Evanix to land in the UK
South Korean gunmaker, Evanix, has been turning out some incredible kit – and it’s on the verge of appointing a new UK distributor, which is currently in negotiations to import the Blizzard range of PCPs. We’ve already seen Blizzard variants in the shape of the Prestige Kub, Black Kat, Webley-Venom Sidewinder and Armex Avenger… but the 2013 model has had a total revamp and is now performing better than ever.
And expect to see this militarised Evanix Sniper soon, too – a 15-shot (in .22; 18-shot in .177) sidelever PCP that brings a whole new approach to the ‘tactical’ air rifle. Specced for the UK, we’ll bring you more news as soon as we’re given the green light…
Sound of silence
RWS has launched the TG-60 sound moderator, price £85. Weighing only 60g, with a length of 122mm, it has a featherlight profile – but is by no means flimsy. Indeed, it’s constructed from a grade of corrosion-resistant aluminium normally used in the construction industry. A spokesman from RUAG-Ammotec, the UK’s official RWS importer, told us: “This material helps the moderator stay cooler for longer, making it ideal for achieving consistent accuracy. With a sound suppression of 20dB, the TG-60 will also suit all types of air and CO2 rifle.”
Lighten the load
NiteSite has unveiled a lightweight 11.1V lithium-ion battery pack for its revolutionary NS50 and NS200 night-sighting units, which attach to your normal daytime scope to allow you to shoot in the dead of night.
The new battery pack retails at £99, and will provide four hours’ continuous use on full power – longer if you’re using your NiteSite at less intensity and ‘on and off’. The stock-mounted pack comes with a protective nylon pouch and a 30cm lead that plugs straight in the NS unites – and mounted lead-acid batteries supplied with the inaugural models.
US-based optics brand, NightForce, has unveiled its 15-55×52 Competition riflescope. Available in black or silver, the Competition model should appeal to Field Target shooters looking for the ultimate in accuracy. It features 1/8 MOA elevation and windage adjustments, with a full 60MOA of travel range, while ED (Extra Dispersion) glass provides crystal clear imagery even at its whopping 55x magnifications.
NightForce has also developed two new high-precision reticles to accompany the Competition model, including the DDR (pictured) – a double-dot crosshair with a 1/8MOA centre dot. Sounds mindblowing… rather like its asking price. The Competition retails from £2,078.