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New Elcan sight

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by natedog, Feb 14, 2006.

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  1. natedog

    natedog Member

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    Probably the single thing I was most impressed with at SHOT 2006 was the new ELCAN sight. Its callled the Specter DR, and it is a 1x red dot optic with an etched reticle with 5.56mm range adjustment marks, combined with a 4x sight. The sight is instantly switchable between 1x-4x with a quick flip of a lever, with no change of POI, no change in cheeck weld, etc. The dot is adjustable in brightness, or you can illuminate the entire crosshair. The optical clarity was at least the equal of anything else out there. The sight was about the same size as a full size ACOG, and MSRP is $800 IIRC.

    http://elcan.phpinternet.com/specter_DR/SpecterDR1.pdf

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  2. Richard.Howe

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    Love at first sight. No pun intended.

    Now I wish they just made a LER version for my SRH.

    Is it designed to shed water?
     
  3. Bridger

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    That is cool! Competition for the ACOG now eh? I wonder how battery life is?
     
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    Available in black? I want one...
     
  5. Merkin.Muffley

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    Is the ranged reticle illuminated?
     
  6. Father Knows Best

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    Oooooooh ... me likey. I've been saving up for an optical sight to put on my DSA SA58 Para Congo. I think I just found it.
     
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    http://www.posp.ru/pks01.html

    The Russians have a similar optic for a much better price. (I'm not a distributor for this so my opinion isn't affected by $$$).
     
  8. NineseveN

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    MSRP is $800? No way! I originally heard more like $1200-$1500 MSRP.

    Now I want one, calibrated for a .308 of course. :neener:
     
  9. waterhouse

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    I also got a chance to see these at SHOT and they were very nice, and seemed pretty rugged (time will tell). I wouldn't be too sad if someone gave me one :)

    I'm not sure how well the super short sight plane would work in reality, but I also like that it has built in emergency irons.
     
  10. Father Knows Best

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    Elcan has an excellent track record for making combat optics. I'm sure it is plenty rugged.

    The backup irons are nice. I wouldn't want to try to hit anything beyond 25 yards with them due to the short sight radius, but if you need to use them, well, I'm sure you'll be very glad you had them. Elcan's literature describes them as being intended for use in very heavy rain and "emergency defensive" situations. That last one is a euphemism for "the darn $1,000 optical sight just crapped out on me and the goblins are coming over the wall!" I for one like a product that anticipates the possibility it might now work when you need it most, and builds in a backup plan.

    Man, if these are affordable they would also go great mounted to an Ultimak rail on an AK. Shweet!
     
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