LUCID’s L5 Rifle Scopes were first introduced a few years ago (though, here, we have only really covered their “red dot” optics). Now that I have piqued my interested in precision rifle shooting, I am focusing some of my attention on scopes. While I am developing some optics “snobbery”, I am still interested to see how other optics perform.
These scopes were built with innovations and forward thinking that continue to hold a competitive edge against new products today, despite technological advances in the industry.
The L5 scopes were the result of a rigorous product development process. After collaborating with law enforcement, military, and competitive shooters, LUCID put together a one-of-a-kind optic series with an abundance of features at an unmatched price point.
The L5 comes in two magnification configurations: the 6x-24×50 and the 4x-16×44. Both have 34mm ocular lens diameter, a 5.5″ mounting length, 30mm tube diameter, and a one piece 6063 aluminum construction in matte black finish.
As you would expect from the name, the 6x-24×50 L5 has 6x-24x magnification capability with a 50mm objective lens. The total length is 15.25″ with a total weight of 24.5 ounces. Its MSRP is $449.
The 4x-16×44 is LUCID’s “crossover” scope (which they brand as being more suited for hunting applications) and has an MSRP of $419. It has 4x-16x magnification capability, a 44mm objective lens, a 13.25″ total length, and total weight of 18 ounces.
Both scopes are waterproof (submersible), fog proof (nitrogen purged) and shock proof (tested up to .338 Lapua) and have a limited lifetime warranty. Some other features:
- FBMC multi-coated lens coating
- 92% light transmission (which is pretty decent considering this ~$3500 scope from Schmidt and Bender is 96%; yes I know that is not the only comparative)
- ocular focus (hopefully all scope should, right?)
- side parallax adjustment capability.
- Eye relief is 4.25″ to 3.25″
- Exit pupil is 8.3mm to 2mm
- Field of view is 16.5 to 4.3 ft
- Diopter compensation is -2 to +1.5
- 1/8 MOA turret click value
- 50 MOA windage and elevation adjustment range
- Lockable and re-zeroable turrets
For the price I would be willing to give it a try, though, again, with the “snobbery”, the low price point also makes me leery. Assuming it is a hardy scope and the etched stadia are decently fine, it may be a good deal. Do any of you readers have experience with the LUCID L5 series? Thoughts?
To learn more about the L5 Rifle Scopes and LUCID Optics, visit their website at: www.mylucidgear.com
Phil Note: I’ve had some experience with the Lucid L5 series and particularly like the 6x-24x. Lucid always surprises me with the quality of their products for the asking price. Thumbs up on this line at least for me.