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