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Old 01-22-2020, 10:09 PM   #1
 
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SHOT Show Report - Day 2





Doug from Camera Land's Day 2 SHOT Show Report

Day 2:

I had an hour to myself this morning due to the Leica meeting time misunderstanding yesterday so I used this time to go over to the Warne Scope Ring/Mount booth. I've been looking for a quality ring company to get some other options available for you and they seem to have some great affordable offerings.
What are your thoughts? Please let me know.

Now my day 2, which was planned as more of my standard crazy meeting type day can officially begin. It's European Day for me

My 1st meeting of the day was with Swarovski.
So many exciting new releases to talk about:

Z5 Illuminated Riflescopes that are daylight bright, 1" tube and all under 20 ounce.
Great optical performance, high resolution and clarity, Exceptional repeatable accuracy, Precise ¼ MOA turrets with an optional ballistic turret, and 3 reticle choices in the second focal plane.

KAHLES is offering its first monocular rangefinder in the form of the new Helia RF-M, which has been specially designed for hunting situations. Its key features include fast target detection up to a range of 2000m, a large field of view with exceptional edge sharpness, intuitively simple operation/menu navigation, an extremely compact and ergonomic design, a high-quality OLED display and the integrated EAC function (patented enhanced angle compensation). At just 214 g, it is also incredibly lightweight.

Optimized for IPSC and 3-Gun matches, the Kahles K18i with 8 x zoom features an ultra-wide field of view, specially designed, extra-bright illuminated reticles with unique MAX LIGHT function and an individually adjustable throw lever.
Ultra-wide field of view, 8 x zoom and true 1 x magnification
Integrated throw levers in 2 alternative sizes with infinitely adjustable positions
Extra-bright day/night illumination in 2nd focal plane with MAX LIGHT function for extreme backlight situations
Special reticles for IPSC and 3-Gun, designed with the support of recognized pro-shooters
OILPHOBIC coated lenses

I have to say that 2019 was one of our biggest Swarovski sales years in as long as I can remember and we are looking to increase on that this year, so please give us a call to discuss these new products.

Continuing with companies from across the ocean I went a few aisles over to Zeiss. It's been a bunch of years, to be honest, since we've been a big Zeiss house. For no reason we just seemed to drift apart. Maybe it was change of leadership over there or whatever. Just kind of happened and once again theirs new top folks so I was curious to see what, if anything, would pump up the interest level for me.
Well they got my interest with their Terra 8x42 and 10x42 binoculars in Green. I cannot post here why it is so exciting, however, if you give us a call we will share it with you and why it's such a great buy.

The also shared with me that they have lowered the selling price on some V4 Series Riflescopes which now are priced well for Japan made scopes

More European culture to see at Meopta. Many new products:
Optika5 Riflescopes:
2-10x42
3-15x44
4-20x44
4-20x50
4-20x50 Illuminated
All $349.99 - $549.99, coming this Summer

Meopro Air Binoculars. Same great optics as the Meostar, lighter weight with an open bridge design.
8x42 and 10x42 coming this Spring

Staying on the other side of the pond it was off to Hawke. For those of you not in the know Hawke is based out of England. We have been a Hawke dealer for many years. Known well throughout the Air Gun market for their scopes they've finally been getting the recognition for being a world class optics company in the under $1,000.00 market place.
New releases that are note worthy:
Vantage 30 WA FFP 4-16×50 Half MilDot IR & Vantage 30 WA FFP 6-24×50 Half MilDot IR running around $400.00
First Focal Plane optical system
Wide Angle optical system
11 layer Fully Multi-Coated optics for excellent clarity
Side focus control for parallax adjustment to infinity
30mm mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
1⁄10 MRAD exposed and locking turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Nitrogen purged – water, shock and fog proof

Vantage IR 3-9×40 Slug Gun SR for only $169.99
Slug Gun / Muzzle Loader / Straight-Wall
11 layer fully multi-coated optics for excellent clarity
Fixed parallax distance of 100 yards / 91 metres
1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength
Glass etched reticle with red and green illumination
Rheostat on saddle offers 5 levels of brightness
¼ MOA low profile no-snag fingertip turrets
Fast focus eyebell and high torque zoom ring
Threaded objective/ocular for optional accessories

We also will be bringing in their 1" & 30mm Tactical AR Cantilver Mounts for under $80.00

Back to Germany and Steiner. 2019 brought us, and in turn you all, great deals on P4Xi & GS3 riflescopes priced well below anything near their class and quality.
New releases include:
T750 and T856 Tactical Binoculars
Steiner pierces the shadows with the new two new T-Series binoculars – T856 and T750 porro prism tactical binoculars. Steiner Sports-Auto Focus and multi-coated Steiner glass provide low-light details with 96+ percent light transmission, the best in the industry, giving night surveillance a new dimension.

M8Xi Intelligent Firing Solution Rifle Scope
Steiner advances the tactical rifle scope world with the new M8Xi IFS riflescope. It features Intelligent Firing Solution capabilities in a 1-8x optic.

That's it for the European vacation. My next stop was with Chris over at Gunwerks. Such a great guy and always in a fantastic mood. He's always so excited about his products. He clued me in about 2 fascinating and innovative products. I would love to tell you more but can't until April. Sorry. Stay tuned, it's worth it.

Final stop of the day, which was one of my most anticipated meetings of the week, was with Bushnell. Why am I excited about Bushnell you are thinking. Well for many decades we have been a Bushnell dealer and until Summer of 2019 they refused to sell photo dealers Tactical scopes. FINALLY, someone thinking outside the box took a look and said "It's Camera Land Sports Optics and they are a valuable asset to the Sport Optics community. Today, after many hours of phone meetings I got to put a face to the voice of this brilliant man named Marty who took a moment to look and discovered what could happen if some effort is used.
New release - New Prime Riflescopes
They have expanded its line of Prime riflescopes with two new models for 2020: a 3-9x40mm with an illuminated Multi-X reticle for low light situations and a 3-12x40mm with custom reticles calibrated for some of today’s most popular hunting calibers.

We completed a buy we have been working on for a while for their Nitro FFP & SFP Riflescopes that were $499.99 - $699.99 and we've got them for you at only $199.99 - $289.99

Now comes my daily gelatto. Again, medicinal of course to sooth my now very sore, from talking all day, throat. I went with a Cappuccino and Vanilla Bean shake. OMG, so awesome

If there is anything you're looking for please give us a call at 516-217-1000. It is always our pleasure to speak with you. Always give a call to discuss options and what would be best for your needs

Have a great day.

Thank you for your continued support.
If there is anything else that I can assist you with please let me know.
Doug
Camera Land
720 Old Bethpage Road
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
516-217-1000
 
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