Atibal XP6 mirage 1-6x FFP review

Mike R
by Mike R

Atibal XP6 Mirage is a 1-6x front focal plane optic with an MSRP of $415.

Initial impressions were solid

Out of the box, the finish was even and without defect. It was lightweight (18 ounces) and the magnification ring was solid with stiff, but even movement. It offers a lever on the magnification ring that is removable (and comes with three different levers for your choice). Aesthetically simple, it has its brand and model name, no flashy terms (like “tactical”) which is a big plus for me. The turrets are low profile as promised. The 4-inch eye relief is comfortable and easy to find

Prior to mounting, I started scoping birds out my back window at full magnification. I did not see much loss of clarity; it was a crisp magnification.

I mounted the XP6 on my 300blk. Out of the box it was on paper at 50 yards. I had it zeroed soon thereafter. Unfortunately, I found the adjustment clicks a bit “mushy”. I took it out to 250 yards and started hitting steel. At full magnification, the reticle is not monstrous and still very functional. After 200 rounds I brought it back to 100 yards on paper, and it held its zero. At full magnification, the reticle is crisp and clean. I wanted to test the scope and those mushy clicks. Hoping they could be mushy, but accurate, I adjusted to three MOA to the right and three up. The following twenty round group moved appropriately, but more importantly, I did the same adjustment backward. More mushy clicks. It returned right back to zero.

Although I stopped 3-gunning a while ago, I think this scope would have been a great option. I don’t think a lit reticle is needed for that type of shooting

Illumination and Reticle

The illumination has 11 levels of adjustment. At zero magnification and full illumination, the reticle (or dot at this size) is fairly well seen at daylight. I think during a summertime 3-gun match at peak brightness you might be working with a black dot. Anything less than peak brightness you will be fine. When the red dot is bleached out by the sun Atibal still has a black dot on the reticle, so either way, you will be fine.

Full magnification, 5PM sunny day. The reticle is still discernable

At full magnification, it requires less illumination for the reticle to be functional. At full illumination, it is bright and crisp

Full magnification in bright sun reticle is crisper then the camera will show. Yes dear reader that is my dog photobombing the pic)

It offers a lever on the magnification ring that is removable (and comes 4 different levers for your choice. Both black and red, and short and long).

The long red toggle fo the magnification ring

It offers a lever on the magnification ring that is removable (and comes 4 different levers for your choice. Both black and red, and short and long).

With black toggle. The buyer will probably just go with the color of the rings if you go with the Atibal rings, which i recommend)

It offers a lever on the magnification ring that is removable (and comes 4 different levers for your choice. Both black and red, and short and long).

ATI mount

Atibal was good enough to throw in their ATI mount with the XP6 Mirage. It is absolutely worth mentioning. I found it to show good workmanship and provide a solid mount to the rifle. Without giving it it’s own review, let me just say the rings are solid, and the quick release has a locking mechanism. Both runs to the range with this scope had people come up and ask about the rings, and not the scope. I would direct them to the scope, and they would go right back to the rings. Yes, the color is flashy but after examination, range peeps all talked about the rings.

Conclusion

After greater than 500 rounds, and doing drills in my house (with the mandatory upsetting of the wife), I like it. With the price range in the low $400’s, I think this is some good bang for the buck. Yes I know it is made “over there”, but dollar for dollar I think this is a solid optic. I really disliked the mushy clicks, but it kept its zero, and adjustments were a one-time deal. I know the foreign made optics have longevity in question (to some) due to some internals possibly being made with less optimal materials. Yes, I have only had this scope for a few weeks, but I feel as though their lifetime warranty makes up for all this. From what I have seen and heard, Atibal has good customer service. Any of you have experience with Atibal?

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An FFP optic, for 3-gun in the sub-$500 range that performed as well as this did, is overall a good deal. If you 3-gun and can drop $1300 on a scope, do it, but comparing it to the Atibal XP6 mirage is unfair.

Any of our readers have a chance to play with the Atibal XP6 Mirage?

Editor’s Note: Although the reviewer found the elevation turret mushy (and to clarify that was on travel between the stops; the detents were solid), and otherwise felt the product was very positive within it’s “weight class”, Atibal disagrees with the observation of the travel being mushy.

Mike R
Mike R

Mike spent his entire adult life riding an ambulance throughout the Southwest US. He found humor in long in-depth philosophical conversations with crack heads and other urban street survivalists. His highest point was being invited to instruct for some "special" medics in the military. He spent almost 10 years there. A 30 year gun enthusiast, he started down the path of reloading to keep up with his desperate need of more ammo. Reloading is like medicine, you never stop learning.He can generally be found at the local range picking the brains of the old timer, looking for brass, and banging away at gongs. He reloads everything from .32 to .45, .223 to 7 rem mag.

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  • NW NW on Aug 10, 2018

    From what I’ve heard, Atibal does in fact make decent scopes for the price. Their business ethics seem pretty abysmal, though - there’s a nice thread on /r/gundeals about it, which can be independently verified.

    • Pun&gun Pun&gun on Aug 13, 2018

      @NW Aw, man, that's ugly. When they first launched it seemed like they were trying really hard to own their space in the budget optic market and stay honest. I saw their FB account actually recommend someone get a different brand once. They must have gotten desperate. :/

  • Squirreltakular Squirreltakular on Aug 14, 2018

    I got mine at intro pricing from Rainier. It didn't come with the extra levers, but I ordered the set and put the short one on.

    It seems well built, has really clear glass, and I like the reticle design. I've used it for CQB shooting as well as taking it out to 600yd on steel. I love it. For the money (I think I paid just North of $300), it's a damn fine scope. Eventually it'll get replaced with a VCOG, Kahles, or the NF NX8, but for now I'm happy.

    The eyebox is insanely small at 6x, the reticle is nowhere near daylight bright, and I wish the reticle had wind hold marks, but outside of those relatively minor complaints, it's great.

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