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Charlie TARAC®

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INTEL

• 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.

  • Advantages
  • Models
  • Calibration / Calculator
  • Attachment
  • Cross-compatible optics
  • Durability
  • Accessories

• 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 44, return to zero, add the Charlie TARAC calibrated at (say) 30 mils, and dial the remaining 14 mils (30 + 14 = 44 mils).

• Macro
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
1240-01-696-1594

• Macro | Adjustable elevation 0-250 mils
1240-01-697-6962

*Available for military purchase orders only.

• Review import/export code(s) and requirements here.

Advantages

• 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 / mission requirements.

• The Charlie covers the objective’s circular outline to make spotting difficult.  Faces are roughed and provide options for camouflage tape to enhance concealment and custom 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 (American Defense available upon request) that can be quickly be swapped and or replaced versus being integral to the housing and requiring an entirely new unit if compromised.

• Components are 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 adds 1.3-inches and 1.7-inches, respectively.

Military
• JTF2 (unconfirmed) – World’s longest-confirmed sniper kill at 3,541 m set Jun 2017, shattered previous record by +1,000 m.

Civilian
• 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®

Chris Van Loan

Models

1. Macro | NSN 1240-XX-021-1271

• 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 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.

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2. Mark 8 (MK8)

• Add 0 – 210 mils (or 0 – 720 moa) with 1/8th wave ultra-high reflectivity mirrors.  Elevation is turret adjustable with a handwheel that eight (8) clicks.  Dial 5 – 30 mil (or 20 – 100 moa) increments.

• Ideal for snipers, grenade launchers, heavy machine guns, and heavy, low-velocity rounds.

• Starts at  for preorder at $3,100 (includes mount and tactical hard case).  Available only as a rail mount.

• Unmatched rapid, elevation adjustment.

• Ballistic points can be set in mil, moa, yards, or meters.

• Rail mount only and weight.

• All eight (8) adjustable optic touch-points are machined carbide or A5, and purposely engineered for an armorer to disassemble and reset per mission requirements.  Therefore, if a unit is first requested to be in 10-mil increments, but later needed to be changed to 30-mil increments, simply use a tall-target or a digital level.

• Life-time Support:  Click here to send the Charlie to TacomHQ for adjustment.

Click here to order.

Chris Van Loan

Calibration

• Charlie TARACs are calibrated to order.  MIL and MOA available. 

• When you order a Charlie TARAC, either:

1) Match your 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, prevents 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.

• Reset a Charlie using either of these two methods:
1. Tall target – Use the “Tall-Target Calculator” below to induce a precise elevational offset.
2. Digital Level – 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. Highly recommended for military, schoolhouses, and civilian, ELR competitors.

•  Click on the PDF icon to download the Operator’s Manual or click here to watch the step-by-step procedure.

 

Tall-Target Calculator

* Used to confirm elevation or to reset a Macro Charlie TARAC.

Tactiholics

Attachment

• Mount Charlies anywhere in front of the objective (direct, inches, or feet).  However, it is best to keep as close as possible to reduce ambient glare 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 fits both Bravo and Macro Charlies.

IMPORTANT::

  1. Scope adapters must be threaded onto objective, not a sunshade.
  2. Scope adapters are scope specific and require a sunshade.  The shade’s threads will be cut off and permanently ingregrated into the interior of the adapter to guarantee proper threading.
  3. 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.

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Cross-Compatible Optics

• Use the same Charlie TARAC across optics.

• Saves money.

  • Riflescopes (behind Charlie)
  • Night Vision (behind Charlie)
  • Thermals (in front of Charlie)

Durability

• 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.

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Accessories

• 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.)

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• 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.

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• Cross-compatible with Bravo and Macro Charlie TARACs.  See ‘ATTACHMENT’ for details.

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• Cross-compatible with Charlie and Delta TARACs.  See ‘ATTACHMENT’ for details.

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• Protect your objective and prevent detaching and reattaching your scope mount adapter.

• It magnetically attaches to a scope mount adapter just like the Charlie.

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Made in the U.S.A.