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October 17, 2012 |
New Hi-Lux Scopes Offer Top-Angler Focus and Built-In Ranging

Every Top-Angle Focus Professional 30mm Series model starts with a premium quality one-piece aluminum tube. For added strength and rigidity, the erector housing is machined larger in outside diameter. This in turn allows that portion of the tube to be enlarged internally, for added windage and elevation adjustment. The front of the enlarged housing also forms a recoil shoulder for the front scope ring of heavy recoiling rifles in calibers like the .338 Winchester Magnum, the .375 H&H Magnum, or even a .50 caliber BMG long-range tactical rifle. Internally, the erector is much beefier than that found in "standard quality" scope construction, providing a more solid mounting for internal lenses.

A great feature of this model is the Top-Angle Focus adjustment, which makes it easier than ever to adjust for parallax and keep the sight picture and target in crisp and sharp focus at all ranges. Located just forward of the elevation adjustment turret, and off-set to the left at a 45-degree angle, the Top-Angle Focus turret is much easier to reach than an objective lens mounted parallax adjustment...or even the side-mounted parallax focus adjustment of a few other scopes. Being mounted at an angle also makes it easier for the left-handed shooter to reach.

Another great feature of this scope is the "No-Math Mil-Dot" ranging reticle. Determining the distance of a target has never been more simple. Brackets on all four sides of the juncture of the crosshairs allow the shooter to zoom in the power of the scope until a target of known size is framed by the crosshair and bracket (or between two brackets for larger targets), then all the shooter has to do is look at the range on the power magnification ring and hold accordingly to allow for bullet drop. The system is quick...and accurate.

Other standard features include Leatherwood-designed "Tri-Center" spring tension on the erector housing for positive windage and elevation 1/4-inch click adjustment; photographic quality lenses that have been fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission to insure a clear, bright sight picture; quick focus eyepiece; covered target-style windage and elevation adjustment turrets; and Leatherwood/Hi-Lux Optics' wear resistant PermaCoat finish for long lasting good looks.

Available in 3-12x50mm, 4-16x50mm and 7-30x50mm models, each come with a sun-shade extension and flip up lens covers. Retail prices range from $299 to $449. All Hi-Lux Optics are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

For more information on the Top-Angle Focus Professional 30mm Series scopes, visit the Hi-Lux Optics website at, or send an e-mail to