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Camera Land's Shot Show Preview
I'm headed out to Vegas Sunday for SHOT. Of course I will be writing and posting a daily SHOT Show report. We have set up a SHOT Show News tab on our home page for you to see updates and new product announcements.
We are running a SHOT Show Week Sale for you while I am gone that will run through the 22nd. If what you're looking for is not marked down just call the store, 516-217-1000, and I'm sure they'll hook you up. Our web builder has already started lowering prices on our site.
I'm looking forward to the show, seeing people and maybe adding a new brand or 2. We have been approached by Astra Optix who has already sent me their 10x42 Rangefinder Binocular which sells for only $499.99. I was curious, with no hopes of it being decent, when they offered to send it to me to check out, but shockingly the optics are way better than I expected and the LCD rangefinder is basic but does the job. Is this the greatest, absolutely not, however, a good quality 10x42 rangefinding binocular for only $499.99 is a great option for many people. I have set up a meeting with them to see what's what.
We have already let you know about some new products and here's a few that have been announced:
Athlon HERAS SPR Riflescopes
Athlons new line of Heras SPR Riflescopes pushes the envelope even further with features previously unheard of at this price point. The HERAS SPR offerings are incredibly versatile and cover a wide range of applications suitable to hunters, small-bore shooters, and air-gunners alike. This robust line is designed to handle the forward impulse of springer air guns, PCP and recoil from magnum centerfire rifles.
Heras 2-12x42 Riflescopes
Heras 4-20x50 Riflescopes
Heras 6-24x56 1st and 2nd FP Riflescopes
Sightron has just released 2 new scopes. Sightron S6 1-6x24
S6 1-6x24 FFP - LRT
S6 1-6x24 SFP - IR4A
Sightron’s engineers gave thoughtful consideration in designing a LPVO (low power variable optic) to meet the demanding needs of 3-gun competitors, tactical operators and close-range hunters. First, using the finest Japanese glass combined with Sightron’s exclusive MC-777 lens multi-coating, gives the shooter amazing clarity, contrast, and excellent light transmission all while reducing flare. This and combined with Sightron’s Precision Focus Eyepiece which provides comfortable eye-relief and a generous sight picture gives the shooter an uninterrupted sight of the target under varying lighting conditions. In those challenging lighting situations, another aid to help the shooter acquire their target is the 11-position illumination dial with off positions between each setting allowing the shooter to quickly set their desired intensity. The aircraft grade aluminum 34mm tube houses Sightron’s exclusive ExacTrack W&E system for consistent, repetitive tracking, and is O-ring sealed, nitrogen charged and 1,000G rated shockproof so that your scope provides reliable performance these shooters demand.
Steiner T6Xi Riflescopes
Steiner, a leader in high-performance optics for military and law enforcement as well as the professional marksman, announces an all-new series of riflescopes covering the full spectrum of tactical shooting needs. From CQB engagement, overwatch, or long-distance target operations, the Steiner riflescope T6Xi series combines advanced German engineering with made-in-America precision manufacturing to deliver premium, rugged optics that are ready to fulfill any mission, anywhere.
T6Xi 5-30x56 for long-range and precision shooting
T6Xi 3-18x56 and T6Xi 2.5-15x50 for near- to extended-range performance
T6Xi 1-6x24 for close-quarter to mid-range engagements
The T6Xi series builds on Steiner's legendary T5Xi optics developed for advanced tactical and competitive shooting, and incorporates the latest in Steiner glass and lens coating technology for brighter and clearer views in all light and field conditions. Upgraded locking windage and elevation turrets ensure maximum confidence while in the field.
Leupold jumps into the rangefinder binocular game with the announcement of their BX-4 Range HD TBR/W 10x42 Rangefinder Binocular - A true hybrid of tech and optical performance, the BX-4 Range HD combines Leupold’s DNA laser engine and ballistics software with the company’s award-winning BX-4 binoculars, allowing hunters and shooters to spot and range targets at the same time without wasting valuable seconds switching between gear. When speed is paramount, there’s no substitute for a range-finding binocular. The BX-4 Range HD TBR/W 10x42mm fuses our DNA engine and ballistics software wit the optical performance diehard hunters and shooters demand. Now you can spot and range targets without wasting valuable seconds switching between gear. Its highcontrast red OLED display delivers visible readouts in any light, and its edge-to-edge clarity makes glassing sessions easy on the eyes. When you’re packing for your next match or hunt, cut the excess. Take the BX-4 Range HD TBR/W.
Leupold’s Elite Optical System delivers the light transmission, glare reduction, and resolution diehard hunters and shooters demand
Offers the versatility of a right/left programmable power button
Delivers incredible ruggedness with a lightweight magnesium body
Delivers crystal-clear images with precision focus adjustments
Provides ballistically calculated ranges for uphill/downhill shooting using True Ballistic Range/Wind (TBR/W) technology
Mounts easily with 1/4-20 threaded tripod adapter
Sheds dirt and water for clear, crisp images with Guard-ion lens coating
Superior ruggedness is tested for extreme climates
Boasts 2,600-yard ranging distance on reflective objects and 1,600 yards on trees
Provides exceptional bright and clear images with a high light transmission red OLED display
Waterproof, fogproof, and guaranteed to perform for life
Not to be left behind, Hawke introduces their new High Resolution Rangefinder Binocular with OLED. Hawke Frontier LRF Binoculars use high light transmission optics and a red colored OLED display to make the view to your target clearer than ever before. They feature water repellent lens coatings and fully multi-coated lenses to produce sharp images with light transmission and true color optics. The new Frontier LRF features range finding capabilities including Distance, Rain, Hunt, Near, Horizontal Distance and Angle modes. The display brightness can be manually adjusted between 6 levels of brightness. Waterproof to IPX7, fog proof, and accurate ± 1 yard.
Power save mode automatically turns off after 15 seconds of no operation
6 levels of brightness red OLED display
Distance, rain, hunt, near, horizontal distance, and angle modes
Waterproof to IPX7
Accurate to ± 1 yard
Ranges from 11–2515 yards
Supplied with MOLLE system, adjustable Binocular Harness Pack
Hawke also announced a new Vantage IR 1-4x20 - Turkey Dot Riflescope - The new Turkey Dot IR reticle offers fast acquisition of your target when every second counts. You have the ability to use it on 1x for true reflex shooting when your turkey is up close and personal, but you’ll also have the capability to zoom in on your turkey at longer distances with magnification up to 4 power.
4 Inch Long Eye Relief
½ MOA Low-Profile Turrets
Magnified Turkey Optic
All Caliber Rated
Red And Green Illumination
Just Announced the new Element Helix 2-16x50 SFP Riflescope - This new Element Helix 2-16x50 SFP Riflescope Series is a wonderful addition to their line up of scopes. A 2-16x can pretty much take care of any hunting situation, I think you'll agree.
30mm Main Body Tube
8x Zoom Optical System
Compact, Lightweight design
Second Focal Plane Reticle
Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Side Parallax: 10m-Infinity
Fully Multi-Coated Lenses with HD Glass
Capped, Resettable Turrets
Removable Magnification Throw Lever
Waterproof, Fogproof, Shockproof & Nitrogen Purged
Sunshade, Lens Cloth, ‘Cheat Sheet’ Stickers & Clear Lens Caps Included
Just announced the new Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56 additions - With the new Leica Geovid Pro 42 and 56, Leica takes precision laser rangefinding to the next level. Class leading laser rangefinder, most accurate ballistic solver, industry leading optical performance and proven ruggedness, resulting in the most capable and functioning rangefinding binocular on the market today. The new Geovid models will extend their highly successful and unique top-notch portfolio rangefinding binoculars:
• Geovid Pro 8x42
• Geovid Pro 10x42
• Geovid Pro 8x56
• Ballistic calculation powered by Applied Ballistics
• Wind correction
• Onboard environmental sensors
• Leica Ballistics App
• Kestrel 5700 Elite
• Garmin tactix Delta/Foretrex 701
• Leica Pro Track
• Google Maps
GPO Spectra™ Reflex Dot: The Next Generation of a Reflex is Here - GPO USA has announced its entrance into the reflex sight market with the introduction of its new GPO Spectra™ Reflex sight. For quick target acquisition made for pistols and MSR shooting, nothing helps more than a high-quality red dot sight. This new introduction offers next generation red dot technology from GPO with the highest quality dense polymer lenses that are fully multi-coated with GPO’s proprietary GPObright™ high transmission technology.
Meopta Introduces the MeoSight IV Red Dot Sight - This new red dot reflex sight is Meopta’s smallest, weighing just 1.2 ounces. Its ultra-low profile makes the MeoSight IV ideal for handguns. It can also be mounted to a primary riflescope for fast and accurate close-quarter target acquisition or mounted directly to an accessory rail.
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