easy ballistic accuracy. 

The two Prime riflescopes along with other new optics models will be on display during the 2020 SHOT Show (Booth No 14551), January 21-24 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information on these new products or to view the complete line of Bushnell optics, visit www.bushnell.com.

Meopta USA Sport Optics Introduces Optika5 Riflescopes

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

TAMPA, FL, January 20, 2020 – Meopta USA Sport Optics is pleased to introduce the 1-inch, Optika5 series of premium riflescopes.  This newest Meopta riflescope line features a 5x zoom, zero-reset turrets, and advanced MeoBright lens coatings that deliver edge-to-edge clarity and exceptionally bright, sharp images.

 

Available in 2-10×42 RF (rimfire), 2-10×42, 3-15×44, 4-20×44, 4-20×50, and 4-20×50 RD models, the Optika5 riflescopes are available with reticles in the second focal plane.  All come with capped hunting turrets made of rubber-armored metal for the perfect combination of durability and functionality. The rear-facing magnification display allows for easy viewing of the power setting from behind the scope, and the zoom ring comes with a multi-position throw lever for quick adjustment of the power setting in the field. Windage and elevation adjustments are ¼ MOA.

“We wanted to offer a more advanced line of 1-inch riflescopes and have achieved this with our new Optika5 series,” said Pavel Stastny, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing at Meopta. “In addition to exceptional low-light performance, these scopes offer popular features like the rear facing zoom display and multi-position throw lever on the magnification ring.  Now hunters have a choice between our award-winning 30mm Optika6 series, and our new 1-inch Optika5 series of riflescopes with many different models available in each line.”

All Meopta Optika5 riflescopes are made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy and feature:

–  One-piece tube design

–  Zero-Reset setting for quick return to zero

–  Zoom ring with a multi-position throw lever

–  Rear-facing zoom display for easy viewing of power setting from behind the scope

–  MeoBright anti-reflective lens coatings

–  MeoShield anti-abrasion lens coatings

–  MeoDrop hydrophobic lens coatings that repel rain, dust and grease

The new Optika5 riflescopes will be on display in the Meopta Booth (#10176) at the 2020 SHOT Show.  

Retail Pricing:  From $349.99 – $549.99

www.meoptasportsoptics.com