Schmidt Bender 3-12x50 PMII, LP MOA, Lit P3 MilDot
MANUFACTURER NO: 312X50PMIILPMOA-P3
ITEM #: SB-312X50PMIILPMOA-P3
Schmidt & Bender 3-12x50 PMII, 1/4 MOA Clicks, P3 MilDot Reticle, Illuminated, 34mm Tube
Combines parallax compensation, illuminated reticle control and 1/4MOA or centimeter clicks, resulting in one of the most sophisticated, complete scopes ever built. There are two elevation adjustment options: Option One is calibrated to 0.1 Mil click values. Option Two is calibrated in 1/4MOA click values. Color-coded window indicators graphically illustrate the reticle''s position within the overall adjustment travel, preventing the shooter from becoming "lost" within the adjustment range. The entire adjustment range can be covered in just two turns of the elevation knob, while the entire 3-12x magnification range is covered in just one-half turn (180 degrees).
Parallax adjustment is located in its own separate turret, as are the illuminated reticle controls. The reticle brightness is fully adjustable with 11 graduated settings allowing precise selection relative to ambient light. As with all Schmidt & Bender illuminated reticles, it turns off between settings saving battery power and allowing you to easily return to a pre-selected illumination level.
The P-3 Mil-dot Reticle was developed by the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1970s as an aid for the Marine sniper in estimating distances. It has since become the military standard for range estimating within all branches of the service.
The name “mil-dot” comes from the term “millradian,” and the dot that is spaced in 1 mil increments on the crosshairs. By using the mil formula, a table can be generated based upon the size of the object being range-estimated. This table is included with the scope. The object viewed is bracketed between the dots, and by consulting the table the distance can be estimated.