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Pierre-Julien Deloche - MINOX APO HG 10x43 & MD 62 ED W

Hi, I’m “PJ” Deloche. I live in the South-East of France and am a professional archer. I’ve been in the French Navy for 14 years as a lookout and with the coast guard in the maritime rescue coordination centre. In both areas of activity, optics are always around my neck or on my shoulder.

My sport is archery which I have been practicing since 2005. I was ranked no. 1 in the world for almost two years – from Oct. 2013 to June 2015. To reach this accomplishment, I won 36 international medals in 45 national team selections! Now I’m a professional archer, competing in official tournaments around the world, designing new archery products, and advising brands in communication and marketing.

Please go to my website to learn more about which MINOX’s beauties I’m using, if you’re in love with the French language of course ;-)

Indoor shooting is at eighteen meters. The centre of the target is the size of a ten cent coin! My personal best was the national record – only one arrow out of sixty shots outside a twenty millimetre circle!
Outdoor shooting is at fifty meters to compete in a world archery event. I’m shooting at ninety meters as well in official tournaments, where in this case the centre is twelve centimetres in diameter!

My category is “compound”. The bow is non-Olympic as it is the youngest boy in the archery family. The Compound Bow category offers the ultimate accuracy, delivers speed, design and engineering. My category competes in European and World championships, four stages and a World Cup final. These events take place two times a year, during indoor and outdoor seasons. We participate in a lot of international tournaments as well.

As I’m talking about accuracy and engineering, also design, I choose MINOX optics to bring me the daily assistance on all shots that must be confirmed between ten to ninety meters. I need to see the result on target, to see if my arrow is touching the line or not…

MINOX completely fulfils this expectation with robustness, clarity and light weight designed for sharp-customers who are expecting the highest standards. I travel a lot all around the world and my 640 gram binoculars accompany me everywhere, resisting the trips and weather and offering me a superb view in wonderful countries every time.

Wherever I am, true confidence in my APO HG 10x43 binoculars for short distances and my MD 62 ED W spotting scope with the 21x42 eyepiece for long distances never fails me.

Sincerely yours in Archery, and in MINOX!
Athlete's résumé:

  • 2016 indoor national champion, national rankings #1.
  • 2014, 2015 two times world cup winner in Poland and China.
  • 2015 three times bronze medalist, world cup in France, USA, Morocco.
  • 2014 team winner world cup in Colombia.
  • 2014 three times world cup silver medalist, China, Switzerland, France.
  • 2013 European champion in Poland.
  • 2013 world cup winner.
  • 2013 world cup winner mixed team France.
  • 2013 world championships silver medalist.
  • 2013 world games silver medalist.
  • 2013 European grand prix winner.

2016-2007:  five world records, four European records, sixteen national records.
Team gold 2008 World Cup event.
Team gold 2010 and 2012 European championships.
Team silver 2009-2012 world and 2008 European championships.
Team bronze 2009 world championships.
Team silver 2007 world championships.