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The New March ELR Genesis Scope


Target Shooter were lucky enough to be at the launch event of this class leading new scope from March Scopes.

This latest scope from March, the Genesis represents an evolution of scope technology and design – the dawn of a new era for the long range shooter and the exciting new discipline of ELR (extreme long range) shooting – i.e. out to two miles!

The concept of Genesis was born late 2016 by a group of world championship winning shooters and operators who wished to have a scope that could be used to shoot in excess of two miles without external influences.

The chief engineers of DEON Optical Design took on the challenge and produced several prototype designs, which were tested extensively on four continents. Eventually, together with the brilliance of DEON, they have produced a truly ground-breaking and evolutionary scope. This is the first of a kind design – a new beginning in scope design – a Genesis.

Genesis undergoing secret testing in the UK recently

The Genesis will extend the accuracy capability of modern rifles without the need for modifications – such as inclined rails, adjustable mounts or prism systems.

The Genesis ELR rifle scope offers up to 400 MOA of elevation, which will allow the shooter to shoot from 10 yards out to 3 miles – subject to appropriate rifle and environmentals.

400 MOA of elevation with 50 MOA per revolution

The Genesis uses ffp (first focal plane) technology, where the reticle is always true at any power. The unique design of this scope allows the shooter to always see through the central part of the lens, producing clarity, definition and minimal chromatic aberration, as opposed to other scopes, when extreme elevation is used. This will hold true even on 400 MOA!

150 MOA of windage – 50 MOA per revolution

Also incorporated into Genesis is the already proven DEON ‘High Master’ lens system which utilises super ED lenses with high-refractive glass offering very high resolution and natural colour right to the edge of the image.

Integral Picatinny mounts
67-82mm eye-relief wide-angle
6 step illumination module with on/off clicks
150 MOA windage.
1 turret turn = 50 MOA with 1⁄4 MOA click adjustments
400 MOA of total elevation travel with Zero-set feature (300 up, 100 down)
150 MOA of total windage travel (75 MOA left and right) 50 MOA per turn on each turret. 1/4 MOA clicks
6x – 60 x 56 First Focal Plane. Highest zoom ratio and FFP magnifcation in the world
Integral Picatinny mounting-points on the main frame.
High Master lens system with 56mm objective.
Wide angle eyepiece with 25 degrees apparent field of view – 21.8 feet at 100 yards (low – 6x). 2.18 feet at 100 yards (high – 60x)
Side focus/Parallax from 10 yards to infinity.
Eye relief 67-82mm and exit pupil (low) 3.3mm and (high) 0.93mm
Reticle FMA-MT* for ELR (* MIL system and reticle coming later)
Central gimble system and slider bearings with main frame (worldwide patents pending)
Weight 1.5 Kg

To put Genesis’ capabilities into perspective (at sea level):
22lr Rimfire to 1000 yards
224 cal. to 2450 yards
308 Win to 2950 yards
338 Lapua Mag. to 4000 yards
416 Cheytac to 3 miles