A Rangefinder that Maps, Measures Wind Out to 500 Yds! Trijicon’s Ventus – SHOT Show 2020

To learn more about this game-changing tech visit Trijicon.com.

Trijicon has been showing off their powerful, handheld electronic spotting scopes and rangefinders. Called the Trijicon Ventus and Ventus X, the upcoming spotting scopes can do more than just estimate the distance to the target, they can help analyze wind speeds and more to calculate the best possible shooting solution.

Using Doppler LIDAR with four laser emitters the Ventus will provide shooting solutions to 500 yards and longer under the right conditions and range-find targets out to 5,000 yards. The Ventus X adds smart spotting scope functionality that can pair with a smartphone to display additional metrics when sighting in targets.

The Doppler engine can measure headwind, tailwind, crosswind and vertical wind components at six different distances in front of the user, in any weather conditions. This generates a three-dimensional model wind velocities in front of the shooter and above the line of sight all along the bullet’s flight path to provide the shooter with a shot-specific shooting solution.

The Ventus X uses a suite of sensors onboard to captures all necessary data including range, wind, atmospheric temperature, stratospheric pressure, and incline angle to provide improved first-round-hit probability to hunters using the system.

Using Bluetooth The Ventus X can also pair with Trijicon’s ballistic calculator app. This app provides the user with expanded capabilities such as geolocation, wind maps, range tables and reticle holdover views not programmed into or generated by the Ventus X spotting scope itself.

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Pairing the scope with a phone or other compatible device lets the shooter save up to 1,000 different profiles with different shooting parameters for use with different rifles, ammunition and everything else.

When using the Ventus or Ventus X as a standalone spotting they work as optics with fixed 9x magnification with standard diopter adjustments for different users. Both run on two rechargeable 18650 power cells.

Trijicon says the Ventus and Ventus X will be available in the second half of 2020, which means hunters will likely be able to test the Ventus under real-world shooting conditions soon. The one catch is that this much tech in this small of a package will fetch a price premium, on par with Trijicon’s night vision hardware ($8,000-10,000).

To learn more about this game-changing tech visit Trijicon.com.

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  • swisher February 8, 2020, 1:15 pm

    This may be great for the military but for the average shooter or hunter it’s a bit over priced I dont see it plus I cant see much over 200 yards

  • Tony February 7, 2020, 9:13 pm

    500 yards……….. I pee that far.

  • triggerpull February 7, 2020, 2:28 pm

    I’m all-in too; I’ll take 10.

  • Joseph Louis LaCava February 7, 2020, 2:06 pm

    Please advise how wind is measured at 500 yds downrange.
    The basic physics escape me.
    Thanks
    Joe LaCava

  • Zupglick February 7, 2020, 11:31 am

    $8k to $10k.
    My wet finger still works. And so do my eyeballs.

    • kjj1564 February 7, 2020, 12:48 pm

      Yea and you can keep your $8,000 in your pocket!

  • Ed February 7, 2020, 10:10 am

    Since they don’t make a Red Dot sight for sub-compacts like the Hellcat or the 365xl, I’ll pass. Well, that and the price tag.

  • jack February 7, 2020, 8:56 am

    Only $8-10K, I think I’ll order a gross of them! What ever happened to “old school” tech, learning your gun & ammo parameters? Pretty soon you won’t even need to pull the trigger, just drop it in some electronic cradle on a tripod and hit the search button and the “seeing eye” on your helmet will swing the gun around in the direction you’re looking, sight on the target and pull the trigger for you, doing all the calculations on a computer, like an Apache helo….Oh, then your “robotic” ATV will run out and pick up your elk and haul it off to your truck. Sound too far off??? I think not.

    • T man February 8, 2020, 6:41 pm

      Then a robot will dress out the elk and put it in your freezer?

  • Dr Motown February 6, 2020, 9:07 pm

    $8-10,000…..not something a traditional hunter will afford or use. Impressive technology, however, as long as the winds don’t shift by the time you dial in the adjustments 🤔

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