Optics Spotlight: Scandinavian Arms LRS 5-25×56

Last updated on October 9th, 2023

Scandinavian Arms have teamed up with Schmidt & Bender to produce a cheaper version of the gold standard in optics, the 5-25×56 PM II. The new optic called the LRS, or Light Recoil Scope was first unveiled in Germany at the IWA 2023 exhibition.

Schmidt & Bender PM II’s are one of the most renowned premium optics available and retail between 3500 and 5000 USD. The Scandinavian Arms LRS will be released at around the 2700 USD price mark.

Scandinavian Arms state the following:

The LRS is the result of a unique collaboration between Schmidt & Bender and Scandinavian Arms to offer the best optical sight for competition shooters around the world.

Trough our years as competition shooters, SA recognised the need to make better optics available to a wider audience.

True testing and a meticulous evaluation process we decided to build our scope around Schmidt & Benders true and trusted 5-25x56PMII scope. The benchmark for the industry in terms of optical quality and mechanical reliability.

The new LRS is developed to be a scope for a broad range of competition shooting, from Airguns to Long Range firearms and while the LRS meets the present needs of the competition shooters its features and specs are carefully tuned to make it available to a wider audience.

Some of the more important specifications of the Scandinavian Arms LRS 5-25×56 have been released which help show how the price has been cut from the regular retail price of a PM II.

Objective diameter56 mm
Field of view/100 m5,3-1,5 m
Eye relief distance90 mm
Light transmission90%
Focal plane1
Parallax adjustment10 to ∞ m
Main tube diameter34 mm
Weight1160 grams
Internal travel elevation340/100 m
Internal travel windage170/100 m
Waterproof3 m
Adjustment range elevation265 cm / 100 m
Adjustment range windage±60 cm / 100 m

The only reticle available at this stage is a simple hash marked reticle shown below. SA have said an additional reticle will be out later in the year that features more comprehensive hash-marks which we presume will include more windage holdovers.

We will be keeping an eye out for more information about the Scandinavian Arms LRS 5-25×56 and will update you once we know more.

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