New USMC Scout Sniper Scope *UPDATED!*PICS!*

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    New USMC Scout Sniper Scope *UPDATED!*PICS!*

    S&B + Premier Reticles Model 8541 <--- cool model number (MOS of a Marine Scout Sniper)

    Schmidt and Bender / Premier Reticles
    3-12X50mm PM II
    Double turn elevation
    35mm main tube
    Illuminated FFP Gen II reticle
    Side focus parallax adjustment

    Got these pictures from a friend, not sure where he got em.















    UPDATE: New Pictures...


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    The Schmidt & Bender M-8541-55-DS Scout Sniper Day Scope is mounted on the M-40A3 Sniper Rifle. The Marine Corps adopted the new scope recently and the Scout-Snipers of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment made its first combat kill with the optic at the end of January.


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    Gunnery Sgt. Paul Starner, platoon sergeant for Scout-Sniper Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, holds the new 3 x 12 variable-power Schmidt & Bender M-854155 DS Scout Sniper Day Scope, mounted on the M-40A3 sniper rifle, at Camp Mercury, Iraq March 9. He is credited with the first combat kill with the new scope, and his platoon has killed seven insurgents with it since the battalion arrived in the Fallujah area in January.
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    i'm kinda suprised the marine corps went with an illuminated reticle. it is kinda frowned upon (as far as hunting goes around here) because it supposivly robs the scope picture of visible light. or so that is what i hear, i have never had any experience w/ an illuminated reticle scope. but, i guess the marine corps chose it for a paticular reason, and probably good reason.
    Schmitty

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    I dont think an illuminated reticle would lower the light transmission level of a scope, but it probably makes your eye focus on the bright reticle and not adjust to the lower light level as much as possible. Im guessing if they need to shoot when its really dark they can just stick a PVS-14 on the scope or use an AN/PVS-10 Night Vision scope.

    The illuminated reticle is adjustable from off up to full brightness (0 to 12), and a half click inbetween each brightness setting turns it off.
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    yeah, i get what your saying. of course, if i was issued a Schmidt and Bender scope, i wouldnt be complaining about it having an illuminated reticle.
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    We had a pretty good discussion (couple of threads actually) about the new S&B USMC scope a few weeks ago and those interested may want to search for that thread.

    Thanks for the pictures, they look good. The one thing about illum reticles is that they turn off. You can turn it on only when you need it.

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    :shock: (while looking at the fifth photo)

    Nice thing in the background. Form the prevorious discussions on the S&B scopes I can only say that I'm impressed with the things people who have used them say about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunfan86
    :shock: (while looking at the fifth photo)

    Nice thing in the background.
    That is the MGL-140 40mm Grenade Launcher (variant of the MK-1 series) manufactured by a South African company called Milkor. It is based on the MM-1 40mm Grenade Launcher manufactured by Hawk Engineering Co.
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    Thanks, it was too little to be a MM1 and it sure isn't a Russian 6g30.

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    A small correction, though; S&B uses 34mm tubes :wink: IOR is, as far as I know, the only company using 35mm tubes. Slightly annoying as the difference is so tiny there'll be no pratical difference to the user - other than having the get the correct rings...

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    34 tubes and 35mm Tubes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamatz
    IOR is, as far as I know, the only company using 35mm tubes.


    USO SN-3 3.8-22x58-35 ERGO EREK ARD Lit MOA

    USO currently builds 30, 34, and 35mm tubes and has in the past also built 40mm tubes, although the latter has been supplanted by the SN-9 external adjustment scope.
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