TruGlo Launches the Intercept Series: $200 Hunting Scopes – SHOT Show 2018

TruGlo is best known for fantastic pistol sights, with Tritium and Fiber Optic illumination. They work great day and night.  And are easily one of the contenders for the title belt in that category.

This year at SHOT 2018, TruGlo stepped into the riflescope arena by introducing the uber-affordable Intercept Series.

The Intercept Series from TruGlo.


  • Available in 3-9x43mm (TG8539BI, TG8539BIB) and 4-12x44mm (TG8541BI, TG8541BIB) magnification ranges
  • Glass-etched reticle can be used without illumination (black crosshairs)
  • Water resistant / Fogproof / Nitrogen gas-filled
  • Specially formulated multi-coating provides maximum brightness, clarity, and contrast
  • Aggressive grip machining on control surfaces (zoom ring and turret caps) for easy use with winter gloves
  • Protective caps cover fingertip-adjustable windage and elevation turrets
  • Available with a duplex reticle or an MOA-based bullet drop-compensating reticle
  • One-screw turret dial design to easily slip the dial back to zero after making an adjustment
  • Rubber-coated speed-focus eyepiece
  • Generous eye relief (3.75 – 4.10 inches)
  • Durable scratch-resistant non-reflective matte finish
  • Neoprene scope cover included
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

MSRP is $200.

The Intercept is a hunting scope, at a price every hunter can afford. At $200, you get an illuminated reticle, in either a duplex or a BDC configuration. Power options are 3-9x or 4-12x. These will be shipping at the end of the first quarter. Unlikely to dominate PRS, this is still a fantastic value.

To learn more about the Intercept series, visit

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Zupglick February 13, 2018, 12:20 pm

    What is the focal plane?

    • kk February 14, 2018, 1:16 pm


    • Pliny February 14, 2018, 10:20 pm

      2nd Focal Plane. On a Duplex Reticle there is no need for FFP (you are just shrinking the cross-hairs unnecessarily). The BDC version is calibrated at max power (where you would actually use the hold-over) and has subtensions at 2, 4, 6, and 8-MOA so the drop can be calculated for any caliber. Both reticles are available in the the Strelok Pro ballistic App.

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