NEW Steiner Predator 8 Series Scopes By: Daniel Y


Steiner just announced their new Predator 8 scopes, which add 8x zoom ratio optics to their existing Predator lineup. They also include various upgraded features over the legacy models. These new models are the high end of the Steiner hunting scope range.

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The three new options are 2-16×42 (MSRP $2069), 3-24×50 (MSRP $2184), and 4-32×56 (MSRP $2299). All models have second focal plane reticles, with either ballistic plex or hash style reticles. Illuminated reticles are standard with 11 settings available. A parallax adjustment is also located with the illumination control.

One of the most unique features of the Predator 8 is the way the turrets work. Each of the three separate adjustable rings can be set to desired distances, according to shooter preference. The shooter then dials up to one of those settings to correct for drop at the desired distance.

From the manufacturer:

The Predator 8 is the most versatile and precise line of hunting optics ever made by Steiner featuring a powerful 8x system. Be prepared for hunting any species, in any terrain across the globe with a Steiner Predator 8.

An integrated customizable ballistic turret allows shooters to reliably and accurately dial for bullet drop, and three different numbered, movable rings, can be set to custom distances for quick dialing. Audible and tactile turret mechanics provide sure, intuitive operation and a Zero Mode means shooters can quickly get back to zero without coming off the optic.

A wide field of view and high-contrast lens coatings ensure fast, brilliant, and crisp images with high edge-to-edge sharpness and outstanding detail recognition. Users will not lose accuracy on dark targets or in low light with illuminated reticle options with 11 brightness settings.

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