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Deal of the Day by Webyshops: NIKON Prostaff 5 16-48×60 Fieldscope

The NIKON Prostaff 5 16-48×60 Fieldscope, Angled Body (6977) is engineered for precision and high magnification capability, and built for those who are truly passionate about optical performance.
With exciting optical and mechanical innovations, this intelligent 20-60×82 Fieldscope incorporates legendary Nikon optical glass that has been multicoated for bright, high contrast images with true color rendition and improved chromatic aberration reduction. The mid-size 60mm objective lens offers a wide field of view and superb viewing in most conditions, while maintaining a modest overall size for maximum portability.

60mm Objective Lens
16-48x Zoom Eyepiece with enhanced eye relief
Multicoated Optics
Ergonomic, lightweight Porro Prism design
Internal Surface Texturing
Digiscoping-ready design
Built-in sliding sunshade
Waterproof, fogproof
Black Finish
Nikon’s Lifetime Full Warranty

Price: $499.95

FS: BURRIS Signature Select 4-16×44 Riflescope by Webyshops.Open Box

BURRIS Signature Select 4-16×44 Riflescope, Ballistic Plex Reticle, Matte Black (200768)

To place an order email info@webyshops.com. Copy and past the following into the subject line of your email: Interested in Open Box Item BUR-200768. Alternatively, call 800-851-9329 between 8 am and 6 pm Central Standard Time to place your order.

$500.00 (Regular price: $519.00)

FS: Salesman sampleBURRIS Landmark Spotting Scope

Salesman sampleBURRIS Landmark 15-45×60 Spotting Scope (300125) (200768), $110 + free shipping. Offered by Webyshops.com info@webyshops.com or 800-851-9329. Please put forum name as reference.

For Sale by Webyshops.com SHEPHERD 3-10×40 Riflescope

For Sale by Webyshops.com SHEPHERD 3-10×40 P2 Dual Reticle System Rifle Scope (310-P2) $575,Open box.

Call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com to purchase.

FS: LEUPOLD returned VX-3L 3.5-10×56 Riflescope by Webyshops

FS: LEUPOLD returned VX-3L 3.5-10×56 Riflescope, German #4 Reticle, Matte Black (66690), $780

Call 800-851-9329 or email info@webyshops.com

FS: LASER-GENETICS Designator from Webyshops.com. Clearance!

FS: LASER-GENETICS ND3S Green Laser Designator w/ 3-10×50 Scope (LGND3S)


Our Price: $299.99

The LASER-GENETICS ND3S Green Laser Designator w/ 3-10×50 Scope (LGND3S) is a combination of the ND-3 and a Laser Genetics 3.5-10×50 Fully Multi-Coated Rifle Scope. The ND-3 Laser Designator is a precision optical lighting instrument using advanced green laser technology. The patented Rotary Optical Collimator allows full adjustment and control of beam diameter and intensity to focus light where you need it most. Rotating the collimator provides enough illumination to light a trail at night or paint a target at up to 250 yards.

Paired with the high quality 3.5-10×50 Fully Multi-Coated Laser Genetics scope, this combination is truly the optimum night vision solution for hunting. The included ND3 mounting system for 1″ tubes provides full adjustment for windage and elevation for scope alignment. Additional mounts for binocular, spotting scopes and weaver rails are included.

Green light is the most visible to the human eye and requires the least amount of eye adjustment at night. An eye that has adapted to daytime conditions generally has a maximum sensitivity around 555nm. Compared to the color red which optical spectrum is around 630 – 650nm our eye is closer to the Green region of the optical spectrum at 510 – 530nm. Animal eyes are intensely illuminated by green laser light and clearly visible at extended distances when viewed through optics.


Hunting and wildlife observation: allows wildlife viewing at long distance without causing alarm

Laser beam is visible up to 3 miles providing pin point rescue location

Beam diameter is easily adjusted to be a light source for night hiking

Precision machined from high tech aluminum

Fully o-ring sealed for dust and water

Fully multi coated optical lens system

Black matte anodized finish

If you are interested in this LASER-GENETICS ND3S Green Laser Designator – send me an email to info@webyshops.com.  Copy the subject line.

KOWA Introduces the Prominar Telephoto Lens/Scope

In the outdoor world, cross utilization of essentials can be paramount, especially when the situation dictates minimizing your load. Kowa introduces the Prominar 500mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/Scope. Its two-in-one high performance camera lens and spotting scope guarantees the perfect visual every time.

The fluorite crystal lens minimizes chromatic aberration (color blur) that occurs in most long focal length lenses. Change the standard 500mm F5.6 lens to increase brightness with the 350mm F4 and even increase the length of the telephoto with the 800mm F9.6 by using the TX07 or TX17 optimal mount adapters. Achieve focal lengths up to 1000mm-3000mm by attaching the lens to a digital camera adapter and capture nature at a distance. The interchangeable mounting system allows the effective use of multiple cameras and comes with an easy-to-use dual focus. A long hood with an attached sighting device is provided as a standard accessory. The lightweight and compact design will withstand all elements with its dustproof and weatherproof structure. Indeed, the world is a big place, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take a good look at it.

The next time you want to experience nature to the fullest make sure you are prepared to get up close and personal with the Prominar 500 mm F5.6FL Telephoto Lens/Scope by Kowa.

For more info, check out www.kowascope.com

Nikon Sport Optics

Nikon Sport Optics is thrilled to announce the following new products for 2011. For full releases, specs and photos visit nikondownload.com or stop by booth # 11221 at the 2011 SHOT Show.

Redesigned EDG Series Binocular

  • Features Nikon’s ED glass lenses
  • New body style for faster handling and incredible ruggedness
  • Improved Central focus and diopter adjustment

Bolt XR Crossbow scope

  • Bright fully multicoated 3x Optics
  • BDC 60 Crossbow reticle
  • Spot On updates allow matching of any bolt or crossbow

ProStaff Riflescope line

  • Fully multicoated optics, up to 98%light transmission
  • 4-12×40, 3-9×50, 3-9×40 (Realtree APG, Matte)
  • Available with BDC reticle or Nikoplex

ProStaff Rimfire

  • 3-9X40 or 4×32
  • 22LR specific BDC-150 Reticle
  • Up to 98% light transmission

ProStaff 7 Series ATB binocular

  • Waterproof, Fogproof body
  • Long eye relief (19.5mm)
  • Available in 8x and 10x

ProStaff Shotgun Hunter

  • 2-7X32
  • BDC-200 Slug Gun Reticle
  • Zero reset turrets, 75-yard parallax

Monarch 8-32X50ED SF fine crosshair w/ dot

  • Features Nikon’s exclusive extra low dispersion glass
  • Side Focus adjustment for parallax
  • Also available with BDC and Nikoplex reticles

M223 Laser IRT Riflescope

  • Immediate Ranging Technology
  • BDC 600 reticle
  • Built in angle compensation

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information on Nikon’s full line of Riflescopes, Binoculars, Spotting Scopes, Fieldscopes and Laser Rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.

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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.


Read Soon:

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

  • Which configurations work for different applications?
  • Non-focusing sights
  • Scope mounting pitfalls

This article is provided to Webyshop readers by Ilya Koshkin (www.opticsthoughts.com) – All rights reserved