With the new year comes all the new product debuts and this year there are some amazing new products.
First and foremost is the hot news from Leica. An all new laser range-finder that ranges further than the famed Geovid and is the same size as the existing 800 yard model. The new 1200 yard model will sell for $468.95 at RifleScopes.com and be available around April. Order one today on line and get in line. SWFA will ship on a first come first serve basis.
Leica is also announcing a new binocular that is guaranteed to make you sell or trade your old binoculars regardless of what you have now. The new Duovid is a multiple magnification binocular. This design is a total new concept never seen before. The Leica 8+12x42 binocular gives you two powers in one binocular. A quick turn of rings at the eye piece changes the Duovids power from 8x to 12x. It also has removable eye cups for cleaning. Imagine having one binocular that does it all. You don't even have to re-focus when you switch powers. This is not a zoom binocular and is the biggest development in binoculars in recent history. Delivery will start in March. Get in line now, we are taking pre-orders at $1394.95. Shawn Farris of SWFA has already been fortunate enough to use the new Duovid on a hunt early this year. His feelings on them are bitter/sweet because he knows first hand that the Duovid will make just about every other glass obsolete. Remember, we do take trade-ins.
For any one that has packed a Leica spotter on a hunt you will appreciate the new 62mm spotting scope. It is lighter and smaller but still has all the features of its big brother the 77mm Televid.
Zeiss will also be debuting an all new spotting scope line named Diascope 65 and Diascope 85. A 15-45x65 and a 20-60x85. Both spotters use the same glass as the renowned Victory binoculars and VMV riflescopes. The Diascope 65 weighs only 38.8 ozs making it one of the lightest high end spotters made. Available in the Spring.
Zeiss is also adding a 6.5-20x50 to its wildly successful Conquest line of rifle scopes. It will be available in silver or matte and features a side focus parallax adjust. We will be selling them for $799.95. That's the good news, the bad news is they won't be here until the fall.
Swarovski is also announcing a new spotter line in the 65mm class. Rubber armoring sets it apart from the new offerings of Zeiss and Leica. If you pack a spotter you will have some serious new choices this year. SWFA will be the first to offer all the new spotters and put them to the test.
Leupold has pretty much already launched all their new products which include the new 1-4 CQ/T Mark 4 scope and the two new scope lines VX-I and VX-II. Other changes include the VariX-II line being discontinued last fall. SWFA has all the new products on the shelf and ready to ship right now.
Schmidt and Bender is also announcing an all new scope line named Zenith. The new scope is a 2.5-10x56 with modern styling and new ergonomic design. The amazing part is the scope is only 13 inches long, that is a full 1.75 inches shorter than the competition. In fact it is the shortest 56mm scope on the market. The new Zenith will be available in two models, illuminated and standard. Could be the ultimate low light scope for your light weight rifle.
Go to part 2 for the rest.