- Mar 6, 2008
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Heritage Defined: The Premier Reticles Story, By Steve Adelman. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.I was still wet-behind-the-ears in the accuracy game in the mid ‘90s when I first realized how complex magnified optics can be. My epiphany occurred during a complimentary “Optics 101” class provided to a group of new and old military snipers by Dick Thomas- then owner of Premier Reticles, Ltd. While the instruction boggled my young mind, eventually the salient points settled in and helped me understand the capabilities and limitations of scopes I’d come to rely on down the road. I paid a visit to Premier Reticles’ Winchester, VA shop several years later and received a refresher class from Dick’s son and current president /part owner, Chris Thomas. Three generations of the Thomas family have taken care of military and civilian shooters in similar manner and decades of shooters have Premier Reticles to thank for much of the technology their scopes incorporate, if not the actual reticles themselves. That this small company is thriving after 63 years in the very competitive riflescope market is testimony to their good work. To better understand how a one-man, home-based reticle repair shop became a full blown company making premium scopes on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s necessary to start at the beginning. Read More...