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Category - Rifle Scopes

Vortex Viper HS 4-16×50

Introduction:  The Vortex Viper HS 4-16×50 is easy to get behind and quick to get on target. Vortex rifle scopes have assembled a loyal following by offering quality, features, and versatility associated with higher priced rifle scopes, and the Viper HS line is no exception. Vortex Viper HS 4-16×50 BDC Technical Data: Magnification: 4-16x Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm Exit Pupil Diameter: 12.5-3.125 mm Field of View at 1000 yd: 27.4-7.4 ft. Tube Size: 30 mm Turret Style: Capped...

Steiner Introduces New Military 5-25x-56mm Riflescope

GREELEY, Colo. (April 4 , 2012) — Designed for use on long-range, tactical and sniper rifles in a combat environment, the new Steiner Military 5-25x-56mm extends the shooting range and provides outstanding visibility even in the lowest light conditions, thanks to its high magnification, large objective and unmatched optical elements. The Military 5-25x-56mm is part of the Steiner Military/Tactical riflescope line that was introduced last year. The riflescopes were designed by Steiner with input...

Swarovski’s Ballistic Turret

These days, rifles are more accurate and can shoot farther than ever before. Military sniper rifles and bench rest rifles can accurately reach ranges of 1000 yards or more on a regular basis. Most shooters can afford a sub-MOA rifle these days and in a caliber that gives good knock down potential even at greater distances. This gives modern hunters and shooters confidence to make ethical kill, and more accurate shots farther. Since there are so many rifles out there that shoot very well, you...

Nightforce NXS and Benchrest Comparisons

Nightforce NXS

We are often asked what the difference between the Nightforce NXS Rifle Scopes and the Nightforce Benchrest Rifle Scopes are. Here is a response we got from our good friend Nathan Hunt, formerly of Nightforce Optics, on the subject: “Both models are inspected individually for resolution, tracking accuracy, and point of impact shift after being subjected to a battery of impacts: side impacts from the 12, 3, 6, and 9 o clock positions on the objective bell (this includes the adjustable...

Nightforce Rifle Scopes Overview Part I

Nightforce NXS

In the world of premium rifle scopes it’s hard to stand out, there are  simply too many great scopes on the market, but don’t tell that to the folks at Nightforce Optics. The rifle scopes made by this company are exceptional in so many ways its hard to know where to begin, but here is a listing of some of the features common to all Nightforce Rifle Scopes: Fully Multi Coated Optics – Each and every Nightforce Scope receives their proprietary broadband multi coating lens...

Swarovski Optik 2009 Shot Show

Swarovski Optik 2009 Shot Show Video

Swarovski Optik one of the worlds premier sport optics manufacturers introduces several new models to the landmark Z6 Rifle Scope product line. These Swarovski rifle scopes were the first 30mm tube models to feature a 6 X zoom magnification. Chris Wisecarver of OpticsReview.com interviews Dean Capuano of Swarovski Optik who demonstrates the new Z6i rifle scope in the 3-18×50 design. This new scope covers a full array of possible hunting situations from heavy timber to long distance bean...