New for 2024: Steiner HX6i with STR-MIL Reticle

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posted on January 23, 2024

Building on its existing series of T6Xi tactical riflescopes, Steiner Optics has announced the H6Xi riflescope—tailored for today's discerning big-game hunter—now with a MIL reticle for enhanced precision.

H6Xi STR-MIL Reticle

The new STR-MIL reticle (Steiner Tree Reticle) being introduced on the H6Xi riflescope was developed by the Steiner USA team as a MIL-based tree reticle that bridges the gap between Steiner’s military heritage (which includes products like the M-Series and T-Series scopes) and classic hunting scopes. This reticle gives customers who are familiar with MIL-based systems in their competition setup a more lightweight tool to use with their hunting rig.  Additionally, this elevates the whole H6Xi family by providing additional crossover capability (tactical to precision hunting) as a flexible, lightweight option for a tactical setup as well. The precise tree reticle, with 0.2 MRAD subtensions, gives the shooter the ability to dial or holdover with near-equal precision for both drop and wind holdoff. In practice, using the tree reticle hold is quicker than dialing and can be especially helpful for shooters who prefer to leave their elevation turret fully capped–another feature included with every H6Xi.

The Steiner H6Xi is crafted for hunters seeking an optic that promises precision, adaptability and optical performance, while retaining the durability necessary to thrive in challenging hunting terrains. Consisting of three models, the H6Xi series caters to a variety of needs; the first focal plane 6x optical system is available in zoom ranges of 2-12x42mm, 3-16x50mm, and 5-30x50mm.

Forged from aerospace-grade 6061-T6 aluminum, the H6Xi's 30mm tube assures durability with its waterproof, fog-proof, and shockproof attributes. Its design prioritizes weight efficiency and compactness. Furthermore, hunters will appreciate the additional features tailored for challenging shots, like High Definition lenses for additional clarity.

Side HX6i

In addition to the new STR-MIL reticle, the H6Xi series is also available with the Modern Hunting Reticle (MHR) option, offering duplex crosshairs for swift aiming at lower magnifications and illuminated markings for precise wind drift and bullet drop calculations at higher zoom levels. Coupled with a 92-percen light transmission rate and expansive field of view, the H6Xi promises quick identification and target engagement in demanding conditions.

The design incorporates a streamlined elevation turret, minimizing potential obstructions. Enhanced readability, tactile feedback with distinct clicks and a zero-click stop allow hunters to remain confident in their adjustments, even in dim lighting. A shielded windage knob ensures protection against accidental movement during hard use.

HX6i on range

To adapt to varied shooting scenarios, the H6Xi boasts 11 illumination settings, catering to both day and low-light conditions, running off a CR 2032 battery. The focus adjustment knob ensures parallax correction across a broad range, from 25 yards to infinity, ensuring consistent point-of-aim/point-of-impact alignment. Its knobs and power-adjustment ring feature pronounced knurling for assured grip, even with gloves. Meanwhile, the diopter's locking ring prevents unintentional focus shifts.

For more information about Steiner H6Xi riflescopes or the new STR-MIL reticle, visit steiner-optics.com or check out the video embedded above.

HX6i front angle

Steiner H6Xi 2-12x42mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 2-12x
  • Objective Lens Diameter (mm): 42
  • Tube Diameter (mm): 30
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 yds.): 55-8.5
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 m.):5-9
  • Eye Relief (in./mm):85-3.5 / 98-89.6
  • Exit Pupils (mm) HIGH/LOW:8 - 3.8
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: first
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR or STR-MIL
  • Illumination: rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (w/o caps) (oz./G):2 oz. / 650 g
  • Length (in./mm): 8 in.
  • Operating Temperature: -13°F / +145 °F
  • Click Value Adjustment:25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 70 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 70 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yds. to infinity

Steiner H6Xi 3-18x50mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 3-18x
  • Objective Lens Diameter (mm): 50
  • Tube Diameter (mm): 30
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 yds.): 36-7
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 m.): 40-7.5
  • Eye Relief (in./mm):85-3.5 / 98-89.6
  • Exit Pupils (mm) HIGH/LOW:4-3.8
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: first
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR or STR-MIL
  • Illumination: rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (w/o caps) (oz./G):4 oz. / 777 g
  • Length (in./mm): 3 in.
  • Operating Temperature: -13°F / +145 °F
  • Click Value Adjustment:25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 75 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 50 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yds. to infinity

Steiner H6Xi 5-30x50mm Specifications

  • Magnification: 5-30x
  • Objective Lens Diameter (mm): 50
  • Tube Diameter (mm): 30
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 yds.): 25-4.5
  • Field of View (ft. @ 100 m.): 24-4
  • Eye Relief (in./mm):85-3.5 / 98-89.6
  • Exit Pupils (mm) HIGH/LOW:15-2.3
  • Diopter Setting: +2 to -3
  • Focal Plane: first
  • Reticle: Steiner MHR or STR-MIL
  • Illumination: rotary dial
  • Battery: CR2032
  • Weight (w/o caps) (oz./G):1 oz. / 796 g
  • Length (in./mm): 4 in.
  • Operating Temperature: -13°F / +145 °F
  • Click Value Adjustment:25 MOA
  • Total Elevation Range: 65 MOA
  • Total Windage Range: 30 MOA
  • Parallax Focus: side focus
  • Parallax/Focus Range: 25 yds. to infinity

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