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Geissele Announces Optic to Compete with Models from 2010

Geissele Announces Optic to Compete with Models from 2010

Oh jeeze. Geissele is getting into the optics game with a OEM from what is assumed to be Light Optical Works out of Japan. Featuring 1-6x magnification with low capped turrets and a basic MIL reticle, Geissele has jumped into the 2010 optics market with a splash.

While being made in Japan by LOW ensures the optic is likely to be quality, its feature set comes from a time where tide pods and ice bucket challenge were hot social trends.

With a weight of 24 OZ it’s over 2.7 oz heavier than a Razor HD Gen IIE, with less field of view at both 1 and 6x, and has a IP66 “splash and dust” waterpoof rating. Do not submerge. Cost: $975 for black and $1075 for DDC.

It’s a confusing entry in a crowded market. What’s hot? 1-8 and 1-10 optics, intuitive reticles, lighter and lighter weight. It’s doesn’t stand out in any of those areas. On paper it looks disappointing next to a Razor HDII… Which now has a successor in the 1-10 HDIII… Which is still LIGHTER than Geisseles offering. What’s unknown right now is the illumination.

Is it red dot bright? To be determined.

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Specs below: Super Precision 1-6

Magnification: 1x-6x
Reticle: DMMR-1
Objective Lens: 26mm
Tube Size: 30mm
Eye Relief: 90mm
Focal Plane: Second
Field of View: 1x – 111.2 inches at 100 yards, 6x – 18.33 inches at 100 yards
Turrel Style: Low Profile Capped, Resettable for Zero
Click Value Adjustment: 0.2 MIL
Travel Per Rotation: 20 MIL
Elevation/Windage Adjustment: UP/DOWN 60MIL – LEFT/RIGHT 24MIL
Parallax: 100 yards
Length: 10.5 inches
Weight: 24.2 ounces
Materials: Aircraft Grade A6061-T6 Aluminum
Battery: CR2032
Brightness Levels: 6x
Finish: Type 3 Hardcoat Anodize
IPX Rating: IP66 (Dust proof and safe from high pressure spray)
Written by lothaen

3 Comments

  1. DAN III · January 17, 2020

    Lothean,

    My guess is the “new” Geissele 1-6x reticle is most likely what I call daylight visible. Not bright as in Aimpoint Bright or Nuclear Bright. Hell, the weight alone would put that optic in the No-Go category for me.

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