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Horus Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday shopping can be hard. Deciding on the perfect gift for those on your shopping list is easier said than done. Lucky for you, Horus Vision has your back when it comes to gift giving. 


Finding a gift for the shooter in your life who seemingly has it all, has never been easier. Regardless of budget, Horus Vision has something for everyone on your list that will make you the “best gift giver” this holiday season.

Under $100


Choose from a selection of products that make for perfect gifts and or stocking stuffers for that special someone on your list. Whether it’s some Horus swag or a CATs target, we have plenty of budget friendly options that are sure to satisfy. Let’s be real, everyone is always excited about a new shirt or hat that represents their favorite brand! If you’ve already got the gifting done and you’re looking for something to add on, these items are the perfect fit. Or, wanting to introduce Horus to someone who isn’t familiar with the brand or reticles? These options will make the perfect the perfect and intro to Horus for them.


Under $500


Things are starting to heat up over here if you’re working with a slightly higher gifting budget. We have some options with incredible value if you’re hoping your gift will get its recipient on target quicker. Choose from Bluetooth™ capable devices that provide the complete solution to improve accuracy and user experience. Did we mention that all of these products integrate seamlessly with the FREE Horus Ballistics App? Add these to the list, stat. 


Under $2000


Looking for a gift for the serious shooter? We’ve got you covered. The full HoVR™ lineup provides the advanced capabilities of Horus reticles for the committed shooter on your list. If you’re shopping for the superstar gift this year, our HoVR™ products are guaranteed to impress. 


Best Overall Value


We get it – everyone loves a stellar deal. When quantifying value on the gift giving front, everyone does it differently. Giving the best gift that includes the most, but that was purchased at the price that saves the most, is something that makes everyone happy. 


If you’re looking for a gift that perfectly outfits a new shooter, an experienced shooter, or someone who is a huge Horus reticle fan, this is it. 


Meet the HoVR™ Complete Shooter Package.

Included in this package is the HoVR™ 5-20x50mm Riflescope with the reticle of your choice, the HoVR™ 1.0 Weather Meter and the HoVR™ 1.0 Laser Range Finder. Purchasing the package saves you $200 from the purchase price of these items individually. Talk about savings and good gift giving. 


Not sure which reticle to choose? We have plenty of helpful information to help you make your decision. Our Reticle Simulator is a great tool to help you compare the features and benefits of the TREMOR3™, TREMOR5™ and H-59 MOA™ reticles. While you’re at it, get some ranging and holding practice in.  USSOCOM, USMC Scout Snipers and multiple Precision Rifle Series Champions utilize Horus reticles in the field. 

Give the gift of accuracy and extended range with the HoVR™ Complete Shooter Package. If it makes your decision any easier, Task and Purpose named the HoVR™ 5-20x50mm Riflescope the “best overall long-range scope” in 2023. That’s a gift you know you can’t turn down.

Make this holiday season even more special by targeting the interests and passions of your loved ones. We hope our gift guide has helped you to get on target when it comes to holiday shopping. Regardless, the thought of an intentional gift is sure to spread lots of excitement this season.


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How to Ensure Your Riflescope is Tracking Accurately


If dialing the turrets on your riflescope, it is critical for accuracy that your scope is precisely tracking. The Horus Vision CATS Calibration Targets enable shooters to verify the tracking ability of their riflescope and also identify if they are canting their rifle while shooting.  



The set up for the CATS Target is crucial to achieve accurate results. It must be level front and back to the shooter, this should be verified with an actual level. The target is placed at 100 yards, however what is most important is that the horizontal stadia lines in the scope lineup with the lines on the target (i.e. 10 MRAD or MOA in your reticle matches 10 MRAD or MOA on the target). This ensures that the scope is lined up correctly to precisely measure MRAD or MOA. 



While aiming at the white squares on the bottom line on the target, the shooter fires a group, dials up while still aiming at the white square and fires another group, following this course of fire as desired or until the scope reaches 20 Mils or 66 MOA of adjustment (or whatever max the scope provides). The shooter can then check the target and see where the bullet impacts are compared to what was dialed on the scope, i.e. if 10 MRAD is dialed the group fired should be right at the 10 MRAD line. The bullet impacts will be shifted left or right of the center line if the rifle was canted when firing. 



The same target can be used with both MRAD and MOA scopes, and it measures 38” x 79” so will require a large backing for mounting. 


The Horus CATS Calibration Target is an essential tool to ensure accuracy when dialing your riflescope. 


For detailed videos on the use of the Horus CATS Targets visit our YouTube Channel

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Horus Vision Reticles are the Official Reticles of the Precision Rifle Series (PRS)

We are thrilled to announce Horus Vision Reticles as the Official Reticles of the Precision Rifle Series for the 2021 and 2022 season!


Horus Vision has been offering shooters innovative targeting solutions for over two decades. Widely used within Shooting Sports, Horus Reticles can be found in many popular riflescope brands to include Burris, Bushnell, EOTech, Kahles, Leupold, Nightforce, Schmidt & Bender, Steiner, Tangent Theta, U.S. Optics, and Vortex, as well as their own HoVR Optics line. Also, in every optic within United States Special Operations Commands (USSOCOM), across the US DOD, and used by over 30 militaries worldwide, Horus Reticles are truly the go to reticle for the world’s most elite marksmen. The patented reticle designs allow shooters to quickly and easily estimate range and compensate for wind and drop, resulting in faster and more accurate shots.


The introduction of the TREMOR5™ Competition Optimized Riflescope Reticle offers the perfect solution for competition shooters, providing a clearer field of view while maintaining the Horus Grid, Range Estimation Chevrons and Time of Flight Wind Dots for faster, more accurate target engagement. Additionally, the new Horus HoVR 5-20×50 Riflescope offers shooters an introductory priced optic perfect for the PRS Production Division.


“We are incredibly excited to become the Official Reticle of PRS. Horus Reticles have a rich history within precision shooting and partnering with PRS is a great opportunity for us to continue supporting the growth of the sport.”, said Marketing Manager Alexander Crown.


About Horus Vision:

Horus Vision is an industry-leading innovator of targeting solutions. The groundbreaking Horus reticles are used by the most elite marksmen around the globe. Combined with their patented ballistics technologies and revolutionary precision shooting products, marksmen of all disciplines are enabled to engage targets more rapidly and accurately and with reduced correction time between shots. The reticle patterns and ballistics technologies are offered to the rest of the industry through licensing programs, providing broad access to these innovative technologies.


In 2016, Horus Vision was purchased by the Ray Dennis Group of Companies which also encompasses Lightforce Performance Lighting, Ace Precision Rifle Systems, and Nightforce Optics.


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USSOCOM chooses Horus Reticle for Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS)

Horus Vision is proud to announce that the Horus TREMOR3™ Reticle has been selected to fill the Ranging – Variable Power Scope (R-VPS) component of the Miniature Aiming Systems – Day Optic (MAS-D) Program for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).


Installed into the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20×50 F1, the TREMOR3 will be integrated as the Mid-Range and the Designated Marksman solutions for USSOCOM’s current and future anticipated Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. 

The R-VPS will round out a complete family of Variable Power Scopes containing Horus Reticles, all awarded to Nightforce Optics, within the MAS-D Program. As part of a life cycle replacement program and capabilities enhancement, the Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20 with Horus TREMOR3 reticle, is optimized to provide improved target detection and identification, as well as hit probability, for engagements out to 1,200m.


“Through innovation, Horus Vision has continued to be the chosen reticle of America’s most elite soldiers. The continued use of Horus reticles will serve USSOCOM personnel with consistency across other platforms that already feature Horus reticles. We will continue to develop technologies to increase the capabilities of both long and short range optics and look forward to continuing to support USSOCOM.” said Horus Vision’s Program Director, Nate Gallery. 


The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR™ 4-20 offers excellent performance in intermediate range target detection as well as reliable mechanical adjustment. The optic feature Nightforce’s exceptional glass, 0.1 Mil-Radian adjustment value for both windage and elevation, and a tan, hardcoat anodized finish. Like the previous VPS Program solutions the R-VPS is provided as a system, utilizing a purpose-built Nightforce scope mount and laser range finder integration platform. When employed as a complete solution, the SOF end-user’s ability to detect, range, and receive a firing solution correlates well with the semi-automatic weapon capability it is intended to enhance. The new optics are to augment multiple systems in the SOCOM inventory and are intended to support the MRGG (Mid-Range Gas Gun) once it is fielded.  This scope joins the ATACR™ Nightforce 1-8×24, ATACR™ Nightforce 5-25×56, and the ATACR™ Nightforce 7-35×56 all of which feature Horus Reticles for USSOCOM. 


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USMC Chooses the Horus TREMOR3 Reticle

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected the Nightforce Optics Mil-Spec ATACR 5-25×56 mm F1 riflescope for use as the day optic on the Mk13 Mod 7 .300 Win. Mag. sniper weapons system. The new rifle and scope combination is completely new from the M40 rifle, which has been in service since the Vietnam War.



“The optic features a Horus TREMOR3 Reticle and provides operators with an integrated milliradian-based grid that incorporates time-of-flight wind dots,” said Nightforce’s Mil-Gov-LE Business Development Manager Tod Litt. “Those dots are calibrated to the rifle and ammunition and aid in making quick, formula-free wind calls by judging direction and wind speed in miles per hour. The advanced reticle incorporates the Accuracy 1st speed shooting formula that makes engagement of moving targets easier and reduces engagement times for a substantial improvement in first-round hits.”


Adjustments on the optic are made using the patented NightForce Hi-Speed ZeroStop and the parallax dial is coupled to DigIllum digital-reticle illumination. The windage knob is cap covered to minimize inadvertent movement. The first-focal-plane, 34 mm riflescope weighs 38 ounces and has an overall length of 15.37 inches.  


“The increased capability of the newly issued Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle requires a scope that is as rugged, reliable, repeatable and dependable as the United States Marines tasked with using it,” said Litt. “The Nightforce MIL-SPEC ATACR 5-25×56 F1 was chosen as the day scope to take full advantage of the rifle systems’ competencies.”The new rifle is scheduled to be fielded late this year and early 2019 by elite Marine Corps Scout Snipers, although it’s already serving with MARSOC’s precision shooters.


“The new day optic allows for positive identification of enemies at greater distances, and it has a grid-style reticle that allows for rapid reengagement without having to dial adjustments or ‘hold’ without a reference point,” Sgt. Randy Robles, Quantico Scout Sniper School instructor explained in May. “With this type of weapon in the fleet, we will increase our lethality and be able to conceal our location because we are creating a buffer between us and the enemy.”

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USMC Chooses TREMOR3 for Mk13 Mod 7 Sniper System

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected the Nightforce Optics Mil-Spec ATACR 5-25×56 mm F1 riflescope with the patented TREMOR3 reticle from Horus for use as the day optic on the Mk13 Mod 7 .300 Win. Mag. sniper weapons system. The new rifle and scope combination is completely new from the M40 rifle, which has been in service since the Vietnam War. Read more at


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USMC Finally Getting a New Sniper Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps is replacing its existing sniper rifles with a newer model that fires a heavier, longer-range bullet. The new Mark 13 Mod 7 sniper rifle, a favorite of Navy SEALs is replacing the older M40 series of rifles. The result is a more accurate rifle with the potential to hit targets at nearly three quarters of a mile.

The M40 series of sniper rifles has served the Marine Corps for more than 50 years. Originally introduced during the Vietnam War, the Marine Corps purchased commercial Remington Model 40X bolt-action varmint rifles with heavy barrels, slapped on a Redfield 3-9x variable power scope, and gave them the designation M40. The M40 served in the Vietnam War and every conflict since then, progressively upgraded with new features such as a new Remington 700 action, fiberglass stocks, new optics, and other shooting accessories.

Despite the upgrades, the M40 series was limited by the ballistics of the .308 Winchester round. Although an effective hunting and military round, a.308 round rapidly loses energy after 700 yards. At 600 yards, a sniper armed with a M40 can expect a bullet to drop 105 inches short of the target, requiring upward compensation of 105 inches to remain on target. At 800 yards the drop balloons to 228 inches, and at 1,000 yards the drop is 421 inches. This loss of energy also affects wind drift, with .308 requiring 53 inches of wind correction in a five mile-per-hour wind to hit a target at 1,000 yards. The M40 series’ maximum effective range is about 1,000 yards.

The fewer corrections a sniper must make to hit a long distance target the better, and sharpshooters accomplish this by using a heavier, higher-power round. Unlike the older .308 round, the bigger .300 Winchester Magnum is effective out to 1,300 yards. It requires only 246 inches of vertical correction at 1,000 yards, and 40 inches of horizontal correction at 1,000 yards in a five mile-per-hour wind. The heavier round also hits with more energy at longer ranges, making it more likely to incapacitate the target. The .300 round’s maximum range is about 1,300 yards.

Now, according to Military Times, the Marines are finally switching to a .300 Winchester Magnum platform. The Mark 13 Mod 7 rifle, originally used by Navy SEALs, is a Remington 700 long action in a lightweight, skeletonized chassis. The Mark 13 uses the Nightforce ATACR rifle scope with Horus Tremor3 reticle. The reticle features marks for quickly estimating range to target, compensating for bullet drop and accounting for wind shift.

The Marines plan to purchase 346 Mark 13 Mod 7 rifles for $4.3 million. The rifles are built by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane division, in Crane, Indiana. NSWC Crane is responsible for several Navy and Marine Corps small arms projects, including the Mark 12 Special Purpose Rifle.


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Horus Vision Under New Ownership

The Ray Dennis Group of Companies today announces that it has acquired the intellectual property of Horus Vision LLC. Dr. Dennis is delighted to add the legendary technologies of the Horus Vision portfolio under a new business known as Horus Vision Reticle Technologies. This company joins his Group of Companies also encompassing Nightforce Optics, Lightforce Performance Lighting, Ace Precision Rifle Systems, ForceOutdoors and Paroo Pastoral Company.   


“The addition of Horus Visions’ technical achievements and revolutionary reticle patterns to our portfolio of companies opens up a new level of opportunity in the development of advanced ballistic programming” said Dr. Dennis.


“The acquisition comes at an exciting time for the group and we look forward to the future global opportunities offered by this acquisition” added Group General Manager Monika Leniger-Sherratt. The Ray Dennis Group continues to innovate and deliver high quality precision products serving the military, government, law enforcement, competition, hunting and sporting markets


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