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Printed Date: December/14/2017 at 03:52


Topic: US Optics sold?
Posted By: tucansam
Subject: US Optics sold?
Date Posted: July/25/2017 at 13:44
Didn't know where else to put this.

Got a buddy who is pretty plugged into the community.  He told me US Optics has been sold, as a company.  Anyone heard this also?



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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: July/25/2017 at 14:18
Awhile back, yes.  Recently, no.

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Posted By: Sgt. D
Date Posted: July/25/2017 at 16:51
When you do a search there are no articles or write-ups about it. A scary notion though seeing that often times a liberal investor is usually involved.

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Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/26/2017 at 19:06
I contacted U.S. Optics today.  Confirmed they have, in fact, been sold, several months ago.

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: July/26/2017 at 19:32
JW 3 was a trip. 

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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: July/26/2017 at 19:48
Sold to who?

Now might be the time to get a 3-17 w/ EREK.

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The plural of "anecdote" is not "data."


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: July/27/2017 at 00:14
currently anticipating one

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"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
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Texas Ranger


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/27/2017 at 09:31
Down Range Solutions Group

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/27/2017 at 11:07

FYI:

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/20/ascendant-advisory-group-announces-down-range-solutions-group-acquires-u-s-optics/%20 - http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/20/ascendant-advisory-group-announces-down-range-solutions-group-acquires-u-s-optics/



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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: July/27/2017 at 17:30
Cool name....

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Posted By: m1911
Date Posted: July/27/2017 at 18:31
A few years ago the LaRue guys told me they loved US-Optics stuff....so I nosed around but never bought any back then.
As my Optics desires evolved over the past few years, I recently considered them.
However, I really didn't like the constant model changing, etc.
I ended up with several Schmidt & Bender PM-II Scopes in the meantime.
They have everything I want and need with boring ole high quality and reliability....





Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: July/28/2017 at 03:38

I guess the difference is... with S&B, you get what they want to sell you... with US Optics, you can pretty much tailor a scope to get what you want (within the limits of overall design and set of offerings).  It is a flexibility I don't see any other scope manufacturer offering.  S&B is a quality option.  It remains to be seen what US Optics becomes.  I own one... it is one of my most prized.  Mechanicals are outstanding, adjustment range is way above "average", glass is "very good", illumination is superior,  MDMOA reticle is exactly what I wanted (but there are many options for reticle choice).  My next US Optics scope will probably have a HORUS reticle.  Equivalent S&B to what will probably be my "next" purchase is $500-$1000 more.  I've owned and used S&B scopes, can't see the difference for the price.  Nothing against them at all, great craftsmanship, great optics, but heavy price.  I don't know of another scope manufacturer that offers as many options as US Optics.  It remains to be seen how things turn out under new ownership. 

I've never used a S&B or a US Optics scope I didn't like. I like US ownership, craftsmanship a lot. 



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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: m1911
Date Posted: July/28/2017 at 16:57
I'm very OCD, and when I buy something, I like to buy more than one of the same thing....sometimes over time.

This illustrates my point.....if I had bought anything here, then found out it wasn't available soon after, I would be bummed.
All the scopes on this link seem to be AWESOME....then they eliminate most models and replace them with Bravo series....at lower prices???
https://www.usoptics.com/discontinued-optics/

PS:  I would rather buy USA made as well....but S&B had the PM-II 10x42 Fixed Power Scope....so I bought 3 of them....


Posted By: billyburl2
Date Posted: August/26/2017 at 09:28
I seen the other day on instagram,that they are moving their production facility out of commiefornia and into Montana! It will be good to have USO back in the free world.

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Posted By: jonoMT
Date Posted: August/28/2017 at 12:58
The Flathead Valley is turning into a firearms manufacturing center. A few weeks ago, we drove by Proof Research on Hwy 2 and I was surprised how big they are...and that's just one relatively niche company.

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Reaction time is a factor...


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: August/28/2017 at 19:36


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"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: August/28/2017 at 19:41
Windage remains locked pull out to unlock and adjust.  The Zero stop for how far dow is the silver screw center of the top knob the top elevation knob has a pull up to lock photo shown is in the locked position.
Read the instruction manual first its not as simple as most of the scopes I have had. Initial range use zeroed high at 100 anticipating a 200 yd zero once taken to 200 it was dead on. 
Thunbs Up Highly Recommended.


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"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: August/29/2017 at 05:49

Sometimes I think it was much easier when I just had two scopes that I swapped around to different rifles...  requires a "re-acquaintance" period for many of them.  However, the USOptics is worth the extra... maybe I should just replace everything with USO scopes...

Let me know what you think of it after you've used it a bit.  I believe yours is the new design style?



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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living


Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: August/29/2017 at 22:19
Its the new design style.   

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"Always do the right thing, just because it is the right thing to do".
Bobby Paul Doherty
Texas Ranger


Posted By: Kickboxer
Date Posted: August/30/2017 at 04:01
Looks good from here, but I've not had one in hand, yet. 

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Opinion,untempered by fact,is ignorance.

There are some who do not fear death... for they are more afraid of not really living



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