Vixen has taken up the challenge of designing a riflescope for the hunters in the vast plains of Africa and the result is the new ARTES 5-30x56 ED.
The ARTES 5-30x56 ED is a specialist for targets at 1000 m and beyond. Vixen decided to build the ARTES 5-30x56 ED with a 34mm center tube diameter to have enough space for the larger adjustment range of the multi turn turrets. (100 MOA for elevation and side adjustment).
Both turrets are designed to be zeroed without tools and the height adjustment tower comes with a zero stop function. The clicks are well defined to allow adjustments without looking, even with gloves.
A parallax compensation is absolutely necessary for shooting at large distances and high magnifications, for which the ARTES 5-30x56 ED was developed for. The parallax compensation (or side focus) ensures that there is no parallax error and the target is always sharp and clearly visible.
Vixen uses two extra low dispersion (ED) lenses to minimize the system's chromatic aberration and get a very sharp and bright image (maximum light transmission >88%).
Shooting in the desert means, that you are in an environment dominated by beige and red tones. The well-known Vixen Red Dot is not necessarily the best solution in those situations. Vixen has solved this problem by making the color of the dot (MLR20 0,5MOA) and center cross (EDL20) of the ARTES 5-30x56 switchable between red and green. The illumination of both models will automatically switches off after 2 hours. Both reticle and adjustments are done in MOA
Reticle: MLR20 with illum. dot / ELD20 with illum. Cross
Illumination: Red and green with auto switch off (2h)
Reticle plane: 2. focal plane
Coating: Full Multi-Coating
Eye relieve: 97–97 mm
Center Tube Ø: 34 mm
Objective Ø inner/outer: 56 mm / 65 mm
Reticle Adj. (per Click): 1/8 MOA (3,5 mm)
Max. Reticle Adj.: 100 MOA
Zero Stop: yes (elevationturret)
Parallax free: 9m–∞ (10yds–∞)
Parallax adjustment: ja
Field of View @100 m: 7,1–1,2 m
Length: 364 mm
Weight: 978 g