[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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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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New GPO SPECTRA 6X 4.5-27x50i SFP Long-Range Hunting Riflescope

German Precision Optics has a new long-range hunting riflescope called SPECTRA 6X 4.5-27x50i. According to GPO, this model is perfect for hunting all North American game species, from small game to elk. The iCONTROL microdot lighting has been incorporated into the MOAi ballistic reticle, to aid with longer shots. The scope comes with a 30mm main tube, GPO bright lens coating technology, doubleHD objective lens technology, and PASSIONtrac zero-stop locking turrets with 1/4″ at 100 yards turret-adjustment. To help you change the magnification, there’s a removable magnification throw lever included.

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New Primary Arms SLx 1-10x28mm LPVO Scope

Those looking for a Low Power Variable Optic now have a new option from Primary Arms. The new model is called SLx 1-10x28mm SFP Rifle Scope, and it features a 34mm tube and has an overall length of 10.5″. The new scope has 11 different reticle illumination settings including two night vision and two daylight-bright settings and two reticles to choose from – the ACSS Raptor 5.56 M10S for the 5.56x45mm NATO and .308 Winchester cartridges or the ACSS Griffin MIL M10S offering a MIL-grid. The price is $449.99.

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New CRS Series Budget-Friendly Riflescopes by Maven Optics

Maven Optics has been making steady strides to becoming a household name within the firearms industry over the last couple of years. Although some optics from their lineup have earned a place on top of a marksman’s rifle, many who might want to enjoy Maven’s optics haven’t been able to because nearly all of their optics have fetched north of $1,000 of a starting point. The all-new Maven CRS series of riflescopes is a new mid-range lineup of optics meant for those who want to up their optics game but still want to keep their wallet somewhat filled.

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Maven Introduces The New RS.5 4-24x50mm SFP Riflescope

Maven has slowly but surely started making its way into the forefront of people’s minds when it comes to riflescopes for precision and hunting applications. The new Maven RS.5 4-24x50mm Second Focal Plane Riflescope is now available for shooters who want the magnification of a powerful riflescope without the downsides of the reticle that a first focal plane riflescope comes with. Hopefully, this new optic will live up to the reputation that Maven has started to build for itself with affordable optics that still deliver on every shot.

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TFB Review: Meopta Optika6 4.5-27×50 SFP Scope

The Meopta Optika6 series of riflescopes aims to push the limits of you and your rifle at distance.  The Optika6 lineup features eight different reticles in both first and second focal planes. As long-range rifle season is in full swing, I requested the Optika6 4.5-27×50 SFP to test out on my Ruger Precision Rifle in .300 PRC.

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SOCOM Solicits $33 MILLION Contract for Variable-Power Squad Optics

The United States Special Operations Command (US SOCOM) is looking for a new variable-power rifle optic to allow users to engage targets out to 600 meters, while still preserving close-in capability. The solicitation, released last week on Fed Biz Opps, announces a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) supply contract for up to $33.2 million dollars worth of the new optics. The draft requires offerors to provide 12 sample optics before December 8th of this year. The solicitation follows a pre-solicitation notice issued in July.

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