Steiner Ranger 8 is the latest edition of Ranger scopes, with 4 models in the series. Each Ranger 8 offers its own set of features and benefits, making thise riflescopes a perfect choice for any shooter or hunter.
All models in the Ranger 8 series are available with a ballistic turret (BT). The only exception is the wide-angle model 1-8x24 for obvious reasons.
The exact length of this 1-8x24 scope is 290 millimeters. It is 510 grams heavy. The main tube is made of aluminum and measures 30mm. The parallax adjustment is fixed at 100 meters.
The scope is water- and shock-resistant. The internal surfaces are charged with dry Nitrogen gas. Steiner Ranger 8 1-8x24 works from minus 25 to plus 65 degrees Celsius.
Single-turn windage and elevation turrets have a hard zero stop, which is a rarely seen feature. These hunting turrets are low and capped. Although it is simple, setting the zero on Steiner Ranger 8 1-8x24 requires tools. The two screws on the top of the turret must be loosened with a hex key that's included in the product box.
The magnification range is 1-8x, which makes this a wide-angle model. The scope sports a 24-millimeter objective lens, like the majority of scopes of this type.
The eye relief is 95 millimeters. This 1-8x24 scope for driven hunts can be easily utilized with both eyes open. On base magnification (without image enlargement), the Steiner Ranger 8 1-8x24's field of view is 37.8 meters at 100 meters.
The Steiner Ranger 8 1-8x24 reticle is in the second focal plane. The only design available is the remodeled German #4, called 4Ai. This reticle is designed for short to medium-range shots. The 4Ai reticle on Ranger 8 models is outlined with optical fiber. The illumination is super-precise and intensely bright. The 0.1 MIL center dot is completely daytime bright.
This Steiner wide-angle riflescope has 11 levels of illumination. Up to level 6, the dot is suitable for lowlight conditions. From levels 7 to 11, the dot can be used during the day. There's an off switch located between each level of intensity.
This scope is made in the USA since the Beretta group that Steiner is a part of also owns Burris. Steiner Ranger 8 1-8x24 comes with a 10-year warranty. The warranty on electronic parts is 2 years. Unlike the bulk of Steiner Optik production, the post-sales service and repairs are done in Bayreuth, Germany.