Category Archives: Optics

Bushnell Engage 4-16x44mm Rifle Scope First Look


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Revic PMR 428 on deck!

Revic has sent us a beta version of their new PMR 428 rifle scope. This scope comes with a host of features that we are used to finding on high-end rifles scopes, but also adds a built-in ballistic computer with a heads-up display.

This is not a “one size fits most” setup like some other scopes on the market. The PMR allows you to program in your rifle’s profile. The scope then samples the atmosphere and computes a real-time ballistic solution based on the position of the turret. What this means is that as you turn the turret on the scope, it will show you what yardage your dope is set for based on the current conditions. You also have the ability to input a wind speed and vector and see your hold on the display.

If your batteries die and you are left without the electronics, you still have a high-quality rifle scope with MOA turrets and a usable MOA based reticle.

I am looking forward to working with this revolutionary new optic and seeing how it stacks up against a traditional optic and Kestrel Weather Meter.

Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. 5-25x56mm F1 Rifle Scope Review

We have been working with the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. Rifle Scope for quite awhile now. We have shot it on numerous different rifle systems and in competition and training. It is a phenomenal scope, but is it worth the money? Check out our video review and see if you think the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. really is the Best Example of Advanced Scope Technology.



 

First Look: Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35x56mm

ATACR F1 7-35x56mmEarly in November, Nightforce was kind enough to invite us to CORE Shooting Solutions in Baker, FL. to check out some of their new products. There was an update to the SHV 5-20×56 elevation turret, a new reticle (Mil-C) and a slick new Nightforce branded Carbon Fiber Tripod. Those were interesting, but the star of the show was the new ATACR F1 7-35x56mm. Continue reading First Look: Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35x56mm

Budget Magnification Throw Lever

Variable magnification scopes are the standard for precision rifle competitors. Most shooters will select a magnification setting before starting the stage. However, it’s not uncommon to “lose the target” and have to back down the magnification to re-acquire it. Then swing the magnification back up to confirm that it is the right target. Small or stiff magnification rings make this difficult.

Several manufacturers offer “cat-tails” or “throw-levers” for their scopes. Others offer aftermarket solutions. They are often fairly expensive. Several years ago we came across a cheap and effective solution. Continue reading Budget Magnification Throw Lever

Xtreme Hardcore Gear “Tank” Scope Level Review

Xtreme_Tank_Level_20150509_T3i_007Few things frustrate shooters more than getting a scope level. It is one of the critical steps during installation of a rifle scope. Leveling a scope in the shop can be a tricky process. Usually we are in an area that is too small to allow a rifle scope to focus properly. This makes using a plumb line to square the reticle almost impossible. Xtreme Hardcore Gear has a simpler method. Continue reading Xtreme Hardcore Gear “Tank” Scope Level Review

Aimpoint Announces the New Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO)

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Chantilly, VA, October 20, 2014 – Aimpoint announced the release of a new lower-cost, carbine oriented optic. Coming in at a MSRP of $393, the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO) is designed specifically for the AR15 and M4 rifle. The ACO comes out of the box equipped with a mount that will provide “absolute co-witness” with most AR15 iron sights. The ACO is completely waterproof and offers one year of battery life for the 2 MOA red dot from a single 1/3N battery. Branded Flip-cap covers, ARD and spare battery holders will be available to setup the ACO for your specific needs. Continue reading Aimpoint Announces the New Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO)

Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS 4.5-30x50mm T-Lok Turret Demo

We were at the range today wrapping up some testing on the Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS 4.5-30x50mm rifle scope. Since it will still be a week or two before we are ready to release the full review, I though we would give you guys a really short teaser video showing how to use the T-Lok turrets in a competition environment.

You will note that I leave the bolt open when transitioning between targets. This is a technique used in competition shooting. It does not translate to the real world. In the real world, you want to bolt up a fresh cartridge as soon as possible.

Enjoy the video and don’t worry, when we do the full review we will cover setting the Z-Lok Zero Stop.


Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL Review

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Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL mounted in an Alamo Four Star DLOC 30mm Mount.

When Bushnell sent us one of their AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL, I had mixed first impressions. The market is flooded with choices for low-magnification variable AR scopes for better viewing. However the more I looked at (and through) the AR Optics 1-4x, the more I liked it. The scope lists for $418 on Bushnell’s online store, but can be found for as low as $230 from online retailers like SWFA. It offers a pile of features for the price point.

Continue reading Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL Review

MINITS iWitness Kit Review

MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit
MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit attached to a SWFA SS 3-15x Rifle Scope

Have you ever wanted to show someone exactly what you saw through your riflescope when you took a shot? How about being able to record through your spotting scope? Would you like that video to be in high definition? How about being able to instantly upload to the internet without spending thousands of dollars? If you have a popular smartphone you are in luck. Vision Pro Shop has a solution for you. Continue reading MINITS iWitness Kit Review