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SWAROVSKI OPTIK NORTH AMERICA Announces

The New X5(i) Rifle Scope

X5(i) has been developed specifically with the long

range shooter/hunter in mind. The X5(i) is a brand new design built for extreme precision on an

exceptionally rugged platform.

The newly designed turrets allow for 20 MOA per revolution, have a viewing window to show the user

what revolution he or she is on and the X5(i) has ¼ MOA point of impact adjustments.

At the heart of the X5(i) is a Spring Retention and Lever System that exerts the same pressure on

both turrets from the inversion system regardless of positioning. This assures maximum accuracy and

repeatability. There is up to 116 MOA of elevation adjustment inside of a 30 mm tube that yields a 5X

zoom range. The elevation, windage, parallax turrets as well as inversion system are built from

stainless steel components adding to the overall ruggedness of this scope for hunting or competitive

purposes.

The X5(i) also features a new SUBZERO FUNCTION. This allows the shooter to shoot at closer

distances if the zero is set at a further than usual zero. It allows the shooter to come down 10 MOA or

40 clicks from a pre-set zero.

The illuminated versions will be fully illuminated reticles and have 10 brightness settings. 2nd focal

plane long range reticles will be available in 1 or 2 MOA increments in both illuminated and non illuminated

versions.

The new X5(i) Rifle Scope will be available in two different models, X5(i) 3.5-18x50 and

X5(i) 5-25x56, in Fall 2015.



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The reticles of the X5(i) are located in the 2nd focal plane and the increments of the MOA spacing are either in 1

or 2 MOA increments. To clarify further, there are no Mil based increment reticles in the X5(i) series rifle scopes.

BRM/BRM-I+

The BRM/BRM-I+ reticle is based on the fundamental concept of the BRH reticle but it is based on the

MOA system. [The BRH is Mil based]

• All of the increments are 2 MOA apart

• On Illuminated models, almost the entire reticle is illuminated except for the heavy posts

• All holdover lines have 2 MOA wind increments

• Holdover bars above the main horizontal crosshair allow for precise shots at shorter than zeroed distance

4WX/4WX-I+

The 4WX/4WX-I+ reticles are an adaptation of the 4W(i) reticle. The hash marks on the horizontal crosshair

compensate for windage in MOA. The hash marks on the vertical crosshair compensate for elevation in MOA.

The reticle can also be used for estimating range. The ranging charts that accompany the STR 80 spotting

scopes can be used to range with this reticle.

• All of the increments are 1 MOA apart

• 1 MOA aiming increments offers maximum accuracy over long distances

• Virtually the entire reticle is illuminated on the X5i model

• Holdover bars above the main horizontal crosshair allow for precise shots at shorter that zeroed distance

4W/4W-I+

Same configuration as the 4W series in the Z6, Z5 and Z3 series. The main difference is how the illumination works.

• Basic reticle for the shooter that prefers to adjust all elevation with turret then may make MOA wind

corrections with the crosshair if necessary.

• 2 MOA distance between increments

• On the X5i model, most of the reticle is illuminated except for the heavy post sections

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Now, that looks like an interesting development.

I am not a MOA guy, but the 3.5-18x50 sure looks like a very promising scope.

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I was lucky enough to get invited to the official introduction of the X5i, to the South African Market. All I can say is wow! We where given an introduction to the Scopes and what went into their design, and after a fantastic lunch we went to the range to shoot the Strasser Tac 1 rifle and the X5i scopes.

I believe the glass on the X5 and Z6 are the same but to my eyes the X5 seems clearer, probably due to the new Paralax adjustment. The adjustments are extremely precise and crisp, and everything is easy to see and use from behind the rifle. I preferred the 4W and 4WX recticles over the BRM, but that was just my preference.

The Strasser Tac 1 was in 300 win Mag, and was fitted with a X5 3.5 -18 x50. But due be left handed and the rifle not suiting me, I only managed 1 hit out of 3 at 500 meters on a 10 inch plate. The other rifles where a Sako TRG in 308 and a custom built RSA Action in 308, both fitted with a X5i 5-25x56. I didn't a miss a gong on 300meters,400meters and 500meters with these two rifles. Fair enough we knew the elevation already due to guys shooting before me, windage changes but it was easy to adjust with the precise clicks. I only have around 20 rounds down range behind a X5i but I'm major impressed with the scopes especially the 5-25x56. To take 3 rifles and make consistent hits on a 6 inch 8 inch and 10 inch plates at 300 meter 400 meter and 500 meter says something about Swarovski's entry in to the long range market.
 
 
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