Schmidt and Bender 10-60x: Made for the Extreme Long Range ELR Shooter

The Schmidt and Bender 10-60x56 FFP Scope was designed for Competition Shooters that push out further than most. You read that right, 60 power magnification. It has been tested by ELR shooters and F Class shooters. With more magnification the optic still has a generous eye box and now comes with improved MTI turret adjustments.

Before SHOT Show 2023 the internet was a ablaze mentioning a 10-60x scope. Most actually thought it was a joke. Turns out, it’s not. It also comes from one of the top Optic manufactures out there, Schmidt and Bender.

Schmidt and Bender gives us a First Focal Plane (FFP) 10-60×56 Mil-Radian scope. This was built with the long range competition shooter in mind such as Extreme Long Range, F-Class, and bench rest. When talking to Schmidt about what pushed them to create a scope with a 60x magnification range they immediately said ELR. It has now since been used by professional ELR shooters on the range during competitions.

Schhmidts new 10-60x scope features turrets with MTC. Meaning, More Tactile Clicks. This feature enables the turret to have a more profound click every 10 clicks. Due to each click being .1 mils, this more profound click will tell you that you went an entire mil up. Which can easily be a miss for the shooter if they aren’t aware that they moved the turret that much.

ELR is a match in which shooters can be pushing about to 2 miles. Even at that distance, ELR shooters are still using the standard precision rifle scopes that can get 20-30x magnification. Imagine now added 30x to that and what you will be able to see.

Now with all of that magnification, how’s the eye box at full power?

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.-Schmidt and Bender

The Scope and Specs

Features

  • ILLUMINATION PARALLAX INTEGRATED
  • NEW M1FL RETICLE (FFP)
  • MTC = More Tactile Clicks. MTC features a more pronounced click at every tenth click

Specs

  • Length (mm/in): 442/17.40
  • Main tube diameter (mm/in): 34/1.34
  • Weight (g/oz): 980–995/34.57–35.10
  • Magnification: 10–60
  • Objective diameter (mm)/(in): 56/2.20
  • Field-of-view (m/100 m)/(ft/100 yd): 4.4–0.8/13.3–2.3*
  • Internal travel elevation: 25 MRAD
  • Internal travel windage: 15,5 MRAD
  • Illumination: 11 settings
  • Battery type: CR2032
A new feature is the LTI feature, meaning illumination parallax integrated (this is German to English so give them a break). This two part adjustment knob allows for 11 illum settings on the outside knob, and 20-infinity precise parallax adjustments on the inner knob.

Other Optical Data

  • Field-of-view (°): 2.5–0.4**
  • Exit pupil diameter (mm/in): 5.6–1.0/0.22–0.04
  • Eyerelief distance (mm)/(in): 90/3.54
  • Twilight factor: 23.7–58.0
  • Transmission (%): > 90
  • Focal Plane: 1
  • Diopter adjustment (dpt): –3 to +2
  • Parallax adjustment (m/yd): 20 to ∞/21.87 to ∞

The Reticle

The new M1FL FFP reticle is based on Schmidts previous LRR-MIL reticle. The center free-floated dot can be illuminated with 11 different settings.

To Purchase

While it is being listed on EuroOptic for $5,940. EuroOptic is showing that the product is not yet available.

The best bet is to subscribe to their newsletter to see when the product is going to be going on sale with their dealers.

Minute of Angle Coming Soon

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.
-Schmidt and Bender

Steph is a Federal Weapons Gunsmith with 8 years of previous experience within the US Army Ordnance Corps (91F). She has taken multiple armorer and weapons proficiency classes to include FN, Knights Armament, and Small Arms Weapons Expert course. She also writes for American Gunsmith, AR Build Junkie, and is active in Precision Rifle sports around the nation.