When it comes to drawing a bead, Steiner Optics is one of the favorites among many shooters. And the German subsidiary of Beretta continues to churn out aiming solutions to fit nearly any situation. This year has proven no different with Steiner introducing or refining a number of scopes, sights and other accessories to get shooters on target. Here’s a look at three innovative offerings from the company’s new releases. Sorry, no MSRPs were available at time of writing.
Steiner Intelligent Combat Sight (ICS)
Steiner has come out with a number of new riflescopes this year, but the most interesting might be its Intelligent Combat Sight. The unit has an integrated laser rangefinder and ballistic calculator, in addition the 6x40mm scope itself. The system provides shooters with trajectory compensation, automatically calculating point of aim based off ammunition ballistics, measured distance and angle to target. Steiner designed the calculator for the 7.62x51mm round, but it can be adjusted to work with 5.56 NATO, 300 Blackout and .300 Winchester Magnum cartridges. The ICS runs off one CR123A battery and has a Picatinny rail on top for mounting a backup iron sight.
Steiner Micro Reflex Sight
Steiner doesn’t look like it’s adding much with its new MRS, except faster target acquisition. That’s because the 1x holographic sight weighs in at less than 3 ounces – officially 70 grams. The sight has a 3 MOA red dot that can be set for automatic illumination control or manually adjusted through three brightness levels. It is fully adjustable for windage and elevation and mounts to any Picatinny rail. The until delivers 550 hours of operation off one CR1632 battery and is submersible to 10 meters.
Steiner eOptics SBAL-PL
The SBAL-PL shoots to make the most of rail space, combining an adjustable laser sight and flashlight into one package. The device has a green laser-aiming module situated above a 500-lumen flashlight in rugged 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum case with a hardcoat anodized finish. The waterproof module offers shooters the ability to utilize the laser and flashlight functions independently or in conjunction. These functions are controlled by an ambidextrous switch and are run off a CR123 battery that can be changed without removing the device from its mount. The unit is designed for use on mid- to full-sized pistols or a rifle, and adds 4 ounces to a firearm.