Information update on the D&L Custom SLR/Carbine Project.
Variable Magnification Optic.
For shooters who want a variable magnification optic on their D&L Custom SLR/Carbine, this is one option we have after much consideration;
1-4x variable scope with selective illumination, visible black reticle with or without battery power, under 10 inches long, and under 10 oz in weight. This scope has capped low profile turrets to assure exposed turrets are not accidentally turned. The eyepiece can be focused for individual shooters, then locked in place.
The overall dimensions of this scope allow for practical back up iron sights to remain in place on the D&L Custom SLR/Carbine. Proper mounting of the scope allows it to be rigid and secure, yet quick detachable under field conditions in the event that it become unserviceable. The shooter can then transition to the pre-zeroed iron sights, or quick attach a back up optic.
The circle / crosshair reticle has proven to work well up close at speed; just put the circle over the target mass, and shoot. Much faster than trying to hold a precise reticle point on a small target point.
When more precision is needed, a center crosshair works better than a dot, especially when shooting without illumination, because a dot can get lost in multi color targets. A crosshair leads your eye to the exact center point of the circle. A precise center crosshair makes exact zeroing easier as well. The thicker outer duplex crosshairs bring the shooter focus into the central area of the scope, especially in low light conditions.
The center aiming point of this scope can be illuminated as needed. Illumination color is green, which provides excellent day and or night visibility.
Hash marks on the primary crosshairs of the reticle are hardly noticeable during fast action shooting. However, during more distant precision shooting they provide excellent reference hold points when factoring in wind deflection and bullet trajectory. This reticle is simple and uncluttered enough for close speed shooting, and detailed enough for distance shooting.
This scope reticle was chosen to provide high performance in a wide range of carbine shooting situations. It is not the best choice for ultra close CQB only situations, and it is not the best for precision shooting at 500 yards. It is a well thought out choice for those using a carbine at typical carbine distances, in unpredictable environments.
This D&L Custom SLR branded carbine scope will be available as an optic option when ordering D&L Custom SLR/Carbines.
( A wide range of other shooter preferred optics will also be compatible with the D&L Custom SLR/Carbine as well. )