2014 SHOT Show Optics Introductions


(GunReports.com) — The 36th edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) is ongoing through Friday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Here are some of the more interesting optics introductions we’ve seen so far:


The AR6 1–6x24mm (SRP: $299) riflescope is designed for short- to mid-range tactical shooting and hunting. The 30mm tube design and fully coated optics provide high light transmission for a bright, crisp image.


The Elite Tactical Hunter line expands with the Elite Long Range Hunting Scope (LRHS) in 3–12x44mm (SRP: $1,499.99). This is the first hunting riflescope offered by Bushnell with a first-focal-plane reticle. It gives hunters the ability to range targets at any magnification using the G2H mil-based reticle. The Elite Tactical 1-Mile ARC laser rangefinder (SRP: $599) has 7X magnification and ranging capabilities out to 1 mile with 1-yard accuracy.

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The Rail Master Pro Universal Fit Laser and Light CMR-205 (SRP: $279) combines a red laser with a 100-lumen LED light in a 3-ounce compact package that will fit any Picatinny or Weaver rail.


Guide Rod Lasers for Glock pistols now feature Native Green technology (SRP: $388 to $399). This feature is designed to enhance visibility under daylight shooting conditions.


The BX-1 Yosemite binocular line now has a 10x30mm model (SRP: $129.99) designed to adjust to fit smaller faces. In addition, it has an eye relief suited for novice users or those with eyeglasses or sunglasses. Two additional mid-size roof-prism binoculars in the BX-2 Acadia line are the 8x32mm (SRP: $214.99) and 10x32mm (SRP: $249.99) models. The BX-3 Mojave line of binoculars is expanded with two lightweight 8x32mm and 10x32mm models (SRP: starts at $464.99). The next generation of the DeltaPoint, the DeltaPoint 2 (SRP: $499 to $564), retains the patented motion-sensor technology, which instantly detects motion and activates while automatically adjusting the brightness to the environment, but now also includes a manual brightness adjustment for users who prefer brighter or dimmer dots. The premier VX–6 riflescope line now has a 4–24x52mm side-focus model (SRP: $1,749.99, $1,874.99 with CDS). The VX-6 line features a powerful 6X zoom. CDS (Custom Dial System) models give users the ability to match the cartridge to the scope.


The affordable DMS (Designated Marksman Scope) 1–6x24mm DMS-2 (SRP: $399.99) has been reconfigured with multi-coated optics and the second focal plane BCR-1. The illuminated BDC reticle is calibrated for .223 Rem./5.56 NATO ammunition.


The Monarch 5 line now has three additional models: the 8x56mm (SRP: $749.95), 16x56mm (SRP: $799.95), and 20x56mm ($899.95). All feature Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass for clarity. The lightweight body is made of fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate resin that is covered in rubber armoring. The Aculon Rangefinder (SRP: $169.95, dark green; $189.95, XTRA Green) is ultra-compact and lightweight, with a 6X magnification. It delivers accurate readings from 6 yards to 550 yards. The Archer’s Choice rangefinder (SRP: $279.95) is designed specifically for bowhunting and uses ID Technology for angle compensation. The latest generation of the Prostaff line is the Prostaff 7 (SRP: $299.95) with ranging ability out to 600 yards.


The latest tactical optics models are the Battlezone Tac.22 2–7x34mm riflescope (SRP: $239.99) and the Battlezone 6–18x44mm. Tac.22 is designed for use with .22 LR cartridges; the Tac-MOA reticle and the turrets are calibrated to .22 LR 36-grain bullets at 1,260 fps. The 6–18x44mm features fully multi-coated lenses, Bullet Drop Compensation System (BDC), and TAC-MOA reticle. The Bullet Drop Compensation System comes with two adjustment dials calibrated in .223 Rem./5.56mm NATO (55-grain bullets at 3,100 fps) and .308 Win./7.62mm NATO (168-grain bullets at 2,650 fps). The Accelerator Reflex sight will work with rifles, shotguns, and handguns, and is designed to deliver a crisp sight picture. It has four illumination settings and an automatic shut-off feature to preserve battery life. The economical Renegade line of binoculars has expanded with a 8x36mm and 10x36mm. Both feature fully multi-coated lenses and premium BAK4 prisms for brightness, resolution, and edge clarity. The Revolution riflescope line now has a Revolution/TAC 3–9x40mm with TAC-MOA reticle.


The Compact Green Laser (CGL) sight (SRP: $179.99) easily attaches to pistols and uses an ambidextrous digital on/off switch.


The VCOG (Variable Combat Optical Gunsight) 1–6x24mm (SRP: $2,270) combines the toughness and function of combat-proven ACOG sights with a variable-power optic.


The Razor HD Gen II 4.5–27x56mm (SRP: $2,999) and 3–18x50mm (SRP: $2,599) are all new and built for dialing in precision long-range shots. The L-Tec Turret System has an integrated pop-up-and-down locking mechanism that prevents accidental elevation adjustment. The lockable illumination dial is integrated into the side-focus adjustment knob for easy access and features 11 intensity levels of illumination with off positions between each setting. The first-focal-plane glass-etched reticle ensures subtensions remain accurate throughout the zoom range. Available with MOA or mrad turrets and reticles.


The economical KASPA tactical line expands with the Tactical 3–12x44mm Mil/Mil scope (SRP: $334.95). It features an illuminated EMDR (Enhanced Mil-Dot Ranging) reticle and turrets with .1-mil per click. Dark Earth is the latest finish available for the KASPA tactical 1.5–6x32mm (SRP: $309.95) and 3–12x44mm (SRP: $354.95) models. New to the KASPA hunter line are a 3–9x40mm (SRP: $279.95) and 4–16x44mm (SRP: $319.95), both with illuminated Dual-X reticles. For long-range work, the KASPA 6–18x44mm Long Range Scope (SRP: $319.95) offers side-focus parallax adjustment and three reticle choices: classic Dual-X, precision Ballistic-X, or Varmint Enhanced Ballistic-X. The 3X Prism Scope (SRP: $319.95) features an internal prism and 30mm objective design for a compact optic that’s well suited for hunting, competition, and tactical use. The KASPA 10x42mm binocular (SRP: $129.95, tan; $149.95, Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity) is ergonomically designed for easy handling and extended viewing.


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