The ability of Trijicon‘s optics to gather light from the environment and put it to good use is perhaps one of the best known aspects of the company's high-end aiming solutions.
The Michigan manufacturer has been at the cutting edge of the use of fiber optics and tritium to illuminate the recitals of its optics. In turn, shooters have gotten to reap the benefits of lightweight, dependable and versatile options for drawing a bead.
However, the innovative company has proven it is not wed to convention, even if it is its own unconventional take on how an optic should operate. That has been proven with Trijicon's recent jaunt into battery-powered optics, a path the company has continued down.
Trijicon recently released its third line of battery-powered aiming solutions, a move that should send hunters' and long-range enthusiasts' hearts soaring. The AccuPower LED Riflescope Series offers shooters of every stripe an illuminated-reticle option with the magnification to knock the whisker off a gnat; however they come in at a bit more affordable price point than the company's fiber optics/tritium options.
The new scopes have a price range between $699 to $999 on Trijicon's website, this is more in line with a majority of high-end scopes presently available. The company's battery-free models' prices pretty much pick up at the high end of the new riflescopes leave off.
All of the units are powered off a single CR2031 lithium battery, which should keep the scopes lightweight. And the scopes themselves milk the most out of their button-sized power sources. Trijicon lists 31-plus hours of battery life for each of the optics with the reticle running at full brightness.
Given the units all have 11 brightness settings, with handy off setting between each one, it's fair to believe shooters can expect to run into the plus end on battery life, if they tinker with it enough.
The sensitivity of the settings should allow the units to adapt to any lightning situation. Shooters can further tailor the optics to their needs with two reticle color choices — red or green.
Trijicon gives shooters four reticle styles to choose from on the 1-4×24 model and three on the 2.5-10×56, 3-9×40 and 4-16×50 models. Of the styles, three are ranging reticles, however, the scopes are second focal plane, which will make using the MOA, MIL-Dots or bullet-drop compensator a little more challenging.
Though, being second focal plane has its advantages if the scopes are put to a long-range application, given the reticles themselves remain thin at higher magnifications.