Wixom, MI –-(Ammoland.com)- The Trijicon TARS (Tactical Advanced Riflescope) has received the 2013 NRA Golden Bullseye Award for “Optic of the Year” from American Rifleman Magazine.
The NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Awards acknowledge the finest products available in the shooting sports.
The winners are selected by a seven-member committee consisting of editors, graphic designers and veteran NRA Publications staff, representing more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry.
To qualify for consideration for a Golden Bullseye Award, a product must have been:
- Recently introduced and available to consumers prior to the selection of the Golden Bullseye Awards.
- Used/tested by a staff member or regular contributor to the magazine and/or affiliated media
- Reliable in the field, meeting or exceeding the evaluator’s expectations
- Innovative in design and function
- Readily perceived as a value to the purchaser
- Styled in a manner befitting the shooting and hunting industry and, perhaps more importantly, its enthusiasts
“We are honored that American Rifleman has selected the TARS to receive the NRA Golden Bullseye Award”, said Tom Munson, Trijicon Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our goal was to develop a precision, long range, illuminated riflescope with all the rugged durability of our legendary ACOG.”
The Trijicon TARS is a 3-15x variable magnification, 50mm-objective, illuminated-reticle optic designed for tactical and sporting rifles. Premium-grade optics, exact adjustments, and innovative reticle systems allow users to engage targets at extreme ranges.
Best-quality Schott glass is fully Mil Spec multi-coated to allow maximum light transmission. Advances in optical engineering have produced a generous 3.3 inches of constant eye relief while decreasing overall scope length to 13.9 inches. Its 3x to 15x magnification range make it a viable choice for myriad applications, from LE and military operations to benchrest competition to varmint and big-game hunting.
The TARS features an innovative illuminated-reticle system with 10 levels of intensity, including two for use with night-vision optics. Its non-forward emitting LED illuminated reticle is much more efficient than current systems; One CR2032 battery provides up to 175 hours of use (setting 6, Day 1). Three reticle choices are available—an intuitive MOA reticle (Model 101), Trijicon-exclusive JW mil reticle (102) and a duplex reticle for traditional hunting applications (103 and 104). All are located in the first focal plane, so subtension values remain constant across the magnification range.
A robust, 34mm main tube machined from aircraft-grade aluminum combined with Trijicon’s mil-spec construction ensure TARS can handle severe recoil in the harshest environments. It is waterproof to 66 feet. Hydrophobic coatings on exposed lenses ensure clarity in wet conditions. Finger-adjustable turrets feature patent-pending lockable, tactile click adjustments for positive tracking and repeatability. A side-mounted parallax dial focuses from 40 yards to infinity. Removable Tenebraex flip-up range caps and sunshade are included.
NRA Publications will present its annual Golden Bullseye Awards at a special breakfast at the 2013 Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas on Friday, May 3, 2013.
For more information on the Trijicon TARS™, and the complete array of Brilliant Aiming Solutions™ for the hunting, shooting, military and law enforcement markets, contact Trijicon®, Inc. at (248) 960-7700 or visit www.trijicon.com.