Review

Schmidt and Bender Police Marksman II 4-16x42mm

We had a great time reviewing the last Schmidt & Bender scope we had here so we figured it would not hurt to take a look at another one and see how it compared. The 4-16x42mm version this time around has different knobs, illuminated reticle, as well as a different reticle. It is also setup with MilRad knob adjustments. We have been extremely impressed with all of the S&B scopes we have used and we expected no different from this one, but we figured we had better run it through our set of tests just to be sure. As with all of the S&B scopes that we have handled, this… Read more »

Review

Nikon Monarch X 2.5-10x44mm Tactical Rifle Scope

Nikon has long been a player in the sport rifle scope business and with the boom in popularity that ‘tactical’ scopes have enjoyed over the past decade; it was only a matter of time before Nikon got into the tactical scope game. This actually happened several years ago when they brought in some tactical experts to help them develop their scope and the Monarch X was the result of that. These scopes have been out for a while so it was time for us to review one. The Nikon glass has a good reputation of quality and it sounds like the Nikon Tactical offering was well researched, so we set… Read more »

Review

Mueller Tactical II 3-10x44mm

We reviewed the original Mueller Tactical 4-16x50mm scope a while ago and were favorably impressed with the scope for its price, enough so that we have used it on other rifle reviews and performance checks. So when Mueller Optics contacted us asking if we would be interested in reviewing their new Tactical II scope we said, “absolutely, send it out!”. We originally reviewed a pre production model, but have now reviewed a production version. Mueller optics is a small optics company here in the US that has been selling good value scopes for several years now. They have a reputation of very good value and for standing behind their product… Read more »

Review

Mueller Tactical 4-16x50mm

A few months ago, it was brought to our attention here at Sniper Central that there was a new make of riflescope out there that had been raising some eyebrows with their prices and with reports of some good optics. This company was Mueller Optics. Then, to top it off, it was announced that Mueller would be producing a tactical scope with an illuminated mil-dot reticle. We contacted Mueller to confirm the information and also to get a scope to review. Rich at Mueller optics was a great help and was eager to talk about their scopes and to get them in front of people. We had to wait until… Read more »

Review

Leatherwood ART 2.5-10x44mm M1000 Scope

One of the things that made the M21 a successful sniping system during the Vietnam War was the ultra-simplistic means of range estimation that would also automatically adjust the scope for ballistic drop at whatever range the scope estimated the target to be at. This was known as the Auto Ranging Telescope, or ART, and it was designed by James Leatherwood. These original ART setups on the M21 used a Redfield 3-9x scope and there were two distinct versions of the setup through the M21’s life time. The Leatherwood name now appears on a very similar setup to the original ART and it is the same concept and even carries… Read more »