Elcan SpecterTR 1x/3x/9x Shipping Early 2015

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After some refinement, Elcan will start delivering their tri-power sight in 2015 to civilian shooters across North America.

The SpecterTR has a rotating magnification dial that allows the shooter to quickly flip between three levels of magnification: 1x 3x and 9x. At 1x the reticle uses a single center dot illumination, while the magnified reticles feature full illumination for their graduated reticles.

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Elcan makes ballistic reticles for 5.56 and 7.62 loads which use a CR2032 to power the red dot illumination. The scope itself is adjusted in 0.1 mrad clicks and has the equivalent of 120 MOA elevation adjustment.

The Specter TR sells for $3,200 USD and existing orders should be met in the Spring of 2015, with new orders arriving on the shelf in summer.

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Notably absent from the booth was the Specter OZ 5-20 variable power optic. While the enhanced magnification system is built and ready for production, there will need to be a much larger government order before we see anything close to a commercial version.

Elcan’s military business dwarfs its civilians sales, which means the scopes that get released for general purchase are inevitably linked to government demand.



Edward O

Edward is a Canadian gun owner and target shooter with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. Crawling over mountains with tactical gear is his idea of fun. He blogs at TV-Presspass and tweets @TV_PressPass.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    Love the looks and innovation of Elcan. I will never be able to justify purchasing one though :(.

  • Josh

    I’ve actually been looking more at the OZ 5-20 for some time,hopefully that’ll get released with a military contract soon.

  • pun&gun

    I hear the eyebox on these is extremely narrow. Anyone have experience to confirm?

  • Lance

    I still say go with Trijicon and there variable power ACOG over this.

  • David

    whats that small unit on top of the Specter?

    • Sadler

      A red dot that’s part of the Specter OZ.