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14 June 2016

Eurosatory 2016: Premier of the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot Riflescope

Schmidt & Bender are showing the new version of the 2 in 1 riflescope 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot with a so called „dual focal plane“ which is optimised for mobile use in urban terrain from short to medium distances.


With the new version of the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot Schmidt & Bender present anonther concept of his 8 time magnification riflescopes. In contrast to the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot CC with a reticle and FlashDot in the 2nd focal plane the new version of the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot has a FlashDot in the 2nd focal plane and an illuminable reticle at the 1st focal plane. This combines the advantage of both a reflex sight and a riflescope, which is an ideal solution for mobile use in urban terrain from short to medium distances.

The FlashDot allows in combination with the CC Mode (Close Combat Mode) the usage as a reflex sight for short distances. In this mode the riflescope has a true 1 time magnification and is parallax free to 7m. By increasing the magnification above the CC Mode the riflescope is parallax free to 100m. Since the FlashDot is located in the 2nd focal plane the size of the dot stays constant. Hereby three different illumination increments are eligible. At higher magnifications the Mildot reticle in the 1st focal plane can be used. Thus a opportunity for a direct measurement of target and object sizes is enabled. With a maximum magnification of 8 the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot is also an ideal riflescope for identification purposes and operations up to medium distances. Hereby the illumination of the reticle can be regulated in 8 different increments, whereof three are optimized for the usage with a night vision.

With a weight of just 639g, a length of 293mm and a 30mm main tube diameter the 1-8x24 PM II ShortDot is a compact 2 in 1 system. Thereby it has a field of view between 35.3m and 4.9m at 100m. The elevation and windage turrets are lockable to protect the zero position against unintentional adjustment. Additionally to the black version of the riflescope it is also in camouflage colours RAL8000 and PANTONE 7504 available.