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Weaver® Unveils Tactical Scopes Featuring Illuminated Reticles and Specialized Tactical Accessories

ONALASKA, Wis. – Weaver® introduces new tactical optics and accessories. These tactical products are precision machined to the strictest tolerances to perform in adverse conditions. The new accessories are made in the U.S.A. Tactical optics and accessories are now available.

Hostile Environments; Tactical Precision
Whether in-competition or on-duty, Weaver understands there is no room for error. That’s why Weaver engineered, designed and tested these tactical products to perform under the most severe conditions. They feature fully multi-coated lenses and a one-piece, 30mm Argon purged tube. Waterproof, shockproof and fogproof tolerances deliver proven, rugged performance. And, new tactical accessories (MSRP: $37.95 – $100.49) enable precision shooters to outfit their firearms for each mission.

Tactical shooters can sight-in from a distance with new long and intermediate range scopes. These scopes boast advanced technology and ten illumination settings. First focal plane reticles and aggressive knurling provide fast, precise aiming. Aircraft-grade aluminum construction achieves greater strength and positive weight reduction.

“We take our tactical optics very seriously,” said Product Marketing Manager Tom Knudtson. “Our optics experts have done a lot of work on these reticles, glass and overall scope design to meet the needs of law enforcement professionals, military officers and other precision shooters.”

Mounting Systems
Four new tactical accessories are ideal for upgrading AR-style rifles. First, the Picatinny Riser Set minimizes weight and bulk while delivering optimal mounting height for a wide range of optic/ring combinations. Second, the full-length AR-15 Flat Top Riser Rail features 20 MOA of vertical cant to enable extended optics range adjustments.

The Weaver Tactical SPR (Special Purpose Rifle) 30mm Optics Mount delivers solid holding-power to withstand aggressive recoil. Hand-adjustable knobs enable no-tool installation and removal. The last new addition to the tactical lineup is Weaver’s Fixed Back-Up Iron Sight. It features no vertical or horizontal point-of-impact shift when switching from precision to CQB aperture, keeping shooters on target and in the action.

To learn more about the new optics, accessories and search through the complete Weaver lineup, visit www.weaveroptics.com.

Part No. Description
800363 3-15x50mm Illuminated Long-Range Scope
800364 1-5x24mm Illuminated Intermediate Range Scope
99482 AR-15/M16 Fixed Back-Up Iron Sight
99674 SPR 30mm Optics Mount
99658 Small Picatinny Riser Set
99675 AR-15 Flat Top Riser Rail; 20 MOA

About Weaver® Optics
Weaver Optics and Mounting Systems bring more than 80 years of innovation and expertise to the shooting experience. Engineered to be the most reliable optics systems, Weaver offers a full line of scopes and mounting systems. Weaver rings set a standard for which many mounting systems are still measured and continue to provide precision shooters with the most important part of their setup. For more information and product images, visit www.weaveroptics.com.

Tim Brandt
Weaver Tactical
800-322-2342 (ext. 3833)
E-mail: pressroom@atk.com

MINOX Riflescope Named Best of the Best for 2011

MINOX, known best for their legendary spy camera and wide range of high-quality binoculars, now has established a strong position in riflescopes as their ZA5 1.5~8×32 with Versa-Plex reticle has been named Best of the Best for 2011 by Field & Stream.

In his evaluation of the ZA5 1.5~8×32 after field tests, Thomas McIntyre said, “As constitutionally suspicious as I am of the whole concept of one-size-fits-all, I must say that Minox’s effort at building a scope for use on a shotgun, mountain rifle, or big-bore dangerous- game stopper is remarkably successful.”

One of a comprehensive line of 31 MINOX riflescopes, the ZA5 1.5~8×32 offers the features hunters want most. Designed, engineered and tested in Germany and assembled in the USA, it has glass from SCHOTT and MINOX M* multi-coating on all lenses. It provides precise windage and elevation adjustments, and variable zoom ranges.

Crafted from lightweight but tough aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, it has one-inch mono-tube construction for easy, low-profile mounting and is argon-purged to prevent fogging and corrosion. It comes with a ScopecoatTM protective cover and MINOX provides Total Coverage protection, covering repair or replacement with no questions asked. $479 retail.

Tom Ables, Venture. Phone 619-234-7312 or e-mail taventur@gmail.com

To Contact MINOX/USA: Phone 866-469-3080 (Greg Clark) or e-mail usa@minox.com

FAX: 603-469-3471; web site www.minox.com/usa

ZEISS Dialyt Field Spotter Wins Field & Stream and On Target Magazine Awards

CHESTER, Va., August 19, 2011 – The new Dialyt 18-45×65 Field Spotter from Carl Zeiss has just won two prestigious industry awards, Field & Stream magazine’s coveted Best of the Best award in the hunting optics category for 2011 and On Target magazine’s 2011 Editor’s Choice Award. These highly regarded annual awards programs are designed to find and honor the absolute best new and innovative products each year. Here is what these publications are saying about this product:

Field & Stream: “For hunting, the Dialyt could be one of the purest, most rugged spotting scopes in quite some time. Tester Van Buggenum certainly believed so, writing in his evaluation that “this is what I think a spotting scope should be!” Clearly, the scope says retro with its straight metal body armored in ribbed black rubber and its built-in variable eyepiece, but without the dust or moisture issues of traditional drawtube scopes…..”. – T.M.”

On Target: “The new Dialyt Field Spotter from Zeiss is a compact, powerful, top-quality spotting scope for use in the field without a tripod. Measuring 15.55″ L x 3.07″ H x 2.99″ W, and weighing 42 oz., it is designed to provide high mobility for observation in difficult or mountainous terrain. Its premium optics permit the hunter to pick out fine detail, even against confusing backgrounds and in low light situations…..”

“We are honored to receive recognition for our innovation and continued efforts to produce top-quality optics that not only meet but exceed hunters’ needs and expectations in the field,” said Michael A. Jensen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “The Dialyt is a great addition to our spotting scope offerings and is the perfect choice for those who need to glass distances quickly while keeping weight to a minimum.”

The ZEISS Dialyt 18-45×65 Field Spotter is lightweight and especially popular with western hunters in the U.S. and those hunting in mountainous areas throughout the world. This straight, rubber armored scope with built-in variable eyepiece features premium optics and is fully waterproof and dustproof, unlike draw-tube scopes. It fits easily into a backpack, it is tripod adaptable, and, if necessary, can be rested on a pack or rock, or leaned against a tree for further stabilization at higher magnification.

About Carl 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. More than 24,000 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.

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

Swarovski Optik CL Binoculars win “Best of Best” Award

Cranston, Rhode Island – SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA announces that its CL Binoculars have been selected as one ofField & Stream magazine’s “Best of the Best” for 2011. Given out annually, Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” is awarded to the best new products in the hunting and shooting market, and is considered one of the industry’s top awards.

Each year, the testers at Field & Stream magazine put a variety of hunting gear through rigorous tests to find the best new products on the market. The award is broken down into categories, such as binoculars, handguns & clothing. The “Best of the Best” title is awarded to the product they determine to be best in its class, based on innovation, design, and dependability for its value. The testing process is very rigorous; it includes weighing and measuring of the product. They are then held under warm water for one minute and then frozen overnight to ensure that they are waterproof and do not fog. All optic entries are also visually inspected and compared with one another.

“It is an honor for SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA to be chosen as one of Field & Streammagazine’s “Best of the Best” winners,” says SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA CEO, Albert Wannenmacher. “With the CL Binoculars, we wanted to develop a smaller, more compact binocular to invite new consumers into the SWAROVSKI OPTIK family, a binocular that would still feature exceptional SWAROVSKI OPTIK quality, and this award proves that our hard work and dedication to making great products has paid off.”

These newly designed SWAROVSKI OPTIK CL Binoculars feature a lightweight and compact design, making them the ideal binoculars to grab on the go, as well, their ergonomic design makes them comfortable to use over a long period of time. The CL Binoculars are available in 8x or 10x with 30 mm objective lens. The new innovative CL Binoculars are featured in Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best” September 2011 issue.

Dean J. Capuano, Communications Manager, (800) 426-3089 x2957 or Dean.Capuano@swarovskioptik.us

Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600 Wins Field & Stream’s “Best of the Best”

The Leica Rangemaster CRF 1600 has won a Field & Stream 2011 “Best of the Best” Award for Best New Rangefinder.

According to F&S, “Leica‘s Rangemaster CRF 1600 is small, compact, and easy to use. The weight was a good compromise between lightness and the heft needed to hold steady. The CRF provided repeated consistent readings out to 1,300 yards.”

Before a product earns recognition as “Best of the Best,” it must undergo field testing by F&S experts. In all, 150 products were tested, and 26 were deemed fit enough to earn “Best of the Best” honors.

“Field & Stream’s recognition of the Leica CRF 1600 is an acknowledgement to our brand tradition of outstanding product quality and innovation and to the efforts of our engineers and product development people,” says Terry Moore, vice president of Sport Optics for Leica Camera Inc.

The CRF 1600 is perfect for the hunter who wants a lightweight rangefinder with heavy duty performance. The impressively bright optics feature a 7x magnification and integrated diopter compensation, ideal for low-light conditions. The CRF offers a wide field of view, steady image and clear distance display leaving you with no doubt about whether or not to take the shot.

The Rangemaster CRF is held vertically making it easier to use for both left-handed and right-handed hunters. Weighing just 7.8 oz, the extremely lightweight and ergonomically designed rangefinder sits comfortably in the palm of your hand.

As its name suggests, the Rangemaster CRF 1600 measures accurately up to 1,600 yards and is incomparable for delivering complete, accurate information essential for a perfect shot.

For more information, check out www.leica-sportoptics.com for product information.

WTS: Vortex PST rifle scopes MRAD and MOA reticles most models free shipping

WTS: Vortex PST rifle scopes MRAD and MOA reticles most models free shipping

Vortex PST scopes have been flying off the shelves this season due to high popularity and one of the best price to features ratio that we have seen amongst riflescopes in a long time. The following models are currently in stock and available for immediate delivery with free ground shipping in the US:

VORTEX Viper PST 2.5-10×44 Riflescope, EBR-1 MRAD Reticle (PST-210S1-M)

VORTEX Viper PST 4-16×50 FFP Riflescope, EBR-1 MOA Reticle (PST-416F1-A)

VORTEX Viper PST 4-16×50 FFP Riflescope, EBR-1 MRAD Reticle (PST-416F1-M)

VORTEX Viper PST 6-24×50 FFP Riflescope, EBR-1 MOA Reticle (PST-624F1-A)

VORTEX Viper PST 6-24×50 FFP Riflescope, EBR-1 MRAD Reticle (PST-624F1-M)

You can place your orders online, by phone at 800-851-9329 or by email at info@webyshops.com.

Give yourself a Christmas present early.

WTS: Bushnell 5MP trail cam with video $89 best price on the net from webyshops.com

WTS: Bushnell 5MP trail cam with video $89 best price on the net from webyshops.com

SALE PRICE: $89.00

With one of the quickest trigger times on the market, extra-long battery life and an incredibly affordable price, the new BUSHNELL Trail Sentry 5MP Trail Camera, IR (119305C) is a sharp little lookout you’ll want an army of.
This unit captures sharp digital photos or short video clips. Now birders and property owners with security concerns can benefit from the high level of performance and affordable pricing that quickly made the Trail Sentry 5 MP a top-seller with hunters across the country.
Bushnell honed the technology and shaved the price to make the ultimate season attainable for virtually anyone.

Tell you friends about this deal – we are clearing them out – all must find good homes (woods).

Leupold Laser Rangefinder RX 1000 for 249 with free shipping from Webyshops

Clearance: Leupold Laser Rangefinder RX 1000 for 249 with free shipping from Webyshops

SALE PRICE: $249.00

Smaller and markedly brighter than previous rangefinders, the LEUPOLD RX-1000 Compact Laser Rangefinder (66495) is less than 4 inches long and uses an incredibly vivid OLED display with multiple display-intensity settings.
The RX-1000 sets new standards of rangefinder performance and incorporates a wide variety of functions. Enjoy the view with multicoated lenses, fold-down eyecup, selectable reticles. Pristine image quality allows this compact laser rangefinder to serve as your full-time optic while the cutting-edge laser and processor generate the fastest, most reliable readings ever produced.

Use the advanced digital instrument panel with digital signal processing to utilize the RX’s quick setup and adjustment, thanks to the Quick Set Menu. This menu allows you to customize your RX to the situation quickly and use multiple modes at the same time when conditions call for it. The one-handed controls make RX-1000 easy to use in the field, even when your hands are sweaty or the weather is at its worst.

The Leupold RX-1000 digital laser rangefinder is warranted by the Leupold Green Ring Electronics Warranty, and is protected from defects in materials and workmanship for One Year from the date of purchase.

You can either place the order by following the link below, by calling 800-851-9329 or by emailing us at info@webyshops.com and referencing the forum and the model in the subject line of your email.

FOR Sale: PFI Action-4 Quad Reticle Reflex Sight from Webyshops $199 with shipping

FOR Sale: PFI Action-4 Quad Reticle Reflex Sight from Webyshops $199 with shipping

SALE PRICE: $199.99

The RAPID-RETICLE Pride Fowler Industries Reflex Quad Reticle Sight (Action-4) is not your typical red dot system. It was designed and built with the same rigid specification as the SOPS-33mm but with several unique features of its own.

The Action-4 can be used with any type of firearm including handguns, whose shooters have won many accolades and competitions. With its 4 different reticles, users can be more versatile with the ability to adjust to different conditions and ranges without a second thought and on the move as proven in the 2009 Bianchi Cup.

Rugged and versatile, the Rapid-Reticle Reflex Sight comes with a set of sunshade extension, protective lens covers, and 33mm aluminum rings. Its stainless steel threaded drop drum turrets are strong and will never move from zero making it the best red-dot option on the market.

You can either place the order by following the link below, by calling 800-851-9329 or by emailing us at info@webyshops.com and referencing the model in the subject line of your email.

Webyshops Closeout Special: DISSE DR-1 Black Range Bag (LQ-1000-3002-BL)

WAS: $89.99

NOW: $59.99 + free shipping

Disse is closing out this range bag and we are passing the savings to you, our valued customer.

With padded pockets, fully functional webbing, side pouches and adjustable dividers; the Disse DR-1 Range Bag is an excellent choice for more than just an excursion to the range. If you are looking for a bag that is both rugged and good-looking to carry your equipment, consider this one.

You can either place your order by following the above link, calling 800-851-9329 or emailing us at info@webyshops.com. Please reference the forum and the model in the subject line of your email.