NRA 2014: New from Sightmark, the 1-10×24 Ezekiel Scope

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At the show, Sightmark showed me the new Ezekiel true 1-10×24 scope. Designed for short, medium, and competition shooters, the new scope looked nice and clear on the show floor. Its etched mil-dot reticle was easy to pick up and at 1x, I did not see any notable difference with my eyes at the appropriate relief distance. The show sample was true 1x

At zoom, the second-focal plane reticle is to scale and can be used for range estimation, drop calculations, etc.

The Ezekiel 1-10x retails for $719.99 (you can find it for $599 at OpticsPlanet). Compared to the Swarovski, Nikon, Meopta, or others, this is a veritable bargain…

The 1-10x is on the far right.

The 1-10x is on the far right.

 

TFB has an upcoming review scheduled. Stay tuned for the verdict in about a month. This will be put through the ringer including 3-gun and some high-caliber bolt guns to see if it holds up.

Press photo gallery below with detailed specs below that:

 

Reticle Type Mil-Dot MOA adjustment (one click) 1/2
Reticle Type Etched Maximum Recoil (G’s) 1000G
Reticle Color Red and Green Battery Type CR2032
Illuminated Yes Battery Life (hours) 80-150
Reticle Brightness Settings 0-5 Battery Voltage (V) 3
Finish/Color Black Sunshade No
Magnification (x) 1-10 Waterproof/Nitrogen-filled Yes
Objective Lens Diameter (mm) 24 Shockproof Yes
Eyepiece Diameter (mm) 37 Fog Proof Yes
Exit Pupil Diameter (mm) 2.4-24 Focal Plane 2nd
Eye Relief (mm) 160-112 IP Standard IP6
Field of View (m@100m) 29.2-3.9 Body material High-Grade Aluminum
Field of view (ft @100yd) 88-12 Lens material/type Glass
Diopter Adjustment ±2 Lens Coatings Fully Multi-Coated, AR green
Tube Diameter (mm) 30mm Mount Type Weaver/Picatinny
Parallax Setting (yds) 100 Storage/Operating Temperature (°F) 0 to 140
Windage Adjustment Range (MOA) ~200 Length (mm) 266
Elevation Adjustment Range (MOA) ~200 Width (mm) 30
Windage & Elevation Lock Yes Height (mm) 30
Weight (oz) 21.2  


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • 101nomad

    The sight is bigger than most rifles. (If we are talking about the sight in the photo. No, not her.) Having choices is wonderful.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    “At zoom, the second-focal plane reticle is to scale and can be used for range estimation, drop calculations, etc”

    Statement needs more info for casual scope purchasers.

    This is a second focal plane scope. So the mil dots are ONLY accurate at 10x. Not 5x, not 2.5x, not even 1x. That means if you dial to 5x, the 4mil dot is not 4mils, it’s not even 2mils like you think it should be, it’ll in reality be 2.4, 1.9, maybe 2.0001 but you never know until you do a tracking test on your scope. No SFP scope is going to be accurate enough for precision use when not on it’s max setting. That said, it’s infinitely more useful than duplex or BDC scopes because at least you can test/verify known points.

    The issue in only truly being accuracy at 10x is if you bump the scope to 9x or if you just forget you are on a lower power, and use your shown holds, you may miss because you aren’t on the 10x setting. An advantage FFP scopes have is none of this matters, 2mils is 2mils (still need to confirm tracking) across the entire zoom range.

    That said, I have use for a 1-10x SFP. I think on almost any 22, or a scout/handy rifle, or recreational use I have no issue with it. It’s just something you need to know about going in. One thing I often see is an issue with SFP scopes is that are in the 16x & 20x range… Those are almost entirely useless because unless you’re proned out, that 20x setting is going to be too much magnification to use well. But….. 10x…. That’s a pretty sweet spot if you’re going to knowingly limit yourself to one “accurate” magnification.

    The price is decent. It’s illuminated which is ok I guess, I rarely use it. The glass quality will be interesting to see. I’m not sure this is a better value than the SWFA or Vortex PST scopes. But the more options the better.

    • iksnilol

      I am not a big fan of SFP scopes mainly because ranging is usually only effective at max magnification. I only really use high magnification when shooting paper targets.

      Though for most people in the US a 1-10×24 is probably the perfect scope. Good for target/bench, long range and hunting (at daytime, night hunting is banned in the US, right?).

      • John Daniels

        “night hunting is banned in the US, right?).”

        Depends what part of the country. Local laws vary wildly from one place to another.

    • Will

      Valid points, but at the same time consider that a FFP reticle on a 1-10 scope means that an effective-sized reticle at 10x is going to be nigh unusable at 1x.

      For those same casual readers: the reticle of a first focal plane scope appears to grow as magnification is increased. The converse is that it shrinks as magnification decreases. So, if the reticle appears to be, for lack of a better term, “normal sized” at 10x, it will shrink to a 10th of that size at 1x. For this to work, you need daytime-visible illumination, which is usually only available at higher price ranges, or a very coarse reticle, which is a detriment to accuracy at higher magnifications.

    • rockstarartist

      JumpIf NotZero
      Thank you for your illuminating insight! I upvoted your comment.

  • needs bigger adjustment knobs

    Holy cow!!

  • Timothy G. Yan

    Nathan, need a modified Zeiss resolution chart for your testing?

  • Graham2

    Looks like a nice enough scope but are the company trying to make it look like a submarine? Those turrets look like a conning tower!

    Also, why can’t they put the scope on level?