Oh My God. The highlight of today... without question.
This optic is so far beyond anything available right now it its prototype form... it is unreal.
I give you the hensoldt 3.5-26x56 mil/mil/ffp. It has a 36mm main tube.
It is virtually the same size as the current 4-16 model. INCREDIBLE.
CR123 battery for illumination.
Excellent reticle with .5 mil holds. Look at that image!!!! That is looking at the ceiling, right next to UBER bright HID lighting, into shadows, with the reticle lit, and with me trying to steady the camera by hand. Oh My GOD!
THIRTY SIX MIL double turn turret. Yes, 36 mils of available adjustment in the turret. That is enough to get my 308 to a mile without using holds. 18 mils per turn, and when you turn the first 18 mils, you lift up on the turret, which then allows you to engage the 2nd 18 mils for a total of 36 mils adjustment from zero. This is tactile and visual, so it can be easily referenced. Clicks were very tactile with a MTC/milestone type click every full mil... so you can dial without ever looking at the turret. They did this feature EXTREMELY well. You have no fear of over-running the first click past the fill mil indicators like you do on S&B or premier.
Illumination can be turned off and on at any setting by pulling the ring out.
8 mils left and 8 mils right for a total of 16 mils of available windage travel. Again... incredible.
This scope should be available for purchase in the USA between 6-12 months from now. Price point is undetermined, but a little birdy told me it will be around $4,000+. I WILL, I repeat WILL own this scope. It is that impressive. No riflescope I have ever handled in my life has given me a hardon like this scope did today. It is absolutely ground breaking and revolutionary in its capabilities and build quality. ... and this was a prototype!!!!! The only real downsides, and I scarcely call them that is the main tube being 36mm, which will require special one-off rings until someone like badger picks them up. Then, it weighs just shy of 3lbs. Kind of portly, but due to its compact size, I think it will be pretty manageable. I'll hardly notice the additional .5lbs over that of my premier.
The henny 4-16 got an upgrade as well. New locking turrets with vastly improved tactile clicks and a zero stop! I'll likely own one of these in the near future as well. Especially if they get a reticle in there with .5 mil holds.