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Trijicon Introduces Innovative New ACOG Crossbow Optic

Wixom, MI – The family-owned company best known for supplying the U.S. military with the finest battle optics in the world is reconfirming its commitment to American sportsmen with its ACOG® Crossbow Scope. As more state game agencies recognize crossbows as legal arms for archery seasons, crossbow hunters now have a top-quality Trijicon scope for the ultimate in accuracy and precision shot placement.

The 3-power, 24 mm objective ACOG Crossbow Scope is modeled after the legendary ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) and includes features such as fully multi-coated optics, precise adjustments, Tritium-and-fiber-optic illuminated reticle, and unmatched, battle-proven durability. In addition, the Crossbow Scope contains a specially designed range-finding reticle calibrated for crossbow ballistics. Users choose one of three reticle models depending on their crossbow’s velocity.

Reticle XB1 accommodates speeds from 300-340 fps, XB2 from 340-400 fps, while XB3 accommodates speeds of 400-450. Once the proper model is chosen and zeroed so the glowing chevron is point-of-impact at 30 yards, shooters simply hold on the corresponding crosshair for pinpoint accuracy out to 80 yards in 5-yard increments.

The ACOG Crossbow Reticle utilizes the proprietary Bad River Outdoors® Ranging System. This unique and patented ranging system can help you find the distance to your quarry simply by placing the main crosshair on the rib cage/belly of an elk or deer. The distance will be quickly determined by viewing the location of the spine/back. The greatest advantage to this system is by holding the main crosshair in position on the rib cage/belly as your targeted animal moves, the hunter has the ability to observe the change of distance as the animal either approaches or descends away from your location. Then you simply use the corresponding aiming point to be consistently accurate.

Additionally, shooters can also determine ranges by using the wide stadia lines, which equal 18 inches (the average distance between a deer’s ears or the average width of an elk’s chest), at the corresponding range. Narrow stadia lines correspond to 2 inches (the diameter of the white circle around a whitetail’s eye) at the corresponding range.

The unit is mounted via a single Weaver-style base. A generous exit pupil of 8 mm and a wide field of view of 25.6 feet at 100 yards allow hunters to get on target quickly. It’s forged from T6 aluminum, weighs a scant 5.89 ounces and is waterproof to 100 meters. If that’s not enough, the ACOG Crossbow Scope is backed by Trijicon‘s superior warranty, so hunters can concentrate only on making the shot.

For more information on the ACOG Crossbow Scope and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.

Contact: Eddie Stevenson (210) 259-8491


Trijicon ACOG Crossbow Scope and Reticle


Optical System
Operating Principal Magnified, self-luminous tactical sight
Optical Magnification 3X
Theoretical Eye Relief 1.4 in (35 mm)
Functional Eye Relief 0.6 – 2.5 in (15.2 – 63.5 mm) >90% FOV
Exit Pupil 0.32 in (8.0 mm)
Field of View 4.9o, 25.6 ft @ 100 yds (8.54 m @ 100 m)
Eye Volume™ 0.15 in3 (2,504 mm3)
Parallax Vertical parallax-free
Reticle Diopter Fixed at -0.75 nominal, ± 0.25
Adjustment Range ± 0o20′ = ± 20 MOA (± 5.8 mils) minimum
Adjustment Increments 3 clicks per inch @ 100 yds, 9 clicks per inch @ 30 yards
Optical Coating Fully Multi-Layer Coating per MIL-C-14806A or Broadband Anti-Reflective Coating
Reticle Color Green
Optical Signature Zero forward emission

Power Source
Reticle Illumination Fluorescent fiber optics
Lamp Type Green or Blue-Violet Tritium lamp

Physical Specifications
Dimensions, M-16 Base 5.0″ L x 1.5″ W x 2.1″ H (127 x 38 x 53 mm)
Weight 5.89 oz (167 g)
Material – Housing 7075-T6 forged aluminum, hard coat anodized per MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2, dull & nonreflective.

Environmental Specifications Tested per MIL-STD-810F
Temperature Range, operating -46°C (-50.8°F) to +85°C (185°F)
Corrosion Hard anodized coating protects against corrosion and battlefield chemicals
Immersion Waterproof to 328 ft (100 m)
Shock 1,100 G’s 0.2 ms

Mechanical Interface
Mount Optic attaches onto mount for MIL-STD-1913 and Weaver rail equipped weapons

(oz) (g)
Height of Mount Surface to Optical Axis (in.)
Bobro Short Weaver
2.7 76.5

KODABOW Launches “Crossbow that Works” Campaign

KODABOW introduced a “Just a Crossbow that Works!” campaign at the recent Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA shooting a single Koda-Express 185 lb crossbow for 9 days straight to demonstrate the crossbow’s durability and accuracy. During the period, the crossbow launched 1,500 arrows downrange with 500 different shooters who stopped by the Kodabow Booth to review the 2011 crossbow product line.

Big RhinoShooters are impressed with the rugged construction and balance of the Kodabow while taking note of the proprietary trigger group that is among the finest in the industry. During cocking, the safety system automatically engages and the crossbow will not shoot in a dry-fire mode. An arrow must deactivate the patented Anti-Dry Fire System. This crossbow is manufactured in the USA with a majority of the components produced right in Pennsylvania where the company is located.

Crossbows are offered in 5 different limb weights from 125 lb to 225 lb with the 185 lb. Koda-Express, the 200 lb. Bravo Zulu and the 225 lb. Big Rhino being popular choices. The crossbows utilize a proprietary “dual limb” recurve design giving the user the freedom to change the crossbow string in the field if required in minutes using a Destringing Aid supplied with every crossbow. Kodabow introduced its new 2011 Cocking Rope which perfectly aligns the bowstring with the trigger group using an adapter which fits into the AR-15 style rear stock. This delivers an extremely smooth frictionless pull when loading the limbs. Kodabow uses a common platform for all crossbows with the different models differentiated by limb weight and optics. Real AR-15 components are used for grips, stock, and rear buffer tube giving the bow a solid and rugged feel. Limbs are available in select Mossy Oak® camo patterns or a Black Night Weave pattern. Bows are equipped with 3 Dot and 3×32 Hawke ® optics in both standard and illuminated options and a range of accessories including bipods, alternate grips, slings, quivers and limb dampeners. Prices range between $819.99 and $899.99.

CenterPoint Archery Division Announces New Crown 175 Crossbow

ROCHESTER, New York- CenterPoint® Hunting and Outdoors, a division of Crosman® Corporation, a leading supplier of products for the shooting sports, has introduced the next crossbow in its series of performance archery products. The Crown 175™ crossbow features a lightweight stock, CenterPoint precision crossbow optic and custom strings and cables.

“The new Crown 175 crossbow is ideal for those who value the benefits of hunting with a compact, lightweight crossbow, but don’t want to give up knock-down power,” says CenterPoint Archery Product Manager, Terry Neumaster. “This bow provides an affordable option for hunters of smaller stature or those looking for enough explosive power in a crossbow to extend their hunting season.”

The Crown 175 is “ready to go, right out of the box, with its CenterPoint 1x25mm 3-dot illuminated optic, detachable quiver and 3 aluminum bolts,” said Neumaster. “Everything you need for a successful day in the field comes with this crossbow, including Next™ G-1 Camouflage.” The single limb system sends arrows downrange at velocities up to 265 feet per second.

The CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors Crown 175 crossbow has an MSRP of $299.99 and is available now. CenterPoint Hunting and Outdoors will exhibit its entire product line at the ATA Show in Indianapolis from January 6-8 at booth number 3409, and during SHOT Show 2011 in Las Vegas from January 18-21 at booth number 12740.

GamePlan Gear Introduces Innovative CrossOver Crossbow Carrier

Dubuque, Iowa- Known for their revolutionary products and ingenuity, GamePlan Gear has introduces the industry-first CrossOver – a versatile and extremely-durable crossbow carrying pack.

Crossbow hunting has taken the country by storm and in recent years while more and more opportunities have sprung up as states relax regulations and legalize their usage. Hunters have certainly taken notice, with many embracing the challenges and rewards that come with modern crossbows. Those same hunters have also noticed that crossbows are much heavier than their vertical counterparts, and transporting them to and from their hunting hotspots can be a chore. Good news! GamePlan Gear has designed the perfect pack to ease the crossbow-carrying burden- the CrossOver.

Re-offered as an updated version of Game Plan’s original Standback Pack, the CrossOver’s versatile design capitalizes on larger storage options and heavy-load considerations with beefed up straps & hardware that can handle even the bulkiest crossbow in any brand or style. By incorporating a “stock boot” and padded front collar- hunters can readily secure crossbows, a gun or even a bow. The unique, patented ‘open-book’ design of the CrossOver wraps around a crossbow to provide weather protection for a scope or optics. With a CrossOver pack on his back the crossbow hunter can hunt smarter, harder and more effectively without worrying about his gear or comfort.

The CrossOver follows the same path as all of GamePlan Gear’s quality products and certainly will not disappoint considering it’s loaded with hunter-friendly features.

• Comfortable way to carry a bulky crossbow– only pack carrier in the industry.
• Universal drop-pocket design can accommodate a gun, crossbow, or even a compound bow.
• Adjustable, padded, hip belt helps to distribute weight and save shoulders.
• “Open-book” design format wraps around crossbow to add protection and keep optics dry.
• Patented ‘2-in-1’ design can be also be wrapped around tree to form a padded treestand backrest.
• Available in REALTREE All Purpose (AP) Camouflage.
• Military-inspired construction ensures extreme durability.

MSRP: $119.95

For more information on the new CrossOver or the check out other exciting products in the GamePlan Gear lineup visitwww.gameplangear.com or call (877) 544-6611.