Trijicon Goes Long-Range With TARS Riflescope

posted on January 17, 2012

The Trijicon TARS (Tactical Advanced RifleScope) is a 3-15x variable magnification, 50 mm-objective, illuminated-reticle optic designed for tactical and sporting rifles. Premium-grade optics, exact adjustments, and innovative reticle systems allow users to engage targets at extreme ranges.

Best-quality glass is fully multi-coated to allow maximum light transmission. Optical engineering advancement produces a generous 3.3 inches of constant eye relief while decreasing overall scope length to 13.9 inches. Its 3x to 15x magnification range make it a viable choice for myriad applications, from LE and military operations to benchrest competition to varmint and big-game hunting. 

Here's a look at the new optic being tested during Media Day at the Range.
The TARS features a patented illuminated-reticle system with 10 levels of intensity, including two for use with night-vision optics. Its non-forward emitting LED is much more efficient than current systems; One CR2032 battery provides 30,000 hours of use. Four reticle choices are available-an intuitive MOA reticle (Model 101), Trijicon-exclusive JW mil-square reticle (103) and two duplex versions (102 and 104). All are located in the first focal plane, so subtension values remain constant across the magnification range.


A robust, 34 mm main tube machined from aircraft-grade aluminum combined with Trijicon's mil-spec construction ensure TARS can handle severe recoil in the harshest environments. It is waterproof to 66 feet. Hydrophobic coatings on exposed lenses ensure clarity in wet conditions. Finger-adjustable turrets feature patent-pending lockable, tactile click adjustments for positive tracking and repeatability. A side-mounted parallax dial focuses from 10-feet to infinity. Removable flip-up range caps and sunshade are included.

With Trijicon's proven battlefield performance and uncompromising commitment to perfection, TARS will prove itself as a superior tactical riflescope for long-range marksmen.

For more information on TARS and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit


Operating Principal: Magnified, First Focal Plane
Optical Magnification: 3X - 15X
Focal Plane: First Focal Plane
Theoretical Eye Relief : 3.33 - 3.25 in (84.5- 82.5 mm)
Exit Pupil: 0.66 - 0.13 in (16.7 - 3.3 mm)
Field of View: 7.15o - 1.43o; 37.5 - 7.5 ft (10.4 - 2.1 m) @ 100 yards
Parallax: Side-focus parallax compensation from 40 m to infinity
Adjustment Range:
MOA Variant:
------Elevation: ±75 MOA (150 MOA total travel)
------Windage: ±60 MOA (120 MOA total travel)
------30 MOA per revolution
MIL Variant:
------Elevation: ±22 MIL (44 MIL total travel)
------Windage: ±18 MIL (36 MIL total travel)
------10 MIL per revolution

Adjustment Increments: MOA Variant: 1/4 MOA per click ; MIL Variant: 0.1 MIL per click
Optical Coating: Full multi-layer coating per MIL-C-14806A or broadband anti-reflective coating,
Hydrophobic coating on exposed Objective and Ocular lenses
Reticles : MOA, JW MIL-SQUARE, Duplex
Reticle Color: Red
Optical Signature: Zero forward emission

Power Source
Reticle Illumination:
------Red Light Emitting Diode (LED)
------Center cross illumination
------Push Button Control - Single button press or hold and step through
------Illumination Settings (10): Night Vision 1, Night Vision 2, Tritium Equivalent, Dusk/Dawn 1,
Dusk/Dawn 2, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Intense Sun
Battery : (1) CR2032 Battery

Physical Specifications Length x Width x Height: 13.9 in (353 mm) x 3.8 in (97 mm) x 3.5 in (89 mm), without objective sun shade Weight: 47 oz. (1332 g), without objective sun shade Removable Objective Sun Shade: Adds 3.0 in (75 mm) to overall scope length Material - Housing: 6061-T6 aluminum, hard coat anodized per MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2, dull & nonreflective Internal Gas: Dry Nitrogen Filled


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