EDI­TOR’S CHOICE REVIC PMR 428

Outdoor Life - - GEAR -

• 4.5–28x56 • $2,750 • Dig­i­tal el­e­va­tion tur­ret

The Revic en­ables you to dial a pre­cise shoot­ing so­lu­tion based on a host of dig­i­tally de­liv­ered in­puts. The pro­ces­sor gives you the ca­pa­bil­ity to place first-shot hits on tar­gets out to—in my case, with a 100-yard zero and my .223 bal­lis­tics—1,900 yards. Op­ti­cally, the scope is first-rate, and the con­trols are ro­bust. The glass, 34mm tube, and fairly stan­dard il­lu­mi­nated MRAD ret­i­cle are fa­mil­iar. What’s un­fa­mil­iar—rev­o­lu­tion­ary, you might say—is the heads-up dis­play in the rafters of the scope’s im­age that com­mu­ni­cates in­puts, in­clud­ing tem­per­a­ture and baro­met­ric pres­sure, car­di­nal di­rec­tion, bul­let pro­file, and zero range while you’re con­fig­ur­ing the scope. In­side the focus wheel on the scope’s left side is a key­pad where you en­ter info, in­clud­ing wind speed and di­rec­tion. Once you have all your in­puts, de­ploy­ing the scope is a mat­ter of rang­ing your tar­get, then di­al­ing the el­e­va­tion tur­ret to the cor­rect range. As­sum­ing the in­puts are valid, your dead-on hold should put you on tar­get, though you’ll have to ei­ther hold off or dial for windage. All that data plus any ad­di­tional in­puts you en­tered into the Revic app ap­pear in the heads-up dis­play, which gives shoot­ing the PMR 428 the feel of flying a fighter jet. At 3 pounds, this is not a hunting op­tic, and its price is too steep for many. But for se­ri­ous tar­get shoot­ers who want cut­ting-edge tech, the Revic is the tool for the job.

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