KKR, Two Others Reportedly Bid for Bushnell

KKR, Two Others Reportedly Bid for Bushnell
Private equity firm KKR (KKR) submitted a formal proposal to buy optics maker Bushnell, the New York Post reported Thursday. Bushnell, which makes GPS devices, binoculars, rifle scopes and other products, was looking to get as much as $1 billion …

Midair Collision Between a C-130 and a UAV | Defense Tech
Well, it finally happened. Something some pilots operating in Iraq and Afghanistan have told me they worry about more than enemy surface-to-air fire; a

Nikon under fire over rifle scopes designed for ‘dangerous game’ hunting
Nikon has come under fire from animal welfare groups and some wildlife photographers over its new ‘Monarch’ line of rifle scopes, designed for game hunting. Nikon Inc has manufactured ‘sports optics’ for many years, and is not alone (so does Leica, Pentax …

New Riflescopes 2013: OL Reviews and Ranks the Best Scopes of the Year
For the first time in several years, the number of scopes in the field designed mainly for hunting exceeded those configured … control and the custom turret we requested for our .308 Win. control rifle performed well, and we appreciated the large …

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First Pic: Russia’s Newest Spy Plane | Defense Tech
I’ve been looking for this for a long time. It’s a picture — the first public one, actually — of Russia’s Tu-214R spy plane on a recent test flight near

Scopes Trial Play And Festival Is July 19-20
“The World’s Most Famous Court Trial” will come to life July … the Scopes Trial and the ramifications of the trial. “This is a creative history lesson that really puts the trial in context, and shows how it influenced American life …

Jane Alexiadis: Vintage ‘Scopes Monkey Trial’ cartoon
John Thomas Scopes. It was a staged event in Dayton … the Wind,” with Spencer Tracy playing a combative attorney based on accounts of Darrow.) Jane Alexiadis is an appraiser with Michaan’s Auctions. Send questions, a brief description and measurements …

Scoping out Florida Hospital’s new Center for Interventional Endoscopy (and its giant, terrifying scopes) (Video)
If you’re an aficionado of outdoor dining at hospital campuses, you may have noticed that a very nice outdoor seating area on Lake Estelle has been commandeered at Florida Hospital. This week, Florida Hospital announced the “official …

Faux vintage sniper rifles
The next faux sniper rifle I’ll describe actually was my first put together back in 2007. It’s a US Model 1903 built of parts and was described in these pages previously. What warrants talking about it again is the new scope now on it.