First Look: Steiner H6Xi Riflescopes

by Braxton Taylor

Steiner Optics is releasing a new lineup of premium optics created for use in the field. Building on the design of the T6Xi tactical riflescope series, the all-new H6Xi series is designed for serious shooter who demands an optic that blends unfailing precision, versatility, and exceptional optical performance in a package capable of conquering the most extreme environments.

The H6Xi series is comprised of three models, covering those who count ounces in the field to those looking for enhanced magnification. The first focal plane 6x optical system is offered in 2-12x42mm, 3-16x50mm and 5-30x50mm zoom ranges, and sets new benchmarks and expectations in what German-inspired, American-made scopes should be.

Milled from solid aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the H6Xi 30mm tube has a rugged waterproof, fog proof and shockproof design that was built with weight and compactness in mind.

The scopes are all built with Steiner’s HD (high density) lenses for excellent optical clarity and maximum light transmission, as well as an illuminated Steiner MHR reticle that is set to the first focal plane. This Modern Hunting Reticle presents duplex crosshairs for quick aiming in the lower magnification range and precise, illuminated denotation for wind drift and bullet drop when zoomed in for distant shots.

A low-profile elevation turret is sized to reduce the snag-and-bump potential common to hunting scopes with tall target-style turrets. Easy-to-read numbers, tactile detents with audible clicks. A zero click stop let shooters make confident and precise adjustments even in low light conditions, and a capped windage knob gives you piece of mind when you’re working in the field. The H6Xi also has 11 illumination settings: Two night vision settings, four night settings and five day settings so can make the shot in any lighting condition.

Backing the illumination dial is the focus adjustment knob. Tuned for the broadest shooting range spectrum, the fine parallax adjustment extends from 25 yards to infinity so you can always be confident of point-of-aim, point-of-impact performance.

Designed for use in the field, the H6Xi has a lightweight design for easy carry. All knobs and the power adjustment ring have aggressive knurling for no-slip operation. The diopter also comes with a locking ring, meaning there is no chance of accidentally moving the eyepiece out of focus as you move about the great outdoors.  

Steiner H6Xi 2-12x42mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 2-12x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 42mm
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Field of View (feet at 100 yards): 55-8.5
  • Eye Relief: 3.85-3.5 inches
  • Exit Pupils High/Low: 9.8 – 3.8 mm
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: First
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR
  • Illumination: rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (without caps): 23.2 ounces
  • Length: 11.8 inches
  • Operating Temperature: -13 to +145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Click Value Adjustment: 0.25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 70 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 70 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: Side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yards to infinity
  • MSRP: $2,299

Steiner H6Xi 3-18x50mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 3-18x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Field of View (feet at 100 yards): 36-7
  • Eye Relief: 3.85-3.5 inches
  • Exit Pupils High/Low: 9.4-3.8mm
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: First
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR
  • Illumination: Rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (without caps): 27.4 ounces
  • Length: 13.3 inches
  • Operating Temperature: -13 to +145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Click Value Adjustment: 0.25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 75 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 50 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: Side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yards to infinity
  • MSRP: $2,529

Steiner H6Xi 5-30x50mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 5-30x
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 50mm
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Field of View (feet at 100 yards): 25-4.5
  • Eye Relief: 3.85-3.5 inches
  • Exit Pupils (mm) high/low: 9.15-2.3
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: First
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR
  • Illumination: Rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (w/o caps): 28.1 ounces
  • Length (in./mm): 15.4 inches
  • Operating Temperature: -13 to +145 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Click Value Adjustment: 0.25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 65 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 30 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: Side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yards to infinity
  • MSRP: $2,874

For more information on these new scopes or other products from Steiner Optics, please visit steiner-optics.com.

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