UTG Releases “T8” 2-16×44 CQB/MRC IE UMOA Scope

Leapers & UTG continue their proliferation of SKUs, now adding an 8x zoom optic to the mix. The optic is one of the first of their “Multi-Range Combat & Competition” (MRC) scopes. The scope features a 30mm main body tube, comes with integral angled sunshaed, flip-open lens caps, and its own set of Max Strength QD scope rings.

Interestingly, the scope features a 36-color “Illumination Enhancement System”. (Purple, pink, orange, and others are user-selectable colors). Lenses are coated with emerald for “crystal clear view” and the scope is 100% nitrogen purged. UTG rates it as “True Strength” making it shock, fog, and rain proof.

The 2-16x clocks in at the high end of the T8 line-up, with an MSRP of $329.97. Fortunately for consumers, UTG products have a tendendcy to retail for quite a bit less. I would be surprised if these were more than $275 after dealer competition sets in.

Other Available Models from the T8 Series —
SCP3-216AOIEW MSRP: $299.97
SCP3-18IEMDQ MSRP: $249.97
SCP3-18IECDQ MSRP: $249.97
SCP3-18IEMDN MSRP: $229.97

No word on a true 1-8x, which would be ultimate desire of the competition crowd.

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.

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


  • Nicks87

    I cant wait until they come out with the LMNOP and the STUVWX models.

    • El Duderino

      I think the ID-10 (T) model is in the works.

      • Nicks87

        I already got one on pre-order.

  • Vhyrus

    I wonder how this compares to my primary arms 4×14.

    • J.T.

      The PA is probably better.

      • Will P.

        Having shot a PA 4-14x scope they are really really hard to beat for the price. I haven’t found any other good FFP scopes that good even close to their price range. I have used several PA products and have been overly satisfied.

    • All the Raindrops

      The PA is way better, not close.

  • Bill

    “SWAT Big Wheel” makes me think of ninjas on tricycles. But then, so does most of the stuff that Leapers puts out.

    Am I going to get sued now?

  • El Duderino

    36 colors? Is their marketing approach based on that of the Commodore Amiga circa 1987?

  • iksnilol

    1st or 2nd focal plane?

    • SFP, at least according to the diagram.

  • Paul Joly

    36 reticle color, they really know what the consumer want.

  • Patrick

    Maybe I’m OCD, but I can’t believe they have so little pride in their product that they can’t even both to mount it properly for an ad. It looks obviously canted to the left.

    • Gorilla Biscuit

      At least they didn’t put it on backwards.

  • FWIW, their one-piece QD mount is not a bad value for cheap scopes. I haven’t tested the RTZ, but it seems pretty solid when locked in. For my purposes, that’s good enough… the only time I dismount the scope is when it has failed.

  • J.T.

    “Fortunately for consumers, UTG products have a tendendcy to retail for quite a bit less.”

    Unfortunately for consumers, UTG optics have a tendency (only one “d” in that word) to not hold zero very well.

  • Gorilla Biscuit

    Lil tipsy there I see.

    • Jwedel1231

      You guys are getting too good at this stuff.

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    No green laser/flashlight/compass? Pass.

  • Will P.

    Take out the magical multi color device and make it FFP that’ll hold zero and they might actually sell better. The scopes I have that are illuminated hardly get turned on, unless it’s really low light.

    • Will P.

      But the crowd these sell to usually don’t know better anyway. I see it all the time being the local hobby gunsmith. “I got this awesome scope for my rifle for really cheap!” then the call a few weeks later “Can you take a look at my rifle? It’s shooting all over the place and idk why.”

  • Hellbilly

    I puke in my mouth a little every time I see a UTG scope in the wild.

  • All the Raindrops

    I have a utg scope because it’s airgun rated, and springers can trash non-airgun scopes.

    It’s a piece of crap, even tho its a high end one. It broke. The only thing worse than their products is their customer service.