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OPTICS

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VORTEX HS 4-16X

SIMMONS' Predator Quest riflescopes, named after the

indicator. For
44 MM RIFLESCOPE
dangerous game
hunters or tactical aficionados,
the 1-4X 24 mm variant,
which features the company's Tactical
Milling Close Quarter (TMCQ) illuminated reticle, gets the nod.
Likewise, for the long-range enthusiast there's the Viper HS Long
Range Riflescopes, available in 4-16X 44 mm and 4-16X 50 mm
versions, both featuring Vortex's Dead Hold
BDC reticle.www.vortexoptics.com.

sight, or RMR, now has an adjustable brightness dial to control its LED light source. The company's TrijiDot shotgun sight
is also a rugged tritium fiber-optic sight, but one specifically
designed for installation on the front rib. Another of Trijicon's
signature lines, its Night Sights, now come in HD (Heavy Duty)
variants that are said to be more robust and easier to see.
www.trijicon.com

VORTEX OPTICS' Viper HS series riflescopes have one-piece,
30 mm aluminum alloy tubes, XD extra-low-dispersion glass,
multi-coated lenses, ArmorTek exterior protection, argon gas
purging and shock-proof construction. Additionally, the scopes,
available in 2.5-10X 44 mm, 4-16X 44 mm and 4-16X 50 mm
configurations, have two reticle options, fast-focus eye
pieces, precision erector and spring systems, quickreset turrets and a MAG-View fiber-optic magnification

MM

TRIJICON'S aluminum-cased Ruggedized Miniature Reflex

ZEISS DIALT 18-45X 65

SWAROVSKI OPTIK'S EL 50 mm binoculars have
"SWAROVISION" technology, which was developed to give
greater viewing comfort, especially for eyeglass wearers. They
use a "field flattener lens" that helps to produce bright image
resolution right up to the edge of the field of view. This ensures
the finest detail without any edge distortion. These compact
binoculars contain HD lenses to minimize color fringing (chromatic aberration) and to guarantee razor-sharp images. Also,
Swarovski's new slim, compact Z5 riflescopes are available in
3.5-18X 44 mm and 5-25X 52 mm. They are offered with a wide
range of standard and long-range reticles and the Swarovski
Optik Ballistic Turret. www.swarovskioptik.com

COMPACT FIELD SPOTTING SCOPE

popular "Predator Quest" TV show, include a 4.5-18X 44 mm and
6-24X 50 mm, and standard features include 30 mm tubes for
plenty of adjustment room, side-focus, fingertip-adjustable turrets, multi-coating, a TruPlex reticle and fog-proof/waterproof
construction. www.simmonsoptics.com

WEAVER has two

additions to the 40/44
WEAVER 40/44
2-7X 32 MM RIFLESCOPE
Series: the 1X 20 mm
and the 2-7X 32 mm. The
former, designed for states where magnification on muzzleloaders
is prohibited, features a one-piece tube, fully multi-coated lenses,
Dual-X reticle and fog-proof/ shock-proof/waterproof construction. The 2-7X 32 mm, available with either the Dual-X or Ballistic-X
reticle, was created to withstand the abuse of hard-recoiling
shotguns, muzzleloaders and rifles, as well as facilitate low-profile
mounting. The scopes' key features mimic those of the 1X 20 mm
variant. Building on the success of the "Buck Commander" television show, Weaver unveiled a like-named series of scopes and
binoculars. The Buck Commander 2-8X 36 mm riflescope, available
with the Dual-X or Command-X reticle, offers one-piece tubes,
fully multi-coated lenses and fog-proof/waterproof/shock-proof
construction. www.weaveroptics.com.

ZEISS SPORT OPTICS has a new spotting scope, the Dialyt
18-45X 65 mm Compact field, with a rubber-armored, lightweight
metal body, a built-in variable eyepiece, and premium
multilayer-coated optics. The 15½"long, 42.2-oz. unit is fully waterproof
and dust-proof. www.zeiss.com

AMMUNITION
ALLIANT POWDER'S AR-Comp was developed for AR-style

rifles, but is suitable for all semi-automatic rifles. It offers
consistent pressure and velocities across a range of temperatures, and it is at its best with heavy 0.224"- and 0.308"diameter match-type bullets. www.alliantpowder.com

BARNES BULLETS' VOR-TX line now includes loads from

.223 Rem. to .45-70 Gov't, including metric cartridges such as
7x64 mm, 8x57 mm and 9x62 mm. For dangerous game hunters
there's VOR-TX Safari, available in popular chambering from
.375 H&H Mag. to .500 Nitro Express, and featuring TripleShock X-Bullets (TSX) and Banded Solid RNs. Also appearing
is VOR-TX Handgun, which is loaded with X Pistol Bullets
(XPB) and initially offered in .357 Mag., .44 Mag. and .45 Colt.
For competitive and recreational
shooters there's Match
Burners, economically
priced lead-core, boattail bullets ranging from
52-gr., 0.224" to 175-gr.,
0.308". Barnes' Long-

Range X-Bullets (LRX) have higher ballistic coefficients (BC)
for enhanced external and terminal ballistics, and are initially
offered in 145-gr., 0.284"; 175- and 200-gr., 0.308"; and 265-gr.,
0.338". Also changed for the new year are Banded Solids,
most of which now have a round-nose profile. The Tipped
Triple-Shock X-Bullet (TTSX) lineup also grew tremendously,
with the most notable additions being variants in .22, .35, .36,
.37 and .41 caliber. www.barnesbullets.com.
FEDERAL Guard Dog pistol ammunition features bullets with a
full-metal-jacket profile, yet due to the use of polymer internally,
it upsets similarly to conventional expanding projectiles. Guard
Dog is available in 9 mm Luger (105 grs.), .40 S&W (135 grs.) and
.45 ACP (165 grs.). The Black Cloud shotshell line has two new
additions: 12-ga., 3" loads with 11⁄8 ozs. of either No. 3 or 4 steel
shot at 1635 f.p.s. Federal's new 20-ga., 2¾" Mag-Shok Heavyweight propels 11⁄8 ozs. of No. 7 shot to 1100 f.p.s. In its Prairie
Storm-series shotshells, the company added 20-ga., 2¾" lead
loads with 4, 5 or 6 shot, and now steel versions are available in
12-ga., 3" with 11⁄8 ozs. of No. 3 or 4 at 1600 f.p.s. and 20-ga., 3"

BARNES MATCH BURNERS BULLETS

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