Schmidt & Bender Release New 3-18×42 Hunting Scope

Last updated on October 1st, 2023

The world famous premium optics manufacturer Schmidt & Bender have released a new hunting scope. The Schmidt & Bender 3-18×42 features a great range of magnification coupled with a simple hunting reticle. The inclusion of the BDC II-B elevation turret bridges the gap between a pure hunting and solely tactical scope.

The LP7 reticle is simple and also includes an illuminated center dot.

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The scope is available in the second focal plane and features parallax adjustment from 20 meters out to infinity. The weight is listed at 680grams or 24ounces which is a good amount for a hunting setup. The 92% light transmission together with Schmidt & Benders famous glass quality will be sure to provide a crisp view.

The BDC II-B turret shown below allows for the user to have their own ballistic data calibrated into the turret.

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Schmidt & Bender’s website states:

The 3-18×42 is the newest development from Schmidt & Bender. This compact, powerful and versatile hunting riflescope combines all relevant features and makes it a true all-rounder. The slim and short aircraft grade aluminum 30 mm tube saves weight and yet is rugged for combining it with night vision devices. Due to the patented optical design it combines a superb image quality with a great field-of-view along with extremely high light transmission. A newly designed BDC II-B represents a sophisticated elevation turret which can be calibrated to the ballistic of your rifle in an easy and flexible way. The 3-18×42 is made by hunters for hunters who seek a most advanced riflescope for utmost hunting success.

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