Steiner T5Xi is a second generation riflescope and the first thing to notice in it is the image sharpness. Optical clarity of this device is absolutely outstanding. We have used many scopes of this 5-25×56 category, right from Nightforce, Zeiss, to Leupold and we found this device to be one of the best in class. Though we find M5Xi Military 5-25×56 to be a bit better than T5Xi 5-25×56, the overall result of the latter is commendable. However, to get a closer look at this new and rapidly becoming popular device, we decided to review this product. The reticle has been fine and we were able to read through it easily. Overall, we were happy with the performance and found it to be the perfect device meant for long range hunters, tactical shooters, and competition shooters. Some of the things that we loved in this scope include optical sharpness and ease of use.
A Few Words on Testing
Now, let’s discuss about the different aspects of the tests along with our finding in details. To test this long range scope, we used two Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 SCR Reticle MPN 5122 riflescopes and mounted them on two different rifles – one on long range AR and the other on Savage 10TR bolt action. We tested this device in the mountainous terrains over a period of 3 months.
Now, let’s list our findings one after the other so that you can get a closer view of this optical device and help you make an informed decision while buying the scope.
Patented Never-Lost Turret surely makes the Difference
We found out that this scope is becoming more and more popular because of the incorporation of the Never-Lost turret (a patented feature of Steiner) along with second rotation indication (that shows every mil of elevation on the indication window). Once the first revolution (consisting 120 clicks) are rotated, you will notice an automatic change of mil numbers on scale. Therefore, the shooter never gets lost on the dial, enabling him/her to act fast when he/she needs to take repeated shots at the target at quick intervals.
SCR Reticle is perfect for Extreme Long Range Shooting
The next thing we liked a lot is the Special Competition Reticle or SCR, which we found is one of the best reticles for extreme long range shooting. It can be characterized by precision and clutter-free (devoid of any kind of distraction) features and is available in both MOA and mil measurements. The shooters can shoot confidently in low light conditions with the SCR reticle because of the presence of extended center illuminated area. With this reticle in place, you can measure the impact as well as estimate the range precisely. In fact, we found out that using this reticle has indeed increased precision as well as wind hold-off. As SCR reticles are placed in the first focal plane of Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 SCR Reticle MPN 5122 riflescopes, the shooters will find out that reticle measurement remains precise all along the different magnification ranges.
If you are in a 3-gun or CQB shooting scenario, you can use the 3TR™ reticle (which is a daylight bright reticle). This reticle type (though this is not relevant for our current discussion on Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 Riflescope SCR Reticle MPN 5122 because it comes with SCR reticle, we thought to add this info so that the readers interested in this scope can choose the right reticle type while buying) comes with a center dot (which helps in easy location of target) along with stadia lines for engaging targets that are located within 600 meters or around 650 yards. No matter what reticle you are using, this Steiner product has proved its mettle and has been manufactured in accordance with the performance standards of US military.
What are the other Important Features?
Steiner has incorporated a 34mm tube, which enhances the light passage through it, helping shooters get a better and brighter image of the target. In fact, larger tube body has also helped Steiner provide enhanced windage and elevation adjustment. The 5x zoom (5x to 25x) capability has made it the perfect device for tactical and competition shooting, right from medium to long range.
Important specifications of Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 Riflescope SCR Reticle MPN 5122 are 16.6 inch scope length, 33 oz weight, 21.5 – 4.3 field of view at 100 yards, 11.2 – 2.3 mm exit pupil, +2 to -3 Diopter Adjustment Range, Resettable Zero Illumination Control, 26 mils elevation range at 100 meters, 15 mils wind range at 100m, presence of side focus parallax adjustment knob (50 yards to infinity), nitrogen-filled body (making it absolutely fogproof), -13° F to +145° F operating range of temperature, completely waterproof up to 33 feet underwater, and many more.
How’s the Scope overall?
Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 is one of the commendable long range scopes, which can be used by the shooters to bring down extreme long range targets. This is possible because of the presence of SCR reticle at Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 SCR Reticle MPN 5122. We found out that this scope can be used perfectly for mid-to-long range shooting. In the end, we want to sign off by saying that if you want a high quality tactical/competition scope (which can also be used for long-to-extreme long range shooting or hunting) within the $2,000 price range, we recommend buying Steiner T5Xi 5-25×56 Riflescope SCR Reticle MPN 5122.