Thought I would take the time to share with you all some pictures and comparisons of an extremely rare optic that I have recently acquired. This is the latest generation Elcan Specter DR 1-4x articulated rifle scope calibrated with the 7.62 BDC denoted "SU-230A".
The 'A' model is already an uncommon sight in civilian
hands, but what makes this sample truly unique is it's "Heavy Duty" designation.
The Specter HD is a direct response to the issues presented by the Mk 17's unique recoil impulse which has been known to damage optics and delicate electronic aiming devices.
When Elcan/Raytheon supplied several units to their largest distributor, one eventually fell into my possession. Currently it is the only HD out of military/supplier circulation - For the time being, a real one of a kind.
Recently due to high demand Elcan has manufactured a limited run of "FDE" Specter DR's; a configuration previously reserved for SOCOM, this time produced for the commercial market instead. All of which posses the new "Heavy Duty" improvements that I will describe in the next post. However none of the commercial units are marked as such, nor do they feature the same military calibrated BDC reticle as this one.