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

    May 2, 2001
    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.


    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.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPXkLwO0PTI]Trijicon TARS Long Range scope - YouTube[/ame]


    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

    Oct 11, 2012
    PM sent, I would be interested...
  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    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?

  4. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011

    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!

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    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

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    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

    May 2, 2001
    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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