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March Optics has now introduced the Genesis scope. You can view the specs at www.marchoptics.co.uk for now and they should be showing up at marchoptics.com shortly.

I believe it's the first of a series which brings in new technology to deal with extreme scope adjustments. The Genesis is an FFP scope 6-60X56, yes a 10X zoom ration in an FFP scope. It has Super ED glass, the High Master system as DEON calls it, but more than that, the scope has 400MOA of total adjustment range. This range is 300MOA up and 100MOA down. Windage is 75MOA left and 75MOA right, total of 150MOA.

Wow.

It also has integral Picatinny mounts and a 6 position illuminated reticle.

I've noticed several other aspects and need to ponder on them for a bit. No, I have no idea how they achieved 400MOA of adjustment, but they also claim that you always look through the middle of the objective lens, even when set at 300MOA up. By the way, 300MOA is 5 degrees of offset.

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Is it possible that they built the vertical adjustments into the integrated rail? I'm guessing once you dial past a certain elevation on the reticle it moves the rail to compensate.
 
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Is it possible that they built the vertical adjustments into the integrated rail? I'm guessing once you dial past a certain elevation on the reticle it moves the rail to compensate.


No, it's all done inside the body of the scope. Remember that everything stays centered through the objective lens, even with 300MOA. There is no rail, just a couple of Picatinny clamps integral to the body of the scope.
 
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The new March Optics sight is an interesting development. One of the things that’s far better today than back in my youth is the state of long distance shooting. But although guns and ammunition have improved to a degree, the improvements in sights are amazing and nothing I could have imagined based on what they were like even 25 years ago (and no, that wasn’t in my youth).

I’ll wish March and all the other innovators the best, but I must say that it seems to me that the Genesis is aimed (NPI) at a narrow niche market. And if 300 MOA of elevation wasn’t narrow enough, I’ll be curious how the integral mount works for them. I understand its value (to a degree), but it narrows the market niche even more. I’m wondering now, did they decide to do that because the innards of the sight wouldn’t have fit into a conventional cylindrical tube of a standard diameter? The main body of the Genesis is a rectangle that appears higher than wide, which would explain the difference between the adjustment ranges of windage and elevation.

I noticed that Leupold’s new Mark 5 scopes have 35mm main tubes when I’ve only recently gotten accustomed to the idea of 34mm. When I saw that my thought was, “Oh great: new rings.” At least 35mm rings have been around for a while. It will also be interesting to see if any other manufacturers follow March’s design lead.




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The new March Optics sight is an interesting development. One of the things that’s far better today than back in my youth is the state of long distance shooting. But although guns and ammunition have improved to a degree, the improvements in sights are amazing and nothing I could have imagined based on what they were like even 25 years ago (and no, that wasn’t in my youth).

I’ll wish March and all the other innovators the best, but I must say that it seems to me that the Genesis is aimed (NPI) at a narrow niche market. And if 300 MOA of elevation wasn’t narrow enough, I’ll be curious how the integral mount works for them. I understand its value (to a degree), but it narrows the market niche even more. I’m wondering now, did they decide to do that because the innards of the sight wouldn’t have fit into a conventional cylindrical tube of a standard diameter? The main body of the Genesis is a rectangle that appears higher than wide, which would explain the difference between the adjustment ranges of windage and elevation.

I noticed that Leupold’s new Mark 5 scopes have 35mm main tubes when I’ve only recently gotten accustomed to the idea of 34mm. When I saw that my thought was, “Oh great: new rings.” At least 35mm rings have been around for a while. It will also be interesting to see if any other manufacturers follow March’s design lead.


Those are great thoughts and good questions. Just like I would expect from sigfreund.

Let me say right off the bat that I know very little about the Genesis scope; I have not yet been able to find the patent application that would explain the principle behind the huge elevation range while still having the image centered on the objective lens. I had been told about the capabilities of the scope some time in the past but not how it was done. When I do find out, I'll come back here to explain it.

In the meantime, let me explain a few things. You talk about niche market. You are so completely right; March scopes are definitely a niche market, and it's even more rare than you can imagine. Each scope is hand made in Japan by very few individuals. As I understand it, there are about a half dozen engineers who hand assemble them and it takes about a day to assemble a scope and test it. Deon Optics (the manufacturer of the scopes) makes about 1200-1500 scopes per year. This is not large scale manufacturing, this is boutique, hand-made stuff. March is already a niche manufacturer. Their chief designer was the one who designed a whole slew of Nightforce scopes before starting his own firm.

The March scopes are all niche scopes, always pushing the envelope of what's possible and breaking new ground. They are NOT cheap and they are not for everybody and are not meant to be for everyone. The Genesis is another example of this envelope pushing. A 6-60X (10X zoom) FFP with monstrous adjustment range and High Master lenses, The price is near a breath-talking $6000. March Optics USA has already received several orders for the scope and it's not due for release for months.

The body of the scope is an octagon, not a rectangle and I cannot tell if it's higher than wide. I also know there is a gimbal built into the body, which would make up for any issues created by the integrated mounts. This is not the first scope with built-in Picatinny mounts, I believe Nikon's laser scope had an integral mount as did the Bushnell equivalent. Anytime you depart from a circular tube of standard diameter, you have to do something like that.

Brace yourself; Hensoldt, Zeiss, Schmidt Und Bender have 36mm tubed scopes.
 
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Here is a video that shows how it works.
https://www.facebook.com/brt.shooterssupply

That explains why the brochure says the gimbal assembly is patent pending. That's the magic part that tilts the front objective assembly.

So, instead of the erector tube moving up and down in the main tube, they reversed it and the erector assembly stays in line with the objective lens as the entire scope moves up and down. This way you are always looking through the middle of the objective lens.

This could be applied to SFP as well as FFP.

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As usual, thanks for all that explanation and discussion.

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Brace yourself; Hensoldt, Zeiss, Schmidt Und Bender have 36mm tubed scopes.


Great. Maybe I'll just skip over the 35s. Roll Eyes

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Yeah, my original explanation was not quite correct, so I fixed it above and added a link to a video. It's pretty impressive.

I'm given to understand that there will be a way to adjust the height of the scope over the rail.
 
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Yes, very impressive. Thanks for the video link.




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No Compromise Optics is releasing a 36mm main tube model as well. The founders are former Nightforce and Kahles employees. It's marketed around PRS style shooting.
 
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No Compromise Optics is releasing a 36mm main tube model as well. The founders are former Nightforce and Kahles employees. It's marketed around PRS style shooting.


MileHigh Shooting Supply is going to carry those. A couple of their employees shoot local matches, no doubt they'll have that scope on their rifles. Look forward to looking through one, spinning the turrets... Reports from Shot, the eye box rivals Hendsolt.
 
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No Compromise Optics is releasing a 36mm main tube model as well. The founders are former Nightforce and Kahles employees. It's marketed around PRS style shooting.


I think you mean Zero Compromise Optics. Zcompoptic.com.

Yes, their ZC527 is 36mm and has 35 mils of elevation adjustment. Very impressive. That extra 2mm on the main tube gives it that larger range.

There are a lot of great products coming out now.

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No Compromise Optics is releasing a 36mm main tube model as well. The founders are former Nightforce and Kahles employees. It's marketed around PRS style shooting.


I think you mean Zero Compromise Optics. Zcompoptic.com.

Yes, their ZC527 is 36mm and has 35 mils of elevation adjustment. Very impressive. That extra 2mm on the main tube gives it that larger range.

There are a lot of great products coming out now.


Correct. Zero Compromise. I wanted to hold out for one but the anticipated release date is June or July. The reviews Ive seen are all favorable. The release date being June at the earliest kills it for me. I have a 7-35 NF inbound. I don't need to extra mag for matches, but this scope will be seeing double duty on my precision 22 for PRS style 22LR matches. Parallax down to 10 meters even at 35x. I'm guessing the ZCO will be north of $3,000.
 
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