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Atibal XP8 – New, Affordable 1-8x24mm Optic

Atibal’s new XP8 1-8x24mm optic is now available for pre-order. This affordable 1-8x optic appears to have a solid feature set including a 5.56 BDC reticle and a removable magnification lever.

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From Atibal:

Surprise, Arizona, September 20, 2016– Atibal’s new XP8 Xtra Precision 1-8×24 was created in partnership with our sponsored 3-Gun Nation competition shooter, Ryan Wiggins. The XP8 features the removable SwyftView Lever allowing for lighting fast magnification adjustments.

The XP8 utilizes the Diamond Tactical Reticle (DTR) with a .5 MOA center red dot with a BDC calibrated for 5.56 62gr ammo. The DTR reticle allows shooters to quickly obtain targets with the diamond reticle in CQB scenarios and for more precise shots at longer distances with its fine 0.5 MOA center red dot.

At $399.99, the XP8 is the most affordable 1-8×24 with a LIFETIME WARRANTY on the market. The anticipated release date for the XP8 is October 25, 2016. Atibal is currently taking preorders for the XP8 and running a promotion offering a FREE Atibal Quick Detach Tactical Precision Mount with every pre order.

For more information on the Atibal XP8, please click here.

Atibal is including one of their QD scope mounts with all XP8 pre-orders. The optic is expected to ship at the end of October.

Now Available: Atibal Velocity 1-4×24 FFP

I was first alerted to Atibal optics from following Russell Phagan’s work at SinistralRifleman.com and I have been watching the development of their Velocity 1-4x FFP which is now available. This looks like an interesting optic for a number of reasons.

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Atibal didn’t try to do too much with the reticle. It seems strange, at first glance, that they would put a simple crosshair reticle in the first focal plane for a 1-4×24. It makes more sense when you take into account the large thicker heavier elements of the reticle. The heavier elements of the reticle act like a classic German #4 reticle, known for speed and low-light performance, when the scope is set at 1x. The finer, .9 MOA thick, floating cross hairs enlarge with the image as you zoom to 4X allowing for more precision.

I actually prefer a well designed crosshair reticle to just about anything for all around use and this one appears to have a lot of potential. A crosshair reticle with a fine aiming point and heavy outer elements can be both very precise and very fast while also offering solid performance in transitional light. A BDC reticle can be nice but for a basic carbine, this is all you need to shoot from muzzle distance to 300 yards without much trouble. It would also be well suited to something like a short range hunting rifle.

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This scope has 4.8″ of eye relief which I like. It makes it easier to see around and past the optic when you are shooting with both eyes open.

Initial reports on the glass in this optic have been encouraging. Atibal touts that the optic is made in Japan and that it compares favorably with some very high glass. They also claim that it is especially rugged thanks to a patent pending magnification mechanism.

Perhaps the biggest potential fly in the ointment on this optic is its weight. At 18 ounces, it is a bit of a porker but that weight may be able to be mitigated with a lighter mount like those from Aero Precision which are offered for sale with the Velocity 1-4x.

Check out Velocity 1-4×24 FFP at Atibal.

Features and Specs:

  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Front Focal Plane (FFP)
  • Red Illuminated Free Floating Crosshair
  • 7 Brightness Settings
  • Fully multi-coated lens providing over 95% light transmission
  • H lens coating UV-curable hard coat, much more scratch-resistant than most UV coatings commercially available.
  • Low profile windage and elevation adjustment
  • Water proof with or without elevation and windage caps.
  • Shock Proof
  • Fog Proof
  • Magnification: 1-4x
  • Twilight Factor: 4.9-9.8
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
  • Eye Relief: 4.8 inches
  • Field of View: 27.5-63 feet / 100 meters
  • Tube Size: 30 mm
  • Turret Style: Low Cap
  • Adjustment Per Click: 1/2 MOA
  • Max Elevation Adjustment: 120 MOA
  • Max Windage Adjustment: 120 MOA
  • Weight: 18 ounces with no mount
  • Length: 10.25 inches
  • Made of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum

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