2016 New Optics Buyer’s Guide
Your targets won’t suddenly get closer, but it may seem like it with the array of new optics available to the tactical shooter.
One-Stop Optics Shop
When SIG Sauer launched its new Electro-Optics division, it did so in grand fashion. With a line of products in just about every optics category, the famed gunmaker is well positioned to compete with the big guys in the glass business.
Steiner Introduces "Intelligent" Combat Sight (ICS)
Steiner's new ICS combines a fixed-power 6X scope with a laser rangefinder and ballistic calculator.
New Bushnell Elite 1600 ARC Laser Rangefinder is Packed with a Host of New Features
The new Bushnell Elite 1600 ARC Laser Rangefinder offers outstanding pinpoint precision, ruggedness and optical quality in a compact, easy-to-use device.
Burris B-1500 Laser Rangefinding 7x40 mm Binocular
The latest generation of laser rangefinders has changed all that by moving in with high-quality optics. The Burris B-1500 Laser Rangefinding 7x40 mm Binocular is part of a revolution that allows you to glass until you find the game, then simply press a button to have distance displayed in the lenses.
Bushnell Elite 1500
Digital technology has redefined so much of what we do and what we do it with, and rangefinders are no exception. The Elite 1500 is about 80 percent the size of my old YardagePro, yet it is 50 percent more effective in terms of its ranging capabilities.
Zeiss Rapid Z Reticle
The Rapid-Z Reticle is Zeiss's contribution to a range-finding riflescope that also allows shooters to compensate for trajectory and wind—and still fit in a conventional package. There are four basic Rapid-Z Reticles: 600, 800, 1000 and Varmint.
Zeiss 8x26 Victory T* PRF
The Zeiss 8x26 Victory T* PRF is a laser rangefinder that works out to 1,300 yards, and unlike some other rangefinders, actually delivers readings out to that range on targets of interest, like animals. The optics are high-quality, as is to be expected from one of the world's most respected optics manufacturers, but this unit offers some very helpful features beyond its glass.