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Swampfox Optics Launches Arrowhead LPVO Series (1-6x, 1-8x, 1-10X)

Swampfox Optics just released their newest series of optics – the Arrowhead series. This new series is touted as their “duty rated” and even “bugaloo rated” line of low power variable optics (LPVO).

The Arrowhead line includes 1-6×24, 1-8×24, and 1-10×24 options with a choice of a BDC reticle or Swampfox’s Guerilla Dot MOA reticle. The reticle is in the second focal plane. The features include finger adjustable locking turrets, an included throw lever, daylight bright illumination with off positions between each setting on the illumination rheostat, and premium glass.

Many of the current crop of affordable 1-8x and 1-10x optics on the market have a tight field of view and small eye box. Swampfox claims that they have engineered their optics to have a generous field of view without constricting the eye box.

Learn more at SwampfoxOptics.com


Swampfox Optics Adds New Scope Rings

Swampfox Optics is now offering two new scope ring options – the Hostile Engagement and Freedom Rings. Both types of rings aim to be high quality at an accessible price. They are machined from 7075 aluminum with hard coat anodized finish and are available in either 1.60″ or 1.93″ heights.

The Hostile Engagement Rings differ from the Freedom Rings in that they have mounting surfaces for MRD style options machined directly into the ring. There is a mounting surface on both the left and right side of both rings in a set.


New from Swampfox Optics: Spear Duplex

Swampfox Optics has rolled out a brand new reticle option in their Tomahawk LPVO line and it is one that really bucks the trends of heavy, floating, horseshoe reticles.

The new Spear Duplex features a floating central dot aiming point and cross hairs with heavy outer edges for the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock crosshairs (similar to a German #4). The central dot size varies across the Tomahawk line (2 MOA in the 1-4X, 1.5 MOA in the 1-6X, and 1.3 MOA in the 1-8X). The crosshairs are offset from the central aiming point by 2MOA (4MOA from crosshair to crosshair) which makes for a useful bullet drop and ranging reference.

This reticle could be a good option for a number of users who require a simple sight picture and a zero for maximum point-blank range. With SBRs and AR pistols at an all-time high in popularity, this reticle could be a great choice for someone wants to add an LPVO to their shorter barreled firearm that won’t match with many of the BDC style reticles on the market. It could also be a great option for hunting and field rifles that will rarely be shot at more than 300 yards.

The Spear Duplex is available now across the entire Tomahawk LPVO line.


Swampfox Optics News – 1X Prismatic Scope in the Works

Prismatic optics with 1X magnification are an attractive alternative to red dot sights for many shooters. These optics often feature a diopter adjustment to fine tune the focus and an etched reticle, both of which help mitigate astigmatism and other common vision problems. Prismatic optics are even being used to wring out a little bit of extra precision in competitions like the Tactical Games where a 1X optic is required.

Swampfox Optics has released some details regarding a 1X prismatic optic that they are working to bring to market. We already know many of the basic details of the optic. The reticle will apparently have a large ring with either a central dot or chevron aiming point. If it is a chevron, it will likely be larger than the one used on the Primary Arms Cyclops and the reticle will likely forgo any ranging features.

The illumination will be powered by a single CR123A battery which is located beneath the optic. This will create a fixed lower 1/3rd cowitness mounting height on an AR15 (or similar). Swampfox Optics is planning to offer it in both “shake awake” and “auto-off, push to reactivate” configurations.

Swampfox Optics Marketing Director, Mike Branson, states that one of his design objectives for the optic is to have a larger forgiving eye box. In his words, “I want eyebox, eyebox, and oh yeah more eyebox.” If this optic is to be a true red dot replacement, it will need plenty of eye box.

As of the time of this writing, there is no estimate for when this optic will be available. Details on the production optic may change before it actually makes it to market. Stay tuned for more information.

Swampfox Optics Patriot Line Now Available

You may recall that we recently had exclusive early information about the Swampfox Optics Patriot line of affordable precision rifle optics. The wait is now over. The Patriot 4-16×44 and 6-24×50 scopes are now available.

Read the previous post about the Patriot line: Swampfox Optics Teases New Patriot Precision Optic Line

See the new line at SwampfoxOptics.com

Swampfox Optics Teases New Patriot Precision Optic Line

You may recall our recent post about Swampfox Optics and their unique approach in a market swimming with OEM rifle scopes. They are set to grow their line in a big way in the near future to include a new line of optics for precision shooters called the Patriot series.

Swampfox Optics has teased the first two scopes in the line: 4-16×44 and 6-24×50. Both will have non-illuminated reticles and adjustable parallax that can be focused close enough for .22LR shooters (20 yards for the 4-16×44 and 10 yards for the 6-24×50).

According to Swampfox Optics’ Marketing Director, Mike Branson:

The Patriot is going to be a value leader. Really nice glass, impressive eyebox, smart MOA and MIL/MRAD reticles in first focal plane, and zero-resettable (not zero stop) turrets that track correctly. The 4-16×44 will be $369 MSRP and the 6-24×50 will be $429 MSRP. And, there’s a neat little touch that comes right in the box, just a little “hey neato of them to include this” which I’m not going to give away yet.

Swampfox Optics has also teased a few new scopes that we can expect sometime after the release of the Patriot line included illuminated reticle options in the Patriot line and more premium precision optics called the Warhawk and Kentucky Long. Mike Branson states, “Warhawk has a 34mm main tube, Kentucky Long a 30mm main tube. We will have a variety of magnifications available from 2-12x44mm all the way up to a monster 5-30x56mm.”

The Patriot Line should be available soon. Stay tuned for release information.


Swampfox Optics

It looks like there is a new affordable optic company in town but this one is a little different than most. The market is full of affordable optics that are produced on an OEM basis in Asia to US based resellers’ specs. Swampfox Optics is different in that they are owned by an American that founded an OEM optics factory in China. Marketing director Mike Branson states that, “Swampfox is a separate business [from the optics factory], but has the advantages of a vertical operation, from design & manufacturing through to sales & distribution here in the US.”

The factory direct model is not the only difference. Typically, these OEM factories develop a new optic and shop it around with various resellers. If one passes or needs too many changes, they offer it to the next reseller. The factories themselves are the ones driving the engineering and design. Swampfox, however, has direct control over all of the processes and has a USA based design team that is committed to developing optics for the US market.

Their initial offerings include the Kingslayer and Liberator, an MRDS and red dot sight respectively, along with the Tomahawk series of low power variable magnification optics. The Tomahawk series includes a 1-4x, 1-6x, and 1-8x with Swampfox Optic’s seemingly well designed Guerilla series of reticles and illumination that is supposedly brighter than others in this market space.

There is also a line of precision optics planned for future release. That line will include first focal plane reticle options.

I know nothing of this company beyond what I have read online and have not been in contact with them. I do however find the honesty and transparency of their marketing manager refreshing to include being very candid about how their optics compare to others (and it isn’t always favorable) and their limitations. You can read some of what I am referring to here: Swampfox Optics thread on AR15.com


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