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Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25×50 FFP vs Athlon Ares ETR 4.5-30×56

Introduction In this review, we have two American brands, which are well established already all around the globe. Athlon Optics is a fairly new brand which was established in the year 2014, but since then they are rapidly growing thanks to their big selection of various optics, which come for a reasonable price and very… Read more »

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Minox ZP5 5-25×56 vs Kahles K525i 5-25×56

Introduction In this review, we have two well-known European manufacturers of rifle scopes, binoculars, and other optical products. The first one is Minox, which has its headquarters Wetzlar, Germany. Minox is mostly known because of their spy cameras, but because they made a fusion with Premier Reticles before a couple of years, they produce now… Read more »

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Vortex Viper PST gen. 2 5-25×50 FFP vs Burris XTR 2 5-25×50

Introduction In this comparison, we have two well established American companies, which are known for their big variety of different optical products for any kind of use. Now, we’ve finally got our hands on two tactical rifle scopes from these companies. The premium series of tactical rifle scopes from Burris named the XTR 2 was… Read more »

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IOR Tactical 12-52×56/IL Terminator vs Schmidt & Bender 12-50×56 PM2

Introduction After a long time, we had again two rifle scopes on the test, which are designed for precision long range shooting, F-Class, and benchrest. In this test, we have two well known European companies, which both produce high-quality rifle scopes for the military and civilian market. Schmidt and Bender is very known because of… Read more »

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Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26×56 FF vs Schmidt & Bender 3-27×56 PMII High Power

Introduction When it comes to high-quality optics, the prices can go astonishing high. In this comparison, we have two of the most expensive tactical rifle scopes currently on the market, the golden standard of tactical rifle scopes – Schmidt & Bender PM II 3-27×56 High Power, and the even more expensive opponent Hensoldt ZF 3.5-26×56… Read more »

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Vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5-27×56 vs Steiner M5Xi 5-25×56

Introduction Another review of two high-end rifle scopes, now the flagship tactical model of Vortex, the Razor HD Gen. 2 4.5-27×56, and until Shot Show 2018, the flagship model of Steiner, the M5Xi 5-25×56. We tested the Vortex already against the Kahles, and we can definitely say it is a masterpiece of optics. Now we… Read more »

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Vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5-27×56 vs Kahles K624i

Introduction In this review, we compared again the Kahles K624i, which is the flagship tactical model of the company Kahles, and the Vortex Razor HD Gen 2 4.5-27×56, which is the flagship model of the company Vortex. Kahles is an Austrian company, that continuously sets new standards in optical products, and this rifle scope is… Read more »

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Nightforce ATACR 5-25×56 F1 vs Kahles K624i

Introduction We have done another testing between two high-end tactical rifle scopes, now the US made Nightforce ATACR 5-25×56 F1 and the European Kahles K624i. Both rifle scopes are designed for use under tactical applications in harsh environment, and have to withstand even strong recoiling rifles like the .50 BMG. Both scopes have some unique… Read more »

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Schmidt & Bender PM II 5-25×56 LP vs US Optics ER-25 5-25×58

Introduction In this comparative review, we are going to compare some of the best rifle scopes from either side of the Pond. The US Optics ER-25 5-25×58 representing the American side and Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II/LP standing for Europe. Both products are top of the line tactical MIL/MIL long range rifle scopes and… Read more »

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Schmidt & Bender PM II 5-25×56 LP vs Minox ZP5 5-25×56

  Introduction       This time one we have two heavy-weight contestants, both representing Europe’s powerhouse – Germany. Minox as a company is probably most well known for its spy cameras from the middle of the 20th century, but it should be mentioned that they are one of the apex companies in the field… Read more »