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Docter Classic 3-12x56

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Docter Classic 3-12x56 Details


Docter Classic 3-12x56 Rifle Scope

Description of Docter Classic 3-12x56 scope


 Top of the line scope from Docter Classic series was designed with one goal only. It was made for hunting in low light situations at dusk, at dawn or in the middle of the night when moonlight or sky full of stars is the only source of light. Compared to basic Docter Classic scope for low light the traditional 8x56 is gives the hunter all the benefits of a variable magnification. When magnification is set to 3x it ads ability to shot at very short distances (a common scenario when waiting for wild boards on a raised hide in forest) due to the wide field of view needed in such situations. When set to 12x this scope gives the hunter that additional details on target needed for accurate shot at long range. With big objective lens measuring 56mm in diameter and great light transmission rate shown on a graph bellow (fully-multicoated lenses with Docter Multitop coating) it is not hard to understand why this scope is so popular with European hunters. Reticle in Docter Classic 3-12x56 is located in the first focal plane – FFP and this means it is thicker at high magnification setting so that the hunter can see it also when there is not much light available. FFP design also guaranties that the POI (point of impact) will not move with magnification change. Other optical properties like resolution, edge sharpness, mechanical accuracy and build quality are also nothing short of exceptional for a scope of this price range.


Docter Classic Light Transmission Rate graph


Features of Docter Classic 3-12x56 rifle scope

  • - Great low light capabilities
  • - Fully-multicoated lenses with Docter Multitop coating (>92%)
  • - Shockproof, Waterproof and Fogproof (dry nitrogen filled)
  • - FFP – reticle (great for low light use)
  • - Great edge to edge sharpness
  • - Fast-Focus Eye-piece
  • - 30 years warranty
  • - Parallax free at 100 meters


Available reticles in Docter Classic 3-12x56 scopes


Instruction manuals for Docter Classic 3-12x56


Mounting of Docter Classic 3-12x56

Docter Classic 3-12x56 rifle scope can be mounted on a rifle with 30 mm mounting rings. Version of this scope is also available with LM rail - traditional prismatic rail for mounting - Docter Classic 3-12x56 (LM rail).

Docter Classic 3-12x56 Specifications

Riflescopes seriesDOCTER Classic
Variable magnificationYes
Minimal magnification3x
Maximal magnification12x
Lens diameter56 mm
Min. exit pupil diameter4.7 mm
Max. exit pupil diameter15.0 mm
Min. eye relief
Max. eye relief (mm)
Minimal field of view3.5 m/100m
Maximum field of view9.0 m/100m
Twilight Factor8.5 - 25.9
Light transmission>92%
Reticle position1. focal plane - FFP
Reticle illuminationNo
Illumination color-
Adjustment per click1cm/100m - 0.1mrad
Elevation1.0 m/100m
Turret TypeCapped
Elevation Per Turn2.5 MRAD - 25 cm
Nr. Turret TurnsMT - Multi Turn
Turret rotation directionCW
Day time usable illuminationNo
Parallax setting100 m
Parallax adjustmentNo
Parallax adj. range
Diopter range+2.5 / -2.5 dpt
Fast focus eyepieceYes
Lens coatingFully Multicoated
Built-in rangefinderNo
Temperature range
Filled withNitrogen
Length371 mm
Tube diameter30 mm
Objective diameter62 mm
Eyepiece diameter41 mm
Mount length152 mm
Mount railNo
Weight600 g
In production since
Warranty30 years
Made inGermany
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