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Best New Hunting Riflescopes from SHOT Show

There are many impressive scopes that hunters will see this year. Here are some of best from SHOT.

Best New Hunting Riflescopes from SHOT Show

The Burris Veracity PH riflescope


Hot new riflescopes featured at SHOT Show 2024 in Las Vegas:

Burris Eliminator 6

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Burris Eliminator 6 riflescope

With five generations of the popular Eliminator rangefinding riflescope under its belt, Burris takes a big leap with the redesigned Eliminator 6, an all-in-one scope that has the most advanced ranging, environmental monitoring, optical performance and ballistics technology in a single, unified platform. Features:

Ranging: Instant and precise ranging out to 2,000-plus yards on reflective targets and 1,400 yards on deer hide. Simply place the reticle on the target, depress the ranging button, and the distance in yards or meters is presented on the scope's heads-up display (HUD).

Environmental Monitoring: Built-in thermometer, barometer and inclinometer from which the scope selects the ballistics solution via the Burris Connect app.

Ballistic Compensation: The Eliminator 6 ballistic solutions are built on the BurrisConnect mobile app and uploaded to the scope. Bluetooth connectivity between the scope and the user's mobile device allows the user to create an internal DOPE card in the Eliminator 6 that combines ranging, environmental, and ballistic data to achieve the perfect shot. Users can create profiles using factory load data or completely custom covering firearms from muzzleloaders and slug guns to precision rifles.

Precise Aiming Solutions: The digital DOPE card works with ­the scope's illuminated X177 reticle to display the precise holdover aiming point for the ranged distance. Combined with the reticle's windage hold-off points, the Eliminator 6 offers a massive 177 aim points with 1/5 MOA precision to ensure reliable point-of-aim/point-of-impact performance.

Comprehensive User Interface: The Eliminator 6 presents up to 10 data points in the HUD. This information is divided into zones that can be turned on or off to the shooter's preference via the Burris Connect app. The ranged distance and wind hold value can also be swapped per the user’s preference.

ShotCall Marker– Available for display in the HUD is bullet velocity and bullet energy at the ranged distance. Embodying the "Hunt Responsibly" ethic, these features allow the shooter to recognize when the shot distance may be too far and the velocity/energy too low to ensure an ethical kill. In addition to showing the bullet's calculated velocity and energy at the ranged distance, the scope also offers a ShotCall Marker. The SCM will display an "X" if the user defined ballistic terminal performance is inadequate at the ranged distance.

Vortex Venom

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Vortex Venom 1-6x24 SFP riflescope

Vortex has new additions to the popular Venom riflescope line, with the Venom 1-6x24 SFP and Venom 3-15x44 FFP. Both deliver versatile, feature-rich options for entry-level carbine users, recreational shooters and even self-defense. Venom 1 has true 1x-6x magnification and an illuminated AR-BDC3 reticle for fast, accurate target acquisition at short- to mid-range. Venom 3 delivers great glass quality, impressive magnification, an EBR-7C reticle, available in MOA or MRAD, for fast, precise corrections at distance, plus throw-lever zoom control and wide field of view for rapidly engaging targets up close.




Burris Veracity PH

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Burris Veracity PH riflescopes

Burris grows the technologically advanced Veracity PH riflescope series in 2024 with three new models boasting a shorter and lighter design, expanded power factor offerings, two new reticle designs and an improved optical system ED glass. Developed to meet the needs of shooters and hunters who frequently tap the long shots and where a day’s hunt is often measured in miles traveled, Burris engineers upgraded the Veracity PH to reduce weight and size. The revised 4-20x50mm Veracity PH is now shorter and lighter than the previous model. This shorter and lighter design also translates to the new 3-15x44mm and 2.5-12x42mm models—making them ideal for mountain rifle and carbine platforms, or any rifle where minimizing weight and bulk are important factors.

The improved extra-low dispersion (ED) glass reduces chromatic aberrations and enhances light transmission for clear and crisp edge-to-edge viewing and exceptional low-light performance. The Veracity PH riflescopes are the perfect choice for hunters who want a fast, simple means to compensate for bullet drop without monitoring turret clicks, identifying holdover points, or doing mathematical calculations when the pressure is on and seconds count.

Leupold Mark 4HD

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Leupold Mark 4HD riflescope

The Mark 4HD series features a 4:1 zoom ratio and five magnification ranges, giving shooter accurate and reliable options. The five magnification ranges available include: 1-4.5x24, 2.5-10x42, 4.5-18x52, 6-24x52, and 8-32x56. The 1-4.5x24 and 2.5-10x42 models feature 30mm maintubes. All 1-4.5x24 models are Second Focal Plane, while the 2.5-10x42 model is available in First (FFP) or Second Focal Plane (SFP). The three higher magnification options have 34mm maintubes and are all FFP optics. MIL or MOA adjustments and reticles are available throughout the line.

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The entire Mark 4HD family features Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System, which delivers the light transmission, glare reduction, and resolution that professional guides and shooters demand. New with the Mark 4HD is the PR3-MIL reticle. Building upon Leupold’s popular PR2-MIL reticle, the PR3 provides a clutter-free image for fast, accurate precision aiming.

German Precision Optics Centuri

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German Precision Optics Centuri riflescope

German Precision Optics has introduced the latest addition to their lineup—the Centuri riflescope series. The new Centuri riflescopes are available in six distinct models, including two super-compact options, 3-12x44i SC and 4-16x44i SC, and four traditional-sized models: 4-16x44i, 2.5-15x44i, 2.5-15x50i and 3-18x44i. Featuring 30mm tubes, ј-inch or .1 MRAD click adjustments, GPObright high transmission lens coating technology, iControl auto-off illuminated reticles, DoubleHD objective lens technology, and Zero-stop locking turrets on most models, the Centuri riflescopes maintain GPO USA's commitment to excellence. As with all GPO products, the Centuri riflescopes are backed by the dependable Spectacular Lifetime Warranty. This new line of riflescopes will be available at retailers nationwide and online at www.gpo-usa.com this spring.

Steiner Optics Predator 4s

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Steiner Optics Predator 4s riflescope

Steiner's all-new Predator 4s—the industry’s smallest and lightest premium 4-16X hunting riflescope—is the latest addition to the Predator hunting riflescope series. The Predator 4s is 25 percent shorter than its closest competitors while delivering an astounding magnification range. Built on a rugged 30mm tube chassis and measuring 10.9 inches in length, the Predator 4s weighs just over 18 ounces. The new scope doesn't sacrifice quality for size. With an exceptionally generous field of view, Steiner’s legendary glass, and precision component engineering, the Predator 4s ensures bright, high-clarity and high-contrast imaging with remarkable edge-to-edge sharpness. This class-leading optical clarity plus industry-leading light transmission combines with a massive field of view to ensure hunters have the best possible sight picture even in the most challenging lighting conditions. An illuminated E3 second focal plane reticle with 11 brightness settings delivers a fast and crisp sight picture for quick and confident point of-aim/point-of-impact performance. Foul weather and harsh climates also offer no resistance to the Predator 4s, thanks to its fogproof and waterproof design and broad -13°F to 145°F operating temperature.

Steiner H6Xi Series

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Steiner H6Xi Series riflescopes

H6Xi riflescopes, tailored for big-game hunters, are now being made with a new MIL reticle for enhanced precision. The new STR-MIL reticle was developed by Steiner as a MIL-based tree reticle that bridges the gap between Steiner’s military heritage (such as M-Series and T-Series scopes) and classic hunting scopes. The precise tree reticle, with 0.2 mrad subtensions, gives the shooter the ability to dial or holdover with near-equal precision for both drop and wind holdoff. In practice, using the tree reticle hold is quicker than dialing and can be especially helpful for shooters who prefer to leave their elevation turret fully capped—another feature included with every H6Xi. The Steiner H6Xi is crafted for hunters seeking an optic that promises impeccable precision, adaptability and optical performance, all while thriving in challenging hunting terrains. Consisting of three models, the H6Xi series caters to a variety of needs. The first focal plane 6x optical system is available in zoom ranges of 2-12x42mm, 3-18x50mm, and 5-30x50mm, setting unparalleled standards for German-inspired, American-crafted hunting scopes.

EOTECH Vudu X

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EOTECH Vudu X riflescope

The Vudu X Series line of riflescopes are designed to meet the demands of the outdoor enthusiast, whether it’s 3-gun, hunting or recreational shooting. Made from a solid piece of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with the high-quality AR-coated glass, the riflescopes are ultra-tough and crystal clear. The Vudu X Series is available in 1-6x24 and 2-12x40 models. Both offer 30mm tube diameter, illuminated reticles powered by a CR2032 battery and a removable throw lever for quick transitions across the magnification range. Available in MOA adjustments, the DP1 reticle provides the ultra-popular duplex crosshair while the BD1 provides additional circular ballistic holds at 2MOA increments for longer distances. The turrets provide a simple zero reset feature making adjustments and return to zero fast and easy. Production and delivery are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2024.

Leupold Mark 5HD Flat Dark Earth

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Leupold Mark 5HD Flat Dark Earth riflescope

Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has added Flat Dark Earth (FDE) models to its award-winning Mark 5HD line of riflescopes. There will be FDE Mark 5HD models available in the scope family’s 3.6-18x44, 5-25x56, and 7-35x56 magnification ranges. MIL or MOA adjustments and reticles are available. It’s up to 20 ounces lighter than other scopes in its class and has superior edge-to-edge clarity in extreme low-light conditions. The Mark 5HD was made to max out the performance of the latest long-range rifles and ammunition, featuring Leupold’s Professional-Grade Optical System, which offers unmatched light transmission, has industry-leading glare reduction and resolution and clarity that professional guides and shooters demand in the field. The Mark 5HD is waterproof, fogproof, shockproof, and guaranteed to perform for life.

Trijicon Tenmile HX 5-25x50 FFP

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Trijicon Tenmile HX 5-25x50 FFP riflescope

Trijicon has expanded its popular Tenmile HX series to include a 5-25x50 first focal plane (FFP) riflescope. Designed for serious hunters, the Tenmile HX 5-25x50 FFP ensures speed and precision at all hunting distances and features outstanding glass, highly repeatable adjusters and a purpose-built first focal plane MOA-based illuminated reticle. The powerful 5-25 magnification range gives hunters the tools necessary to quickly acquire, identify and engage targets at any hunting distance. The FFP reticle offers red or green center dot illumination for contrast against all backgrounds and contains uncluttered MOA elevation and windage subtensions that can be used at any power setting without any additional calculations.

With up to 80 MOA of adjustment, hunters can rely on crisp, precise exposed adjusters that feature a rock-solid zero stop to avoid accidental shift. An easy focus eyepiece accommodates each shooter’s prescription, while a moveable magnification lever accommodates different shooting positions and rifle configurations. The Tenmile HX 5-25x50 delivers edge-to-edge image clarity, thanks to fully multi-coated broadband anti-reflective glass with excellent light transmission, true detail and color with zero distortion.

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