September 26th, 2007

Group Buy on Stiller Predator & Tactical Actions — $625 or less

Would you like a custom Stiller Precision Predator or Tactical action for $600-$625? That’s $100.00 off normal retail. Then hook up with a group of SnipersHide Forum regulars who have organized a group purchase. Jerry Stiller explains: “For a group buy, the action price will be $625 for the Predator and $650 for the TAC. If we get to 25 actions the price will be $600 and $625, respectively.” CLICK HERE to read the notice on SnipersHide.com. AccurateShooter Forum member Coleridge reports: “I signed up yesterday. That’s a great price. Cheaper than blueprinting a Rem 700, and it’s much better action.”

Stiller Predator Action

Orders are being handled by Randy Cain of R&D Precision. You need to contact Randy and send in a deposit before October 15. Randy says there are over 25 orders already. Randy writes: “Here is the deal. Send me an email with your request to stillergroupbuy [@] roadrunner.com. I will keep a running total of orders. You need to follow up your email with a note with your address, screen name, and phone number and what you want. Be specific as to short action, long action .223 .308 boltface and the options you want. NOTE, a $200 deposit is required. Send your deposit to the address on my website. I will take checks or Money Orders only. Once I receive your deposit I will email you an invoice. Make funds payable to ‘Randy Cain’. You will not get on the list until I have your deposit.” Randy also requests that, if you have not done so already, you register as a member of the SnipersHide Forum. This will assist in communication.

Stiller Tac30 Action

Here is technical info, plus available options with pricing. Note these actions all have magazine cut-outs:

PREDATOR Action:
0.130 extended magazine cut-out, 6-48 screws, matte finish stainless steel, armoloy bolt, sako extractor, curved handle with screw on knob, “Predator” on side, right or left handed, .185″ lug pinned, ground and hard.
OPTIONS:
Long or Short, No Charge
223, 308 or mag boltface, No Charge
.3″ thick lug, +$10 extra charge
Std picatinney rail, +$35 extra charge
20 moa picatinney rail, +$50 extra charge
Timney internal coated trigger, $100 charge
Bottom metal, 7075 aluminum, Wyatt box, spring, follower and screws, $170

TAC30 and TAC300 Actions:
Standard magazine cut-out, 8-40 screws, black oxide finish stainless steel, armoloy bolt, sako extractor, curved handle with screw on tactical knob, TAC30 or TAC300 name on side, right or left handed, .185 lug pinned, ground and hard.
OPTIONS:
Long or Short action length, No Charge
223, 308 or mag boltface, No Charge
.3 thick lug, +$10 extra charge
Std picatinney rail, +$35 extra charge
20 moa picatinney rail, +$50 extra charge
Timney internal coated trigger, $100 charge
Bottom metal, 7075 aluminum hard anodized black, Remington box, spring, follower and screws, $170
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September 26th, 2007

New Leica 65mm and 82mm Televid Spotting Scopes

We heard from our friends at SWFA.com that Leica’s current 62mm and 77mm Televid spotting scopes are being discontinued. Now we know why. Bigger and better models will be available in early 2008. These are completely re-designed, with larger objectives, more advanced glass, and special new AquaDura™ coatings that shed raindrops.

New Leica Televid 65 and 82

A new, very compact 65mm Televid will replace the current 62mm model. Leica’s top-of-the-line unit has jumped up to 82mm from 77mm. Even with their bigger objectives, Leica claims both new scopes will be the most compact premium spotting scopes in their respective classes. The new Televid 65 and 82 also now sport full rubber armor.

Televid Leica 82mm Angled

The big news is the glass. Both the new 65mm and the 82mm will come with flouride glass, with optional (extra cost) APO (apochromatic) lenses for reduced chromatic distortion. Leica claims the optical performance of the new spotting scopes is significantly better than the preceding models. The use of specialty fluoride glass yields improved contrast without altering natural color tones. The Leica Televid 82 and Televid 65 spotting scopes are both available with straight or angled eyepiece housing, with either HD or APO glass. The new APO versions feature redesigned apochromatic lenses for high contrast viewing free of color aberrations. The High Definition (HD) versions use specialized glass in a newly designed lens arrangement for improved clarity and contrast.

Leica Televid 82mm APO

The new Televid spotting scopes come complete with quality Leica zoom eye-pieces. Televid HD versions come with a Leica VARIO 20-60x eyepiece, while the Leica APO-Televid versions sport the new high performance wide-angle Leica VARIO 25-50x WW ASPH eyepiece. Leica claims this is the first premium zoom eyepiece to offer a field of view comparable to wide-angle fixed-power eyepieces.

Leica VARIO 25-50x ASPH

As noted above, the new Televid 65 and Televid 82 both feature AquaDura™ lens coatings. This is a Leica proprietary coating technology used on all exterior glass surfaces. This AquaDura coating repels moisture, causing raindrops to cleanly drip off from the lens surface. Additionally, fingerprints and dirt can be easily removed.

For more information, visit www.leica-camera.com.

82 mm APO Brochure (.pdf) | 65 mm APO Brochure (.pdf)

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