Tangent Theta 3-15x50mm Rifle Scope – SHOT Show Optic Preview

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Tangent Theta is a new optic company from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The name is new but the company was start by Andy Webber, the founder and former president of Armament Technology, the distributor and service provider of ELCAN sights for the military and civilian market. He’s credited with bring the ELCAN sight to the commercial market, introduced the SpecterDR and the M145 to US military and the ELCAN LDS to the UK Armed Forces.

 

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Tangent Theta acquired all designs and assets from the now defunct Premier Reticles. That included theĀ 3-15x50mm design used in the USMC Scout Sniper Day Scope. The new Tangent Theta 3-15x50mm TT315M model is developed from the same combat proven optical design as the Marine’s sniper scope. The rest of the TT315M is a completely new design with no connection to the Premier product.

 

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The Tangent Theta 3-15x50mm features a side parallax adjustment and 11 levels of reticle illumination powered by a single CR2032 lithium battery. Both the elevation and windage turrets feel amazing with very precise clicks, great tactile feel and clearly audible. A very clever feature for the turrets is the small indicator cutouts just under the serration that let the shooter know what revolution is the elevation turret on and which direction is the windage turret in.

 

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Tangent Theta uses German lens and some German made components but everything else is made in house. Their engineering team consist of members that have previously worked for Zeiss, Leica, ELCAN, Schmidt & Bender and other high-end optic companies.

 

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Each Tangent Theta scope is hand-built in Canada. The 3-15x50mm TT315M model features a 30mm tube size, 13.81 inches in length, 26.6 oz in weight, 3.54 inches of eye relief, 0.1 MIL adjustment and it comes standard with Tenebraex anti-reflective device and lens covers. Priced at $2995 MSRP, the Tangent Theta scope is in the very high-end of the optic market and competes against the premium Euro scopes.

Tangent Theta TT315M Specification

 


Writer and gear editor with articles published in major gun publications. A five year combat veteran of the US Marine Corps, Tim is also part of Point & Shoot Media Works, a producer of photography, video and web media for the firearms and shooting sport industry.


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  • Fred

    Can you show the reticule next time? I’d be interested to see it.

  • Julio

    “the now defunct Premier Reticles”. It seems I’ve missed news of Premier going under – or does “defunct” simply mean they’ve been absorbed into Tangent Theta?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Absorbed I believe. I haven’t had a chance to talk with Tim about it very much. I seem to recall that’s what happened.

      • Timothy G. Yan

        Premier went out off business and have sold everything. For those that owns Premier scope, warranty issue is now being handle by Armament Technology.

  • iksnilol

    Didn’t Premier do custom reticles?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Yes==

      • iksnilol

        Let me guess, they wont do that anymore after getting bought up?
        A personal struggle has always been that the high end manufacturers (swarovski, zeiss, s&b) make good scopes with not so good reticles.

        • G

          Premier stopped doing custom work about the same time as they released their own scopes.

          • G

            Heritage Defined: The Premier Reticles Storyhttp://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/premier-reticles-1.php