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Where are Delta Optical Riflescopes Made?

Where are Delta Optical riflescopes made?

INTRODUCTION

Delta Optical is a Poland-based brand of sport optics that mainly offers riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and red dot sights for a variety of activities, such as hunting, bird watching, nature exploration, law enforcement, and military purposes. Additionally, the brand offers microscopes, observation telescopes, night vision equipment, and thermal imaging devices. With several high-end features and fair prices, the Polish brand offers a high price-to-performance ratio for all products than most of its Europe-based competitors.

Brief History

Delta Optical is a fairly new company that was established by a group of like-minded individuals from Poland who shared a common interest in developing sports optics equipment. Their combined passion and continuous efforts in optics design and manufacturing led to the foundation of one of the best Polish sport optics brands in 2002. All Delta products are tested by the German DEVA Institute for consistent performance and build quality before shipping them to customers.

Delta Optical riflescopes and binoculars are highly popular in Eastern and Central European countries, where thousands of satisfied customers can vouch for the quality and performance of Delta products. The company follows the footsteps of leading optical brands and believes in continuous innovation and technological advancement. Consequently, the popularity of the Delta brand has grown significantly in the past few years and has a high potential of becoming an international brand. In addition to manufacturing, Delta is actively involved in protecting endangered wildlife in Poland and surrounding areas, particularly the Bialowiezan Bison.

PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Delta Optical is headquartered in the town of Minsk Mazowiecki, Poland and products can be acquired through their official website and several dealerships in Europe. Delta Optical products, especially riflescopes, are entirely sourced from China and Japan, and therefore offer a high value-for-money. Lower pricing enables potential customers to obtain high-quality devices without having to spend a fortune, which is true for many European brands. Hence the brand's popularity among enthusiasts who look for good products on a tight budget.

Delta Optical facility in Nowe Osiny, Poland (source: Delta Optical)

Delta Optical facility in Nowe Osiny, Poland (source: Delta Optical)

5 Delta Optical Riflescope Series, available in 2021:

  1. Classic
  2. Hornet
  3. Javelin
  4. Stryker & Stryker HD
  5. Titanium & Titanium HD

Entry-level scopes, such as Delta Optical Classic, Hornet, and Javelin are sourced from China while the high-end Titanium, Titanium HD, and Stryker HD riflescopes are manufactured in Japan. Since all products are tested for compliance by the German DEVA Institute, Delta Optical ensures a consistent build quality and optical performance across all riflescope variants. Not many non-German brands that source their riflescopes from elsewhere offer this facility, which is another reason why this Polish company has gained significant popularity in the last few years.

SERIES ORIGIN

Delta Optical riflescopes are produced in Japan and China.

Riflescopes Series Made in China Made in Japan Made in the Philippines
Classic
Hornet
Javelin
Stryker & Stryker HD
Titanium & Titanium HD

Made in China

The following affordable line of riflescopes are sourced from China:

Delta Optical Classic

The Classic line of riflescopes from Delta Optical is designed for a variety of hunting situations, such as driven hunting, stalking, raised hide hunting, and mountain hunting. Available in four distinct optical variants, the Classic riflescopes offer several high-end features which are otherwise seen in mid-range and premium riflescope brands. At the basic level, the series offers fully multicoated lenses, 3X and 4X optical zoom, fixed parallax at 100meters, and -2/+2 diopter compensation.

Other features include a second focal plane reticle, 85-100mm eye relief, capped turrets, compact design, shockproof aluminum construction, nitrogen waterproofing, and O-ring seals. In addition, the series is equipped with an illuminated reticle with 11 brightness settings. At less than 200 Euros, the Classic range offers an outstanding price-to-performance ratio that is hard to beat and is, therefore, one of the best scopes for first-time hunters.

The four variants of the Delta Optical Classic riflescope are as under:

Classic 1-4x24

This scope is specifically designed for driven hunting and real-close encounters with game. With a small magnification range, the Classic 1-4x24 offers an amazing field of view of up to 33.5m at 100m (at 1X zoom), which is highly useful for quick target acquisition and situational awareness. Moreover, this scope can be used as a red dot sight since it offers a true 1X magnification. The scope features a slim one-inch tube and weighs less than 400g.

Classic 3-9x40

The 3-9x42 offers 3X zoom and a versatile magnification range that is well-suited for stalking and mountain hunting situations. The scope provides a field of view of 5-14m at 100m and a twilight factor of 11-19 depending on the magnification. The multicoated 40mm objective is designed to provide an edge when shooting in inadequate lighting, therefore you have a better chance of hitting the target whenever you are on your hunting expeditions.

Classic 3-12x42

With a 4X zoom, this scope is aimed at hunting circumstances that require greater control on the magnification setting, such as stalking, mountain, and mid-range hunting. For this variant, the field of view varies from 2.8 to 11.4m at 100m depending on the magnification. If you are looking for a multipurpose scope for hunting in highlands and mountains, this is the right hunting scope for your needs.

Classic 3-12x56

Equipped with a large 56mm objective, this Classic scope from Delta Optical is particularly designed for low-light hunting situations during twilight and dawn hours. Depending on magnification, the 3-12x56 offers a field of view range of 2.8 to 11.4m at 100m, which is quite effective for raised hide hunting. Even with a larger objective, the scope is made of a slim 30mm main tube with an overall weight of 676g. For stand hunters, this is one of the cheapest scopes in the market with several exciting features.

Delta Optical Hornet 1-6x24 D2BR SFP

The Hornet 1-6x24 from Delta Optical is a lightweight scope solution for short and mid-range dynamic shooting competitions where speed and precision are of the essence. The scope features a true 1X magnification which provides greater situational awareness and facilitates fast target acquisition. The scope is equipped with a 24mm objective and the magnification goes up to 6X using a 6X optical zooming feature.

The Hornet is designed for a multitude of shooting platforms, especially semi-automatic firearms like AR-15 rifles. Some of the main features of this scope are field of view of 6-35.7m at 100m, eye relief of 89-99mm, elevation/windage adjustment of 44/44 MRAD, -3/+2.2 diopter adjustment, 30mm main tube, and nitrogen waterproofing. The scope comes equipped with an illuminated D2BR reticle in the second focal plane.

At 1X magnification, the Hornet enables the shooter to use both eyes and at 6X zoom, the scope can be used precisely for targets at up to 600m. For outdoor shooting competitions, the Delta Optical Hornet is hands-down one of the best riflescopes in this price range.

Delta Optical Javelin 4.5-30x56 FFP

The Delta Optical Javelin is a tactical shooting riflescope that is designed for mid-range and long-distance shooting. Aimed at law enforcement, military, and border reconnaissance operations, the scope is equipped with a 56mm objective and versatile magnification ranging from 4.5X to a maximum of 30X.

The main features of the Javelin riflescope are extra-low dispersion glass lens with full multicoating, field of view range of 1.3-8.2m at 100m distance, 100mm eye relief, reticle illumination, exposed turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 32/32 MRAD, 0.1 MRAD click, -2/+2 diopter adjustment, parallax adjustment from 25m to infinity, zero-stop, lockable turrets, 34mm main tube, and nitrogen waterproofing.

The Javelin 4.5-30x56 is a multipurpose riflescope that can easily stand heavy-duty ammunition up to .338 Lapua (Magnum) caliber. It comes equipped with Scandinavian Match Reticle (SMR-2) in the first focal plane, which is specifically desined for long-distance shooting by veteran shooters. Accessories include throw lever, sunshade, and metal flip-open caps. At its price point, the Javelin is one of the best tactical scopes in the market.

Made in the Philippines

Delta Optical Hornet 1-6x24 D2BR SFP

The Hornet 1-6x24 from Delta Optical is a lightweight scope solution for short and mid-range dynamic shooting competitions where speed and precision are of the essence. The scope features a true 1X magnification which provides greater situational awareness and facilitates fast target acquisition. The scope is equipped with a 24mm objective and the magnification goes up to 6X using a 6X optical zooming feature.

The Hornet is designed for a multitude of shooting platforms, especially semi-automatic firearms like AR-15 rifles. Some of the main features of this scope are field of view of 6-35.7m at 100m, eye relief of 89-99mm, elevation/windage adjustment of 44/44 MRAD, -3/+2.2 diopter adjustment, 30mm main tube, and nitrogen waterproofing. The scope comes equipped with an illuminated D2BR reticle in the second focal plane.

At 1X magnification, the Hornet enables the shooter to use both eyes and at 6X zoom, the scope can be used precisely for targets at up to 600m. For outdoor shooting competitions, the Delta Optical Hornet is hands-down one of the best riflescopes in this price range.

Made in Japan

The following riflescopes are sourced from Japan:

Delta Optical Titanium and Titanium HD

The Titanium and Titanium HD series from Delta Optical contain high-end riflescopes that offer multiple premium features at affordable pricing. Although these riflescopes are primarily aimed at hunting applications, some variants can also be used in medium to long-range sports shooting competitions. The Titanium HD is considered to be a premium-quality series of riflescopes and is, therefore, comparable to brands like KAHLES, Steiner, and Blaser.

Features that are common in all Titanium riflescopes are variable magnification, fully multicoated optics, elevation/windage adjustment, diopter adjustment, O-ring seals, and Nitrogen waterproofing. Other features that are available in selected riflescope models are extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lenses, illuminated reticle with 11 brightness levels, FFP reticle or SFP reticle, adjustable or fixed parallax, capped or exposed turrets. The main tube of all riflescope variants is built in one piece using aluminum alloy and tested for gun recoil shocks at 4000 joules for smaller scopes and up to 6500 joules for the larger ones.

Delta Optical Titanium Cross Section (source: Delta Optical)

Delta Optical Titanium Cross Section (source: Delta Optical)

All Titanium scopes with illuminated reticles contain optical fiber in the respective image plane for enhanced illumination that is usable for both daylight and night-time use. Premium features like this are one of the reasons behind the recent growth of Delta Optical’s market share in the hunting optics industry.

Titanium 1-5.8x24

This scope is mainly used for driven hunts while occasional usage may include stalking. Titanium 1-5.8x24 offers a true 1X magnification, which allows hunters to use both eyes simultaneously. This allows for quick target acquisition, which is the basis for driven hunting. Features include magnification range of 1X to 8X, a field of view range of 5.52-32.64m at 100m, 0.25 MOA click, capped turrets, second focal plane illuminated reticle, and elevation/windage adjustment of 23.25/23.25 MRAD.

Delta Optical Titanium 1-5.8x24 (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 4-16x42

This scope from Delta Optical is best-suited for sports shooting competitions and varminting. The 4X optical zoom coupled with a magnification range of 4X to 16X provides plenty of room for short to medium-range sports shooting. Large 42mm objective, a field of view of 2.26-18.1m at 100m, second focal plane reticle, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 7.55/7.55 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, parallax adjustment from 6m to infinity, and 1-inch main tube are some features of this device.

Delta Optical Titanium 4-16x42 AO (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium 4-16x42 AO (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 6-24x42

The Titanium 6-24x42 scope is equipped with a generous 6X-24X magnification range along with a 42mm objective, which combine to become the perfect device for sports shooting and varminting. Specifications include 90% light transmission, field of view of 1.4-5.1m at 100m, 42mm objective, second focal plane reticle, elevation/windage adjustment of 7.55/7.55 MRAD, 0.125 MOA click, parallax adjustment from 10m to infinity, eye relief of 80-95mm, and a compact 1-inch main tube.

Delta Optical Titanium 6-24x42 AO Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium 6-24x42 AO Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 4.5-14x44 FFP

The 4.5-14x44 scope is primarily designed for medium to long-range shooting, but with airguns. Some of the main features of this scope are 14X magnification, 90% light transmission, 3.1-7.2m field of view at 100m, elevation/windage adjustment of 9.88/9.88 MRAD, 0.1 MIL click, HFT reticle on the first focal plane, uncapped turrets, parallax adjustment from 15m to infinity, eye relief from 78 to 105mm, and a 30mm main tube made of anodized aluminum.

Delta Optical Titanium 4.5-30x50 SF Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium 4.5-30x50 SF Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 1.5-9x45

A 45mm objective lens combined with a versatile magnification range from 1.5X to 9X makes this Titanium riflescope the perfect choice for more than one hunting situation, such as driven hunts, stalking, and mountain hunting. The scope offers several exciting features, including a field of view of 4.07 to 24.4m at 100m, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 17.44/17.44, 0.25 MOA click, eye relief of 85-95mm, second focal plane reticle, and reticle illumination with 11 intensity settings.

Delta Optical Titanium HD 1.5-9x45. Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium HD 1.5-9x45. Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 2.5-10x50 HD

The Titanium 2.5-10x50 HD is an all-rounder riflescope, which is designed to be used for multiple hunting methods, including but not limited to stalking, mountain, and stand hunting. The multicoated 50mm objective gathers an ample amount of light to produce bright images even in poor lighting conditions. Main features include second focal plane reticle, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.54/14.54 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, a field of view of 3.7-14.4m at 100m, and a 99mm eye relief.

Delta Optical Titanium HD 2.5-10x50 (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium HD 2.5-10x50 (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 2.5-10x56 HD

The Titanium 2.5-10x56 HD scope is designed for hunting in poor lighting conditions, since the multicoated 56mm ED lens produces exceptionally crisp and high contrast images even during and dawn and twilight hours. A high field of view of 3.4-12.8m at 100m, 90% light transmission, eye relief of 100-102mm, capped turrets, 0.25 MOA click, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.53/14.53 MRAD, and second focal plane illuminated reticle are some features of this scope.

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-10x56 Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-10x56 Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 2.5-10x56 HD Di

This model variant of Titanium riflescope is equipped with illumination and is best-suited for raised hide hunting. It features a magnification range of 2.5X-10X and 56mm objective, both of which are crucial for hunting in poor lighting conditions. Some features of this scope are 4X optical zoom, 90% light transmission, a field of view of 3.4-12.8m at 100m, capped turrets, 0.25 MOA click, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.54/14.54 MRAD, eye relief of 100-102mm, fixed parallax at 100m, and illuminated 4A reticle placed on the second focal plane.

Titanium 2.5-15x50 HD

The 2.5-15x50 HD is another all-rounder hunting scope in the Titanium series from Delta Optical. The scope presents a versatile 2.5X-15X magnification range along with a 50mm objective, which makes it an excellent choice for stalking, mountain hunting, and raised hide hunting. Basic specifications for this scope include capped turrets, 99mm eye relief, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.54/14.54 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, second focal plane illuminated reticle, parallax adjustment from 15m to infinity, and 30mm main tube.

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-15x50 HD SF (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-15x50 HD SF (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 2.5-15x56 HD

If you are looking for a scope with a 15X magnification for low-light hunting, the Titanium 2.5-15x56 HD is an excellent companion for your hunting rifle. Combined with a 6X zoom, the scope can be used for other forms of hunting as well, specially raised hide hunting. Primary features include a field of view of 2.5-14.4m at 100m, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.54/14.54 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, 99mm eye relief, parallax adjustment from 15m to infinity, and illuminated reticle in the second focal plane.

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-15x56 HD SF Riflescope (source: Optics Trade

Delta Optical Titanium 2.5-15x56 HD SF Riflescope (source: Optics Trade)

Titanium 3-24x56 ED CCT

First released in 2014, the Titanium 3-24x56 riflescope is designed for hunting at medium-range to long-distance hunting. The scope comes with an 8X optical zoom and allows travel between 3X and 24X magnification, allowing the shooter to use the scope for multiple hunting scenarios, such as high-seat hunting, mountain hunting, and night hunting. Some distinguishing features of this scope are Compact Cover Turrets (CCT), extra-low dispersion glass lenses, field of view of 1.5-11.5m at 100m, 85-101mm eye relief, elevation/windage adjustment of 14.53/14.53 MRAD, 0.1 MIL click, illuminated reticle on the second focal plane, and parallax adjustment from 10m to infinity.

Delta Optical CCT and OLT Turrets - Comparison (source: Delta Optical)

Delta Optical CCT and OLT Turrets - Comparison (source: Delta Optical)

Titanium 3-24x56 ED OLT

The 3-24x56 ED OLT is a multipurpose scope that is aimed at long-range hunting and sports shooting. The main characteristic of this device is Open Locking Turrets (OLT), which allows turrets to be locked at a certain setting. Sports shooters often benefit from this feature since they require to hit long-distance targets precisely. ED glass lenses, a field of view of 1.5-11.5m at 100m, elevation/windage adjustment of 30/30 MIL, 0.1 MIL click, an illuminated reticle in the second focal plane, eye relief of 85-101mm, and parallax adjustment from 10m to infinity.

Delta Optical Titanium 4-24x50 HD SFP

The 4-24x50 HD is a sports shooting scope that is designed for acquiring long-distance targets with high precision. The scope is also optimized to be used with air guns, which are primarily used for target shooting practice and sports shooting. Specifications for this scope include 6X zoom, 4X -24X magnification range, second focal plane illuminated reticle, a field of view of 1.5-9.3m at 100m, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 29.07/29.07 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, eye relief of 88-98mm, and parallax adjustment from 10m to infinity.

Delta Optical Titanium 4.5-30x50 SF

The Titanium 4.5-30x50 SF is a multiuse riflescope that is well-suited for acquiring long-distance targets in professional hunting as well as sports shooting. Some of the main features of the scope are 30X magnification, field of view of 1.1-7.2m at 100m, 95mm eye relief, uncapped tactical turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 11.62/11.62 MRAD, 0.125 MOA click, parallax adjustment from 25m to infinity, and illuminated reticle on the second focal plane.

Delta Optical Titanium HD 4-24x50 SF Riflescope (source: Delta Optical)

Delta Optical Titanium HD 4-24x50 SF Riflescope (source: Delta Optical)

Delta Optical Stryker HD

The Stryker HD from Delta Optical is a series of tactical shooting riflescopes that are suited for a variety of shooting circumstances, ranging from close encounters to medium and extreme long-range shooting in all lighting conditions. Primary features of the Stryker series are fully multicoated optics, parallax adjustment, elevation/windage adjustment, 86-104mm eye relief, diopter adjustment, one-piece shockproof body, robust design, O-ring seals, and Nitrogen-filled waterproofing.

The Stryker series is fitted with red-colored reticle illumination, which can be adjusted using 11 brightness settings. Except for the 1-6x24 variant, all scopes offer uncapped tactical turrets, which can be zeroed anytime using a zero-stop mechanism without the need for external tools. The main tube of the Stryker riflescope is made with aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, which is known for shock resistance.

The Stryker HD comes in the following optical variants:

Stryker HD 1-6x24

Released in 2020, the Stryker 1-6x24 offers an exceptional field of view and is particularly designed for acquiring targets quickly at short distances. The scope offers a true 1X magnification, which means it can be used in place of a red dot sight if a situation arises. The main features of this device are 6X magnification, a field of view of 5.9-35.6m at 100m, diopter adjustment of -2/+3, capped turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 24/24 MRAD, 0.25 MOA click, 30mm main tube, and second focal plane reticle.

Delta Optical Stryker HD 1-6x24 SFP (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Stryker HD 1-6x24 SFP (source: Optics Trade)

Stryker HD 4.5-30x56

Equipped with a large 56mm objective and magnification range from 4.5X to 30X, this scope is perfect for medium to long-range tactical shooting in all lighting conditions. Extra-low dispersion glass lenses with anti-reflective coating, first focal plane reticle, exposed tactical turrets, field of view of 1.2-8.3m at 100m, elevation/windage adjustment of 29/14.5 MRAD, 0.1 MIL click, parallax adjustment from 23m to infinity, diopter adjustment of -2/+3, and 34mm main tube are some features of this scope.

Delta Optical Stryker HD 4.5-30x56 FFP (source: Optics Trade)

Delta Optical Stryker HD 4.5-30x56 FFP (source: Optics Trade)

Stryker HD 5-50x56

This Stryker scope offers a brilliant 50X zoom and is designed for long-range sports shooting competitions where higher magnifications play a key role. Specs for this scope include 10X optical zoom, extra-low dispersion glass lenses with anti-reflective coating, second focal plane reticle, field of view of 1.6-9.5m at 100m, uncapped tactical turrets, elevation/windage adjustment of 29/14.5 MRAD, 0.1 MIL click, side-mounted parallax adjustment from 10m to infinity, -2/+3 diopter compensation, 34mm main tube, and eye relief range of 88 to 100mm.

CONCLUSION

Delta Optical is one of the few manufacturers in Europe that source its products from outside of Europe. This business method is increasingly used by many optics manufacturers in North America and Europe to cut down production and raw material overheads and increase profit margins while keeping a similar level of quality. Since the outsourcing culture is infrequently seen in other Europe-based optics brands, Delta Optical can offer a series of top-quality features in their riflescopes at highly attractive prices than rival brands.

Main benefits of Delta Optical

  • products engineered in Europe
  • feature-rich scopes
  • quality optics at entry-level, mid-level, and top-level
  • hunting, tactical, and target riflescopes
  • great price-to-performance ratio

A higher value-for-money has intrigued many customers around Europe, which is the reason behind the company’s steady growth over the past few years. All products are designed in Poland but their manufacturing and assembly operations are carried out in Japan or China, depending on the price and features. As a general rule-of-thumb, all pricier variants are sourced from Japan, while the entry-level models with fewer features are sourced from Chinese factories.

If you are searching for riflescopes with a high price-to-performance ratio, the Delta Optical could be your go-to brand for all kinds of hunting needs.

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4 thoughts on “Where are Delta Optical Riflescopes Made?”

  1. Hello,
    I want to buy a Delta Optical Stryker HD 4.5-30x56 scope with an LRD-1T reticle reference DO-2500 but my gunsmith tells me that his usual suppliers can't get this scope because it's out of stock. Can you order directly from Delta Optical because in France it is very difficult to obtain glasses from your brand.
    do you have a website to place orders?
    Sincerely, Alain DUBOIS

  2. Hi guys,
    I reckon there is a bit of confusion/unintentional error in here 🙂 If the brand is a brainchild of a group of Poles, incorporated in Poland and HQ'ed in Poland, then it is a Polish company, not German.
    Please see the quoted text below.
    "Delta Optical is a fairly new company that was established by a group of like-minded individuals from Poland who shared a common interest in developing sports optics equipment. Their combined passion and continuous efforts in optics design and manufacturing led to the foundation of one of the best German sport optics brands in 2002."
    Cheers

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