New to the Wm. Malcolm vintage scope line is the M73G4. With the looks of the original Weaver 330C 2.5x scope combined with modern optical technology and superior light transmission, this scope is guaranteed to be an instant favorite.
The Ruger 77 Mount (R77MT) is designed to fit on long or short action rifles and is machined to be paired with either Picatinny or Weaver rings. Also available is the Ruger No.1 Mount (RNO.1MT).
The most recent addition to the Close Medium Range scope line is the CMR4. Input from tactical shooters was what led to small, but significant changes in the scope design. Such changes include the windage knob on the left side and the advanced illuminated reticle. The reticle features BDC aiming points and Mil scales on the vertical and horizontal lines. CMR scopes come in with either a green or a red illuminated reticle.
Here is a scope that allows the shooter to fully harness the trajectory of an accurate center-fire rifle – at all ranges within the ballistics capability of the cartridge being shot.
The Leatherwood Uni-Dial is a scope of conventional design, built with a very unique feature. This exceptional rifle scope can be programmed for the zero to be “on” at ten different points down range. The elevation turret features a series of (10) moveable flags, or indicators, and each can be sighted for the rifle to be “on” at different ranges. Once a flag has been set…it can be locked in place. To take a shot at that distance, all the shooter has to do is turn the turret until the flag for that range aligns with an index mark at the base of the turret. It’s that easy.
This scope is ideal for the long range varmint shooter, who may suddenly find himself faced with a 500 yard shot at a coyote, then another just as suddenly pops up at 300 yards. Many shooters of the past would have simply tried to figure a different hold, or would add or subtract a number of clicks on the elevation turret. With the Uni-Dial, it becomes simply a matter of turning the elevation turret in the right direction to the pre-determined, or programmed, range indicator.
The Uni-Dial models also feature a “No Math Mil-Dot” ranging reticle. All a shooter has to do is zoom the magnification range up or down until an object of known size (18 inches or 1 meter) fits between the proper brackets incorporated into the reticle…then look at the range indicated on the magnification ring. The elevation turret is then turned to the proper flag, and the shooter takes the shot. One full turn of the elevation or windage turret gives 40 MOA adjustment. Once set, the windage adjustment can also be locked in place, leaving the shooter 7 MOA of adjustment in either direction for tweaking point of impact for those long range shots on a breezy day.
The Leatherwood Uni-Dial models are built with all of the quality, craftsmanship and features that distinguish every Hi-Lux Optics rifle scope. All lenses are polished to photographic quality, then every air surface is fully multi -coated to insure a bright, clear and sharp sight picture. Other features include our Tri-Center coil spring tension on the erector tube for positive click adjustment and a Fast-Focus eye-piece for easy multi shooter use. Offered in three magnification ranges. The 2.5-10x44mm model comes with 1-inch diameter tube and retails for $299. The 4-16x50mm and 7-30x50mm Uni-Dial models are built with a 30mm tube and feature handy Top-Angle Focus parallax adjustment, retailing for $385 and $475 respectively. Each comes with a 4 1/2″ extended sunshade and flip up lens covers. Like all Hi-Lux Optics rifle scopes, the Uni-Dial models come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Are you looking for a reliable, no-nonsense, frill-free variable riflescope for a hard-working deer and other big game center-fire rifle? Take a look at the Buck Country models by Hi-Lux Optics. Many experienced hunters who have switched to one of these scopes often proclaim it to be “The Best” moderately priced scope on the market today. Some of Hi-Lux’s test scopes now have more than 10,000 rounds under them, and they are just as clear, bright, crisp, and hold precise alignment as well as the day they were mounted on a rifle.
Hi-Lux Optics builds the Buck Country models with many of the same top-quality features found on scopes costing two or three times the reasonable retail of the models in this series. Features include the reliable Tri-Center spring tension on the internal erector tube, to insure positive 1/4″ click windage and elevation adjustment – and that the adjustment holds through thousands of rounds, until you are ready to change it. Every air surface of every lens in a Buck Country scope is fully multi-coated to insure the highest degree of light transmission, while the photographic quality of the precision ground glass lenses insure a crisp and clear target image. A Fast Focus eyepiece quickly adjusts to individual shooter eyesight.
These are 1-inch diameter tube scopes, built with a rigid one-piece aluminum tube. The 3-9x models feature the popular 40mm front objective lens, allowing the scope to be mounted low on a rifle. The 1.5-6x scope comes with a slightly larger 42mm objective lens that gathers just a bit more light, making the model ideal for those hunts that take you into the dark woods at dawn or dusk. There’s even an illuminated reticle 3-9x model. Retail prices range from $129 to $149 – all come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Here is one built tough and reasonably priced hunting scope that can provide a lifetime of shooting satisfaction. For more information on this model and other Hi-Lux Optics scopes and mounts, go to www.hi-luxoptics.com, drop the company an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-888-445-8912.
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There’s still a lot of interest in the guns of the “Old West”, especially the early Winchester lever-action rifles and carbines. Anyone with a few extra bucks can now own a “mint condition” modern reproduction of a brass or steel framed Henry, the “Yellowboy” brass framed Model 1866, a faithful copy of the Model 1873 rifle that “Won the West”, its bigger brother the Model 1876, a big bore Model 1886, or the sleek Model 1892. Winchester has even introduced an all new “Sporting Rifle” version of the Model 1894. Unfortunately, by the time many shooters can scrape together enough extra cash these days to purchase one of these gems, they’re into their 50s…60s…or 70s – and their eyesight isn’t quite what it used to be. Seeing and using those open sights becomes a real hurdle.
Hanging a modern style scope on these guns just doesn’t look right, and due to the top ejection of fired cases with all of these early Winchester style lever guns, that scope cannot be mounted directly over the top of the receiver. The older style short Wm. Malcolm scopes and mounts now available from Hi-Lux Optics can be the solution to both dilemmas.
Available in choice of 3x or 6x, the 3/4″ diameter steel tube Malcolm scopes are of late 1880s-early 1890s styling, and are a great match for early top-eject lever rifles. Hi-Lux Optics has also developed mounts that make it easy to offset these scopes just enough to allow ejected cases to clear. The mounts for the 1873 and 1876 models require absolutely no gunsmithing (no drilling and tapping) . The front mount utilizes the dovetail cut for the rear sight, while the rear mount requires the sliding dust cover to be removed from the rifle, then it attaches to the receiver using the raised and bevel-edged rail for the cover. The mounts for Models 1886, 1892 and 1894 will require having the receiver drilled and tapped for attaching the off-set rear mount. Likewise, any knowledgeable gunsmith can use these mounts for scoping the Henry or Model 1866 copies.
The accompanying photo shows the 19-inch long 6x short Wm. Malcolm scope aboard a Chiappa Model 1876, using the Hi-Lux Optics ’73/’76 mounts.
The scopes are backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and retails @ $299.00 for the 3x and $325.00 for the 6x.
There are now a number of multi-reticle scope models on the market for the modern muzzleloading hunter. Shooting loads prescribed by the various manufacturers, the shooter can use the proper reticle for the determined range and keep hits in the kill zone. While most of these scopes do a fairly good job of living up to the claims made, the 3-9x40mm Toby Bridges Muzzleloader scope from Hi-Lux Optics continues to win over more muzzleloading hunters thanks to its versatility with a much wider range of loads.
During the development of this scope, Bridges put more than 1,000 rounds down range. That shooting was not only to determine exactly where the longer range 200…225…and 250 yard reticles had to be in order to put a sleek modern saboted polymer-tipped spire point bullet, at around 2,000 f.p.s., where it needed to go, but to also determine where those same reticles printed loads with a slower velocity or a less aerodynamic bullet. A chart in the manual that comes with this scope shares the ranges where the different reticles will print with bullets that have ballistic coefficients ranging from .150 to .250 at velocities ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 f.p.s.
Some of the test scopes he has used now have more than 10,000 rounds fired under them, including the original prototype Bridges used to take the buck in the accompanying photograph at 191 yards during the 2006 seasons. That scope is still in use today, and is as precise and reliable as it was then.
The TB-ML model is praised for its clear, sharp and bright sight picture. Like all Hi-Lux Optics models, it comes with photographic quality lenses which have had every air surface multi-coated for maximum light transmission. Other features include positive 1/4″ click windage and elevation adjustment, reliable Tri-Center coil spring tension on the erector tube, and Fast Focus eyepiece. The scope comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The matte blue-black model retails for $179, the matte silver model retails for $189.
Feature for feature, the Hi-Lux Optics PRO 30mm riflescopes easily compare to many higher priced models costing twice as much – or more. The crafting of this model begins with a solid one-piece 30mm diameter high tensile strength aluminum tube. Here is a full-featured scope for those shooters who like to keep a scope mounted low and closer to the bore. The 1.5-6x model is built with a 42mm objective lens, while the 2.5-10x model comes with a 44mm objective lens. Both offer an exceptionally big and bright sight picture.
Like all Hi-Lux Optics riflescopes, the air surfaces of every lens used in the construction of this great scope are fully multi-coated to insure maximum light transmission. These scopes also come with crisp and precise target style windage and elevation adjustment turrets, with 1/4″ click adjustment. The 2.5-10x model comes with the Hi-Lux Optics “No Math Mil-Dot” ranging system. Just zoom in on a known 18-inch object (like a deer’s chest cavity from top to bottom) until it fits inside a grid incorporated in the reticle, then look at the range on the magnification power ring. This model will range from 250 to 1,000 yards.
The PRO 30mm models are built tough to take on any terrain your hunts will take you into – and reliably hold alignment. Compare this scope with any other 30mm scope of this class and you’ll immediately realize what makes this series such a great buy. The 1.5-6x model retails for $199, the 2.5-10x scope sells for $239. Each comes with a limited lifetime warranty.