Writer needed to test and review the Trijicon TARS rifle scope

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Len Backus, May 20, 2013.

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    This is quite a robust scope. This is the MOA version.

    I am looking for a writer to do a thorough job of taking this scope through its paces.

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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. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    PM sent, I would be interested...
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    when the TARS debuted it REALLY caught my eye. It's nice to see US manufacturers step up & go head to head with the Europeans in the Optics category. To have the TARS offered in a MOA setup just puts the icing on the cake for me.

    Is the LRH Store considering offering the TARS?


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  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Len,

    I have an upcoming whitetail/mule deer hunt in Wyomng planned this year. I would love to put the scope to the test. The scope would be used on my 6.5-284, I am having built! It should be done the first part of June! Then starts the barrel break in and load development! I would be glad to help out! If you have any questions, please let me know!
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    To bad they are failing in every other category, they keep pushing out optics for the mil procurement process and not putting enough focus on what the rest of us want. I love this company and the products and customer service are second to none, but how hard it is to but a turret on an accupoint or put a BDC in it for that matter? I do look forward to this review.
     
  6. Ernie

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    It is the first scope from them that has caught my attention.
    Glad you are doing a review:D
     
  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Based on past experience with Ernie Bishop, I have just selected him to write this review.

    Thanks to all for your interest. There will be more optics review opportunities in the future so keep watching.
     
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