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I have to admit that I’m not previously familiar with the products of TRACT Optics, but their new TORIC sights for long range shooting looks very interesting at an affordable price.
TRACT Optics already offer a full line of binoculars and riflescopes for most if not all disciplines of hunting and target shooting, but the 30 mm tube described below is brand new.
The current Toric lineup, which will stay, offers a 1″ tube (25,4 mm).
Some of the features include:
30mm Main Body Tube
The 30mm, one-piece tube provides greater strength and a wider adjustment range for extreme long range shooting
First Focal Plane Reticle (FFP)
First Focal Plane design places the reticle in front of the erector system and allows accurate use of the MOA reticle for ranging or bullet drop correction at any magnification
MOA (Minute Of Angle) Based reticle is designed to allow the shooter to measure targets to determine the distance and then make corrections by either dialing or using the reticle for bullet drop compensation. the reticle is broken up into 1 MOA increments with larger hash marks indicating 5 MOA increments while the upper vertical and both horizontal ends of the reticle are marked in .5 MOA increments making the MOA reticle and incredibly versatile design
Miliradian Based reticle is designed to allow the shooter to measure targets to determine the distance and then make corrections by either dialing or using the reticle for bullet drop compensation. the reticle is broken up into .5 Miliradian increments with larger hash marks indicating 1 Mil increments while the upper vertical and both horizontal ends of the reticle are marked in .1 Mil increments making the MRAD reticle and incredibly versatile design
Locking Turret with Multi Rotation Zero Stop
Precision machined turret features .25 MOA per click adjustments and a locking system to eliminate inadvertent movement of your adjustments in the field or at the range. Multi Rotation Zero Stop makes sure you do not get lost in the rotations when dialing those extreme long range shots
Provides 11 different intensity settings with ON/OFF positions between each setting. The CR2032 battery with an expected life of 360 hours on medium intensity is included.
Below you can read their Press Release:
HUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – February 21, 2018 – TRACT Optics has released two new 30mm First Focal Plane (FFP) long range riflescopes in its flagship TORIC line. These offerings feature precision components and give consumers a world-class 30mm scope suitable for competitive or hunting-specific extreme long range shooting. The TORIC 30mm scopes are initially available in 4-20×50 with a Minute of Angle (MOA) or a Milliradian (MRAD) reticle at unbeatable no retail mark-up prices of $1,154.00.
TRACT’s TORIC line quickly established itself as an industry-leader with its Ultra High Definition optical system, SCHOTT HT (high transmission) glass, ED (Extra Low Dispersion) lens and a Fully Multi-Coated lens system. These combined features and technologies deliver incredibly sharp and bright images and offer superior light transmission values. The new 30mm also include a 5x zoom, one-piece 30mm main body tube, high-precision turrets, four inches of constant eye relief and a Glass Etched Reticle designed for superior performance with even the heaviest magnum calibers.
“We’re very excited for our new FFP 30mm long range scopes to hit the market,” said TRACT Co-Founder Jon LaCorte. “The emergence of extreme long-range shooting and hunting make this a natural expansion to our line. We combined over 40 years of optics industry experience to load these scopes up on features not available at these price points. Our 30mm TORIC options give shooters and hunters premium glass with the best features and high-end capabilities. Whether they’re competing in the Precision Rifle Series (PRS) or practicing for long-range big game hunting, our scopes are the perfect option.”
TRACT TORIC 30mm riflescopes stand out with superior light transmission values, especially in the blue and violet spectrum. The ED lens minimizes color fringing and provides ultra-sharp images in low light at higher magnifications. A locking turret with Multi Rotation Zero Stop features 20 MOA/10 MRAD per rotation. The scopes are waterproof, fogproof and purged with Argon gas. Each option features a First Focal Plane illuminated reticle with 11 intensity settings with on/off positions between each level.
The new scopes are compatible with TRACT’s custom turret system and allow the user to have turrets engraved to match specific cartridges or handloads. Matching loads to the new reticles is also easy as they are included in TRACT’s Impact Ballistic Resource Web Program.
Each scope is a matte graphite color with Type III anodizing, recoil tested to 1,000 g, offers side focus parallax adjustment focuses from 25 yards to infinity and includes a 3” sunshade.
The TORIC scopes are designed and engineered in the U.S., but built in Japan by “a leading optical manufacturer”.
You can find more information at www.tractoptics.com.
Specifically, the two TORICs are available here for in-depth specifications.
They are both going to be available at $1,154.
The MRAD would be my choice.