One of the most notable features of this optic include its massive magnification range of 6-36×56. This is a step up from S&B’s standard 5-25 PM II’s whilst also being more compact. Other major features include lower profile turrets, a metal magnification adjustment ring and the illumination dial being moved onto the same dial as the parallax adjustment.
Like its predecessors, the new PM II from Schmidt & Bender is a premium optic designed to be used in very harsh environments where reliability is paramount. A recent interview with a S&B representative this month at IWA in Germany stated that the optic would retail from 3200 Euro and go upwards depending on configuration.
Schmidt & Bender’s website states the following:
The new S&B 6-36×56 PM II offers the best solution for medium to extreme long-range shooting. Like all of our PM II riflescopes, we designed and manufactured this 6x zoom riflescope according to MIL-STD- 810G for handling the harshest environments. Outstanding image quality with a wide field-of-view (FOV) provides superior detail recognition. Reduced weight and size makes it very compact while the new LPI illumination also enables left handed use. The efficient 6-36x magnification range is combined with a 39.5 MRAD elevation turret which supports more precise shot placements.
|Tube diameter (mm)||34|
|Objective lens diameter (mm)||56|
|Field of view (m)||7.3–1.25|
|Field of view [USA] (m)||6.2–1.05|
|Exit pupil (mm)||8.3–1.6|
|Eye relief distance (mm)||90|
|Diopter||–3 to +2|
|Parallax adjustment||20 m to ∞|
|Waterproof (m)||3 (10 / 20 / 25 on request)|
|Storage||–55 bis +71 °C|
|Function||–46 bis +61 °C|
|Colors||Black / RAL8000|
More information on the Schmidt & Bender 6-36×56 PM II is available on their website.