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Atibal Releases sub-$500 1-6x FFP Optic

As low-power variable optics (LPVO) become more popular–we’re going to see more options. In recent years we’ve seen them span the whole scale in both price and feature sets. Earlier this year we reviewed their beer-money-budget 1-8x Atibal XP8. Freshly announced from Atibal is the XP6 Mirage, a front focal plane (FFP) variable optic under $500. And not just a little under $500, like $499.99, but significantly less than $500–to as low as $415.

With a second focal plane (SFP) optic, the reticle remains static regardless of the scope magnification level. When you increase the magnification of FFP optic, the reticle also increases in size. There’s debate about the usefulness of this feature in some crowds, but FFP optics are a bit more complicated to engineer and manufacture than their SFP brethren. Invariably this means a higher price point. While we haven’t had hands-on with this one yet, you can anticipate it in the near future.
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Here’s what they have to say about it:

With the knock out success of Atibal’s XP8 launched last year, Atibal decided to bring an affordable front focal plane option to market. The XP6 Mirage 1-6×24 features a Front Focal Plane, integrated rapid view lever, and a custom laser etched reticle.

During development, Atibal sought the expertise of numerous 3-gun competition shooters and serious hunters to ensure the reticle fit the needs of both worlds. The XP6 Mirage is incredibly versatile and can be used on a wide variety of weapons systems, ranging from an AR to a bolt action rifle. The reticle allows for fast target acquisition at 1x and for pinpoint accuracy at long distances at 6x with the FFP. The Rapid View Lever allows for lightning fast magnification changes, making the XP6 Mirage 1-6×24 the perfect optic for short to medium range target acquisition.

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Features

Lifetime Warranty
Front Focal Plane (FFP)
Extra battery compartment in windage cap
1 moa center dot with BDC with 2 moa drops
11 Brightness Settings
Fully multi-coated lens providing no less than 85% light transmission
Low profile turrets for windage and elevation adjustment
Water proof
Shock Proof
Fog Proof

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Specifications

Magnification: 1-6x
Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
Eye Relief: 4 inches
Field of View: 116.5-19.3 ft
Tube Size: 30 mm
Turret Style: low profile capped
Adjustment Per Click: 1/2 MOA
Max Elevation Adjustment: 60 MOA
Max Windage Adjustment: 60 MOA
Weight: 18 ounces with no mount
Length: 10.5 inches
Made of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum

Available in both black and grey (of course), you can check out the XP6 Mirage online here.


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