Steiner Predator 4S 4-16X: Let's Get Small

Steve Martin used to have a whole comedy routine based around a gag where he told his audience: “Let’s get small.” It appears that optics manufacturer Steiner has taken his jokes to heart, with the release of the new Predator 4S riflescope.

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TFB Review: Pulsar Krypton 2 FXG50 Thermal Clip-On – Smaller, Lighter, More Powerful

After almost one year of ownership, here is my review of the Pulsar Krypton 2 FXG50 Thermal Clip-On. The Pulsar Krypton 2 models (there is a “budget” FXG35 model as well) were released last year at IWA in Germany. Since thermal riflescopes (digital sights with reticles) are forbidden in Germany, and some other countries, the only way to get thermal capability for your hunting rifle is to connect a thermal clip-on to your ordinary day scope.

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POTD: Zero Compromise ZC840 + Special Forces Sniper

Photo Of The Day and we have some really cool images from the 2023 Menton Sniper Competition. Zero Compromise Optics (ZCO) is a company that specializes in the manufacturing of high-end optics, particularly rifle scopes. The company is known for its commitment to producing premium-quality optics with no compromises on performance. A few years ago we reviewed their Zero Compromise ZC527 Scope.

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Vortex Optics Adds New Defender-ST Red Dot Sight

There is a new micro red dot from Vortex Optics, the Defender-ST. It has a lot in common with the Defender-CCW, but has a DeltaPoint Pro footprint. This new model is not just for handgun use, but would be at home on a shotgun or as a 1x optic in conjunction with a variable scope. Let’s take a look a the features.

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New King For Extreme Long Range? Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 Riflescope

Interested in Bench Rest, F-Class, Long Range or Extreme Long Range? You found the right article, as the new Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 riflescope is specially developed for competition shooting, and to cover those disciplines. The 10-60×56 uses a 6x zoom optics design, and the 56 mm objective lens diameter has a light transmission of over 90 % to provide a clear, bright and high-contrast image even at extreme magnifications.

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TFB Review: I Tried To Destroy My Riton Optics 3 Tactix EED

It says it there in the title and long story short, I haven’t killed it yet. Today we’re talking about a familiar yet new(ish) face to the enclosed red dot world – the Riton Optics 3 Tactix EED (Enclosed Emitter Dot). This optic is new for Riton but may be familiar to those who are also familiar with Nutrek Optics who is the OEM manufacturer for both the new 3 Tactix EED and Viridian RFX45 Enclosed Green Dot. While I think it’s personally fair to call the two optics more or less the same, they do differ in a few ways besides the color of the dot, and to better showcase those differences I was able to get Riton Optics to send me a copy of the EED for testing and evaluation. After testing some of the most durable products in optics like the new Trijicon RCR, and RMR HD, I wanted to see what a more “budget-friendly” option like the EED could offer me as a pistol shooter. Country of origin aside, I think it’s worth testing out the EED to see what it’s capable of and how it holds up to my level of destructive range antics.

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NEW Schmidt & Bender 3-18×42 - All-Round Hunting Riflescope

The 3-18×42 is the newest kid on the block from Germany’s Schmidt & Bender. This is a compact and versatile riflescope that combines relevant features to make it a true all-rounder for your next hunt. The Schmidt & Bender 3-18×42 hunting riflescope also introduces Schmidt & Bender’s new “LPI” system, an abbreviation for the German term “Leucht-Parallaxe-Integriert,” translating to “Illumination Parallax Integrated.” This illumination control is seamlessly incorporated into the parallax adjustment, providing an improved mounting solution and facilitating easier use for left-handed individuals.

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[SHOT Show 2024] Smaller, Lighter, Brighter: The NEW Meprolight M22

New for 2024, Meprolight has a new successor to their M21 dual illuminated reflex sight. The new M22 reflex is much smaller and lighter than the previous model, and has a streamlined single quick-detach lever. The M22 is illuminated by a combination of fiber optic pipes and tritium, like the M21; however the reticle color has been changed to red.

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C&H Precision's New Rifle Optics – Big Dots, Small Dots, and MPVOs

C&H Precision brought a whole new set of dedicated rifle optics to SHOT Show 2024 including a new MPVO and two new carbine-ready red dots. The new MPVO or LVPO will feature a 2-12 magnification range on a 44mm tube along with an illuminated reticle, parallax adjustment, and locking windage and elevation turrets for quick and secure adjustments. Meanwhile, the new ERD-1 and ERD-2 are two red dots with two different missions. The ERD-1 delivers a gigantic viewing window and multiple reticle options, while the ERD-2 is a compact, lightweight, and auto-adjusting red dot that sips on batteries and keeps your carbine ready to go whenever you are.

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NEW Primary Arms Optics for 2024

Primary Arms Optics has introduced a range of new products for practical, defensive, and precision shooting. This lineup includes advanced rifle scopes and red dot sights, alongside a new series of mounts and accessories aimed at enhancing shooter performance.

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Holosun Announces DRS-NV Will Be Available At Dealers Soon

Holosun has grown to be an industry leader in optics in recent years. Many of their red dots and reflex sights have become some of the most popular options on the market, following on from more humble reputational beginnings. They have also dabbled in the night vision game, with their product catalog including a selection of infrared laser and illuminator units. Around SHOT Show 2023, Holosun revealed that they were working on getting deeper into the low-light shooting market by virtue of a pair of upcoming digital prototype optics, one thermal and one standard NV. Now a year later, the night vision model is ready and heading to market soon. In a January 11th Instagram post, Holosun announced that their DRS-NV is slated to ship to dealers within a matter of weeks. Check out the text of their post copied below for details.

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TFB Review: InfiRay Outdoor Mate MAH50 Thermal Front Attachment

This is a review of the InfiRay Outdoor Mate MAH50 Thermal Front Attachment. There are many reasons to consider thermal “clip-ons” for your ordinary day optic, and the MATE MAH50 is one of the best on the market in terms of image quality.

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The Antimatter Industries Electronic Scopeswitch

The Electronic Scopeswitch from Antimatter Industries is a new type of optic mount that allows your off hand to control the zoom ring on your optic with just a button and keep your hands where they need to be on the gun. Weird. Check it out.

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[SHOT 2024] Spuhr Displays RDF Red Dot Mount

Renowned for their attention to detail and quality, Spuhr has debuted their latest offering: The Spuhr RDF Red Dot Mount. This newly unveiled gadget was one of the highlights at SHOT 2024, grabbing the attention of enthusiasts and industry insiders alike for its unique features and functionality.

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[SHOT Show 2024] NEW Trijicon Credo 1-10 LPVO

Hoplopfheil drops by the Trijicon booth to check out the new Credo 1-10x LPVO. The Credo series is Trijicon’s flagship series of variable optics, including both LPVOs and mid-range scopes. The new 1-10x LPVO incorporates some features of the existing Credo 1-8x and 2-10x scopes and pushes the top-end magnification a bit further.

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[SHOT 2024] New Primary Arms Rifle Scopes, Red Dots, Mounts

Primary Arms Optics has introduced a range of new products for practical, defensive, and precision shooting. This lineup, revealed at SHOT Show 2024, includes advanced rifle scopes and red dot sights, alongside a new series of mounts and accessories aimed at enhancing shooter performance. Let’s take a look at the new Primary Arms rifle scopes, red dot optics, and mounting systems.

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[SHOT 2024] Kahles Unveils Game Changer Scope

In a move sure to thrill long-range shooters, Kahles startled the industry with its launch of the new K328i scope at  SHOT Show 2024. The K328i boasts features that showcase the company’s commitment to delivering quality, performance, and precision on the range.

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[SHOT 2024] Warrior Systems Has New skeletonized 50-Round Drum At SHOT, New Glock Slides, New RMR Adapter

During the recent SHOT Show, Warrior Systems showcased a new addition to its product lineup, debuting a skeletonized 50-round drum magazine. The magazine stands out due to its aluminum construction featuring distinct cut-outs that serve the dual purpose of weight reduction and visual appeal. As for functionality and pricing, the product retains the characteristics of its predecessor, with a 5-year warranty accompanying its $249 MSRP.

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Holosun Pwned the Night at SHOT Show 2024

Holosun brought a pile of night vision accessories to SHOT Show 2024, and TFB’s resident night vision nerd Hop checked them out. The night vision and thermal optics that were revealed last year are finally coming to market, alongside new weapon lights, red dot sights, and an IR laser aiming module. And brand new to the show this year was a miniaturized thermal fusion sight that can be mounted to a pistol. Suffice to say if even half of these new products come out on time and on budget, it will dominate the night vision market for the next year.

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[SHOT 2024] Talley Manufacturing Introduces RMR Mounts For Shotguns

Talley Manufacturing, known for its production of state-of-the-art optic equipment, has announced the introduction of its new series of red dot sight mounts designed specifically for shotguns. Among the models that were showcased, the designs compatible with the Remington 870 and Winchester SX proved to be significant additions to the lineup.

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[SHOT 2024] Viridian Introduce MDS35 Dot Sight and 4LUX 2K Duo

Viridian, a prominent name in the sight and light industry, has recently expanded its product lineup. They’ve introduced the Modern Dot Sight (MDS) series, specifically the MDS35 and MDS25 Dot Sights, as well as the innovative 4LUX 2K Duo.

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[SHOT 2024] EOTECH Launches the Vudu X Series Rifle Scopes

EOTECH, the renowned optics manufacturer, has announced the launch of its latest product line, the Vudu X series of rifle scopes. These scopes, aimed at outdoor enthusiasts such as hunters, 3-gun shooters, and recreational shooters, are set to elevate the standards of the field with their advanced features.

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[SHOT 2024] Samson Manufacturing Releases New Stock, Optics Mounts, and Tool Kits

At SHOT Show 2024, Samson Manufacturing announced the addition of several new products to their lineup, including a new stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown, a pair of optics mounts for the AK platform, and a series of Field Survivor tool kits. These developments exhibit Samson Manufacturing’s ongoing commitment to providing firearm owners with an array of aftermarket enhancements and maintenance tools.

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[SHOT 2024] Nightforce Introduces Configurable Field Scope

At SHOT Show 2024, Nightforce unveiled their latest optical innovation, the Configurable Field Scope 6-36×50. This new spotting scope integrates versatility with compactness, boasting a length of just 14 inches, and it retains Nightforce’s commitment to quality and functionality. The spotlight feature of this scope is that it comes with a first focal plane reticle, which maintains the crosshair size in relation to the target across its entire magnification range.

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[SHOT 2024] Hands on With the THALES XTRAIM Hybrid Thermal Weapon Sight

The 2024 SHOT Show saw the debut of the THALES XTRAIM Hybrid Thermal Weapon Sight. Optimized for rifles and light machine guns (LMGs), the XTRAIM provides a decisive operational advantage by facilitating advanced target acquisition in any light condition.

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[SHOT 2024] New Products from Aimpoint

Aimpoint, a renowned manufacturer and innovator of red dot sighting technology, has taken the spotlight at SHOT 2024 with a roster of new and exciting products. The new offerings include an expansion of color variants for the ACRO P2, a new magnifier for the red dot optics, and the ACRO S2 specifically designed for shotguns.

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[SHOT 2024] Leapers Launches New Optics In High-End Integrix Series

In a step towards widening their growing Integrix series, Leapers has launched new cutting-edge optics at SHOT 2024. The Michigan-based outfit, which first earned a foothold in the market with cost-efficient models, is now expanding into the high-end arena, complementing its new line of AR components.

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[SHOT 2024] Elcan SpecterDR Series Updated To Meet Changing Demands Of Warfare

Elcan has updated its popular SpecterDR series of riflescopes to better meet the evolving demands of modern warfare. The company, known for its pragmatic innovation and ability to adapt to shifting needs, have made significant enhancements to their existing 1x/4x and 1.5x/4x variants.

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Swarovski's New Smart Binoculars: AX Visio

Did you ever feel the need to be able to share the amazing sights you see through your binoculars? With Swarovski‘s new AX Visio 10×32 Smart Binoculars, this is now possible. There is also functionality to help you identify birds and other animal species at the touch of a button, and you can share your discoveries and point them out to friends.

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EOTECH Adds More Budget-Friendly Vudu X Series to Scope Lineup

While EOTECH‘s most well-known products may be their holographic sights, that’s certainly not all they do. They’re also players in the night vision/thermal market, and they launched their first red dot with the EFLX pistol optic in 2022. They also offer several models of riflescopes, with the Vudu line having first released back in 2016. Their current Vudu offerings include four first focal plane variants and three featuring second focal plane reticles. These range from 1-6x, 1-8x, and 1-10x LPVOs up to an 8-32x option, among others. Now EOTECH has announced that they’re bringing a new series of riflescopes to their product catalog, meant to be a bit more budget-friendly than the existing choices. Meet the new Vudu X series, detailed in the press release below.

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