High end scope manufacturer Steiner has released a new series of optics, the Predator 8 series. These optics, like the previous models in the Predator series are designed primarily for hunting and include three new models.
People are drawn to Steiner optics because of the high level of quality in the construction of the scopes. This is matched with great durability built for hunting in all conditions in the outdoors. We have previously reviewed and field tested the Ranger 6 from Steiner and were impressed with its performance in the field.
The Steiner Predator 8 series comes in the following magnifications 2-16×42, 3-24×50 and 4-32×56. One of the most notable changes from the previous series is the addition of the three separate adjustable rings on the turret that can be set to the users desired shooting distance.
Steiner states the following:
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.
Steiner Predator 8 4-32×56 Specifications
- Scope Weight: 27.3 ounces
- Scope Length: 15.1 inches
- Magnification Range: 4x – 32x
- Scope Objective Diameter: 56mm
- Scope Tube Size / Mount: 40mm
- Turret Adjustment (Click Value): 1/4 MOA
- Elevation Turret Details: Exposed 32 MOA
- Windage Turret Details: Exposed 32 MOA
- Parallax Adjustment: 20 yards to infinity
- Reticle Position: 2nd
- Reticle Details: SCR
- Field of View: 31.03 feet @ 100 yards (low power)
3.8 feet @ 100 yards (high power)
- Exit Pupil: 1.7mm – 8.5mm
- Eye Relief: 3.7 inches