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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

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Schmidt & Bender 1.5-8x42 Stratos

1. Scope description

1.1 Introduction

The Schmidt & Bender Stratos hunting scopes are designed to meet the
unique challenges of high precision shooting. Their quality and function
make it possible to achieve exceptional shooting results as well as to fulfill
the critical and demanding needs of official, law enforcement and tactical
applications. Strict observation of the following operating instructions is
prerequisite for successful long-term use.

1.2 Safety instructions

Never look into the sun or into laser light with the scope. This may cause
serious eye injuries. Do not tamper with the scope. Any repairs beyond the
maintenance described in the maintenance manual should only be
performed by Schmidt & Bender or by other specialists authorized by
Schmidt & Bender. Protect the scope against shocks beyond normal use.

Avoid unnecessary long exposure of the scope to direct sunlight; intense
and excessive sun radiation will cause extremely high temperatures inside
the tube which may be detrimental to the scope.

The scope must be properly mounted to the firearm by a qualified specialist.
Perfect mounting is an essential requirement for maximum accuracy and
efficient functioning of the firearm and the scope. Be sure to assume the
proper firing position and keep a correct eye relief in order to obtain an
optimal full field of view and to avoid any injuries due to the recoil of the
weapon.

2. Technical data

2.1 General data

Field of view
Exit pupil
Eye relief
Twilight factor
Transmission
Diopter adjustment
Parallax
Reticle focal plane
23,9 – 4,6 (m/100m)
12,0 – 5,25 (mm)
90 (mm)
5,2 – 18,3
90 (%)
+2 to -3 (dptr)
fix 100 (m)
- 1

2.2 Dimensions

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

3. Accessories / Scope of supply

The following accessories are delivered with scope and can be reordered at
a distributor or our service.

Protective Bikini Caps
Registration card
Reply card

4. Operating instructions

Your new Schmidt & Bender riflescope consists of different functional parts
and adjustments. (See Illustr. 2.)

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

4.1 Adjusting the image focus with the diopter adjustment of the eyepiece

The eyepiece provides the adjustment of the reticle focus to the individual
eye diopter. Set the scope to the highest magnification. Rotate the
eyepiece counterclockwise until it stops. Rotate the eyepiece clockwise until
you see a sharp image of the reticle (see Illustr. 3).

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

4.2 The Chose-Your-Light-Illumination

All Stratos riflescopes are equipped with the Choose-Your-Light Illumination
(Illustr. 4) wich provides a large quantity of different functions and which can
be programmed to your individual needs at your local gunsmith or at the
Schmidt & Bender service or even by yourself at home by purchasing the
optionally available USB adapter.

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

An overview on the various functions, possible configurations as well as on
the standard configurations is given by the following tabular.

All Stratos riflescopes have the ultra bright FlashDot technology which
provides a perfect circular shaped red dot projected into the center of the
reticle. By switching off this dot disappears completely to provide a clear
and undisturbed view on the target.

In your scope reticle and FlashDot are located in the first focal plane.

An overview on the various functions, possible configurations as well as on
the standard configurations is given by the following tabular.

Function Options Standard
Number of illumination settings (day) 12/24/48/continuous 12
Number of illumination settings (night) 12/24/48/continuous 12
Automatical continuous brightness adjustment on / off on
Brightest setting / Darkest setting Brightness selectable Daylight usable / Nightlight usable
Brightness curve Selectable on 12/24/48 settings logarithmic
Cant sensor vertical on (light/strong) / off On / ~ 35°-45°
Cant sensor horizontal on (light/strong) / off On / ~ 35°-45°
Automatic switch-off: Time selectable 6h
Low battery indicator deactivation On / Off Off
Behavior on switch-on 3 different behaviors selectable Behavior 3 (s. p.10)

4.2.1 Number of illumination settings

The illumination unit comprises a day-mode and a night mode. Optionally, it
is possible to program the illumination unit such that only one mode is used.

Each of these modes provides a selectable number of illumination settings.

It can be chosen from 12, 24, or 48 settings or a basically continuous
brightness adjustment, which has 96 settings lying indistinguishable close to
each other such that the adjustment seems to be continuous for the human
eye.

The standard setup has 12 illumination settings for the day-mode and 12 for
the night-mode.

4.2.2 Sequential brightness adjustment

The scopes offer an option to adjust the brightness sequentially when
holding on one of the buttons. This option is activated on delivery.

4.2.3 Brightest and darkest setting and brightness curve

The brightest and darkest setting in day- and night-mode can be chosen
freely within the physically possible parameters. The brightness curve from
darkest to brightest setting can also be chosen freely for 12, 24, and 48
settings.

In case that 96 settings, equally to continuous adjustment, are chosen, the
brightness curve follows a logarithmic scale.

On delivery, the brightness adjustment range in day-mode and night-mode
is defined such that all hunting situations during daytime or nighttime are
covered. The brightness curve follows a logarithmic scale.

4.2.4 Cant sensors

This riflescope provides a horizontal and a vertical cant sensor, which allows
automatic switch-off when laying or putting the weapon aside. When
leveling the gun, the illumination is reactivated immediately for a precise
instantaneous shot.

Both sensors can be activated or deactivated separately. Additionally, the
sensor can be configured to react on a steep or low angle.
On delivery, both sensors are activated and configured to react on an
angle of approximately 35°-45°.

4.2.5 Automatic switch off

The illumination has an automatic switch-off function for power saving. The
illumination switches off after a selectable period of time without pressing
any button.

On delivery this time is set to 6 hours.

4.2.6 Behavior on activation and reactivation

There are 3 different selectable scenarios for the behavior on activation and
reactivation:

1. On activation or reactivation the illumination returns to the lastly
used brightness setting in the particular mode.
2. On activation or reactivation the illumination goes to one concrete
but selectable setting in the particular mode.
3. On activation or reactivation the illumination returns for a selectable
time period to the lastly used brightness setting and returns after
expiration of this time period to a certain selectable setting in each
mode.

On delivery the third option is chosen.

For 12 hours the illumination returns to the lastly used setting in each mode,
and after 12 hours it returns to the medium setting in each mode.

4.2.7 Deactivation of the low-battery warning

If the remaining battery power decreases below a certain level, the
illumination starts to blink.

This blinking can be deactivated by switching off the illumination and
reactivation within 2 seconds. Afterwards, the illumination can be used until
the battery is empty.

Of course, on decreasing battery power, the illumination brightness will
decrease accordingly.

4.3 Illumination control

The Choose-Your-Light-Illumination has three buttons with engraved symbols in terms of a sun, a moon and a Schmidt & Bender logo.

These buttons provide different functions as explained in the following.

4.3.1 Switching the illumination on and off (standard)

  • To activate the illumination in its day-mode, press the button with
    the sun.
  • To activate the illumination in its night-mode, press the button with
    the moon.
  • To switch off the illumination, press the button with the Schmidt &
    Bender logo for 3 seconds.
  • When reactivating within 12 hours after the last use, the illumination
    returns into the lastly chosen setting in each mode.
  • After 6 hours the illumination switches off automatically.
  • To change from day-mode to night-mode or from night-mode to
    day-mode the illumination must be switched off and reactivated in
    the respective mode.
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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

4.3.2 Adjusting the brightness

  • To increase the brightness of the flash dot, press the button with the
    sun. Each keystroke increases the brightness by one level.
    When holding the button, the brightness can be increased
    sequentially.
  • To decrease the brightness of the flash dot, press the button with the
    sun. Each keystroke decreases the brightness by one level.
    When holding the button, the brightness can be decreased
    sequentially.
Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

4.4 Battery change

To change the battery inner the electronic module must be removed by
turning the outer flange counter-clockwise until no resistance can be felt
anymore. (Illustr. 7 and Illustr. 8)

You can easily take out the module afterwards.

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Now, push the battery with your thumb into the direction of the “-“-sign on
the back of the module, such that it sticks out of the slot and can be pulled
out. (Illustr. 9) (In the windage cap of the scope you can find a spare CR
2032 battery which can be used as a replacement.)

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Please discard the used battery in an ecologically compatible way!

Push the new battery into the slot of the electronic module. Please watch for
the correct orientation of the battery: The positive pole of the battery
(usually signed with a „+“) should point towards the buttons of the module.

Then place the electronic module into the guiding flange and turn
clockwise until the block. (Illustr. 10)

Please do only change the battery in a dry environment and use only
batteries of type CR 2032/3V.

5. Preliminary adjusting and fine adjusting when sighting in

5.1 Using the Posicon turrets

For use of the turrets, please remove the caps from the windage and
elevation turret by unscrewing counter-clockwise. (Illustr. 11)

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Your new riflescope is equipped with the Posicon-windage and elevation
adjustment. On delivery, the black arrow in the white screen of the turret
indicator points onto the center, symbolized by an - o -.

This ensures that in both left-to-right and up-to-down direction the maximal
amount of adjustment range is available.

The arrow of the so called “Posicon-Clock” provides information on the
position of the reticle at any time. (Illustr. 12)

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

The green sector indicates the square adjustment range in which one
windage and elevation adjustment do not interfere with each other. The red
sector indicates the so called buffer, which provides an additional amount
of adjustment in either direction, but in which one adjustment direction
might interfere with the other.

When sighting in the scope for the first time, or re-sighting the scope due to
service or repair, a test shoot for zeroing the scope must be performed on a
100m distance.

The centering of the target pattern and thus zeroing of the scope is then
performed according to paragraph 5.2 and 5.3.

5.2 Elevation adjustment

The point of impact is moved by 1cm on 100m on every click. A too low
point of impact is corrected by rotating the elevation turret clockwise into
the direction indicated by “H” or “U”, a too high point of impact by rotating
the elevation turret counter-clockwise into the direction indicated by “T” or
“D” (see Illustr. 13).

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

5.3 Windage adjustment

The point of impact is moved by 1cm on 100m on every click. A too far left
point of impact is corrected by rotating the elevation turret clockwise into
the direction indicated by “R”, a too high point of impact by rotating the
elevation turret counter-clockwise into the direction indicated by “L” (see
Illustr. 13).

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Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

5.4 Marking the zero position

All obtained reticle positions may be marked by the aluminum ring below
the knurl.

To do so, please unscrew the cross-slot screw in the Posicon screen and
position and turn the aluminum ring until the index dot and the index triangle match. Then screw the cross-slot screw tightly. (Illustr. 15)

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

Instructions SCHMIDT & BENDER 1.5-8x42 Stratos

6. Care and maintenance

Schmidt & Bender Stratos line scopes do not require any special
maintenance. All metal parts have a hard anodized surface that is
extremely scratch-resistant and easy to care for.

For cleaning outer surfaces, use a clean and, if necessary, a slightly damp
cloth.

For cleaning the optics use the included Schmidt & Bender cleaning kit.

Before wiping the optic’s surfaces, use a dry brush to remove coarse dirt or
dust particles. Slight impurities may then be wiped off using an optic’s
cleaning cloth.

Breathe onto the optic’s surfaces before cleaning them, this helps with the
cleaning process. Excessive dirt may be removed using the cleaning liquid
included in the cleaning kit.

Avoid dry rubbing on the outside optical surfaces, this may harm the
precious coatings.

7. Storage temperature

The approved temperature range for the storage of the scope is from -55°C
to 70°C.

8. Warranty certificate

We hereby certify that our Quality Management System has been approved
by Unternehmensgruppe TUV Rheinland Berlin Brandenburg to the following
Quality Management Standard: The TUV Cert Certification Body of TUV
Anlagentechnik GmbH (Unternehmensgruppe TUV Rheinland Berlin
Brandenburg) certifies in accordance with TUV Cert procedures that
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG, Am Grossacker 42, D- 35444 Biebertal
has established and applies a quality management system for the design,
production sales and service of fine mechanical optical instruments. Main
product telescopic sights. Proof has been furnished that the requirements
according to ISO 9001 – # Registration No. 01 100 67280 - are fulfilled. All
parts have been thoroughly inspected in accordance with the afore-mentioned Quality Management System and correspond to the
requirements of the specifications, drawings, test procedures and standards
in all respects.

Guarantee clause:
- Guarantee period of 10 years
- Replacement parts are available for at least 30 years

Contact:
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG • Am Grossacker 42 • D-35444 Biebertal
• Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 64 09-81 15-0 • Fax +49 (0) 64 09-81 15-11
info@schmidt-bender.de • www.schmidt-bender.de

Schmidt & Bender Inc. • 741 Main Street • Claremont, NH 03743 • U.S.A.
Tollfree (800)468-3450 • Phone +1(603)287-4830 • Fax (603)287-4832
info@schmidtbender.com

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