Schmidt & Bender 6-36×56 PM II

Revealed at Shot Show 2022 in the US and IWA in Germany, Schmidt & Bender have designed a new version of their famous Police and Military (PM) optics series.

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.

Technical Specifications

Weight (g) 940-995
 Length (mm) 390
 Tube diameter (mm) 34
 Magnification 6-36
 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
 Twilight factor 17.3–44.9
 Transmission >90
 Focal plane 1.
 Diopter –3 to +2
 Parallax adjustment 20 m to ∞
 Illumination yes
 Waterproof (m) 3 (10 / 20 / 25 on request)
 Temperature range
 Storage –55 bis +71 °C
 Function –46 bis +61 °C
 Turret Types cw/ccw
 Colors Black / RAL8000
 Reticles P5FL, GR²ID

More information on the Schmidt & Bender 6-36×56 PM II is available on their website.