Steiner R1X Impressions

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  1. SC-Texas

    SC-Texas Moderator Moderator

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    Just opened the box on a loaner from Third Coast Thermal.

    I like the mount. Its the same mount that they have been using on their dbal lasers. It self adjusts. Its has a great tactile feel when installing or removing the sight. The odd thing is that you need a tool to adjust the sight. You cannot adjust the zero with just your fingers.

    I had to install the riser to align the sight for use on the AR platform. I need to check the cowitness. Steiner does not include any allen wrenches.

    I zeroed it at 50 yards. Bore sighted the rifle from the hog saddle. It was easy to zero. The adjustment knobs use a phillips or a slothead screwdriver. They have a distinct tactile response between clicks.

    It was easy to get on steel.


    The sight has two reticles with 2 NV settings and is visible in bright sunlight.

    One reticle has a single dot.



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    The other setting has 3 dots.

    3-dot stadia reticle. The center dot represents a 50-meter sight in and the three stadia dots are calibrated for ranges of 10, 7 and 5 meters.

    The top dot is 50m zero
    The bottom 3 dots are for upclose

    These 3 stadia dots deal with the offest from the height of the sight above the bore axis

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    The sight uses two cr2032 batteries. They are behind a plate that is secured with 4 screws. These are phillips but i was able to install the batteries without tools.

    It operates on one battery with a reduced battery life. Battery life with two cr2032s is reportedly around 700hrs. We will see.

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  2. SC-Texas

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    Btw. Clifford at Third Coast Thermal is having an open box demo sale if you give him a call. Www.thirdcoastthermal.com

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    Auto off after 8 hours. This function can be turned on and off as needed

    The red dot is 2 MOA.

    Sight in. 1 click = 1/2 MOA or 1/4" at 50 yards.

    25MOA of elevation and windage.

    The r1x is waterproof fog proof

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  4. SC-Texas

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    Initial impressions. My initial impressions are that it's different.

    It's a box. But it's not as big as my aimpoints.

    It feels solid. It does not feel cheap. The buttons have good feedback as to the radical adjustments

    I usually like rotary dials when selecting the on off and light intensity. In part that is because I'm used to aimpoints.

    I do like the location of the switches. They are easy manipulate and select a intensity level and even swutch between the reticles

    The Red Dot is bright enough to see in bright sunlight. A necessity with this type of weapon sight. the weapon sight was easy to install, sight in. it has a extremely wide field of view.

    I'm going to test the Return to Zero aspects of the mount in a few days

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  5. baboon

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    I lost all confidence in Steiner after my Commander binocular went to shit. They had a lifetime warranty when I bought them in 82. Their binoculars are built to be disposable, not something worthy of a lifetime warranty. Talking about them with a friend of mine he told me his buddy threw a pair of their marine binoculars overboard.
     
  6. Dawico

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    What is the point of a 50 meter zero with dots for 10, 7, and 5 meters?

    Are you hunting squirrels with it?

    I would be tempted to zero the bottom dot at 50 meters and see where the higher dots hit at further distances.

    I don't get it.
     
  7. SC-Texas

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    Actually. Zero the top dots and use the 3 bottom as holdovers

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  8. SC-Texas

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    They are for extreme close engagements



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  9. SC-Texas

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    1st dot 50m
    Between 2nd and 3rd. 150
    3rd 200
    4th dot about 250. I had the hold about where the 5th. Would be to hit the 300-yard pig

    I believe the amount returns to zero reliably. Further testing to confirm this

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