SKINNER OPTICS 1-6x 24mm RIFLESCOPE
Rifle|September - October 2021
A RIFLEMAN’S OPTICS
Patrick Meitin

The Skinner Optics 1-6x 24mm Riflescope makes an AR-15 ideal for shooting. Patrick first shot the Skinner scope on his 6.8 Remington SPC, finding it perfectly suited for Texas hog hunting.

Patrick moved the Skinner Optics 1-6x 24mm scope to a Henry Frontier Express Octagon .17 HMR lever rifle after receiving the correct rings. The combination proved a blast while shooting local ground squirrels.

Skinner Sights put itself on the shooting map by producing top-quality iron sights, particularly designs compatible with lever actions and single-shot rifles. Skinner’s huge assortment of aperture sights, ladders and quality bases can be found on many classic rifles, but also many modern designs. Shooters looking for bulletproof and functional irons to put on just about any type of classic rifle, it’s a good bet Skinner has a solution. More recently, the company launched Skinner Optics, which includes a highly versatile 1-6x 24mm model that proves just about ideal for the average lever gun or AR-style rifle, though it would be just as welcomed on about any hunting rifle, no matter the action type.

Skinner Optics’ 1-6x 24mm is solid and ruggedly made, including a one-piece 30mm tube, a knurled magnification adjustment knob, illumination adjustment wheel, diopter adjustment ring and turret caps, all milled from top-grade aluminum. The scope weighs a reasonable 1.1 pounds and is 10.4 inches long. The straight 30mm objective tube and ocular bell measures about 1.75 inches in diameter. Magnification levels of 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x and 6x are etched on the control ring and correlate to a fixed dot. The magnification numbers and reference dots are fairly small and were not visible while I was on the rifle stock.

The view through the Skinner Optics scope is gin-clear and sharp (parallax setting at 100 yards) and provides an exit pupil of 10.5mms at 1x for excellent low-light, light-gathering to 3.9mm at 6x, which is still substantial enough to clearly view game during legal shooting light under any reasonable conditions. The 24mm objective lens provides a field of view from 116.6 to 19.2 feet, lowest to highest magnification. The optic also provides a generous 3.8 to 3.7 inches of eye relief. All lenses are fully multicoated and the tube is nitrogen purged against fogging.

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