Kruger Optical Dual Tactical Sight Carbon Fiber Optic

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Kruger Optical has been busy in the shadows of the market working to create a line of carbon fiber housed optics. The first of which is their Dual Tactical Sight 1-8×40 which features an innovative fusion of a 1x red-dot optic or a 2-8×40 zoom scope scope.

Each sight is operated separately from one another except for the mirror system used to switch from one optic to the other. Windage and Elevation adjustments are separate as well (as they should be, unless one has figured out the secret to aligning optics perfectly). For the scope portion, the elevation dial is locked with an unlocked indicator.

The red dot optic side is equipped with a 4 MOA dot and comes with Kruger’s “Rapid Target Technology” eyebox. The 2-8x optic is a standard MIL-DOT reticle (no word on if they will offer other reticles).

Like other high-end optics, the scope is purged of standard air using argon as the internal inert gas. Also, the optic is claimed to both water and fog-proof. Mounting is accomplished via an integral picatinny rail mount.

Pricing is not listed on their website, but with carbon fiber, two integrated optics, and a 2-8x power scope, I cant imagine this being “cheap” or even “inexpensive.” Adorama confirms pricing at $1,499 off of a MSRP of $1,763.53.¬†

 

SKU# Model# Power Objective
Diameter (mm)
Field of view
(ft/100yds) diagonal
Focus Eye Relief
(inches)
Exit
Pupil (mm)
Wd/El
adjustment (MOA)
Weight Reticle
Pattern
63335 1-8x40
DTS
1x 32×40 126’@3′ eye relief 50 yds Unlimited 60 Circle dot
2x-8x 40 53′ – 13′ 100 yds 3″ 12-4 100′ (1/4′ click) 30 oz Mil dot


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • jonjon7465

    Why not a 1x and a fixed 8x? Reduce the size and weight a little.

    • Sianmink

      Ever seen one of these mounted on a rifle? It’s an enormous optic.
      That said, it’s got a remarkably low height off-bore because of the mirror, so that’s kinda neat.

      • micmac80

        On this pict the housing is definetly carbon fiber

        • drambus ambiguous

          Agree. Looks like a working prototype actually. You can see some release agent still on the CF.

  • micmac80

    hydro dipped faux carbon finish doesn’t make it carbonfiber

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      That’s true, hate the marketing behind the painted carbon fiber look. But these look real and are certainly priced and speced accordingly.

  • I love the concept, but I just don’t see how it’s going to compete against the DFP 1-X optics priced around $900-$1200. As someone else noted, why is this a variable power scope? Give me a fixed 8x and lower the price.

    • drambus ambiguous

      This.

      Step 1. Make it a touch shorter in length and make it a fixed 6 power, and get the street price down to about $1200.

      Step 2. Put it on an ar-15 that screams “Total Recall” or “RoboCop”

      Step 3. Profit.

      Seriously though it would basically an Eotech with a built-in 6x optic as the base instead of a battery compartment… COOL!

      Would buy.

  • Nicks87

    I’m not ashamed, I’ll say it, I want one based on looks alone. Looks like something out of the Mass Effect video games.

  • Jwedel1231

    If I had over a grand and a half to spend on a carbine optic, I’d be really excited about this! As-is, might as well be a new Lamborghini.

  • dave

    wait, wait, wait…weight?

    • Dave

      nm, 30oz. that’s a pig. Way too heavy. I like how it’s cheaper than the leupold d-evo though.

  • Tyler McCommon

    Looks: check
    Function: check
    Price: nope nope
    Weight: nope nope nope

  • I’ve handled one. Examined it. Put it on a weapon. And in not too much time – took it off and never looked at it again. Hated it. Absolutely hated it. The optical quality was total crap. The mounting was chinsey. It was just… bad.
    Oh – it’s a great idea.
    Just a piss poor execution of the concept.

  • USMC03Vet

    Needs more optics. I need backups for my backups.

  • LV-426

    We need Rapid Adaptive Zoom for Assault Rifles (RAZAR)!!!

  • ozzallos .

    I’m pretty sure there are picatinny scope clamps that do the same thing for a fraction of a fraction of this price?

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    This is awesome. Blows other sight combos out of the water. Of the D-Evo had ever taken off this would have killed it.

  • Gonna be honest, when I read “busy in the shadows” all I could think of was this:

    ;D

  • Timothy G. Yan

    They have been working on this for the last 6 years…..just let it die already.

  • raz-0

    Ack! It’s back. Noooo.. Last time it came around it was stupid heavy, I wonder how much, if any, weight they shaved off of it.