[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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New Year, New Glass! Vortex Venom 3-15x44mm FFP & 1-6x24mm SFP

It’s a whole new year and optics manufacturers are ushering in new glass! Some of the newest offerings are the Vortex Venom 3-15x44mm FFP (First Focal Plane) and Vortex Venom 1-6x24mm SFP (Second Focal Plane). This expands out the Venom family of optics to 3 selections now bridging the gap from Low Powered Variable Optics (LPVO) all the way up to high magnification options in the original 5-25x option.

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Nightforce Adds New MRAD Reticle Options

Nightforce has added some new MRAD reticle options. The Mil-XT reticle is now offered for their 4-14×50 SHV F1 scope, and the Tremor 5 is available in two models. Let’s zoom in on these new reticles to see what they offer. 

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Delta Optical Launches Stryker HD 1-10×28 LPVO

Delta Optical officially launched the Stryker HD 1-10×28 on October 17th. This optic was announced earlier this year but is now available. Let’s check out the features it brings to the market.

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Burris' New Veracity PH 4-20x50mm FFP Riflescope

Burris Optics has just released its latest riflescope in the form of the new Veracity PH 4-20x50mm FFP riflescope. This new riflescope features Burris’ new Programmable Elevation Knob system which when combined with the Burris Connect app, allows you to change dials for holdovers on the fly and instantly update the optic rather than having to manually adjust the windage and elevation knobs. In addition, the Vercity PH also features an internal HUD that displays important information like rifle cant, angle, battery level, and holdover information.

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Arken Optics Expands Into LPVOs With EP8 1-8×28

Arken Optics has created a name for itself in the affordable optics space. Up until now, their offerings were all in higher magnification ranges like 4-16x, 6-24x, and 5-25x. Their new EP8 LPVO bucks that trend.

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[SHOT 2023] New Arken EPL Long Range Hunting Scopes

Arken Optics displayed their EP Lightweight (EPL) scopes at SHOT Show 2023. The EPL is a departure from their previous scopes and is more suited to hunting use.

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New Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP Scope from Vortex Optics

Vortex Optics is adding a new optic to the Strike Eagle series, fitting between the low-power variable models and the 5-25×56. The new Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP option is specifically targeted at the DMR market.

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New Match Pro ED 5-30×56 FFP Riflescope from Bushnell

Bushnell launches a new Match Pro ED 5-30×56 FFP riflescope, which expands on what the original Match Pro model brought to the market. Apart from improved optics with a 34mm diameter tube, you’ll also have a new illuminated DM2 reticle. The elevation is 30 MIL (103 MOA) with zero stop turrets.

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New ZeroTech Optics Vengeance 5-25x56mm FFP Riflescope

ZeroTech Optics has added another model to their Vengeance series of riflescopes. The new Vengeance 5-25×56 FFP RMG was designed for PRS and long-range shooters. The main tube is 34 mm, with a 56 mm objective lens, and the turret offers 28 MRADs of internal elevation travel with a zero stop. The company’s own RMF FFP reticle is glass etched and the lenses have weathershield coating. The MSRP is $799.

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TFB Review: Athlon HELOS BTR 4-20×50 IR FFP MOA Rifle Scope

The Athlon HELOS BTR rifle scope series comes in a wide variety of magnifications and objective lens sizes, but the one I’ve tested and reviewed here is the 4-20x50mm version with a Minute Of Angle (MOA) reticle and turrets. MIL reticle and turrets are also an option on all but one in the HELOS BTR line, which is the 1-10x28mm that comes in an MOA bullet drop compensator reticle. The Athlon HELOS BTR as tested has the reticle located in the first focal plane (FFP), and the magnification level of 4-20x is a nice jumping off point for targets 50 yards and beyond.

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TFB Review: Zeiss LRP S5 525-56 FFP PRS Scope

Last fall, Zeiss announced their LRP S5 FFP precision rifle scope. They claim this scope has the most elevation in its class. Zeiss sent one of their LRP S5 525-56 scopes to us for review. So let’s take a look through it.

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TFB Review: Athlon ARES ETR 3-18×50 UHD IR FFP Scope

Athlon Optics has really made some waves in recent years, offering quite a variety of options between budget scopes around the $200 mark, all the way up to the $2000 spectrum. Athlon’s Argos 1-4x caught my eye when Adam S. reviewed it for AllOutdoor.com, so when I was looking to set up a rifle to eventually use as a sniper rifle for my department, I wanted to give Athlon Optics a try. One such optic was the Athlon ARES ETR 3-18×50 with a 34mm tube and UHD, extra-low dispersion glass. Athlon also let me use a set of their Precision Scope Rings as well.

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Hands-On: Crimson Trace Hardline Pro 6-24×50 FFP MIL ILL Scope

Down in Refugio, Texas at Bridle Iron South Training Facility the crew of TFB and TFBTV were onsite to try out some ATN and Crimson Trace products. Like many of you, I only know of Crimson Trace from their history of laser systems. Well, they are making traditional scopes and one of them piqued my interest – the Crimson Trace Hardline Pro 6-24×50 first focal plane with MILS reticle and illumination.

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Zeiss LRP S5 FFP Precision Rifle Scopes With The Most Elevation

Zeiss has come out with a new line of long-range precision riflescopes. The Zeiss LRP S5 has some impressive features for use in long-range competition or hunting. They will come in 3-18×50 or 5-25×56. They will also feature either an MOA or MRAD reticle. Zeiss also claims a first-in-class elevation of 40.7MRAD or 140MOA! Let’s take a closer look at what they have.

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