Not content to have excellent offerings within the fiber optic iron sighted world, TruGlo has opted to apply their sighting expertise in the scope realm. Out of the gate is the first of two series of scopes, the EMINUS series of optics, where “Eminus” means, “from a distance.”
As the name implies, the new EMINUS optics are designed for longer-range shooting with two models available at launch. The first is a relatively standard 3-9×42 optic, but perhaps more interesting for mid-range shooters is a 4-16×44. Both optics feature a 30mm tube, manufactured from aluminum, and hard coat anodized to a matte finish.
With TruGlo’s common-sense approach to fiber optics, it’s good to see them taking the same approach to their reticle design. Opting for functional simplicity, the illuminated T.P.R. “TacPlex Reticle” MOA reticle is largely devoid of clutter, yet keeps and illuminates critical stadia creating boxes around both the center of the optic, 5 MOA and 10 MOA. I really like the illuminated boxes, which can make shooting moving targets in the dark possible by knowing the placement of those box corners. Adjustments are 1/2 MOA on their locking turrets.
The 4-16x scopes feature side focus from 20 yards to infinity (3-9x is fixed), generous eye relief, the usual mix of nitrogen purged shock-proof construction, and is rated “water resistant.”
Retail is shockingly reasonable. The 3-9x is only $280 and the 4-16x is $369.
Features from TruGlo:
- Multi-coated lenses for enhanced clarity and contrast
- 30mm tube for increased turret adjustment range and increased brightness
- 1/4-MOA locking target turrets
- MOA-based reticle for simplified adjustments, tracking, and holdover
- Included APTUS-M1 mount for a strong hold and ideal mounting position on modern sporting rifles
- Illuminated TacPlex Reticle (T.P.R.) for precision measurement (in MOA) without a crowded sight picture
- Hardcoat anodized matte black finish
- Nitrogen gas-filled, fog-proof construction
- Water-resistant and shock-resistant
- Illuminated glass-etched reticle
- Leaf-spring turret control for positive and responsive click adjustments.
- Generous eye relief
- Side focus dial: 20yds to infinity (TG8541TLR)