Daytime Riflescopes

Daytime Riflescopes
I received my first tactical riflescope Dedal 5-20×56 as a birthday present. I must confess, I did not realize at once what I was holding in my hands. Before that day, I was the greatest fan of German optics and was not ready to accept the idea of an alternative.

I realized what kind of a treasure I had later when I tried it at various distances from 100 to 1500 meters with this riflescope at a shooting range. The riflescope demonstrated astonishing results. The corrections entered with the tactile knobs worked impeccably at all distances. Mountains, where not only every shot but every click too are highly precious, pose special demands to the mechanisms of optical riflescopes. You have to trust your riflescope, and it must not betray you in a critical moment.

Dedal-NV is the finest example of how the Russian brand became renowned and popular worldwide.

Dedal-NV has the leader in night vision production for a long time. Recently they have added daytime and thermal imaging devices to their world-class product range. Excellent light transmission, ergonomics, convenient reticles located both in first and second focal planes, and correct functioning of windage/elevation adjustments and reticle markings - this is what distinguishes Dedal's riflescope from any competition. And if we multiply all the said above by the pleasantly surprising price level, we can only come to a conclusion that the right choice is the Dedal's optics.


E. Bendersky
President of Mountain Hunters Club

About Daytime Riflescopes by Dedal-NV

Several years ago our engineers were challenged with a special task to provide accurate sniper shooting from high calibre (12.7mm) rifles. As a result, we developed a complete line of sniper riflescopes, which became a starting point for the civilian DH series. These riflescopes were developed on the basis of many years of successful night vision design and thorough research in the field of tactical daytime optics. This R&D work followed by practical trials together with hunt and sniper weapon manufacturers lead to mass production of the exemplary equipment.

Distinguishing features of our riflescopes are:

• High angular resolution across the entire field of view, distortion free;

• High light transmission and exact colour rendering;

• Wide field of view;

• Long eye relief (over 90 mm);

• High magnification (from 4x to 7x);

• Precise adjustment mechanism with wide range over 115 MoA;

• Zero-stop feature with fewer full rotations in the whole range;

• Dust and moisture proofness (IP67).

Layout of Optical Riflescope

Based on operational experience and snipers' recommendations, we equipped the standard Mil-Dot reticle with additional vertical and horizontal marks with 0.2 t.d. (mrad) between them. These marks allow for more accurate distance measurement and improve the accuracy of long-range shooting. The daytime riflescopes are equipped with a digital electronic module that highlights the reticle (seven levels of brightness). This electronics also includes battery discharge indication and automatic shutoff function. Another electronic feature is a built-in anti-cant level. This feature provides accurate shooting where the horizon is blocked by an obstacle, for example, in mountainous areas.

Our technologies allow for operating our devices with confidence in a wide temperature range (from -50°C to +50°C). The bodies and mechanisms are made of high-strength alloys. The riflescopes passed endurance tests on high-calibre weapons (.338LM, .50BMG), including tests with clip-on attachments, which were fixed to the riflescope bodies directly. The finest technical specifications of our riflescopes lead to them being acknowledged not only by hunters and police officers, but also in worldwide competitions like F-class, IPSC, and others as superior winning equipment.

The reticle of the first focal plane scopes is located on the objective lens focal plane and is scaled as the scope magnification changes. The angular size of the reticle remains permanent with any optical zoom. In most cases, the reticles placed on the first focal plane contains rangefinding scales or aiming elements, which allows taking ballistics into consideration while shooting. Thus, you can estimate the distance to your target promptly and assess corrections, which you must consider before making the shot, while their values may alter rapidly depending on distance, wind strength, and target movement or change. You do not need to have other tools but only the reticle elements. Therefore, a riflescope, which contains the reticle on the first focal plane, is a good choice for game drive hunting, tactical shooting, and special operations. These devices can be optimally combined with any clip-on attachments and provide precise shooting under any conditions.
The reticle of the second focal plane scopes is located on the image erector lens system focal plane and is not scaled if the scope magnification changes. If the reticle placed on the second focal plane contains rangefinding scales or aiming elements, which allow considering ballistics while shooting, their correct usage is possible with a single given magnification (as a rule of thumb, at the highest scope magnification as indicated on the reticle). If you use optical zoom, angular sizes of the reticle aiming elements do not correspond to reality and their application becomes incorrect. Therefore, quite often the reticles located on the second focal plane are not overloaded with aiming elements that have the given angular size. However, since the reticle does not change with zooming, it always retains a thin crosshair in the centre, which is the great advantage at aiming and shooting. Thus, the optical riflescope with variable magnification and reticle on the SFP benefits by the thin and relatively simple reticle and is the best fit for shooting small targets and game stalking, as well as for the beginners and amateur shooters.
Red Dot Sight allows for comfort and fast aiming with both eyes. It does not narrow the shooter's field of view by replacing the foresight and reticle with one bright dot. The Red Dot does not need to be focused and can be located at any distance from the shooter's eye. The Red Dot is not a replacement for a daytime riflescope. This is an alternative to mechanical aiming accessories. Red Dots are recommended for shooting offhand at short distances (up to 150 meters). Namely, this is practical shooting, bird hunting, game drive hunting, and killing the wounded game.
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