Lucid Optics announced a new variable power scope that magnifies up to 18x while keeping the price tag less than $700. According to Lucid, this is the company’s first FFP scope and it spent a lot of time talking with shooters to learn what people wanted prior to development. The result is an optic it feels checks all of the “must have” boxes along with quite a few of the “want to have” options as well.
The MLX is a first focal plane rifle scope with a variable magnification range of 4.5 – 18x and an objective lens diameter of 44mm. The tube is 30mm.
These scopes carry a limited lifetime warranty. Lucid Optics states the scopes are waterproof (submersible – not just splash resistant), fog proof and shock proof.The company states the scope is nitrogen purged and has been tested safe with rifles up to and including the .338 Lapua. The tubes are made of 6063 aluminum and have a matte black finish.
The lenses are multicoated and offer a 92% light transmission. Turrets adjust for 1/10 mil per click and are lockable.
First focal plane reticles grow and shrink with the magnification setting on the scope. In theory, this keeps the reticle measurements consistent across all magnifications.
The suggested retail price of these scopes is $649.