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The family-owned company best known for supplying the U.S. military with the finest battle optics in the world is reconfirming its commitment to American sportsmen with its ACOG Crossbow Optic. With more state game agencies legalizing crossbows during the archery season, crossbow hunters now have a top-quality Trijicon optic to provide the ultimate in accuracy and precision shot placement.
The 3X, 24mm objective ACOG Crossbow Optic is modeled after the legendary ACOG (Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight) and includes features such as fully multi-coated optics, precise adjustments, Tritium-and-fiber-optic illuminated reticle, and unmatched, battle-proven durability. In addition, the Crossbow Optic contains a specially designed range-finding reticle calibrated for crossbow ballistics. Users can choose one of three reticle models depending on his or her crossbow’s velocity.
Reticle XB1 accommodates speeds from 300-340 fps, XB2 from 340-400 fps and the XB3 is designed for models with speeds of 400-450 fps. Once the proper model is chosen and zeroed — the glowing chevron is point-of-impact at 30 yards — the shooter simply holds aims the corresponding crosshair for pinpoint accuracy out to 80 yards in five-yard increments.
The ACOG Crossbow Reticle utilizes the proprietary Bad River Outdoors Ranging System. This unique ranging system aids in the effort to judge the distance to your quarry simply by placing the main crosshair on the rib cage/belly of an elk or deer. The distance will be quickly determined by viewing the location of the spine/back. Possibly the greatest advantage of this system is realized as your quarry moves. By holding the main crosshair on the rib cage/belly as the target moves, the hunter has the ability to observe the range and adjust accordingly as the animal approaches or moves away from your position. Then, you simply use the corresponding aiming point to be consistently accurate.
Additionally, shooters can also determine ranges by using the wide stadia lines, which equal 18 inches (the average distance between a whitetail’s ears or the average width of an elks chest), at the corresponding range. The narrow stadia lines correspond to two inches or the diameter of the white circle around a whitetail’s eye at the corresponding range.
The unit is mounted via a single Weaver-style base. A generous 8mm exit pupil and a wide field-of-view of 25.6 feet at 100 yards allow hunters to get on target quickly. The ACOG Crossbow Optic is forged from T6 aluminum, weighs a scant 5.89 ounces and is waterproof to 100 meters. The ACOG Crossbow Optic is backed by Trijicon’s superior warranty, so all hunters have to worry about is making the shot.
For more information on the ACOG Crossbow Optic and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact: Trijicon Inc., (248) 960-7700; www.trijicon.com.
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