For the 50th anniversary of Jim Leatherwood’s legendary Automatic Ranging Trajectory (ART) scope, Hi-Lux introduces the redesigned the ART M1000-PRO. The original Auto-Ranging Telescope (ARTel) was issued to US Army and Marine Corp servicemen over 40 years ago. Since then, Hi-Lux has refined and improved the ART system’s general cam to compensate the bullet drop of virtually any caliber.
The ART scope’s integrated mount provides external adjustment through the Trajectory cam. Selecting the proper cam setting will effectively match your rifle’s trajectory curve to the curve of the trajectory cam.
There are two ways to automatically compensate for trajectory when using the ART scope:
1) Framing known sized targets within the HR1 reticle
2) Dialing the Cam to a known distance
Once the known size target is framed, the ART scope will automatically compensate for bullet trajectory from 200 out to 1000 yards. This means no holdover or guesswork.
The M1000-PRO Trajectory cam has been designed to be modular and interchangeable. Caliber specific cams will be introduced in the future.M1000-PRO Manual [download]
The Automatic Ranging Trajectory (ART) System was invented and designed by Jim Leatherwood for military snipers in Vietnam during the late 1960s. By using the incrementally adjustable trajectory cam, the new Leatherwood ART scopes can be calibrated for virtually any center fire cartridge from .223 to .50BMG.History of ART
I have this Scope on an AR-15 with a 24" barrel 1:8 twist. Its an awesome scope ringing steel out to 1000 meters with 5.56 / .223 77grain match ammo. Killing Hogs in Low light with the lighted reticle.My First scope as a Sniper was an ART 1 Leatherwood design mounted on my issue M-21 Sniper Rifle .This is one big Improvement in the ART Sniper scope .If you have a tactical 5.56 / .223 rifle set up for precision YOU need this scope.
I recently received my M1000-Pro rifle scope, the first thing I noticed was how nice it looked out of the box.
The zoom adjustment was nice and smooth and I could not wait to check it out.
I took it outside to see how well it looked at a field that went about 600 yds. the view was awsome and looked nice and clear.
After setting up the cam for my caliber and bullet wt. and B.C. per the instructiones it was a very simple process.
I mounted the scope and headed to the range, after bore sighting I was on target; moved to the 200 yd. target and made the "fine tuneing" .
I was not able to go out any farther where i was shooting so I made the adjustment to 300yds and measured the shot placement and I was within about an inch.
I have to say that the abillity to change the scopes range with just a twist of the dial gives this scope a "fun factor" and very easy to use.
I am looking forward to my next trip at some longer ranges. I would recomend this scope to a friend.
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