Thursday, May 2, 2013

Oooh. Daddy LIKE.

Got a presser from Redfield about a new scope:

Redfield® BattleZone™ TAC.22™ 2-7x 34mm Riflescope
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Redfield® introduces the latest model in their line of tactical optics, the Battlezone™ Tac.22™ 2-7x34mm riflescope.

Designed for .22 Long Rifle firearms, the Battlezone Tac.22 comes with two elevation adjustment dials. The first is marked in ¼ MOA increments, and the second is a Bullet Drop Compensation (BDC) dial calibrated to the .22LR, shooting a 36-grain hollowpoint at 1,260 feet per second. The BDC dial is marked from 50 to 150 yards.

The Battlezone Tac.22 features the Tac-MOA™ reticle, which matches the ¼ MOA adjustment dials. Stadia lines on the horizontal and vertical crosshairs are set at two minute of angle increments, allowing for fast windage and bullet drop adjustments as well as range estimation. Parallax is set at a rimfire-friendly 75 yards. 
Boy, howdy, but that'd work all kinds of sweet on my 10/22. I think I need to put the folks at Redfield near the top of the "must see" list in Houston, because I need to take a long look at this. Something like this would be absolutely perfect perched atop Freedom rifle as a rimfire scope out to 75 - 100 yards, now that I think about it. What a great way to introduce a new shooter to long(ish) range shooting.

2-7X is a very sweet range for a rimfire scope. It'll do well out to 200 yards, which is really the outer limit of where a .22LR round can reliably hit IMHO. From 75 - 100 yards it'll help the shooter tremendously, especially with the built-in Bullet Drop Compensator. And it doesn't hurt that it's specifically calibrated for the Federal bulk .22LR, either.

I'll have to take a long look at the TAC.22 in Houston, that's for sure...

That is all.


Brad_in_MA said...

Wow. Just wow. That would be a GREAT addition to my Marlin 60. Any idea on expected retail price?

Sailorcurt said...

Sounds like a great rimfire scope, but their marketing department needs to be slapped in the back of the head.

.22lr tactical optics for the "battlezone"???

For battling zombie squirrels perhaps?

Maybe they were trying to be ironic.

Dave H said...

I had the same idea Sailorcurt did. That name's a bit, well, ambitious.

Good luck finding ammo to go with it. I haven't seen any Federal bulk in years. If you can work it into your grueling field trials, I'd be interested to see how accurate it remains with other ammo brands.

Jay G said...

Redfield's been on a kick naming their scopes from video games, actually. COUNTERSTRIKE, BATTLEZONE, etc.

I think they're having fun with it, and that's just great.

Brad_in_MA said...


I just scored a 525 valu-pak of Federal 36 grain copper plate hollow point 22's. Was only $25. Maybe I'm part of the problem, but I've added it to my stockpile.

Erin Palette said...

I'll stick with my BSA Sweet .22, thanks: 3-9 x 40mm, with swappable 36, 38 and 40 grain turrets for bullet drop compensation regardless of whether I'm using round nose or hollowpoint.

Sailorcurt said...

Not being a gamer, I didn't get the reference.

Still, the marketing everything from varmint guns, to bath soap as "tactical" is getting a bit old.

When an adjective applies to everything, it means nothing.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Tactical soap... I love it! For that field-grade war-zone body odor.