First Focal Plane and Second Focal Plane Optics

2020 May 12th

Most modern variable powered riflescopes will have the reticle installed in one of two ways, in the first focal plane or the second focal plane. Now, there are one or two manufacturers that have scopes with reticles in both focal planes but this is more the exception than the rule. The focus of …

Parallax Explained

2020 May 12th

Parallax is something that has confused many a shooter and has probably been the cause of more accuracy problems that many would care to admit. By definition parallax is the apparent movement of the reticle against a target caused by the reticle and the image of the target not being on the same foc …

What is XLUME® ?

2020 Apr 17th

XLUME® coating on the honeycomb tubes is one of the secrets to the killFLASH® ARD’s great performance. XLUME® is not simply black paint. It is a coating with a fine microstructure that captures the grazing light rays from light sources just out of your optic’s field of v …