The Shooting Party (“TSP”) of Shenstone, Staffs, UK, the Shooting & Outdoor Pursuits company, announced today the addition of a new PAOtm scope, designed specifically for Airgun Target Shooters, to their PAO-Professional Airgun Opticstm portfolio.

“We have many customers who very successfully use our ‘SWAT’ scopes for Hunter Field Target & Field Target shooting, including the well-known Editor of ‘Airgun-Review TV”, Mike Duffy, so when Mike came to us with his idea for a new scope and scope reticle specifically for target shooters we were ‘all ears’. There followed several months of intense development work with Mike and the PAO factory, which has led to the introduction of the all new PAO 10 x 56 IR HFT/FT Scope” said Mike Hurney, Chairman of TSP

“The reticle has vertical and horizontal bars spaced at half mil-dot distances with the central cross-hairs featuring five levels of Red or Blue illumination -Blue being ideal for those who have difficulty registering Red or Green colours. The real innovation is on the left hand side of the reticle where a 12-point graduated bracketing scale for targets of fixed sizes allows for fast calculation of the aim point on the ‘kill’ zone when ranging your targets. The scope’s specification includes the PAO Lifetime “No quibble” ‘New-for-old replacement -not Repair-Warranty’; Fixed 10 X magnification; 56mm Objective lens for great light transmission; Rated for all firearms -Air Rifles, Rim & Centre Fire Rifles; constructed from single-piece, hard anodised, Aviation grade aluminium tube; Shockproof, Waterproof, Dustproof, Fogproof and Nitrogen purged; Includes Match Grade High mounts and lens covers; Screw-in 10cm Sunshade (where permitted by discipline rules); Multi Coated lenses for improved light transmission and ‘PUSH-LOKtm ‘Sniper Turrets. We believe the new scope will be a great boon for target shooters of all disciplines.” He added.


PAO-Professional Airgun Optics tm are Imported and exclusively distributed to the retail trade by the owners’ of the brand, The Shooting Party.

AVAILABILITY: December 2016
RRP: £ 149.99


The Shooting Party
Unit 4/C,
Birchbrook Industrial Park,
Lynn Lane,
WS14 0DJ
Tel:      44 + 01543 480 361
Contact:  Mike Hurney, [email protected]
Charlie Shepherd, [email protected]


    • I’ve just finished the carton design; key components have been manufactured and we expect to see finished product in the UK before the end of January-Mike

  1. I’m interested in your new 10x 56 IR HFT/ FT scope.
    Could you tell me what the focal length ( parallax ) is set at,
    And is it possible to adjust without a great deal of equipment.
    Hope to hear from you soon as this looks like a great product and improvement on the present scopes available to the average airgun shooter.
    Regards Keith.


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