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New Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 ED Premium Riflescopes

The Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 is the company’s first 40mm main tube riflescope. It’s also the first to utilize the new MC-777 coatings on every air-to-glass surface throughout the entire optical system.


Summary

New Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 ED scopes combine an outstanding 8x zoom range with 40 mm main tube diameter. There’s a choice of FFP (First Focal Plane) reticles, extended windage and elevation ranges, with zero-stop turrets too.

The lenses have a new type of multi-coating for improved light transmission and they include airgun-friendly side-focusing parallax correction down to 10 Meters. The side-mounted focus system has been redesigned to give improved performance for short distances airgun use.

Sightron explains that Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 ED scopes are designed for benchrest competition, long-range shooting and hunting. These are premium scopes with many features of interest to very serious shooters.


Reticle Choice

The new SVIII offers your choice of an LRM or MH-6 illuminated reticles.

Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56

The illuminated MH-6 is a mil-hash “Christmas tree” reticle designed for the SVIII Series.  It features a floating center dot with hash marks at .2 MIL spacing.

The complete center section of the reticle offers daylight illumination with windage marks at full and half MIL elevations. Many shooters will be attracted to this reticle for long range benchrest target shooting.

As an alternative, the illuminated LRM is a mil-hash reticle designed for the SVIII ED Series. This has a simpler structure. There’s a floating center dot with hash marks at .2 MIL spacing. The complete center section of the reticle offers daylight illumination with windage marks at full and half MIL elevations and is an excellent choice extra-long range target shooting.

Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56

Both reticles are illuminated with a side-mounted 11-position on/off rotary-type dial. A standard CR2032 battery supplies illumination.


Turrets

Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 ED scopes provide a wide adjustment range giving 20 MILS of windage and 40 MILS of elevation utilizing .1 Mil tactical turrets. The windage and elevation knobs have a total of 10 MILS per revolution.

These turrets include a new internal zero-stop mechanism that provides an audible positive stop for dead-on zero settings.

Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56

Sightron’s patented ExacTrack windage and elevation system is standard. This provides proper alignment between the adjustments and the erector tube by maintaining the same constant and accurate point of pressure at zero or extreme adjustments.


Optical Quality

These scopes use the company’s new MC-777 multi-coated lens coating technology. This provides increased light transmission and improved clarity, Sightron says.

The company uses the best optical glass to reduce chromatic aberrations and improve color accuracy.  They claim best-in-class resolution and sharpness for SVIII 5-40 x 56 scopes.

The letters “ED” in the product name indicate that extra low dispersion glass is incorporated in the optical configuration.


Rings Included

The 40mm main tube is waterproof, shockproof and nitrogen charged. A high-quality set of 40mm rings for mounting on a Picatinny rail is included, along with a metal sunshade and other accessories.


Summary Specifications:

FOV @ 100 Yards: 23.7 – 2.9 Feet
Eye Relief: 3.8 – 3.7 Inches
Weight: 49 Oz
Length: 16.8 Inches
MSRP: $3,099.00

For full information on Sightron SVIII 5-40 x 56 ED riflescopes and the complete product line from Sightron, please visit sightron.com.