Canada's C20s get Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 Ultra Short Scopes in Coyote M17 TAN

According to Schmidt & Bender GmbH, the Department of National Defence in Canada have decided to equip their new C20 semi-automatic precision rifles, made by Colt Canada, with 3-20×50 PMII Ultra Short riflescopes from the German manufacturer.

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Schmidt & Bender Secures Optics Contract for German Short Range Sniper Rifle

The German Short Range Sniper Rifle (G26) tender was cancelled and rescheduled a few months ago, but that hasn’t stopped the Federal Office responsible for the Bundeswehr equipment procurement ( BAAINBw) to place an order with the riflescope specialist Schmidt & Bender. The order was placed on December 28, 2020, and there were two companies fighting for the order.

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French Army Buys Steiner Scopes, Trijicon Reflex Sights & Spuhr Mounts for Snipers

Steiner Optics and Humbert CTTS, a French distributor, has won a large contract to supply various riflescopes to the French Armed Forces. Initially, the contract is to supply 375 pieces of Steiner M5xi 5-25×56 riflescopes with Laser Protection Filters. The intention is that these optics will fit the current French heavy sniper rifles PGM Hecate II in caliber 12.7×99 mm.

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POTD: International Specialty Training Center High Angle Sniper Course

Photo Of The Day: Today’s pictures are from Hochfilzen, Austria, and as you can see it was quite a steep walk for the snipers as well as the photographer. Above you see Belgian Special Forces sniper teams as they engage long-range targets, from an elevated shooting range as part of the High Angle Sniper Course. Below are an Italian Special Forces Sniper and International Special Training Center Sniper instructor as they climb to the shooting range.

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POTD: L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle

Nothing to do? Take a cup of coffee and enjoy the pictures and story of the United Kingdom’s L129A1 Sharpshooter Rifle. According to Wikipedia, over 3,000 units of the L129A1 had been supplied to UK forces by 2014. In the competition, the Lewis Machine and Tool Company was up against firearms like the FN Herstal SCAR-H, Heckler & Koch HK417 and the Sabre Defence XR-10.

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TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 3-12×50 PMII Scope with Spuhr QD Mount

This riflescope was my first entry into the world of Schmidt & Bender, and I bought it second hand from a friend for a fair price. The box says 3-12×50 PMII LP P4F DT 1 cm, which means that it has an illuminated P4F reticle with 1 cm clicks. What makes the 3-12×50 PMII interesting is that it’s probably one of the most proven and tested scopes ever, and is or has been used by a long list of Military or Police units around the globe. The scope is used on everything from .308 to .50 caliber weapons.

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TFB Review: Schmidt & Bender 3-2756 PMII High Power Riflescope + Aimpoint ACRO C-1

The Firearm Blog continues its mission of reviewing as many of the Schmidt & Bender PM II Riflescopes as possible. Previously we had a look at the top-seller S&B 5-25×56 PM II and the S&B 1-8×24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC, one of the few riflescopes with reticles in both planes. In this review, we’re going to take a closer look at the 3-27×56 PMII, a High Power version with an impressive 9 power magnification range. TFB’s “system” also includes a Spuhr mount and the Aimpoint ACRO C-1 red dot.

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LRH-MOA – New reticle for the Schmidt & Bender 3-21 EXOS

The new Schmidt Bender 3-21×50 EXOS riflescope is mainly aimed at customer’s looking for a great hunting riflescope.

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TFB Review: The 1-8×24 PM II ShortDot Dual CC – from Schmidt & Bender

The Firearm Blog is on a mission to review as many of the Schmidt & Bender PM II Riflescopes as we can. In case you didn’t know PM is short for Police & Military. Previously we had a look at the classic S&B 5-25×56 PM II with the LRR-Mil reticle, with a 5 power magnification range. An “oldtimer” still in young shape.

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POTD: High-Tech Setups from The International Sniper Competition

Photo Of The Day – We go back to the International Sniper Competition 2019 for a look at a lot of high-tech rifles, lasers and optics.

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Announced: Tender for the Next G26 German Sniper Riflescope
POTD: Heckler & Koch HK417 with Schmidt & Bender

Photo Of The Day – we are now on our 7th year of bringing you high-quality photographs from the world of firearms every day.

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Schmidt & Bender – New Ballistic Elevation Turret for Hunting and Competition Shooting
POTD: German Soldiers with G28 and G95K

POTD, short for Photo Of The Day, is TFB’s recurring articles where we go to great length trying to find the most interesting pictures out there. Today we take a look at two German Soldiers fully kitted with helmets, hearing protection and Night Vision Goggles. They are armed with the G28 with a Schmidt & Bender scope (left) and the G95K with an EOTech.

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Schmidt & Bender 5-45×56 PM II High Power Scope (MSR2 Reticle)

The Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II riflescope which TFB reviewed recently has been setting the benchmark for optics for almost 10 years. If you follow TFB’s article, and especially photos of Snipers, you know that the Schmidt & Bender optics are very popular among Military and Police Forces around the World. Of course, competition shooters follow where they can and afford it.

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