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What The? Shirt from Atibal

If you think internet gun experts are bad, wait until you see the ones they put on TV! Feast your eyes:

We have reached full telephone game levels of hilarity with these TV experts. There must have been an original TV firearms expert somewhere back in human history. Science refers to him as the “proto-fudd”. Proto-fudd said something dumb about firearms on TV and every TV gun expert since then has been repeating the same garbage with bits and pieces lost in translation until now. This is the only way to explain the video above.

Atibal turned those quotable quotes into a t-shirt. You can get at Atibal.com.


Atibal Teases New Binoculars

Affordable optic purveyor, Atibal, just teased us with a picture of their upcoming compact roof prism binoculars. We know that they will offer both 8×42 and 10×42 initially with the potential of other magnification offerings coming later. The price hasn’t been set but Atibal promises they will be “affordable”. Stay tuned for pricing and availability details.

I should also note that Atibal was recently removed from their previous e-commerce platform over the fact that they sell optics meant for use with firearms. They have now moved to a new website: Atibal-Optics.com

Atibal APEX 4-14×44 First Focal Plane

Atibal’s newest optic, the APEX 4014×44 First Focal Plane, is aimed at the precision hunting market. The APEX follows Atibal’s pattern of creating affordable optics with high end features.

From Atibal:

The APEX 4-14×44 FFP features low dispersion lanthanum glass (LHD) with a multi coated lens that reduces chromatic aberrations and color fringing for more contrasting and vivid colors while maintaining optimal clarity.

The APEX is designed for a wide range of shooting applications in virtually any environment. The APEX features a MIL Reticle, robust 30mm tube, ultra high definition glass, durable target turrets with expanded windage and elevation adjustment range and precise clicks, a generous 44mm objective lens, a large zoom range for magnification versatility, integrated removable rapid view lever, and Atibal’s no B.S. Lifetime Warranty have come together to make the Atibal APEX truly the pinnacle of rifle scope superiority.


  • Magnification: 4-14x
  • Length: 13″
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 44mm
  • Eye Relief: 4 inches
  • Field of View: 26.1-7.8 ft
  • Tube Size: 30mm
  • Turret Style: Target Turret
  • Adjustment Per Click: 1/10 MIL
  • Horizontal Adjustment Range: 16 MIL
  • Vertical Adjustment Range: 16 MIL
  • Weight: 25 ounces with no mount
  • Made of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum


New from Atibal: MROC 3×32

Atibal’s newest optic is now available. The MROC 3×32 boasts the widest field of view in its segment and weighs a reasonable 14.4 ounces including its mount.


From Atibal:

Atibal’s new MROC 3×32 incorporates user feedback to bring you the ultimate optic at an exceptional price point. MROC stands for Modern Rifle Optic Component and offers an illuminated laser-etched reticle at a fixed 3x magnification with a bullet drop compensation (BDC) chevron. The MROC boast a 37.7 foot field of view at 100 yards, which is the largest field of view of any 3x prismatic scope currently on the market.

The MROC features tool less windage and elevation adjustments, allowing for quick and accurate adjustments, and leashed caps allow you to proceed without fear of losing caps on the go. The fully coated (FMC) lens reduces glare, reflection, and enhances image quality ensuring a crisp and clear view every time. The integrated detachable picatinny rail provides industry-standard mounting options for a wide range of applications.

Starting at $379.99, the MROC is available in tan and black and is one of the most affordable 3×32 optics on the market. The MROC comes with ATIBAL’s LIFETIME WARRANTY and is available for sale now.

For more information on the Atibal MROC, please click here.


Atibal XP8 – New, Affordable 1-8x24mm Optic

Atibal’s new XP8 1-8x24mm optic is now available for pre-order. This affordable 1-8x optic appears to have a solid feature set including a 5.56 BDC reticle and a removable magnification lever.

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From Atibal:

Surprise, Arizona, September 20, 2016– Atibal’s new XP8 Xtra Precision 1-8×24 was created in partnership with our sponsored 3-Gun Nation competition shooter, Ryan Wiggins. The XP8 features the removable SwyftView Lever allowing for lighting fast magnification adjustments.

The XP8 utilizes the Diamond Tactical Reticle (DTR) with a .5 MOA center red dot with a BDC calibrated for 5.56 62gr ammo. The DTR reticle allows shooters to quickly obtain targets with the diamond reticle in CQB scenarios and for more precise shots at longer distances with its fine 0.5 MOA center red dot.

At $399.99, the XP8 is the most affordable 1-8×24 with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on the market. The anticipated release date for the XP8 is October 25, 2016. Atibal is currently taking preorders for the XP8 and running a promotion offering a FREE Atibal Quick Detach Tactical Precision Mount with every pre order.

For more information on the Atibal XP8, please click here.

Atibal is including one of their QD scope mounts with all XP8 pre-orders. The optic is expected to ship at the end of October.

Now Available: Atibal Velocity 1-4×24 FFP

I was first alerted to Atibal optics from following Russell Phagan’s work at SinistralRifleman.com and I have been watching the development of their Velocity 1-4x FFP which is now available. This looks like an interesting optic for a number of reasons.


Atibal didn’t try to do too much with the reticle. It seems strange, at first glance, that they would put a simple crosshair reticle in the first focal plane for a 1-4×24. It makes more sense when you take into account the large thicker heavier elements of the reticle. The heavier elements of the reticle act like a classic German #4 reticle, known for speed and low-light performance, when the scope is set at 1x. The finer, .9 MOA thick, floating cross hairs enlarge with the image as you zoom to 4X allowing for more precision.

I actually prefer a well designed crosshair reticle to just about anything for all around use and this one appears to have a lot of potential. A crosshair reticle with a fine aiming point and heavy outer elements can be both very precise and very fast while also offering solid performance in transitional light. A BDC reticle can be nice but for a basic carbine, this is all you need to shoot from muzzle distance to 300 yards without much trouble. It would also be well suited to something like a short range hunting rifle.

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This scope has 4.8″ of eye relief which I like. It makes it easier to see around and past the optic when you are shooting with both eyes open.

Initial reports on the glass in this optic have been encouraging. Atibal touts that the optic is made in Japan and that it compares favorably with some very high glass. They also claim that it is especially rugged thanks to a patent pending magnification mechanism.

Perhaps the biggest potential fly in the ointment on this optic is its weight. At 18 ounces, it is a bit of a porker but that weight may be able to be mitigated with a lighter mount like those from Aero Precision which are offered for sale with the Velocity 1-4x.

Check out Velocity 1-4×24 FFP at Atibal.

Features and Specs:

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Front Focal Plane (FFP)
  • Red Illuminated Free Floating Crosshair
  • 7 Brightness Settings
  • Fully multi-coated lens providing over 95% light transmission
  • H lens coating UV-curable hard coat, much more scratch-resistant than most UV coatings commercially available.
  • Low profile windage and elevation adjustment
  • Water proof with or without elevation and windage caps.
  • Shock Proof
  • Fog Proof
  • Magnification: 1-4x
  • Twilight Factor: 4.9-9.8
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
  • Eye Relief: 4.8 inches
  • Field of View: 27.5-63 feet / 100 meters
  • Tube Size: 30 mm
  • Turret Style: Low Cap
  • Adjustment Per Click: 1/2 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment: 120 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment: 120 MOA
  • Weight: 18 ounces with no mount
  • Length: 10.25 inches
  • Made of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum

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