SHOT Show 2017, Hi-Lux Optics released their second FFP rifle scope model, the Phenom 5-30x56mm long range precision rifle scope. The Phenom offers an impressive 6x magnification with a wide zoom range, a large 56mm objective, MILS-MILS adjustment and illuminated first focal plane “Tree” reticle.
The Phenom is relatively short for a big zoom long range precision optic. According to the spec sheet, the Hi-Lux Phenom is 14.6 inch long and weights in 36 ounces. The eye relief is a constant 3.75 inch and it has a lot of internal adjustment due to the use of the bigger 34mm tube size. A total of 12 MILS of elevation and 6 MILS of windage per turn of the perspective turrets.
The illuminated “Tree” reticle of the Hi-Lux Phenom 5-30x56mm at 5x. The illuminated system is powered by a single CR2032 lithium battery. The illumination is in green color initially, but if there’s enough demand, Hi-Lux may offer the red color illumination too.
At the top 30x magnification. This shows the Phenom’s CW-3 reticle in detail. The hashmarks are spaced 0.1 Mils apart and the dots are 0.1 Mils in size. The dual smaller dots between the cross are in the finer 0.06 Mils size. As with a First Focal Plane design, the ranging and hold-over features work in all magnification zoom range.
The turrets are in MILS and those are locked with a pull-up to unlock. On the left, it has the combo parallax correction and illumination control turret that also house the battery. It has an Euro-style fast focus ring and the zooming ring has a build-in cat-tail.
The street price of the Hi-Lux Phenom 5-30x56mm will be around $850 and it should be in production in mid-2017. I’m looking forward to review it.