From: CJ Davis – Chevalier Advertising

Nikon’s advanced technology has changed the way hunters and shooters look at specific optics for muzzleloaders and slughunters. Now, crossbow shooters can enjoy the same benefits with the all-new Bolt XR Crossbow scope.

The new Bolt XR 3×32 is a lower magnification, compact scope built specifically to work with a crossbow. Fully packed with features, including the all-new Nikon BDC 60 Reticle calibrated specifically for crossbow bolts with velocities of approximately 305 fps, the Bolt XR brings incredible precision to the crossbow world.

“Every trip to the range or field, we are constantly thinking about new product designs,” said Nikon Sport Optics senior product marketing manager Jon LaCorte. “We’ve been working on different concepts for a crossbow scope and the new Bolt XR molds all those ideas and effort into the perfect scope for crossbow hunters.”

In a huge step forward, Nikon’s industry leading Ballistic Reticle Matching software program, Spot On, will feature data compiled from multiple crossbow testing sessions. This data will allow shooters and hunters to match the reticle of their Bolt XR more precisely to their choice of bolt than ever before. No more guessing holdover, fighting with sloppy scope adjustments or trying to make a riflescope fit a crossbow.

Generous 3.4 inchesof eye relief means you can comfortably and safely mount this scope on any crossbow. With a super bright exit pupil of 10.7mm and Nikon’s fully multicoated lens, shooters can hunt right up to the end of legal shooting time. The durable one-inch tube features hand turn ¼ inch(@20 yards) adjustment and a 20-yard parallax setting. Fully multicoated lenses provide up to 92% light transmission for excellent low light performance. Designed specifically for a crossbow, this scope fits in perfectly with the many other scopes Nikon offers that are caliber, platform and purpose specific.

The new Bolt XR is available in a matte finish with the BDC 60 reticle at an MSRP of $149.95 and will be on dealer shelves in plenty of time for 2011 hunting seasons.

Nikon Inc. is the U.S. distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.

For more information about the Bolt XR and the full line of Riflescopes, Laser Rangefinders, Binoculars and Spotting Scopes, contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville, NY 11747-3064. 1-800-645-6687.