Scopes and Optics

Riton Optics Introduces Two New Optics

Riton optics Mod-7-1-8x28IR-2 riflescope

Riton Optics is an up-and-comer in the optics world that, while it has been in existence for over 5 years, Riton attended SHOT Show as an exhibitor for the first time in 2018. While many optics companies looked to expand existing products and product lines, Riton “broke its mold” with two new, unique riflescopes.

Riton optics Mod-7-1-8x28IR-2 riflescope
Riton Optics RT-S Mod  7

Mod 7 1-8x28IR-H (Hunting)

This model was developed in consultation with noted big-game hunter Craig Boddington. Boddington is one of today’s most respected outdoor journalists. He spent the past 40 years exploring our natural world as a hunter and sharing his knowledge and experiences in dozens of books and thousands of published articles and essays. He’s a decorated Marine, award-winning author, and continues to be a leading voice for conservation and ethical hunting around the world.

Riton developed this short- to medium-range hunting scope to be used for any hunting situation, but it is especially effective when used while pursuing dangerous game. Riton’s main objective was to create a well-balanced scope that could fit any caliber of weapon but is specifically engineered to handle the recoil and abuse of the hardest-recoiling big game calibers—guns that start with “.4” and “.5” instead of “.2” or “.3”—and provide quick-acquisition targeting at a low magnification power, but also have the ability for precise targeting at increased magnification levels.

The Mod 7 1-8x28IR-H is a second focal plane scope with Riton’s German #4 Mod 1 Illuminated reticle paired with HD/ED glass, a nearly indestructible one-piece aircraft grade main tube, and is backed by Riton’s unlimited lifetime new replacement warranty.

Mod 7 1-8x28IR-T (Tactical)

The tactical model of the Mod 7 1-8 features the Riton Tactical Mod 1 Illuminated reticle in first focal plane. Because of the first focal plane reticle, this optic can be used on a true 1X magnification similar to a red dot-type sight—with both eyes open for quick target engagement while clearing rooms or during close-quarters combat.

Where this scope and the First Focal Plane reticle offers a distinct advantage is once you increase the magnification. As the magnification increases, so does the size of the reticle. The ability to accurately engage targets and range estimate with the First Focal Plane reticle allows this scope to fit into every conceivable tactical situation.

The Tactical version of the Mod7 1-8X is designed with a first focal plane reticle- allowing the scope to be used as a "red dot" at 1x but full and easy use of mil dots at range.
The Tactical version of the Mod7 1-8X is designed with a first focal plane reticle- allowing the scope to be used as a “red dot” at 1x but full and easy use of mil dots at range.

RT-S Mod 3

The Riton Line is divided into three versions. The RT-S Mod 3 Optics are created specifically for the AR-15 platform and aimed at tactical and target shooting. Each scope is built to exacting standards. Simply choose the magnification that’s best for you, and have fun.

The Bullet Drop Compensated (BDC), Second Focal Plane reticle in the Mod 3 line allows you to confidently take a shot up to 600 yards using your reticle holdover alone.

RTS Mod 5

The RTS Mod 5, is a non caliber specific optics line. You can use them on pretty much any long gun. These almost indestructible workhorses are typically used for hunting, precision shooting, and tactical applications while engaging targets from 20 feet to over 1,000 yards.

RT-S Mod 7

The RT-S Mod 7 is Riton’s top line, and where both the new 1-8×28’s reside. This line goes head-to-head and toe-to-toe with the best and most expensive optics on the market today—at a much greater value to the consumer. From the 30mm or 34mm main tube to high-end Japanese glass to push/pull locking turrets or the Argon-purging process that makes this scopes completely waterproof, fogproof and shockproof, these and all of Riton’s scopes are covered by Ritons’s Lifetime Replacement warranty. If, at any time, your Riton product has issues and is not functioning in the manner it should—NO MATTER WHAT—Riton will send you a new one; no questions asked.

The Mod 7 1-8x28IR-H andThe Mod 7 1-8x28IR-T should be market ready June 2018.

Have you tried any of Riton’s optics? Share your experience in the comment section.

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Comments (6)

  1. I have the rts mod 7 4_20x50 currently mounted on my ruger556mpr 556 shooting sub moa at 100yds just shot today best group was .064 moa. Really like this scope very clear and adjustments are easy and precise. This scope will be switched over to the atheris 6.5 Grendel upper that’s on its way for some long range shooting. I will certainly purchase another scope from riton in the future.

  2. I have a mod 5 6-24×50 IR

    I am super stoked
    Day one after zero?
    600 , 800, and 1000 yard hits on AR steel with sub 1/2 minute groups at 600/800 and 1 moa groups at 1000

  3. Too bad Riton hasn’t heard of their new rifle scopes. I tried looking for more information on their own website and they don’t have either of the new models.

    1. Says at the end of the article that the two models won’t be market ready till June 2018. Probably why info is hard to find.

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