If you are looking to invest in some new optics for your rifle, you should definitely check out the new HS line of scopes from Vortex Optics. Their new HS (Hunter/Shooter) lineup consists of six different magnification options including the 1-4×24 with TMCQ (Tactical Milling Close Quarter) illuminated reticle that is perfect for the AR-15 crowd. Check the press release and pics of the 1-4×24 below.
Vortex takes its incredibly popular Viper Riflescopes to the next level with the introduction of the Viper HS (Hunting/Shooting) series
An evolutionary upgrade, Vortex Viper HS riflescopes offer hunters and shooters an array of new-for-2011 features sure to be well received. Built on ultrastrong 30mm one-piece machined aluminum tubes, these scopes deliver increased windage and elevation travel for optimal adjustment. A new optical system highlighted with a 4x zoom range provides magnification versatility. The ultrafriendly eye box with increased eye relief gets shooters on target quickly and easily – because shooting opportunities can be measured in fractions of seconds.
Standout models within the series offer enhanced performance features for specialized applications. The 1-4×24 with TMCQ (Tactical Milling Close Quarter) illuminated reticle is ideally suited for AR platform rifles, as well as dangerous game setups. Ten intensity levels of illumination with an off position between each give shooters quick access to preferred settings. Whether you’re first-in during entry, or trying to break down a brown bear in the willows, the Viper HS 1-4×24 will help get the job done. The 4-16×50 LR (Long Range) and 4-16×44 LR models feature exposed target-style elevation turrets with Vortex’s CRS (Customizable Rotational Stop) zero stop. Combine that with 75 MOA of elevation travel (24 MOA per revolution) and you get riflescopes perfect for dialing precision long-range shots.
XD (extra-low dispersion) glass guarantees sharp, crisp images from edge to edge. Lenses fully multicoated with Vortex’s proprietary XR coatings ensure superior light transmission, allowing hunters to take advantage of every minute of legal shooting time. Exterior lenses feature ArmorTek, an ultrahard optical coating engineered to protect against scratches, oil and dirt. O-ring sealed and purged with argon gas for 100 percent waterproof/fogproof performance. Shockproof construction withstands recoil and impact from every angle. Fast focus eyepiece and quick reset turrets
MSRP: $459 to $639