Nikon will be launching a few scope models with an illuminated reticle. A 3.5-10x50 and 6.5-20x44 with 5 brightness settings and switchable from green or red. Illuminated reticles are becoming increasingly popular and now you will have a few more options in the upper end of the scale. The 6.5-20 is sure to be a hit with the Varmint crowd.
Burris is adding many new scopes to their line up, including a new Black Diamond with the T-Plate coatings. Available in 2.5-10x50 and 4-16x50. A new 4-16x50 is also added to the Mr.T Titanium scope line. The big news is the new Signature Safari 1.75-5 with its all new optical system and long eye relief. Should be a big hit with dangerous game hunters. An new 6x32 HBR II scope will be added to the FUllfield II line and man is it a good looking scope. Good news for hand gun shooters. Burris is now offering its Ballistic Plex in the 2-7 and 3-12 hand gun scopes.
Biggest news from Bushnell is the new 10x40 Tactical scope. It will be under the Elite 3200 platform with a 30mm tube, oversized target knobs, matte finish and a mil-dot reticle make this scope a sure winner.
Pentax adds to its new Whitetail Unlimited line with a new 3-9x50 and a 6.5-20x50. Often over looked scope line that you should be looking into.
Redfield resurrects the Aurora Catadioptic 30x, 7", 13 oz. spotter. It is the smallest, lightest spotter made. Look for a new roof prism binocular line too that is water-proof. They add to the scope line by offering the all new Precision Illuminator long range scopes. It will be a single model (6.5-20x50) available in three finishes with target knobs.
Simmons updates the Pro-Hunter line with the new Pro-Hunter SE models. Big news in their binoculars with the new Aespherical, Bak4 roof prism Expedition line. ALso look for a high powered line up of new Endeaver binoculars and spotters.
Steiner offers some new additions to the successful Predator line up of binoculars. The models include a 8x32, 10x30 and 12x30.
Weaver will be expanding the Grand Slam binoculars to include two new phase coated, roof prism compacts. 8.5x25 and 10.5x25. Weighing only 14.8 ozs. they will be a welcome addition to your shirt pocket.
Trijicon will be debuting the all new Tri-Power Tactical sight this spring. The unit is powered by batteries, tritium and fiber optics to make sure you always have an illuminated reticle no matter what the conditions. Also a new 5.5x ACOG that is due to ship soon.
This year will be very exciting as far as new innovative products. This update on new products only scratches the surface. Check our web page www.RifleScopes.com often for new listings and announcements as they become available.