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2012 SHOT Show – Vortex Crossfire Rifle Scopes

2012 SHOT Show – Vortex Crossfire Rifle Scopes

Bushnell Expands its No-Risk Money Back Guarantee

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January 2012
Mike Capps
(573) 898-3422/ mcapps@howardcommunications.com
Paul Arnhold – Bushnell Outdoor Products
(913) 752-6105 / parnhold@bushnell.com

Bushnell Expands its No-Risk Money Back Guarantee

Overland Park, Kan. Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has expanded its Bulletproof Guarantee to include several leading lines of binoculars, riflescopes and spotting scopes and its entire line of hunting laser rangefinders. With the peace of mind that comes from a no-risk, money-back guarantee, consumers can choose Bushnell with added confidence.

Originally introduced with the Legend Ultra HD binocular product line in 2011, Bushnell guaranteed that if customers were not completely satisfied with the product, the company would buy it back, no questions asked for up to one year from the original date of purchase.

For 2012, Bushnell has expanded the Bulletproof Guarantee to cover the Elite, Excursion EX, Legacy WP, Legend Ultra HD and Trophy XLT families of binoculars; Elite, Legend Ultra HD and Trophy XLT families of riflescopes and spotting scopes; and all hunting laser rangefinders.

“At Bushnell performance is everything, and our new Bulletproof Guarantee lets consumers validate that firsthand,” said Phil Gyori, Bushnell Outdoor Products executive vice president of marketing. “Consumers have trusted Bushnell to deliver quality and dependable products for more than 60 years. Now they can try Bushnell risk-free, knowing that we are so confident in our products we stand behind them 100 percent,” added Gyori.

For more information about the Bushnell Bulletproof Guarantee, visit ______________. To learn more about Bushnell Outdoor Products and its complete line of sports optics and outdoor technology, visit www.bushnell.com or call 1-800-423-3537.

Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Millett®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach® and Simmons® brand names.

BKL Introduces Advanced Adjustable Scope Mount

November, 17, 2011(Fort Worth, Texas) BKL Technologies, the Rimfire and Airgun Mount Specialist, is expanding the world’s largest selection of airgun & rimfire dovetail mounting solutions to include an Adjustable Scope Mount System. Featuring BKL’s patented Auto-Centering and Clamp Spreading technology, this mount is ideal for rifles that need additional scope elevation adjustment and for those trying to keep their crosshairs optically centered in the scope tube.

The BKL adjustable mount system is a significant improvement over traditional adjustable scope mounts available on the market today; this design incorporates side rails for mounting additional shooting accessories, a lower profile than usually achievable in an adjustable mount, 2.5 inches of clamping length with six clamping screws, and availability for 1 inch or 30mm scope tubes.

BKL-288 (1″) BKL-388 (30mm)

Specifications: 1 Inch Scope Tubes 30mm Scope Tubes

Overall Length: 4 inches 4 inches

Clamping Length: 2.5 inches 2.5 inches

Ring Width: 0.6 inches 0.6 inches

Turret Clearance: 0.180 inches 0.180 inches

Weight: 4.5 ounces 4.5 ounces

Bottom of Mount to Bottom of Scope Tube: 0.825 inches 0.825 inches

Adjustable Scope Mount System
BKL-288 1″ Adjustable Scope Mount System (Matte Black) $ 75.00 MSRP
BKL-388 30mm Adjustable Scope Mount System (Matte Black) $ 75.00 MSRP
Prices listed are MSRP

The new mount is available now at your sporting goods dealer on online at www.bkltech.com.

All BKL products are manufactured at our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters. BKL Technologies’ patented competition-grade scope mounting systems include scope mounts, scope rings, dovetail to weaver/Picatinny adaptors, scope risers, adjustable scope mount systems and scope levels that utilize a quick-installing and self-aligning clamping system that fits 11 mm, 14 mm and 3/8 inch dovetail mounting rails.

For more information on BKL Technologies, please visit our website www.bkltech.com or write to BKL Technologies, P.O. Box 2478, Fort Worth, Texas 76113

Yvette Hicks 877-247-4867 or yvette@bkltech.com

Season’s Savings on the Premium Leica ER Riflescopes

Leica is pleased to present its entire line of high performance Leica ER Riflescopes at new Value Pricing. These field-proven, brilliant scopes are now more affordable than ever. Contact your authorized Leica dealer to get one for yourself today just in time for the 2011-12 hunting season.

Outstanding optical performance, precise and accurate mechanical adjustments, unsurpassed ruggedness, and now, highly competitive price points, make the ER Riflescopes the best value in high-performance riflescopes on the market today.

Known for brilliant optics and precision mechanics, the Leica ER Series riflescopes boast a best-in-class, 4-inch eye relief for safer shooting, especially with heavier calibers. The compact eyepiece design and generous straight tube space fore and aft provide mounting versatility. The scopes’ lenses are always ready for action thanks to Leica’s high-tech AquaDura™ water- and dirt-repelling coating, which not only protects the glass but makes cleaning a breeze. Fitting easily into a hunter’s rifle case or scabbard, the moderate-sized ER 2.5-10×42 and 3.5-10×42 are ideal for hunting rifles used in rugged, back-country hunting camps that require transport by horse or plane.

Featuring all the performance and durability you’ve come to expect from Leica, the premium ER Riflescopesri are a must for hunters who enjoy taking their hunt to the extreme.

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com.

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Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website: http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

Remington and Zeiss Team for “Ultimate Combo” Promo

Madison, NC – Remington Arms Company, LLC and Carl Zeiss Sports Optics are proud to announce their first-ever partnership on a very special promotion. Starting August 1, 2011, consumers can participate in the “Ultimate Combo” and receive a $150 American Express® gift card by mail when they purchase a legendary Remington Model 700TM rifle and ZEISS riflescope.

“We are excited about working with our friends at Zeiss on this promotion,” stated Phil Murdock, Vice President of Marketing for Remington Arms Company. “Anytime you can offer the consumer a great value, especially from two legendary brands in the industry, it simply makes sense. This unique promotion is a winner, especially for the consumer. We’re looking forward to a great fall hunting season.”

Customers who purchase any Remington Model 700 BDL, CDL, CDL SF, XCR, XCR II or XHR® and any ZEISS Conquest or Victory riflescope, with the exception of the ZEISS Conquest 3-9×40 # 20 reticle, from authorized Remington and Zeiss dealers in the U.S. between August 1 and December 31, 2011 qualify for the rebate.

Customers simply need to fill out a rebate form, which can be found at www.zeiss.com/sports or www.remington.com/rebates, and mail it in along with both original sales receipts and proofs of purchase to receive a $150 American Express gift card. All Ultimate Combination rebates must be postmarked by January 14, 2012 and cannot be combined with other rebate promotions.

About Remington Arms Company, LLC.
Remington Arms Company, LLC., headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

Jessica Kallam jessica.kallam@remington.com or (800) 243-9700 Ext. 8578 (Press Only)

Riflescope Basics

This may sound like a silly question, but bear with me.  There is a method to my madness.

To a shooter, it is a weapon sight.  It is supposed to be slapped on top of a weapon, sighted in and used for its intended purpose: aiming.

To an engineer, it is an opto-mechanical device that is used for aiming.  Nowadays, it is not even always a pure opto-mechanical device since quite a few riflescopes have some electronics in them (reticle illumination, for example).

The distinction is  important: to a shooter, this is just a means to an end.  To an engineer, there are a lot more details to it.

An engineer tasked with designing a riflescope should have a pretty clear idea what it will be used for and what kind of abuse it is likely to be subjected to.  He has to design it to withstand all reasonable (and sometimes unreasonable) abuse, while staying within other design requirements pertaining to size, weight, optical performance and, last but not least, budget.  This last requirement is the reason behind most compromises made in riflescope design.

A shooter trying to select the right scope often ends up considering very different factors.  Typically, he will have an idea of how much he wants to spend and a rough idea of what the overall configuration should be.  However, all too often, a shooter is blissfully unaware of the challenges that an engineer faces in designing riflescopes.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, since getting into the nitty-gritty of technical details is often counterproductive.  However, some basic knowledge of riflescope construction is very useful, especially if you are looking for a scope on a budget.  If you have unlimited funds and can drop somewhere in the neighborhood of $3k or thereabouts on a riflescope, you are paying for not having to worry about any of that.  For that much money, it better be bloody perfect!  For the rest of us, a little consideration goes a long way.

Before we dig into the details of how scopes work and how to select them, it is important to clearly define how much you can spend and what you need out of it.  Here are a few questions that need to be answered before you get any firther:

  • What is your budget? How much are you willing to spend (keep in mind that you also need good quality rings and bases)?
  • What will be the basic application for the scope? Hunting? Target shooting? SHTF? Law Enforcement? etc.
  • What are the extremes of the lighting conditions you are likely to run into? Is low light performance critical?
  • What are the weight limitations? Is this going onto an ultra-light rifle that you plan to drag all over some distant mountains with you, all the while cursing every extra ounce you have strapped to your back? Or are you mounting this scope on top of a fifteen pound varmint rifle that gets moved twice a day on a good day?
  • What is the likely target size? You do not need much magnification to aim at something the size of a grizzly bear.  However, aiming at a prairie dog barely sticking out of the ground is an entirely different story.
  • How far do you plan to shoot?  If you plan to shoot at extended ranges, you will have to decide whether you want to dial in your point of aim using turrets or use a holdover reticle of some sort
  • What are the likely weather conditions you’ll face?  If you live in a climate where mirage can be a factor, you need to take that into account. Similarly, unusually wet climate creates its own set of problems.
  • How much recoil will the riflescope (and the shooter) be subjected to?

All of these questions are important in picking the right scope and, most importantly, picking a high quality scope for the right price.

Today, there are high quality riflescopes manufactured all over the world: Germany, Austria, Romania, Czech Republic, Japan, Phillipines, Korea and China.  There are also quite a few “less than worthwhile” scopes out there, most of them manufactured in China.  Price ranges from $20 scopes that might as well be disposable to $5000 Hensoldts that are as near to a family heirloom as scopes get.

The sheer number of different riflescopes available in the market place today is staggering.  Some are “me too” products, while others are true innovations.  Some are narrowly focused on one particular application, while others are designed to be allrounders.

On top of all that, innovative designs of just a few of years ago, look like perfectly ordinary items today.  However, the basics of rifle scope design and construction do not change much, so the subsequent sections hold equally true to virtually all riflescope regardless of when they were manufactures.  Any specific scope recommendations, on the other hand, need to be re-evaluated with reasonable regularity.

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Read Soon:

Configurations: what do all those numbers mean and which one is right for you?

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  • Non-focusing sights
  • Scope mounting pitfalls

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