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Golden Ring 20-60x80mm Boone and Crockett Edition Spotting Scope

This special edition spotting scope combines our legendary ruggedness, 100 percent waterproofing, and the superior optical quality of lead-free glass lenses, exclusive Xtended Twilight Lens System and DiamondCoat 2 scratch resistance. The armored magnesium body is extremely durable while remaining lightweight – ideal for carrying in any field condition, while still reaching out to an incredible 60X magnification. The ideal choice for the hunt of a lifetime!

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SX-1 VENTANA Spotting Scopes

beauty3-73One of our new Synergy Built products, the SX-1 Ventana combines sleek and striking industrial design, and superior optical quality with a price that keeps exceptional spotting within reach of virtually every hunter. Available in two magnification ranges, 15-45x60mm and 20-60x80mm, and either straight or angled eyepieces. Perfect for the field or the range!

As you would expect from any Leupold product, the Ventana is 100 percent waterproof and fogproof. The aggressive knurling and ergonomic design make this spotting scope simple to use in the field, even with cold gloved hands. Learn more about the SX-1 Ventana spotting scopes.

Leupold’s® New SX Spotting Scopes: High Performance and Value

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Products of Leupold‘s® Synergy Project Team, the new SX-1 Ventana™ and SX-2 Kenai™ spotting scopes offer high magnification, versatility and optical quality for various hunting/shooting applications and budgets.

The SX-1 Ventana comes in two magnification ranges – 15-45x60mm and 20-60x80mm – with the option of either a straight or 45-degree angled eyepiece offered for each model. Available in straight or angled eyepiece models, the SX-2 Kenai provides multiple options to suit user needs. The Kenai has a premium 80mm High Definition (HD) objective lens, and comes packaged with a 30x fixed wide-angle eyepiece and a 25-60x variable eyepiece.

Both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai are also available in a kit that includes a hard-side carrying case, soft case and compact adjustable tripod.

“Our new SX spotting scopes feature a distinctive, stylish and easy-to-handle ergonomic design, which resulted from the Synergy Project Team’s work,” said Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Consisting of more than 20 designers, engineers, production personnel and quality control specialists, the team has devoted thousands of hours to producing the best possible line of spotting scopes and binoculars, and making it uniquely Leupold.”

The extreme magnification range of both SX-1 Ventana models provides versatility for various hunting situations, from viewing big game across open prairie to spotting varmints at long range. The SX-2 Kenai’s wide-angle eyepiece allows the user to see the whole field, while the variable eyepiece adds flexibility.

Both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai are designed to deliver a sight picture with outstanding detail and clarity at all practical distances, even at the highest magnification levels. The SX-2 Kenai’s 80mm HD objective lens enhances color fidelity, image brightness and overall picture resolution, making it especially useful for spotting game in the field or targets at the range from dawn to dusk. Also serving to enhance image quality are the SX-1 Ventana’s Multicoat 4® Lens System, and the SX-2 Kenai’s BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses.

Built for rugged use in the field, both of the new spotting scopes are nitrogen filled to make them waterproof and fog proof. Although tough, the SX-2 Kenai’s magnesium body is lightweight and has a balanced design that serves to keep the spotter steady and stable when viewing on a tripod.

Other features common to both the SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai:

Knurling on the body in key locations allows for an easy grip and operation, even with gloved hands
A retractable lens shade helps when viewing in low-angle sunlight or high-glare conditions, and provides cover against rain or snow
Twist-up eyecups and ample eye relief allow comfortable viewing for extended periods, even with eyeglasses
SX-1 Ventana and SX-2 Kenai spotting scopes are covered by Leupold’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. The SX-1 Ventana has a black body, while the SX-2 Kenai is gray and black.

For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com
Jeff Patterson Swanson Russell (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

ZEISS Victory PhotoScope 85T* FL is Named Gray’s Best

CHESTER, Va., January 10, 2011 – The ZEISS Victory PhotoScope 85 T* FL has won the prestigious Gray’s Best award for best spotting scope. This revolutionary scope from Carl Zeiss is the first spotting scope of its kind to combine long-range photography and panoramic observation into one high-performance unit.

The following is an excerpt from the Gray’s Sporting Journal 2011 Expeditions & Guides Annual:

“The full name of this magnificent beast is the Zeiss Victory PhotoScope 85 T* FL 7MP Digital Camera Spotting Scope, but it is known within Zeiss simply as “the photoscope.” They can refer to it that way because there is nothing else like it on the market.

The photoscope is a conventional-looking 15-45×85 mm spotting scope with an angled eyepiece, and is fully usable as such. Mount it on a tripod……and you have the full impact of renowned Zeiss optics. And if you see something you want to keep? Then you open a small viewing screen on the side, press a button to turn on the camera, frame your picture, and hit the “record” button on the small remote control. Voila! You have a 7 mp digital image, stored on a standard card…..

Compared with any previous system, the photoscope is so simple to use, and produces such wonderful results, that it defies description.”

Gray’s Sporting Journal presents the Gray’s Best awards annually in recognition of the most outstanding new products for hunting and angling. According to Gray’s, each year their editors evaluate hundreds of new products to determine which ones really stand out as the “best” in their category of sporting equipment.

“The Gray’s Best award is a tremendous endorsement for any outdoor product, and we are always honored when ZEISS optics win,” said Erik Schumacher, president of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The PhotoScope is a unique product that we at Zeiss are very proud of, and we truly appreciate the time the Gray’s editors take in their testing and evaluation process.”

About ZEISS:

Carl Zeiss is an international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic industries. The company has representatives in more than 30 countries. Carl Zeiss is a stock corporation which is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

The products and services from Carl Zeiss set the standards in the Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products markets. The ZEISS brand has stood for innovative ideas, precision and quality for more than 165 years. Around 13,000 employees work for Carl Zeiss around the world. During fiscal year 2009/10, they generated revenues of EUR 2.98 billion. As part of the Carl Zeiss Group, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics is responsible for sales, marketing and distribution of its state-of-the-art binoculars, spotting scopes, riflescopes and laser rangefinders throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, visit: zeiss.com/sports or call 1-800-441-3005.

Contact:
Richard Moncrief, Technical Inquiries (804) 425-8455 or rmoncrief@zeiss.com

Shannon S. Jackson Press Relations (804) 343-3608 or sjackson@shannonjacksonpr.com



Leupold® Optics Recognized for Excellence

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Leupold® riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes and rangefinders earned widespread recognition for product excellence over the past year from leading outdoor media and other organizations.

Most recently, Leupold’s Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes were selected as the 2011 American Hunter Optic of the Year in the NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards competition. Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports.

In addition, the 2010 OpticsPlanet Brilliance Awards cited Leupold as the “customer’s choice” Riflescope Brand of the Year, Rangefinder Brand of the Year and Spotting Scope Brand of the Year. This annual awards program polled thousands of customers who cast more than 22,000 votes.

“We greatly appreciate each of these honors,” commented Pat Mundy, communications manager for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Taken together, the awards have real significance for our company and our customers because they reflect the judgment of optics users and authorities nationwide. This is great feedback as we continue to develop products that meet the highest standards of optical performance, mechanical function and rugged durability.”

Other 2010 recognition for Leupold optics includes:

* Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence – Redfield Revolution riflescopes received the Optic of the Year Award

* Outdoor Life Optics Test – Redfield Rebel™ 8x32mm binocular and Kenai™ 25-60x80mm spotting scope earned “Great Buy” designations

* Field & Stream Gear of the Year Buyer’s Guide – Redfield Rebel 8x32mm binocular and Redfield Revolution 2-7x33mm riflescope named as “Best of the Best” test standouts

* Petersen’s Hunting Rangefinder Field Test – RX-1000 rangefinder highlighted as the “Editor’s Choice”

* Outside Buyer’s Guide – Redfield Rebel 10x42mm binocular featured as one of the four best performers

For more information, visit a local dealer, go to www.leupold.com or call 1-800-LEUPOLD.

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the preeminent American-owned and -operated optics company, employs more than 700 people in its state-of-the-art facility near Beaverton, Ore., where rugged, dependable, high-performance Golden Ring® optics, Mark 4® riflescopes and Redfield® Revolution™ riflescopes are designed, machined and assembled. Leupold is a fifth-generation, family owned company whose products are sold worldwide to hunters, competitive shooters, American military warfighters, law enforcement personnel and wildlife observers. The product line includes rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; trail cameras; flashlights; mounting systems; and optical tools and accessories.

Contact:
Patrick Mundy (503) 526-1467 or pmundy@leupold.com

Jeff Patterson (402) 437-6410 or jeffp@swansonrussell.com

‘TIS THE SEASON OF NIKON SAVINGS

This holiday season let Nikon help with the shopping with three promotions that will please any hunter.

Purchase a Nikon ProStaff 550 or Team Realtree 550 rangefinder between November 25 and December 24, 2010 and get a $40 mail-in rebate. During this promotion, the popular pocket-sized rangefinder will carry a special seasonal suggested retail of $189.95 and $209.95. The suggested price after the rebate is $149.95 and $169.95 (Realtree).

For a limited time, the rugged Nikon 3-9×40 Monarch UCC is only $199.95. Purchase between November 25 and December 5, 2010 from any authorized Nikon dealer and receive a $100 instant savings.

Finally, for one day only receive a $50 instant savings on one of Nikon’s most popular binocular. On Friday, November 26, 2010, purchase the 10×42 Trailblazer binocular from any authorized Nikon dealer for a special suggested retail of $99.95.

To take advantage of these savings, log ontowww.nikonpromo.com for more information.

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.

Leupold Kenai Spotting Scopes

kenai-30x-25-60x80mm-hd-straight-spotting-scope-angleWhen you’re hunting wide-open spaces, the all-new Leupold Kenai™ is a High-Definition spotting scope at an appealing price. With a premium, 80mm objective lens, the Kenai delivers generous light transmission and provides a sharp, clear picture with impeccable color reproduction. Includes two eyepieces – a fixed 30x wide angle and a 25x – 60x zoom – so it’s right at home targeting big game across open prairie or spotting varmints at long range. Inside the magnesium body, BAK4 prisms and fully multi-coated lenses work to provide unparalleled light transmission, edge-to-edge resolution, and definition. The new Kenai HD spotting scope is built for the long haul. Don’t go afield without it.

  • Two Eyepieces with Every Scope – Every Kenai is packaged with a 30x wide angle eyepiece and a 25-60x variable eyepiece, making it an incredibly versatile spotter. It’s like getting two scopes in one.
  • Objective Lens – The high-performance 80mm HD objective lens dramatically improves color fidelity, image brightness, and overall picture resolution.
  • Magnesium Body – The industrial design and lightweight material make the Kenai easy to carry and operate, without sacrificing an ounce of toughness.
  • Waterproof – The Kenai is nitrogen-filled to guarantee completely fog and waterproof performance.
  • Wide-Angle Viewing – The 30x wide-angle eyepiece gives you the versatility of seeing the whole field.
  • Extreme Magnification Range – The 25-60x eyepiece gives you great flexibility for any situation.
  • Lens System – The Kenai features fully multi-coated optics for crystal-clear contrast and color fidelity you can rely on.
  • Tripod Ready – A built-in, rotating tripod port makes it easy to mount.
  • Retractable Lens Shade – Integrated into the body design, the Kenai features a retractable lens shade to reduce glare in bright conditions, and keeps the objective lens dry in rain or snow.
  • Generous Eye Relief – Comfortable twist-up eyecups and non-critical eye relief makes long glassing sessions a breeze.
  • Balanced Design – The Kenai doesn’t just look great, all that form has function too. An oversized focus ring is centered over the tripod mount to keep the Kenai steady and stable when focusing in the field. The entire scope has been designed with the user in mind: comfortable hold points, built-in accessories, and aggressive knurling for easy grip in key locations.

VANGUARD’s New-for-2010 Includes Optics, Cases Shooting Sticks and More

VANGUARD's New-for-2010 Includes Optics, Cases Shooting Sticks and MoreWhitmore Lake, MI -VANGUARD, one of the global leaders in high-quality hunting accessories, today released a list of its 2010 bestselling spotting scopes, binoculars, window mounts, gun rests, gun slings and other accessories. These popular items were among several new products introduced at the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show 2010 in January.

Saberlock X fits today’s modern crossbows and provides reliable protection during travel. It’s o-ring sealed for water, dust and dirt resistance. Saberlock X has a durable construction with upper and lower lids as one solid piece of black high-density polyethylene. Just over 15 pounds, it’s lightweight, yet provides high-performance protection against rough travel. All-terrain wheels and two deluxe carrying handles make travel convenient. The inside is built tough, too, with high-impact egg-crate foam in the cam area, dual tie-down straps to secure the crossbow, a bolt holder that safely houses six bolts and a large padded scope cavity. Saberlock X also features five key lock latches for greater security.

It holds today’s modern crossbows and is available at an impressive street price of $199 with a three-year warranty.

Modeled after the popular GDS 6200 Series bow cases, Saberlock 83C and 83Z boasts all of the same features with a one-inch expanded height and weight to fit today’s radical riser designs. Saberlock is a hardcore bow protector with tie-down straps, a thick foam interior, and secure holders for up to 12 arrows. It’s tough on the outside, too, made of solid polyethylene with a 600D polyester inlay. Saberlock takes security seriously with a numeric key lock and padlock holders.

SPORTING OPTICS
New-for-2010 Endeavor ED binoculars feature advanced optical technology, delivering sharpness and clarity like never before.

“Endeavor ED binoculars provide incredibly sharp viewing,” said Dana Barnier. “Its ED glass reduces color dispersion, enhances color resolution and contrast. Plus, they’re waterproof and fogproof to take on the elements.”

Other features include an ergonomic, open-bridge design for a comfortable use, a wide view angle, BaK4 roof prisms, an anti-reflection coating, large focus adjustment wheel and long eye relief. They’re available at a street price of $399.

Named “Best Spotting Scope” of 2010 by Outdoor Canada, Signature Plus is waterproof, fogproof and boats BaK4 prisms and large objective lenses. The innovation lies in its advanced optical system and multiple lens coatings for bright and sharp observation. Its larger-than-standard exit pupil provides greater light gathering viewing and significantly enhances the observation experience. Its ocular lenses, where the exit pupil is located, magnify the image quickly, enabling users to find the target with greater efficiency. Durable magnesium alloy construction means it will have years of great performance while boasting a considerably lower weight. Signature Plus is available in 60 or 80-mm objective lenses with straight or 45-degree angled eyepieces. Other notable features include a large focus wheel and rotating cuff on angled eyepiece models.

TRIPODS AND HEADS
Best selling PH-242 pan head window mount with its industry-leading extra wide base of 1.6 in. (42 mm) enables mounting to decks, hunting blinds and other structures. It has a bubble level and a large quick release platform with weight balance adjustment. It has a five-year warranty.

GUN RESTS
Steady-Aim gun rest simplifies sighting in weapons or performing routine cleaning and maintenance. It has a heavy duty 1.5-inch steel construction and smooth precise micro elevation adjustment. The large central elevation adjustment dial provides a -5 to +20-degree angle range of movement getting users on target in almost any range position. An anti-vibration bag securely holds a rifle’s forearm and leather sling cradles the stock. Anti-slip rubber feet convert to spikes for on-the-ground shooting.

Constructed of rugged aluminum, Porta-Aim gun rest provides stable shooting support in an easily portable device for the fast-action hunter. Porta-Aim enables users get on target-and stay there-with a 360-degree swiveling bag.

About VANGUARD
Since 1986, VANGUARD has been one of the global leaders in hunting and outdoor accessories, including binoculars, spotting scopes, shooting sticks, tripods, ball heads, and gun and bow cases with first-of-its-kind features and capabilities. VANGUARD’s comprehensive product range meets the needs of a diverse range of all those who enjoy the outdoors, from the hobby birdwatcher to the avid big game hunter.

With ISO 9001 and 14001-certified facilities and hundreds of design patents, VANGUARD has earned a solid reputation that spans the world. VANGUARD products are available through its extensive global dealer and distribution network. For more information about VANGUARD products, visit www.vanguardworld.com. Contact:
Jody Lamb, VANGUARD USA
734.449.1200 x 135 office
jlamb@vanguardusa.com

Legend Spotting Scope 15-45x60mm – Bushnell Introduces New Spotting Scope To The Legend Series

Legend Ultra HD 15-45x60 Spotting Scope_smOverland Park, KS. — Bushnell introduces the Legend® Ultra HD 15-45×60 spotting scope.

This spotter fits easily into a backpack making it perfect for backcountry hunting trips, and is light enough to use on car window mounts. It has twin dual speed focus controls which provide both rapid focus for moving subjects or low power use, and the ability to slowly fine tune focus when viewing at higher power or closer distances. The mid size spotter has a wide field of view, and a straight eyepiece with a zoom range from 15-45 power.

The new Legend 60mm scope features the patented Bushnell RainGuard® HD lens coating for better moisture dispersion and easier cleaning.

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass is employed on the Legend Ultra HD spotting scope to give the sharpest and clearest image available by ensuring that all colors in the light spectrum are focused to the same plane.

The 15-45x60mm Legend Ultra-HD spotting scope also features a retractable sun shade, twist-up eyecup, and rotating tripod mounting collar. A soft case and table-top tripod are included.

Model
Magni-fication
Objective Diam.
Field of Viewft @1000 yds.
Exit Pupil(mm)
Length(in.)
Weight(oz.)
Price
785460ED 15-45x 60 140/47@15x/

68/23@45x

4.0@15x/

1.3@45x

11.1 47.5 $399.99

For more information, go to www.bushnell.com.

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®, Cebe®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach®, Simmons® and Millett® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.

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