• Optically add 0 – 250 mils (0 – 860 moa) to any riflescope without changing rails, rings, cheek position, or 100-m zero, model specific.
• Interchangeable rail and scope mount solutions available, model specific.
- Calibration / Calculator
- Cross-compatible optics
• The Charlie TARAC is a periscope that optically shifts your target image higher so you aim higher to compensate for bullet drop. The result is an optical, not mechanical, elevation gain to shoot beyond your scope’s travel.
• Targets that exceed your scope’s travel, return to zero, deploy the Charlie, and dial the difference. For example, if you max your scope at 30 mils, but your target requires 45, return to zero, add the Charlie TARAC calibrated at (say) 30 mils, and dial the remaining 15 mils (30 + 15 = 45 mils).
L 2.94″ x W 3.65″ x H 3.50″
L 75mm x W 93mm x H 89mm
Rail: 1 lb 8.9 oz | Scope: 1 lb 10.3 oz
• MK8 (Mark 8)
L 5.10″ x W 4.54″ x H 5.40″
L 130mm x W 115mm x H 137mm
Rail: 3 lb 8.7 oz
All carbide or A5 optic touch-points
Glass:: Precision annealed 1/8th wave mirrors
Coating:: +98% Reflective MIL Spec
Color:: Carbon Black
• Micro* | Fixed elevation 0-40-mils
• Macro | Adjustable elevation 0-250 mils
*Exclusively available for the military.
• The Macro Charlie adds an adjustable 0 – 250 mils (or 0 – 860 moa).
• The MK8 adds a turret-adjustable 0 – 210 mils (or 0 – 720 moa).
• The Charlie TARAC purposely reflects – not refracts – light to avoid chromatic aberration and sends light to objective center for superior image quality and brightness, especially in low-light.
• Ideal for values GREATER than 90 mil or 300 moa.
• Units can be calibrated and later reset to any value ranging from 0 – 250 mils (model specific) to match schoolhouse or mission requirements.
• The Charlie covers the objective’s circular outline to make spotting difficult. Faces provide options for camouflage tape to enhance concealment to match surroundings.
• Convert Charlies to any mounting solution – rail or scope – in minutes; model specific. No special tools required.
• Rail mount Charlies also feature a high-end, self-adjusting Bobro QD mount that can be quickly be swapped and or replaced versus being integral to the housing and requiring an entirely new unit if compromised.
• Scope mounts universally fit select Bravo and Charlie TARACs.
• Made in the USA, even our glass.
• Mount the Charlie anywhere in front of the objective (directly in front, inches, or feet in front).
• Turn and or tilt it degrees without affecting the image (except for cant). It works with big rails, up to 120 moa, even when the Charlie is level.
• Yields greater weapon cross-compatibility.
• The Charlie TARAC increases the scope center line for greater elevation and to minimize the effects of thermal mirage generated from a hot barrel or suppressor for a superior image.
• The Macro and MK8 Charlie adds 1.3-inches and 1.8-inches, respectively.
• JTF2 – World’s longest-confirmed sniper kill at 3,872 yds set May 2017
• Charlie Melton, Charlie Mike Precision – 5,000 yds Sep 2017 | Charlie and Delta TARAC®
• Paul Phillips, Global Precision Group – 6,012 yds Jan 2019 | Charlie and Delta TARAC®
• James DeVoglaer, Kaian Vista Ranch – 7,070 yds Sep 2019 | Charlie and Delta TARAC®
• Bill Poor – 7,141 yds Aug 2020 | Charlie and Delta TARAC®
• Nomad Rifleman Shooting Experience – 7,747 yds Sep 2022 | Charlie and Delta TARAC® and Structured Barrel®
• Add 0 – 250 (or 0 – 860 moa) mils with 1/8th wave ultra-high reflectivity mirrors. Elevation is adjustable using a tall target or digital level.
• Starts at $1,449 (includes mount and tactical hard case). Available as rail or scope mount.
• Unmatched elevation.
• Features magnets for rapid scope attachment. Extension bolts provided.
• Interchangeable mounts.
• Moderate weight. See ‘INTEL’ for Specs.
• Description: Loosen three (3) bolts attached the lower rod until finger tight. Turn the adjustment screw clock or counter-clockwise to add or subtract elevation, respectively. Once crosshair reaches new inch equivalent on tall target (see “Formula”), tighten three (3) bolts in a clock-wise rotation to 30-40-50 in-lbs.
• Video: Click here to watch Rex Tibor and John Baker break down the step-by-step procedure.
• Operator’s Manual: Available for download below at Calibration.
• Life-time Support: Click here to send the Charlie to TacomHQ for adjustment.
2. Mark 8 (MK8)
• Add 0 – 210 mils (or 0 – 700 moa) with 1/8th wave ultra-high reflectivity mirrors. Elevation is turret adjustable with a handwheel with eight (8) clicks. Dial 5 – 30 mil (or 20 – 100 moa) increments. First position is set to zero (0) as default.
• Ideal for snipers, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and heavy, low-velocity rounds.
• Starts at $3,100 (includes mount and tactical hard case). Available only as rail mount.
• Unmatched rapid, elevation adjustment. Each click on the handwheel adds up to 30 mils (100 moa) of elevation. Interval specified by end-user.
• Ballistic points can be set in mil, moa, yards, or meters.
• Rail mount only and weight.
• Three 10-24 Torx screws are provided, but only two are required to center and fasten the Bobro QD mount at 30-inch/lbs. An extra is provided in case the zinc plated head strips.
• A shim pouch is provided to remove unwanted L/R drift when adding elevation due to inconsistencies in the rail by canting the unit. Stack shim as required between the Bobro QD mount and the MK8 until L/R drift is minimized across its settings by splitting the difference from zero (0) to the highest elevation setting. Higher the setting, more accurate the shimming for L/R.
• Red is 0.002″, Blue is 0.005″, and Brown is 0.010″.
• The first position is always set to zero (0) to provide a known reference to the primary optic. The dagger will point down.
• Rotating the handwheel clockwise or counter clockwise, adds or subtracts elevation, respectively, equal to the interval specified by the end-user.
• All eight (8) optic touch-points are machined carbide or A5, and purposely engineered for an armorer or ELR enthusiast to reset per mission requirements. Thus, units can be reset at anytime. To adjust, turn the exterior 5/8-24 UNF set screw on the handwheel that aligns with the exterior notch clockwise or counter clockwise to add or subtract elevation, respectively.
IMPORTANT:: Positions are highly sensitive and values will be within +/- 0.3-mil or 1-moa of target. Use a tall target or digital level to confirm each position’s precise setting. It is for this reason as well as its built-in adjustability, MK8s are not laser engraved. End-users are encouraged to use a tall-target and record each position for absolute precision.
• Blue loctite serves as a boding agent to generate thread resistance. If you choose to reset any position, operators are advised to administer a small drop of blue loctite in the thread drain hole. Clean excess as necessary. IMPORTANT:: Position(s) may minimally drift as the loctite hardens.
• Using a digital level, select a reference point for both x-y axis at a distance of at least 100 yds, and incline the rifle to n-degrees, the milliradian or minute of angle equivalent. Once the correct angle is achieved, turn the 5/8-24 UNF set screw on the handwheel until the crosshair aligns with x-y reference point. Repeat for each degree interval.
• Life-time Support: Click here to send the Charlie to TACOM HQ for adjustment.
• The MK8’s precision across 210 mil or 700 moa is within the width of a crosshair.
• Follow these important steps to achieve maximum precision:
- Always dial up to specified elevation; even for zero (0).
- Avoid the perimeter 5/8×24 set screws and compressing the handle.
- Apply equal force, 180-degrees apart when rotating the handle about its center axis.
- Gently turn into position as the unit automatically indexes itself.
- For absolute precision, do not rapidly cycle the handwheel.
IMPORTANT:: Temperature variations will affect the repeatability of the unit dictated by thermal expansion coefficients until stabilized. Refrain from handling the wheel other than for rotation and the side opposite of the handwheel. Failure to follow these steps will induce +/- 0.07 mil or 0.25 moa of inaccuracy until it resettles.
• Positions will be within +/- 0.3-mil or 1-moa of target. Use a tall target or digital level to confirm each position’s precise setting and L/R. Refer to ‘Attachment’ to eliminate L/R drift.
• Charlie TARACs are calibrated to order. MIL and MOA available.
• When ordering a Charlie TARAC, either:
1) Match the scope’s total usable elevation. For example, if your scope has 33 usable mils, order a 33 mil Charlie to prevent range gaps. If a target exceeds your scope’s travel, return to zero, deploy the Charlie, and dial the difference. This example yields 0 – 66 mils (33 mil Charlie + 33 mil scope).
2) Select a multiple of ‘5’ or ’10’ for simple arithmetic. For example, if your scope has 33 usable mils, order a 30 mil Charlie to prevent range gaps and having to dial at the edge of your glass, or a 35 mil Charlie and use your scope’s reticle to get a little more top-end. Ordering a 40 mil Charlie (in this example) increases the gap so if you have a target between 33 and 40 mils, you will not be able to dial it.
• Confirm a Charlie’s setting via:
1) Tall target – Use the “Tall-Target Calculator” below to validate its offset.
2) Digital Level – Verified and accredited by US, Japanese, and German calibration and test laboratories traceable to NIST, JIS, and DIN, select a reference point for both x-y axis at a distance of at least 100 yds, and incline the rifle to n-degrees, the milliradian or minute of angle equivalent. Once the correct angle is achieved, attach the Charlie to confirm crosshair aligns with x-y reference point. Click here to order.
Use to confirm elevation or reset.
• Mount Charlies anywhere in front of the objective, but it is best kept as close as possible to reduce ambient glare reducing image contrast and possible rail deflection.
• Optimized for 1.50″ (38 mm) scope rings +/- 0.125″ (3 mm).
• Pair the Charlie with a scope on a 0 – 120 moa base despite it being level.
• Use this solution for platforms without an extended rail. Adapters universally fit both Bravo and Macro Charlies.
- Scope adapters must be threaded onto objective, not a sunshade.
- Scope adapters are scope specific and require a sunshade. The shade’s threads will be cut off and permanently integrated into the interior of the adapter to guarantee proper threading.
- Requires >/= 0.25″ (6 mm) clearance.
• Rail mount Charlies can be attached to any platform with an extended rail; making it fast and easy to outfit a variety of weapons.
• Scope mount Charlies must be plumbed, requiring a bubble level to achieve < 1 MOA accuracy or set up a Plumb Bob to finely tune the adapter until there is zero left-to-right dispersion with and without the Charlie.
• Turn and or tilt the Charlie degrees without affecting the image. However, the Charlie is susceptible to cant just like your scope.
• Long-standing military service.
• Material: 6061 with critical components machined from 400 series stainless. Optic touch-points are machined carbide or A5.
• Glass: Highly scratch resistant mil-spec coating. They will not fog.
• Temperature Range: -80°F – 160°F (built do withstand going from cargo hold temperatures to desert heat in minutes).
• Maintenance: Maintain as you would a scope, but it is purposely designed to be dunked in a bucket of soapy water or gasoline.
• Mount: Bobro Engineering QR mount.
• Case: Nanuk tactical hard case.
• Eliminate optical interference from brakes, suppressors, and thermal mirage for a superior image using the Delta.
• Shifts the scope’s line of sight 2.10-inches to the left, so instead of overlooking your barrel to looking down its side. (Does not require a Charlie TARAC.)
• Click here to order.
• Rapidly reset a Charlie TARAC® without tall targets via a digital level verified and accredited by US, Japanese, and German calibration and test laboratories traceable to NIST, JIS, and DIN for absolute accuracy. Highly recommended for military, schoolhouses, and civilian, ELR competitors.
• Click here to order.
• Cross-compatible with Bravo and Macro Charlie TARACs. See ‘ATTACHMENT’ for details.
• Click here to order.
• Cross-compatible with Charlie and Delta TARACs. See ‘ATTACHMENT’ for details.
• Click here to order.