Hi-Lux Pentalux DMR and Long Range Tactical Scopes – SHOT Show Optic Preview

Almost four years in the making, Hi-Lux displays their new PentaLux line of DMR and long range scopes at the SHOT Show.  In Latin, penta means five, as in 5x magnification ratio of both models. Those will be available in 2-10x42mm and 4-20x50mm models. Hi-Lux is planning to release the PentaLux scopes by the summer.



The Hi-Lux PentaLux 2-10x42mm. At just 12-inch long and 17.6 ounce, this mid-range model would make a good designated marksman rifle scope. The capped adjustment turrets features 1/10 Mil per click. The zoom ring comes with a short cat-tail lever.



The eye relief is a very generous 4-inch constant for both models. On the 2-10x42mm model, the field of view is 48.7 ft at 2x and 9.7 ft at 10x at 100 yards. The exit pupil is 17.5mm-4mm. The MSRP for the 2-10x42mm model is around $599.



The 2nd focal plane reticle is illumined and it comes with either red or green color illumination like the Hi-Lux CMR series. The reticle has a large horse for close up. A unique design of the reticle is that the hash marks on the left side of the center line are in mils and the hash marks on the rights are in MOA. The range finders on either side are also correspondent with both system.



The adjustment and reticle is identical to the 2-10x42mm model. Like the smaller mid-range model, the illumination system is powered by a single lithum CR2032 battery. The 4-20x50mm model added the parallax adjustment turret on the left side. The longer range model has the field of view of 25.1 ft at 4x and 8.37 ft at 20x at 100 yards. It’s 14.5 inches in length and weights 22 ounces.



While it has a larger 50mm object but the tube size remain the same 30mm size as the mid-range model. The exit pupil is 9.52mm at 4x and s bit tight at 2.44mm at 20x. The Hi-Lux PentaLux 4-20x50mm model will be retails for $649 MSRP.


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  • gales

    Are they both in the second focal plane?

    • Roy

      Seems like it. Which leaves it off my list of optics to consider, but to each their own. Although if it were FFP they’d be high on my list. As they are, I’d take a fixed 4x or 10x mil-dot over either of em.

      • DrewN

        You can get alot done with a fixed 10x. I rarely change magnification in the field, even with FFP scopes.

        • Roy

          Agreed, and for the price, it’s hard to beat in most cases. In both money and weight.

  • Mike N.

    For the love of God, why giant turrets on a 2-10 power scope that would be perfect on a small or large frame AR? Vortex did the same thing, even the version with the 32mm objective. The Weaver is similar. To get compact turrets you have to go Nightforce. Why can’t you get compact exposed turrets without spending $1,500+?

  • Can someone please tell me why there is this hang up about first focal plane. My opinion is that first focal plane scopes suck. I’m shooting sub 1/2-inch 100-yard groups with second focal plane scopes. How much better can anyone expect? Why in God’s sake would you want a reticle that enlarges/thickens as the magnification is turned up? I do much of the test shooting for Hi-Lux Optics, and have easily put 10,000 rounds under some of the models I have on my rifles. Keep in mind, these are only the first two models in what will become an entire line. Patience Grasshoppers.