New Trijicon 1-8×28 AccuPower riflescope |SHOT 2017

    Trijicon will be showing the new 1-8×28 AccuPower LED Riflescope at SHOT Show.

    The new sight offers true 1-8 magnification with a First Focal Plane reticle.

    The tube is 34 mm with a 28 mm objective lens.

    It comes with MIL and MOA reticles in green or red illumination, with 11 settings. 

    The size of the tube means it will be a rather large scope, similar to the Zeiss V8 1.1-8x which has a 36 mm tube and a 30 mm lens for comparison.The Swarovski Z8 1-8x will be a bit smaller, as they have squeezed in all that 8 power in a 30 mm tube and 24 mm lens.

    Regardless, the Trijicon is still compact enough for any AR-type rifle.

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    One of the benefits with a larger lens is that the eyebox will be more forgiving, a feature you will appreciate in awkward shooting positions.

    Some will also like the fact that, unlike many competitors, the Trijicon 1-8×28 Accupower comes with a first focal plane reticle. Unfortunately that luxury usually means a higher price, as it’s more expensive to manufacture.

    The price is set at $1,699.

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    From Tirjicon’s Press Release.

    Trijicon has created another Brilliant Aiming Solution™ with the introduction of the new 1-8x 28mm AccuPower riflescope. The latest model of the newly introduced AccuPower series is destined to become an immediate success, offering the ultimate in versatility, durability and function for a variety of applications.

    Packed with features for the serious shooter, Trijicon’s new 1-8x AccuPower is built around a first focal plane reticle to enhance speed and accuracy. Users enjoy superior optical clarity and brightness with Trijicon’s multi-coated broadband anti-reflective glass. An increased exit pupil delivers better light transmission through the 34  mm tube with a true one (1) power setting and a full eight (8) power at maximum using an integrated zoom ring and optional extender. Knobs are locking and resettable without the use of tools. Graduated in .25 MOA or 0.1 mils, the 100 MOA (29.6 MIL) adjustment range provides users with control and accuracy without the need of tools. Available in either red or green illumination, the control knob with aggressive knurling on the left side of the scope offers 11 settings with an “off” setting in between each. Powered by a single CR2032 lithium battery, the battery can be easily replaced without tools.

    Two new reticles have been added, the Segmented Circle in either MIL or MOA. Each is in the 1st focal plane and allows subtensions and drops to remain true at any magnification, allowing the shooter to quickly and accurately apply the correct hold while the segmented circle allows for unparalleled use at CQB ranges.

    Compact enough for any AR, hunting rifle, or carbine it provides a power range meeting most any practical need. Whether on the field of battle, competition, or the mean streets the 1-8 power is just about perfect. Either the MOA or MIL Segmented Circle reticle make it easy to range, hold, and place accurate shots on target. Optical clarity, rugged construction, and intuitive features make this the most versatile scope you will ever own. Trijicon’s unparalleled strength, commitment to excellence, and customer service make it the perfect choice.

     

    Here’s what the reticle looks like.

     

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    And at full 8 power.

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    Comparing it to the Trijicon VCOG, that is 1-6x, forged and comes with an integrated mount. In my opinion the VCOG is a heavy duty sight, and could probably double as a hammer if needed.

    The AccuPower has 1-8x, has exposed turrets and requires rings or some other kind of separate mount.

    The current AccuPower product range already includes 1-4×24, 2.5-10×56, 3-9×40 and 4-16×50.

    The 1-8 power will be a very nice addition to that range, and I look forward to see more pictures and actually have a look through its lenses.

    Find out more from Trijicon’s homepage.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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