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Before Blackhound Optics launched in May of 2019, Small Arms Review met us at Founder’s Ranch in Edgewood, NM to test our newly-minted 6-24×50 FFP MIL.
Blackhound Optics is a new optics company that is offering quality riflescopes at reasonable prices. By using a virtual dealer model, Blackhound Optics cuts out a lot of costs that traditionally raise the price of a riflescope. Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to catch up with James Mason, the CMO of Blackhound Optics, to examine his company’s products. Together we looked at the Genesis series, Blackhound’s first product line. For the test, I selected the Genesis 6-24×50 FFP, which has a Mil-based reticle and Mil-based adjustments. The Genesis 6-24×50 FFP has a 30mm main tube, is first focal plane and is available in Milliradians (MRAD) or Minutes of Angle (MOA).
Specification and Features
Those familiar with my work in the precision rifle industry know that I live by the mantra, “Regardless of price, all scopes are terrible until proven otherwise.” Tracking, parallax, clarity, total travel and reticle subtensions all need to be checked before a scope is fit for use. I don’t warm up to a scope until I have several hundred rounds and a few hours behind it.