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Geissele Drops The 1-6 Super Precision LPVO

Geissele took us all by surprise with the introduction of the all-new 1-6 Super Precision LPVO. With a price point unders a grand, we didn't expect anything more than functional and reasonably well built.

Well, color us surprised.

The new Super Precision LPVO is strikingly similar to the ever-popular Vortex Razor Gen II 1-6 that was selected by USSOCCOM for the Squad Variable Power Scope program. While the new low powered variable is an entirely different animal than the trusty Gen II, the fact that Geissele is able to offer something that comes close for under a thousand dollars MSRP is nothing short of impressive.


Magnification:  1x-6x
Reticle:  DMMR-1
Objective Lens:  26mm
Tube Size:  30mm
Eye Relief:  90mm
Focal Plane:  Second
Field of View:  1x – 111.2 feet at 100 yards, 6x – 18.33 feet 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 (Dustproof and safe from high-pressure spray)

So, is Geissele producing the scope in house? We are told by an anonymous internal source that while they are designed by Geissele, the parts are sourced from and assembled by Light Optical Works in Japan. If you don't know about Light Optical, do some Googlin' and learn somethin'. If that is too much work, the cliff notes version is that Light Optical builds nearly every high-quality scope not produced in Europe.

Geissele is only offering the Super Precision Optic with a Mil reticle mated to Mil windage and elevation adjustments, you MOA guys that think in inches are shit outa luck.

Like all good LPVO options, the Super Precision Optic features an illuminated reticle adjusted with a knob on the left side of the erector housing. In order to keep you from inadvertently adjusting the brightness, Geissele used a locking turret that allows you to adjust it to your liking only after pulling the turret out.

How about the quality of the glass? The scopes on the line during Industry Day at the Range were pretty damned good given the under $1,000 price point. At the full 6 power magnification, we noticed that the edges were still very sharp and there was little to no chromatic aberration.

Back the magnification all the way down to 1x and as long as you have the diopter set right, the image is sharp as you might expect from a scope with an MSRP twice that of the Super Precision Optic. We also found the illuminated dot rather easy to use quickly and efficiently.

The Super Precision Optic will set you back a mere $975 for the black version, add another $100 if you need some of that Gucci Geissele Desert Dirt Color.

Find more information on the Geissele website.

About the Author

Patrick primarily focuses his range time on sharpening his pistol shooting skill but effectively using precision rifles and carbines are also skills he works on polishing as best he can. When he isn't writing, spending far too much time on the range, maintaining his website, or filming a video he spends his time with his wife, son, and dog.

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