New King For Extreme Long Range? Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 Riflescope

Eric B
by Eric B
The new Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 Riflescope.

Interested in Bench Rest, F-Class, Long Range or Extreme Long Range? You found the right article, as the new Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 riflescope is specially developed for competition shooting, and to cover those disciplines. The 10-60×56 uses a 6x zoom optics design, and the 56 mm objective lens diameter has a light transmission of over 90 % to provide a clear, bright and high-contrast image even at extreme magnifications.

Schmidt & Bender Riflescopes @ TFB:

The new MRAD-based M1FL competition reticle is in the first focal plane (FFP). The abbreviation M1FL stands for: “M1” (=Match 1), meaning the latest generation of competition/shooting sports reticles. Like before, “F” (=Fine) stands for the fine line pattern and “L” (=Light/Illuminated) for the illumination of the reticle.

Schmidt & Bender 10-60×56 – Maximum magnification newly defined

The new riflescope for all who value maximum precision and accuracy. Whether Bench Rest, F-Class, Long Range or Extreme Long Range, the new 10-60×56 is especially developed for competition shooting.
The 10-60×56 is the latest development of our 6x zoom optics designs and impresses with powerful features: The large field of view, together with the generous exit pupil, allows comfortable target acquisition and sets a new benchmark. The 56 mm objective lens diameter with a light transmission of over 90 % provides a clear, bright and high contrast image even at extreme magnification. The “LPI” enables the use of 11 step illumination and the 20 m to infinity parallax adjustment with one simple handgrip. The riflescope is equipped with a new mrad-based M1FL competition reticle in first focal plane.
With a main tube diameter of 34 mm, the 10-60×56 achieves an elevation adjustment range of over 23 mrad. Click values of 0.1 mrad are possible with the Double Turn II+ elevation turret and 0.05 mrad with the Multi Turn II.
Thanks to the use of high-performance aluminum and the special design, this product also ensures the usual Schmidt & Bender stability and allows the riflescope to be used from –40 °C to +61 °C. Despite the solid construction and its superior optical quality, the weight of the 10-60×56 is less than 1000 g.
MOA shooters take note: Soon, the 10-60×56 will be offered with a second focal plane MOA-based reticle and corresponding turret configurations with click values of ¼ or ⅛ MOA. So stay tuned.
LPI (Leucht-Parallaxe Integriert = Illumination Parallax integrated)
The new 10-60×56 features the new “LPI” function – “LPI” means „Illumination Parallax Integrated“. This new and very easily operable illumination control is integrated into the parallax adjustment and allows a better mounting solution. It also enables a better left handed use.
Although being very compact the illumination and the parallax adjustment show the familiar features: on the outer side the smaller and easy to operate illumination knob has 11 functional steps with “off” positions between each step. This allows more contrast on dark targets.
The bigger knob which is next to the tube operates the very precise side focus/parallax adjustment. It begins at close distances at 20 m and goes up to infinity.
Both knobs are clearly distinguished by size and rippling while the engravings of each turret can be read or adjusted while in shooting position – also with gloves.
M1FL reticle
The M1FL is the latest development for shooting sports based on our well-known LRR-MIL reticle. Our goal was to design a fine mrad reticle in first focal plane, optimized for highest precision disciplines as well as for extreme long range shooting.

New M1FL reticle. A fine MRAD reticle in first focal plane, optimized for highest precision disciplines as well as for extreme long range shooting.

The new 10-60×56 is available now, and the MSRP in Germany is €4,830. TFB has asked S&B to review one, probably for a high-end MDT chassis and a Bergara rimfire rifle. Or do you have other ideas on where TFB should use this riflescope? Let us know in the comments below.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • BeoBear BeoBear on Feb 12, 2024

    I only came to see the super high price and left fulfilled. Sad but fulfilled.

  • Mehul Kamdar Mehul Kamdar on Feb 13, 2024

    On a PGM Hecate, please! I know that PGM CEO Francois Brion is one of the biggest advocates for Schmidt und Bender products and he would be most happy to see these superb scopes tested on his brilliant rifles.