Category: Optics

New Leupold RX-1000 Rangefinder

Leupold’s new RX-1000 Rangefinder is very impressive. It is lightweight, compact, has a 6x zoom and can measure out to 1000 yards. Standard model RX-1000 There are two models, the standard and the TBR model (True Ballistic Range). The TBR model includes an [Read More…]

Leupold Mark AR scopes

Capitalizing on the phenomenal popularity of the AR-15, Leupold have produced a line of scopes designed for AR-15 hunting rifles. Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm The Mark AR 1.5-4x20mm model is a light weight scope allowing a wide field of view at the 1.5x zoom, while giving the [Read More…]

Trijicon ATWS Thermal Imager

Trijicon have partnered with FLIR Systems, night vision expects, to develop a very compact thermal imager for ACOG scopes. The ATWS or Advanced Thermal Weapon Sight uses a 640×480 pixel uncooled camera. While it is compact it is not light, weighing in at 1.5 lbs.

Scope bling

If shooting was still popular with hollywood types or if the gangsta’s had more class we would see more scopes like this: Click to expand The perfect scope to go with your diamond front sight or gold sniper rifle. I am not sure what Swarovski Optik model this is. [Read More…]

New EOTech EOLAD2

The legendary Mr. SMGLee has the scoop: EOLAD2 on SCAR EOTech with Laser Device laser build into one unit. IR and visible laser share the same battery as the EOTech 552 in order to minimize the package and also to cut down on weight. The visible Laser is a 5mW unit with [Read More…]

$80 “night vision” goggles

I got pretty excited when I read the title of the Ars Technica review entitled “Hands on with some surprising $80 night vision goggles”. I immediately started day dreaming about stalking varmints on a starless, moonless night. Unfortunately the “Eye [Read More…]

New Leupold UltimateSlam

Leupold have launched a new scope called the UltimateSlam for shotguns and modern muzzleloaders. The SABR reticle can be adjusted to match your load. SABR: Sabot Ballistics Reticle Leupold’s® all-new UltimateSlam™ riflescope is the ideal combination of flexibility, [Read More…]

What does Co-Witness mean?

Apparently it refers to the use of a electronic sight along with backup iron sights. I was aware of the concept but not the word. A “Co-Witness” AR from eguns.com Traction Control explains.

Scope ring lapping

Scope ring lapping is when you grind off any uneven surfaces on the inside of scope rings. This means there is much less chance of your scope getting scraped or dented as well as allowing more of the ring surface to come into contact with the scope, allowing less [Read More…]

3rd world soldiers…

… and their use, or lack of use, of iron sights amazes me. From MilitaryPhotos.com Palestinian police officers loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas violently dispersed a demonstration against the Annapolis peace conference, and medical workers said one protester was [Read More…]