Review: Konus 2015

Konus expands its lineup for 2015 to include scopes and spotters for all shooters in all shooting and hunting applications.

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me, “What scope should I put on my Gun X for about $XXX,” or, “I’m planning to hunt X in X and I need a new scope—what do you recommend?” I’d have a pretty solid start on saving for my kids’ college education.

I’ll always throw out a couple of examples, both in regard to magnification and brand, and Konus always makes the short list. And it never fails to surprise me how many die-hard, lifelong hunters give me the hard brow when I mention “Konus.”

Now, admittedly, the brand was new to me, too, a bunch of years ago when I first hunted Montana muleys with good friends Chad and Marsha Schearer. And what better venue to test an optics family—from binos to spotting scope to riflescope—than on an open-country mule deer hunt?

That hunt took place a while ago already (nothing like reminiscing on hunts past to make a fella feel old), and I’ve used Konus products to put a few more heads on the wall since then.

2010 Montana muley with a CVA muzzleloader in brutally cold conditions.

2012 Kansas whitetail with a CVA muzzleloader.

2014 Montana muley with a Bergara rifle.

So, have a look at the newest 2015 offerings from Konus, because what kind of hunting editor would I be if I kept such a secret from you? Exactly. Just as I’ve experienced, I’m certain there’s something in this lineup that’s going to suit you perfectly—regardless of what animals you hunt or guns you shoot.

Name: KonusPro F30 Riflescopes / Models: 6X-24X52mm and 8X-32X56mm / MSRP: $1,139.99 and $1,279.99, respectively

  • First focal (front focal) plane reticle allows ranging at all magnifications
  • 30mm Tube
  • Internal level bubble removes canting for greater accuracy
  • Push/pull locking tactical turrets, resettable to zero
  • Fully-multi coated, camera-quality lenses
  • Special modified mil-dot reticle increases precision
  • Glass-etched reticle impervious to recoil
  • Fast target acquisition
  • Fast-focus ocular bell
  • Waterproof, fog-proof and shock-proof
  • .10 mil adjustments
  • Side parallax wheel (10 yards close focus)
  • One piece tube construction for added strength
  • Dual illumination (red/blue) for low-light and dark-colored targets
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty

Name: KonusPro 50mm IR Riflescope / Model: 3X-9X50mm IR / MSRP: $239.99

  • 3X-9X zoom magnification
  • 50mm objective lens transmits 156 percent more light than a standard 40mm
  • Dual illuminated duplex reticle (red/blue) for dark targets and low-light conditions
  • Glass-etched reticle removes the possibility of damage
  • Multi–coated, camera-quality optics for dawn-to-dusk use
  • .25 MOA finger-adjustable windage and elevation adjustments
  • Fast-focus ocular bell
  • Waterproof, fog-proof and shock-proof
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty

Name: SightPro R8 / Model: Electronic sight with eight reticle patterns / MSRP: $309.99

  • Dot sizes in 2 and 5 MOA
  • Red and green illumination for various lighting conditions
  • 1-of-a-kind designs
  • 5 rheostat settings for brightness control
  • 1X magnification
  • Unlimited eye-relief
  • 1 MOA windage and elevation adjustments
  • Strong, lightweight aluminum body
  • Dual mounting base for Picatinny and Weaver rails
  • Weight: 8.65 ounces
  • Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.10 x 2.45 inches
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty

Name: KonuSpot–60 / Model: 15-45X60mm spotting scope / MSRP: $169.99

  • 15X-45X zoom magnification
  • 60mm objective lens
  • Multi-coated optics are clear and bright
  • 45 degree angle for long term, relaxed viewing
  • Built-in sliding sun-shade conveniently reduces glare from ambient light
  • Twist-up eyepiece provides observation comfort
  • Field of view ranges from 105–53 feet
  • Close focus to 10m
  • Includes table-top tripod, lens covers and carrying case
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty

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