Trijicon®, Inc. Goes Long-Range with TARS™ High-Performance RifleScope

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  1. Andy Backus

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    Trijicon®, Inc. Goes Long-Range with TARS™ High-Performance RifleScope

    A brilliant solution for the precision target shooter, professional operator or long-range hunter, Trijicon introduces its TARS™ High-Performance RifleScope.

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    The Trijicon TARS (Tactical Advanced RifleScope) is a 3-15x variable magnification, 50 mm-objective, illuminated-reticle optic designed for tactical and sporting rifles. Premium-grade optics, exact adjustments, and innovative reticle systems allow users to engage targets at extreme ranges.

    Best-quality glass is fully multi-coated to allow maximum light transmission. Optical engineering advancement produces a generous 3.3 inches of constant eye relief while decreasing overall scope length to 13.9 inches. Its 3x to 15x magnification range make it a viable choice for myriad applications, from LE and military operations to benchrest competition to varmint and big-game hunting.

    The TARS features a patented illuminated-reticle system with 10 levels of intensity, including two for use with night-vision optics. Its non-forward emitting LED is much more efficient than current systems; One CR2032 battery provides 30,000 hours of use. Four reticle choices are available—an intuitive MOA reticle (Model 101), Trijicon-exclusive JW mil-square reticle (103) and two duplex versions (102 and 104). All are located in the first focal plane, so subtension values remain constant across the magnification range.

    A robust, 34 mm main tube machined from aircraft-grade aluminum combined with Trijicon's mil-spec construction ensure TARS can handle severe recoil in the harshest environments. It is waterproof to 66 feet. Hydrophobic coatings on exposed lenses ensure clarity in wet conditions. Finger-adjustable turrets feature patent-pending lockable, tactile click adjustments for positive tracking and repeatability. A side-mounted parallax dial focuses from 10-feet to infinity. Removable flip-up range caps and sunshade are included.

    With Trijicon's proven battlefield performance and uncompromising commitment to perfection, TARS will prove itself as a superior tactical riflescope for long-range marksmen.

    For more information on TARS 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.

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    Specifications

    Operating Principal Magnified, First Focal Plane
    Optical Magnification 3X – 15X
    Focal Plane First Focal Plane
    Theoretical Eye Relief 3.33 – 3.25 in (84.5– 82.5 mm)
    Exit Pupil 0.66 – 0.13 in (16.7 – 3.3 mm)
    Field of View 7.15o – 1.43o; 37.5 – 7.5 ft (10.4 – 2.1 m) @ 100 yards
    Parallax Side-focus parallax compensation from 40 m to infinity
    Adjustment Range MOA Variant: Elevation: ±75 MOA (150 MOA total travel) Windage: ±60 MOA (120 MOA total travel) 30 MOA per revolution
    MIL Variant: Elevation: ±22 MIL (44 MIL total travel) Windage: ±18 MIL (36 MIL total travel)
    10 MIL per revolution
    Adjustment Increments MOA Variant: ¼ MOA per click
    MIL Variant: 0.1 MIL per click
    Optical Coating Full multi-layer coating per MIL-C-14806A or broadband anti-reflective coating, Hydrophobic coating on exposed Objective and Ocular lenses
    Reticles MOA, JW MIL-SQUARE, Duplex
    Reticle Color Red
    Optical Signature Zero forward emission
    Reticle Illumination Red Light Emitting Diode (LED)
    Center cross illumination
    Push Button Control – Single button press or hold and step through
    Illumination Settings (10): Night Vision 1, Night Vision 2, Tritium Equivalent, Dusk/Dawn 1, Dusk/Dawn 2, Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Intense Sun
    Battery (1) CR2032 Battery

    Length x Width x Height 13.9 in (353 mm) x 3.8 in (97 mm) x 3.5 in (89 mm), without objective sun shade
    Weight 47 oz. (1332 g), without objective sun shade
    Removable Objective Sun Shade Adds 3.0 in (75 mm) to overall scope length
    Material – Housing 6061-T6 aluminum, hard coat anodized per MIL-A-8625, Type III, Class 2, dull & nonreflective
    Internal Gas Dry Nitrogen Filled
     
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    And they're only $4,000 at SWFA...isn't there a thread going on about this?

    I'm a mil guy and just not digging theirs. I like the MOA reticle though.
     
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  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Is it really that much money? WTF really? They cant command that kind of price it more than a NF, or a S&B. Granted Trijicon has a great product, but no way would I ever consider it at that price. This is just another reeason Leupold will continue to get my buisness.
     
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    I guess I shouldn't be so negative, I'm sure they are very nice.
    :D
    See how a smiley turned that all around?!
     
  5. NomadPilot

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    Seems sort of like the new Eberlestock chassis. They throw it out there at an outrageous price - higher than any of their comparable competitors. If anyone bites, great - more profit for them. If not, they discount them until the market responds. Obnoxious, but not all that illogical.
     
  6. 42769vette

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    it looks like a nice scope but what will it do 1000 dollars better than a s&b or uso? i think if trijicon would cut the price in half folks would look at it
     
  7. ryno

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    $4K is a steep tarrif.
     
  8. Iron Worker

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    $4,000 Bucks That's insane ! I have a Weaver Tactical 3x15x50mm with Illuminated reticle Mil/Mil FFP. What can their scope do that mine can't ? My glass is as good as a IOR I had before this. I paid $750 NIB.
     
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    Hi There, does any body know if the plan to make somthing at around 20X ? Dumb qoestion
     
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    there is probably one in the works. price for that one will be a mesily 12,000:rolleyes:
     
  11. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    It makes no since to me that they built this at this price point when guys are screaming for an upgraded accupoint.
     
  12. Broz

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    Oh boy, another scope in the $3500 ~$4000 range with FFP and 15 power yet it is deemed as a Long Range scope and will be defended as such with the FFP guys. :rolleyes: I know of a few exceptions , but it seems there must be an issue with the size of the cross hairs at 20 to 25 X on FFP's. Maybe to get them fine enough they will be to small at the lowest setting. I don't know. It has been said that one of the great features of FFP is that your reticles unit of measure will remain the same when turning down the power. I say at 15 X for long range it is already turned down. But then I don't call 600 yards all that long of distance for todays rifles and technology.

    Jeff
     
  13. Bravo 4

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    Nope, Zeiss has already cornered the market on that one:Zeiss 6-24x72 SAM Tactical Hensoldt Telescopic 34mm Sight


    Me being one of those FFP guys, I agree. But it looks like the deffinition of LR is different for everybody, 600 yards is starting to get on out there for most. Even some of the veterans (not literally) of this site. Shooting a mile+ is rather the exception than the rule for even a seasoned LR shooter, you are one of the few exceptions. For a true ELR scope I would forgo the FFP and want something over 20x. You sir are what I would call EXTREME!!! (compliment intended)gun)
     
  14. Broz

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    Bravo, thanks for the complements. I do practice alot between 500 and 1000 too. This is where the most of our shots on game are. I cant remember ever taking one of these shots below 22X unless it was an accident. I simply want the biggest target I can get. To me bigger targets are easier to hit and will make placement easier too. I tried a 32X once and mirage was an issue at times, but even then it was only cranked down to 25ish. To me the scopes like the 32 X are the ones that would need cranked down not a 15X.

    Jeff