S&B 5-25x56 PMII PSR LE

Feb 13, 2017
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I scooped up a 5-25x56 Limited Edition PMII last week with a Tremor2 reticle and just wanted to share some pics and initial impressions.

It’s obviously a bit larger than the Viper PST that I’ve been using for the past couple years, but that’s to be expected. Don’t know what to do about my rattle can job, cause I’m not gonna spray paint this thing. Though I might also be shooting a gasser next year so it could end up on that.

Fit and finish is top notch. I like the Pantone color in person, wasn’t sure if the online photos represented it well or not. I did order a Pantone sunshade from Milehigh and the color seems a bit off from the scope. Not far enough off for me to suspect that it’s RAL8000, but it’s not spot on.
Diopter focus adjustment has smooth resistance to it, I doubt it’ll move on its own.
The parallax is adjustable from 10m to 1000 and beyond. It is the lightest tensioned adjustment on the scope, and feels really smooth. All of my window glassing into the backyard has been easy and it’s quite precise.

The listing for this scope, and every other LE PSR that I have found says it comes with the MTC. This does NOT have MTC which makes me happy. The clicks and smooth and consistent all the way around, no clunks at Mil intervals. The only resistance comes at one full rotation when passing over into the second turn. This also pops up the second rotation indicator on the elevation turret.
Elevation and windage are both locking turrets which are easy to operate.

I have heard some mixed opinions about the Tremor2 reticle, and my current thought on it is that it’s awesome. I’ve done a couple crash courses in it and I think the layout and features such as wind dots and the way some of the mil markings are will be super convenient for my shooting style. I do a lot of holdovers at PRS style shoots, and the precise measurements in the reticle will be great for unknown range targets.
The magnification range seems nice, though from 5-6.5 the field of view kinda goes out the window.
The illumination is dim, as I’ve heard others say. But it seems perfectly fine to me. I’ve only ever used illuminated reticles in dim situations and commonly find myself using the lowest settings. (aside from NV settings) So I think the illumination levels are nice. The dots are super crisp and have no glare. I did my best to take what picture I could of them.

I’m looking forward to getting this thing mounted and put it through its paces!

I realize this isn’t much more than an unboxing review, but I hope it was nice for someone :)
 
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Feb 13, 2017
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Anymore updates/reviews on this scope?
I’ve only been to the range a few times with it, but so far I love it. Gonna give it a solid workout this weekend at the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge, a three day match in SC. Weather will be all over the board, with 30miles of rucking with full gear I’m bound to smash this into something or get it covered in mud and rain, so I’ll post back!
 
Feb 15, 2017
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If you are considering removing the badge, be aware that some of these scopes have pristine markings underneath, and some have had the markings defaced at the factory. I removed the badge from mine with fishing line, which worked great by the way. Underneath I found the factory markings had been partially removed, apparently with a Dremel tool, leaving the rough, raw metal exposed. In spite of this, it’s a great scope.
 
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Mine had the military markings too. That’s what they ground off, leaving my scope looking like it has a bad case of road rash. The thing that really pisses me off is that these scopes were listed for around $3800 when I bought it. Some other PM II 5-25’s were discounted to about $2400 at that same time. I guess I not only paid a premium for the Horus reticle, but for the factory “distressed” finish, and limited edition brass bandaid as well. Even so, it’s an awesome optic. I couldn’t bring myself to send it back for a refund, but I wouldn’t pay full price for another one without knowing that the finish was intact.
 
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I’ve only been to the range a few times with it, but so far I love it. Gonna give it a solid workout this weekend at the Bushnell Elite Tactical Sniper Challenge, a three day match in SC. Weather will be all over the board, with 30miles of rucking with full gear I’m bound to smash this into something or get it covered in mud and rain, so I’ll post back!
How did challenge go? Crazy weather over weekend