For 2020, optics maker Trijicon has rolled out 50 new rifle scopes and upgraded its already established 70 scopes. As part of this major undertaking, Trijicon added the Huron line, four distinct models of rifle scopes made with the deer hunter in mind: a 1-4x24mm scope; a 2.5-10x40mm model; a 3-9x40mm; and, a 3-12x40mm rifle scope.
The Hurons all employ the same clear, hi-tech glass found in other Trijicon scopes–at a middle-of-the-road price for quality optics. Trijicon has always made excellent rifle scopes. The prices, though, have been at higher end and have, no doubt, kept many hunters from considering a Trijicon.
The company hopes to change that situation, with Huron’s running from $650 to $699 suggested retail. On-line, prices for Hurons are $150 to nearly $200 below the suggested retail. Which still isn’t free, but translates into a high-quality hunting scope for $500 or less, and one that is well-built and rugged enough (the 30MM tube is made of aircraft-grade aluminum) to stand up to years of use.
I mounted the Trijicon Huron 2.5-10×40 on a Remington Model Seven, and initially zeroed it at 50 yards. The 1/4MOA adjustments on this second focal plane optic were precise. The clicks on the elevation and windage controls were audible and easily felt through my fingertips, making it very easy to count the clicks needed during zeroing. Elevation and windage turrets are capped to ensure no accidental shifts.
And what don’t the Hurons have? Parallax and illumination, while reticle options are limited. All Hurons come with the Hunter BDC reticle, as does the 2.5-10 I used. Only the 3-12 model has other reticles available (a Standard Duplex and a German #4).
While all the above are nice to have, many hunters don’t need these features to take down that buck out to 300 yards.
Images viewed through the Huron 2.5-10 were very clear and sharp-edged, while colors were nicely delineated, even at distances. The Huron’s fully multi-coated, anti-reflective glass provided excellent light transmission, too. I used the scope in lowlight, too, and it will allow a hunter to take a clean shot in the gloom before sunrise and that gathering dusk right before dark.
I’ve used the new Huron 1-4×24 on a deer hunt, and the Model Seven was the second rifle I reviewed using the Huron 2.5-10 as the optic. These are solid rifle scopes, and given the groups I was able to peg with the Model Seven, the Huron 2.5-10 is certainly capable of longer-range accuracy.
SPECS: Trijicon Huron 2.5-10×40
Length x Width x Height: 12.55 in x 2.26 in x 2.26 in
Weight: 18.2 oz.
Objective Size: 40mm
Tube Size: 30mm
Reticle Pattern: BDC Hunter Holds
Day Reticle: Color Black
Focal Plane: Second
Bullet Drop Compensating (BDC) Yes
Adjustment: 1/4 MOA per click
Adjustment Range: 70 MOA Total Travel
Eye Relief: 2.4 in. to 3.3 in. Exit Pupil: 0.58 in. to 0.16 in.
Field of View (feet) 40.2 ft. – 10 ft. @ 100 yds.
Tube Material: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Finish: Satin Black