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Swarovski Announces New Laser Range Finding dS Rifle Scope

Swarovski is widely known for optical instruments including rifle scopes. Their optics are fantastic. Yet, what is probably a little less known is that they also know how to combine electronics with those optics.

Swarovski Laser Range Finding dS Rifle Scope

The dS scope packs both of these components into a fantastic package. Yes, it has its price but it’s worth it if you’re serious about a scope with a built-in range finder and other digital goodies. Have a look below!

Swarovski Integrates Digital Intelligence into the new dS Rifle Scope

Swarovski Optik announced a completely new kind of riflescope. The new dS scope is a step into digitizing the rifle scope. They combined a conventional rifle scope with digital sensors and a laser range finder to come up with a scope that is unsurpassed when it comes to accuracy!

The scope not only measures the distance but also takes the angle, the temperature, wind speed, air pressure, and magnification settings as well as the ballistic data for your rifle and ammunition. All this with the press of a button with breathtaking speed.

Swarovski Optik 5-25x52 dS PL Digital Series Riflescope
Swarovski Optik 5-25×52 dS PL Digital Series Riflescope

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The information is displayed in the heads-up display without any further distraction for the shooter. All data is displayed in real-time to increase the chances of a successful hunt.


​The scope is capable of connecting via Bluetooth to an app on your smartphone. Basic settings can as such be set through the app in an easy way. This is truly a smart scope!

Even though there is connectivity to the app on the smartphone, there’s no possibility to take pictures or video through that connection. That would be an awesome addition and maybe it can make it into the next generation!

Have a look at the ATX X-Sight 4k Pro Night Vision scope when hunting at night!

Have a look at our review of the Sig Sauer Sierra 6BDX – another smart scope making aiming a lot easier and more reliable!

The scope features a 5x magnification. It’s a 5×25-52mm scope. Light transmission is specified at 83% which is not high at all. The rather low light transmission is due to all the electronics included in the scope and it is to be expected that the ‘smart’ features will overall make up for the low rate.


It is set to hit the market in Europe in July of 2017. It will be introduced to the US and Canada at the Shot Show in January 2018. You should look forward to those dates!

Further Reading

If you’re interested in ‘smart’ rifle scopes then check out our article on Laser Range Finding Rifle Scopes!

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The Photon XT is an excellent night-vision scope. It doesn’t include a laser range finder as the Swarovski dS but works great during the night hours!

Kevin Collins