Atibal Releases New Affordable 1-8×24 Optic

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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.

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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.

Atibal expects first shipments in October. To purchase, drop in to their website here. 

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

Specifications:

  • 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

 



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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  • Sasquatch

    Now I like this. Nice optic nice price!

  • USConsumer

    Where is it made or sourced?

    • DwnRange

      China

      • Joshua Knott

        Sure give Chinese state owned companies the means, the blueprints and procedures to develop combat optics, sounds like a great plan…..

        • iksnilol

          You honestly don’t think they’ve got better options than a SFP budget optic?

          Seriously?

          • Joshua Knott

            The Chinese did import Swarovski scopes just to reverse engineer didnt they? So Yeah Id agree with you, its just a matter of principal to me, alas you know im highly biased towards the CCP, look into the Segway story.

  • thedonn007

    That price is impressive, I might have to get one. The primary arms 1-8 scope is $1,299.99. Although their 1-6 scope and the vortex 1-6 scope are a lot less then that. I have one vortex strike eagle, and have been thinking about getting another one, but this new 1-8 scope may take it’s place.

    • mig1nc

      Primary Arms just came out with a budget 1-8x listed for $379. I wouldn’t be surprised if these were made in the same factory.

      • thedonn007

        Ah, I missed that. I see it on the primary arms website now. Another option to consider. Yes, I would not be surprised either, if they were made in the same factory. Same story with the vortex 1-6 scope and the primary arms 1-6 scope.

        • Mack

          primary 1-6 and the strike eagle are also very similar, wouldn’t be surprised if all 3 weren’t built at the same place.

      • SyrianLannister

        I’d bet $100 bucks they are

      • me ohmy

        side by side the only real difference is the power ring/scope adjustment caps.. it has a leg versus just knurling on the PA…they look very similar.

        • Jimmy Labita

          PA does not carry a lifetime warranty as Atibal does.

          • me ohmy

            might be worth the extra $$$

      • Jimmy Labita

        Biggest catch is that PA does not offer a lifetime warranty at the same price as Atibal.

  • A second focal plane reticle is stupid for a BDC reticle. The hold overs are only good for one magnification. Perhaps price is the issue for not doing a FFP one?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      The hold overs are only good for one magnification

      At one temp, at one elevation, for one ammo, etc etc etc. BDC reticles are kinda dumb anyway unless it’s military or specifically designed for the gun/ammo.

    • Blake

      I disagree. For the longest time I only ran red dots, then the Primary Arms ACSS reticle and 1-6x scope caught my eye. I can’t imagine ever needing the BDC at 1-4x, and I can’t imagine a situation where 4-5x is worse than just cranking it to 6x to use the BDC accurately.