Atibal, known for their affordably priced optics, has released yet another reasonably priced optic. Working to chip away at the pricing of the growing 1-8x market, Atibal has released their new XP8 1-8×24 scope.
Its amazing to me to watch the progression of competition bringing down the pricing of variable power 1x optics. Yes, the high end delivers some great performance for the warfighter and true enthusiast, I enjoy seeing the magnification becoming more accessible to the general shooter. Where the Leupold and others retail well over $2K, the Atibal is a mere $399.
To get to this price point, Atibal opted for the second focal plane versus the first, meaning the built-in bullet drop reticle is only usable at the maximum magnification. Considering that low or no magnification is good for most shots (at least to us Marines), the second focal plane does not bother me in the slightest.
The Atibal features a 30mm main tube with 24mm objective lens. Weight is surprisingly low for the optic, clocking in at just over a pound (17.4 ounces) without a mount. Adjustments are 1/2 MOA and video of view is 105-12.45 feet depending on the magnification. The magnification ring also has a removable quick-change lever.
Features (Courtesy of Atibal)
- Lifetime Warranty
- Second Focal Plane (SFP)
- Extra battery compartment in windage cap
- .5 moa center dot with BDC calibrated for 5.56 62gr ammo
- 11 Brightness Settings
- Fully multi-coated lens providing no less than 85% light transmission
- Low profile turrets for windage and elevation adjustment
- Water proof
- Shock Proof
- Fog Proof
- Magnification: 1-8x
- Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
- Eye Relief: 4 inches
- Field of View: 105-12.45 ft
- Tube Size: 30 mm
- Turret Style: low profile capped
- Adjustment Per Click: 1/2 MOA
- Max Elevation Adjustment: 120 MOA
- Max Windage Adjustment: 120 MOA
- Weight: 17.4 ounces with no mount
- Length: 10 inches
- Made of 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum