New From Kruger Optical: KC8 1-8×24 Carbon Fiber Scope

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I was making a beeline for the philly cheesesteak truck at SHOT when this scope caught my eye, for what is probably a fairly obvious reason. Yeah, I admit it; I love me some carbon fiber. Kruger Optical‘s KC8 is a 1-8x scope with a legitimate no-zoom, distortion-free 1x and an illuminated reticle. And that carbon fiber tube . . .

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MSRP isn’t known at this point, but I’ll definitely be hitting up Kruger’s team in Oregon to see if I can sweet talk my way into a loaner unit.

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comments

  1. avatar Deano says:

    fap fap fap fap

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      HAAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA

      Wait is that boredom or gun porn.

      I am seriously waiting for the MSRP. And to see if their catalog has an Israeli Supermodel mounting it (on an AR).

  2. avatar Accur81 says:

    Looks really expensive.

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Huh.
    Right in my back yard and I have not heard of them.
    Looks pretty neat. I’ll check to see if they will be at the sportsmanship show here.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      Please (seriously please) report back.

    2. avatar Sixpack70 says:

      Sounds like a factory tour opportunity! This looks like a cool scope.

    3. avatar Bill says:

      We won’t be at the sportsmanship show. Limited release in a few weeks. Made in the USA. More info on our website in a week or so.

  4. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Optics is a precise science.
    It’s all about the glass, and the mechanisms that move the glass.
    The tube that holds all that – not so critical, unless you want to spend a pile of cash just to shave off an ounce of weight.

    But they do look cool.

  5. avatar Nick says:

    It’s uncommon for something to be so aesthetically pleasing and provide such perform without a stroke inducing price tag. I’d love to have one, but I imaging the msrp will price out a lot of people, whenever this thing comes to market.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      My impression based on some hints they gave was right around $2k…

  6. avatar matty9 says:

    The amount of carbon fiber used to make the tube is inconsequential compared to the over all price of a good scope. This will be dent proof, shatter proof and noticeably lighter. Yeah, they’ll crank the MSRP way the hell up because people will pay.

  7. avatar matty9 says:

    Also, manufacturing a carbon fiber tube is a helluva lot easier than machining steel or even aluminum.

    1. avatar Nick says:

      I figure the carbon fiber is probably used like it is in the Valquartsen barrels, a wrapping to reinforce a thin metal core. This essentially replaces some of the metal with an infinitely lighter material.

      My point is, this wouldn’t eliminate the need to machine metal, actually increasing machining complexity.

      1. avatar matty9 says:

        Well then, there is NO point at all to this thing.

        1. avatar Joe R. says:

          Well, better sometimes only comes in one-size and that’s “RCH”.

          I bet it’s better in thermal/environmental rigidity. It won’t transmit heat, but the carbon can conduct micro-currents of electricity pretty well.

          I just can’t (“for the life of me”) understand why they made it out of “pre-preg” sheeting instead of winding one around a mandrel. BUT, I am neither a GU nor RU in these matters.

      2. avatar Bill says:

        It’s not. Full carbon. Much more difficult than working with aluminum too. Big weight savings.

  8. avatar Mike says:

    While you’re at it, can you ask them whatever happened to their Dual Tactical Sight? Seems like a cool concept, still on their web site, but that’s all I’ve ever heard about it.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      It is kinda spiffy looking, eh?

  9. avatar Bill says:

    Jeremy. I’ll let you know when it’s ready. Yes, it’s full carbon. Our 3-24×56 will be full carbon too. The 1-8x will save on average approx 22% on weight against our competitors. More to follow.

  10. avatar Kitty says:

    We’re the manufacturer of carbon fiber scope tube in China for many years,with good quality and attractive price.

    Light-weight , high strength and anti-corrosion are the main features of carbon fiber tube.

    Hope to cooperate with you in the future.

    Best regards,
    Kitty

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