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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.

 

To learn more about Horus Vision please visit

www.horusvision.com

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

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. 

 

For more information on Horus Vision visit www.horusvision.com

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U.S. Marine Corps 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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U.S. Marine Corps 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 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 shootingillustrated.com