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Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD

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X3 TACTIX ARD

Optic Specifics

Specifically designed for the AR platform, the X3 Tactix ARD is a high performance, adaptable red dot. This lightweight red dot comes with a skeletonized, lower third cowitness Quick Disconnect (QD) mount. The 25mm objective allows for quick target acquisition, while the 2MOA illuminated, red dot allows for precision in the field or at the

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

DETAILED PRODUCT FEATURES:
• Capped Turrets
• Aircraft Grade Aluminum with Rugged Design Ready for the
Toughest Environments
• 100% Waterproof, Fog proof and Shockproof (tested up to 1200 G’s)
• 1 MOA Windage and Elevation Adjustment
• Assembled in EP-Level Clean Room

Technical Specifications

Magnification : 1x
Parallax Setting: Fixed at 50 yards
Objective Lens Diameter: 25mm
Lens Coating: Fully Multi-Coated, Full Wide Band, Waterproof Coated, Low Light Enhancement
Dot Size: 2 MOA Red Dot
Field of View at 100 yds: 68ft
Material: 6061-T6 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Weight: 3.95oz/112g
Length: 2.76in/70mm
Eye Relief: Unlimited
Exit Pupil: 28mm
Click Value at 100 yds: 1 MOA
Adjustment Range: 72 MOA

Explanation of Minute of Angle (MOA)

MOA unit of arc measurements are based on degrees and
minutes. There are 360 degrees in a circle and 60 minutes in a
degree for a total of 21,600 minutes (MOA) in a circle. A minute of angle will subtend 1.05 inches at a distance of 100 yards.

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

100 Yards 200 Yards 300 Yards 400 Yards 500 Yards
1 MOA 2 IN 3 IN 4 IN 5 IN 6 IN

Reticle Information

The X3 Tactix ARD has a 2 Minute of Angle (MOA) dot, is night
vision compatible and can run up to 1600 hours on one single
CR2032 battery.

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Explanation of Parallax

Parallax describes a situation where the focal plane of the object in the scope is offset from the reticle. If you have parallax, you have an optical illusion that must be corrected. Parallax should not be confused with focus. Parallax compensation changes neither the focus of the reticle nor the focus of the image; it simply moves the planes at which these two objects are in focus so that they share the same plane.

YOUR RITON RIFLESCOPE DOES NOT HAVE A PARALLAX FOCUS AND IS FACTORY FOCUSED AT A DISTANCE OF 100 YARDS.

Illumination System

The variable intensity reticle illumination system aids in low light
situations.

TO ACTIVATE THE ILLUMINATION:

1. Rotate the adjustment knob in either direction.
Note - The illumination knob allows for 6 levels of brightness intensity.

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

TO CHANGE BATTERY:
1. Unscrew the outer cap.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Replace with a new CR2032 battery with positive side out.
4. Re-install the battery cap and be sure to tighten fully

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Mechanical Zero

Your Riton riflescope is pre-set from the factory with the reticle in the center of the adjustment ranges.

TO FIND FACTORY ZERO:

1. Dial turret one direction until it will no longer rotate.
NOTE - Do not force the turret past it’s stopping point.
2. Dial turret opposite direction counting how many MOA it
turns.
3. Divide that total number of MOA in half and dial to that
number for your factory zero.
4. Complete this procedure for both windage and elevation
dials to approximately center the reticle.

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Mounting Your Riton Red Dot

TO MOUNT YOUR RITON RED DOT:

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

Riton X3 Tactix ARD Instruction Manual

1. Your Riton ARD come with a lower 1/3 cowitness mount
2. Using the provided allen wrench loosen the base bolt. Then
attach the lower base and make sure this is solidly seated in
the base groove. To prevent recoil injury, position the Red Dot
so that you have at least four inches of eye relief.
3. Be sure the base clamp is hooked around the outside of the
rail/base. Press downward and forward toward the muzzle.  Then, firmly tighten the base clamp hex nut.
4. Note. the Riton ARD has an unlimited eye relief.
5. If you plan to mount a magnifier behind your Red Dot be sure
to leave sufficient space for this as you mount your ARD.

Bore Sighting

Bore sighting is a preliminary procedure to achieve proper
alignment of the ARD with the rifle’s bore. Initial bore sighting of
the riflescope will decrease the amount of time and ammunition
you need to use at the range.
This can be done by using a mechanical or laser bore sighter
according to the manufacturer’s instructions or by removing the
bolt and sighting through the barrel on some rifles.

TO BORE SIGHT YOUR RIFLESCOPE:
1. Place the rifle solidly on a rest and remove the bolt/bolt
carrier group.
2. Sight through the bore at a target approximately 25 yards
away.
3. Move the rifle and the rest until the target is visually centered
inside the barrel.
4. With the target centered in the bore, make windage and
elevation adjustments until the red dot is also centered over
the target.
Note - If a laser bore sighting or any other similar device inside the bore was used, it must be removed before firing. An obstructed bore can cause.

Zeroing the Scope

IMPORTANT SAFETY CHECKS:

• Always check your weapon and surroundings for safety.
• Follow all weapon manufacturer safety guidelines.
• Always shoot from a solid rest using consistent and proper
form.
• Be sure that your target is level to aid in accurate sight-in
process.

TO ZERO THE SCOPE:

1. Start sight-in process from 25 yards, from solid rest fire 3-shot group, ensuring that you fire at same spot each time. Use grid lines on target to center and level your crosshairs.
2. After the first 3-shot group, make adjustments to bring bullet impact to center of target you’re shooting at. Repeat this process at whatever range you choose and you will have accurate zero.
Note - Scope graduations are 1 MOA. Scope turrets are marked with direction of bullet impact change. At 100 yards a 1 MOA scope adjustment will move bullet impact 1 inch in direction adjusted. At 25 yards that same 1 MOA adjustment will be 4 times smaller, so 1 MOA adjustment at 25 yards will move
bullet impact 1/4 of an inch.

Troubleshooting

Problems thought to be associated with the scope are often actually mount problems. Take time to ensure the mounts are tight to the ARD and that ARD is secured and doesn’t twist
or move in the rings. Confirm that correct base and rings are being used and in the proper orientation. Be sure to torque rings per manufacturer’s specs.
Keep in mind there are many issues that can cause poor bullet grouping. Always utilize a solid rest and maintain good shooting technique. Have a qualified gunsmith look over your rifle to be sure all things are in working order. See that the action and barrel are properly cleaned. Some rifles and ammunition don’t work well together, try different ammunition and see if accuracy improves.

Riton Warranty

As a part of the Riton Promise we believe in providing you with the best possible service, including the industry’s best warranty. The quality of our products makes this the best warranty you’ll likely never have to use; however, as hunters and outdoorsmen and women, we know that bad things sometimes happen to even the most cautious.

OUR WARRANTY IS SIMPLE:

• No proof of purchase or registration required for your Riton products.
• Lifetime warranty regardless of original purchaser.
• All warranty replacements will receive a brand-new product off the shelf. We will not ever replace the product with a repaired or refurbished product.
• Replacement product will be shipped within 48 hours of receiving and approving your return.
• Loss, theft and/or deliberately worn and damaged products are not covered. Warranty is VOID if damage results from unauthorized repair or alteration.

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