Monday, October 15, 2012

SNIPER CENTRAL Reviews The Leatherwood/Hi-Lux M1000 ART Scope

"One of the things that made the M21 a successful sniping system during the Vietnam War was the ultra-simplistic means of range estimation that would also automatically adjust the scope for ballistic drop at whatever range the scope estimated the target to be at. This was known as the Auto Ranging Telescope, or ART, and it was designed by James Leatherwood. These original ART setups on the M21 used a Redfield 3-9x scope and there were two distinct versions of the setup through the M21's life time. The Leatherwood name now appears on a very similar setup to the original ART and it is the same concept and even carries the same ART title, but are they as effective as the original? There is only one way to find out."

                                                                    SNIPER CENTRAL

To read their full review and comparison to the Vietnam era ART scope...go to this link -


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Introducing The New 1-4x CMR-AK762 Tactical Scope

                Hi-Lux Optics has answered the call for the CMR scope designed for the standard AK47 service round.

                The new CMR-AK762 is identical in every way to the original CMR1-4x24mm model, except for the reticle, which has been designed around the ballistics of the 7.62x39mm cartridge.  The new reticle still incorporates the illuminated center circle and dot, now with a second bolder outter illuminated ring for faster centering of the target, plus ranging brackets for getting on target quickly and knowing the range when a shot or shots must be taken immediately.  For longer range work with the 7.62x39mm round, the reticle features bullet drop compensating hold over lines to 900 meters.  The same hold over lines can be used to 550 meters for target work with rifles in .300 BLK or .300 Whisper.  At 4x the reticle also includes a feature for estimating range to 1,000 yards.  

                This new version of the CMR scope  is built with a rigid 30mm aluminum tube, and the variable magnification ring can be taken from  1x to 4x, or back, with the flick of the shooter's thumb.  Like the original CMR, the 1x setting gives the shooter true 1x magnification.  Brightness of the illuminated center reticle can be adjusted as needed thanks to an 11 setting rheostat.   Another great feature of this scope is the Hi-Lux Optics "Zero Locking System", which allows windage and elevation alignments to be locked in place, with just enough minor adjustment for adapting the setting to shooting conditions or range - then being able to precisely return to the original settings.

                Like all Hi-Lux Optics scopes, the CMR-AK762 comes with fully multi-coated lenses for maximum light transmission.  Available in matte blue black finish only, and comes with flip up lens covers.  The scope is backed with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and retails for $459.

                Watch for more on this great new model in the near future on the Hi-Lux Optics website at .