GS3 2-10x42

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  • Steiner Plex S1 Reticle




The new Steiner GS3 “game sensing” scope utilizes exclusive CAT (color adjusted transmission) lens coatings to amplify contrast in the peak human vision sensitivity range. The optimized contrast effectively separates game from leafy or shadow-dappled backgrounds, exposing your target to a clean, accurate shot. And the GS3 5x zoom range lets hunters from eastern whitetail country to western big game ranges pair their new scope with their favorite centerfire, rimfire or muzzleloader rifle. And or course, Steiner’s bedrock reliability will always deliver unfailing performance, whatever firearm or target you prefer.

Offers a wide field of view making it easier to find your target

  • Magnification 2x-10x
  • Tube Diameter 30mm
  • Length 13.5
  • Weight 18 oz
  • Item no. 5004 - S-1 Reticle
  • Item no. 5009 - 4A Reticle

MSRP: 
$919.99

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Product Features: 

New 5x Zoom Range

provides sharp resolution at long distances for more accurate shooting for wide open areas.

 

CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission

amplifies contrast in the peak human vision sensitivity range, to spot game in any environment.

 

Steiner Plex S1 Reticle

help determine holdover for distance and cascading dots/lines compensate for wind.

 

Steiner 4A Reticle

provides a simple, uncluttered aiming tool

 

Short Mounting Length

of just 5.4 inches for mounting on short actions, muzzleloaders or lightweight mountain rifles.

 

Rugged 30mm Tube

milled from solid aluminum stock so there are no welds or seams, for greater strength and durability.

 

Waterproof/Fogproof

durable construction you can trust to stand up to any cold or wet condition.

SPECIFICATIONS

Item No.MagnificationReticleObjective LensFocal PlaneTube DiameterSpecial Feature
50042-10xSteiner Plex S142 mm2nd30 mmCAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission CoatingsBUY NOW
Focal Plane2nd
Tube Diameter30 mm
Special FeatureCAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission Coatings
Objective Lens42 mm
Field of View at 100 yds52.0 - 10.5
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil12.0 - 4.2 mm
Length13.5 in.
Weight18 oz.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to -3
Elevation Adjustment KnobResettable Zero
Wind/Elevation Click Value1/4 MOA
Elevation Range at 100 m.70 MOA
Wind Range at 100 m.70 MOA
Parallax/FocusFixed
Parallax/Focus Range328 ft.
Nitrogen FilledYes
Waterproof/FogproofYes
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
50092-10xSteiner 4A42 mm2nd30 mmCAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission CoatingsBUY NOW
Focal Plane2nd
Tube Diameter30 mm
Special FeatureCAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission Coatings
Objective Lens42 mm
Field of View at 100 yds52.0 - 10.5
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil12.0 - 4.2 mm
Length13.5 in.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to -3
Elevation Adjustment KnobResettable Zero
Wind/Elevation Click Value1/4 MOA
Elevation Range at 100 m.70 MOA
Wind Range at 100 m.70 MOA
Parallax/FocusFixed
Parallax/Focus Range328 ft
Nitrogen FilledYes
Waterproof/FogproofYes
Special FeaturesCAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission Coatings
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty

GS3 2-10x42 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Built like a tank. Just bought the scope, very happy. The glass is 1st class and extemely clear, along the same quality of other similar priced euro scopes. What really stands out is the build quality, this thing is built like a tank and finished beautifully. I could have bought other more expensive scopes, but I felt like the Steiner could stand the harsh conditions of the sw pacific. Ballistic plex was a great idea, simple to adopt and innovative. I would bet that this will be copied by other manufacturers. The only thing that rattled my cage was the fact that no scope cover was included considering the cost.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this scope when they first came out. I can't say enough good about it. It's a very robust scope. Only wish it were available in a little higher magnification. Such as 3/12. Love the 42mm objective on my hunting rifles.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Scope I cannot even begin to explain the quality of my Steiner riflescope. I’ve owned low end scopes from day one, e.g. Tasco and Bushnell. Recently, took the advice from a friend and started purchasing better quality scopes. My first attempt was a Nikon, I returned it after I noticed the plastic turret covers were stripping. Since, I bought two are Burris Fullfield E1. This Steiner is the next jump up, great optics and hardware! During my first outing, I compared it to a friend’s Leupold VX-2 Gold series, a night and day difference. Instead of saying your VX is a poor attempt at optics, I stated try shooting my rifle. I hope that it swayed him. He’s a great rifle and average scope.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Perfect range of magnification, 2.5-10, for my purposes. Forgiving eye relief for fast acquisition with brilliant full field clarity. The S1 reticle is straight forward and useful. I really appreciated the included reticle application chart for the various calibers. Everything I needed with nothing I didn't need. Perfect.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, very clear Great low light level scope, very clear, crisp, and good looking matte finish.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner=Optical Excellence I purchased the 2-10x42 S-1 a few weeks ago for a LR-308 I'm building. I call it the "Hog Hammer". I'm so impressed with the optical clarity of this scope, I can not wait to get it out on a hunt. I used a set of Weaver extra high tactical rings and they worked perfect.I have used a set of 8x30 military marine binnos for close to 20 years and would not go out without them...I have no dopt the GS3 will perform just as flawless.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent glass! I own a couple of these Steiner scopes. They are as good as it gets for target shooting and deer hunting. Optics are very bright and clear. They are very solid and there's no change of zero under heavy use even on my 375 h&h. Like them so much I'm ordering the 3rd one for my new 7mm rem mag custom rifle. These scopes as well as everything Steiner builds are top notch. Try one and I'm sure you will agree.
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great scope. Super clear optics. The Steiner GS3 2-10x42 is a fantastic scope, especially for the price. It compares to my buddy's Swarovski, Kahles, and Leica scopes, but is less than half the price. It is even better than my Leupold VX-6 (2-12x42), as the glass is clearer with better light transmission. I really like the 2-10 magnification range on my Browning BAR .308. I hunt deer and hogs in both thick timber and open country, so this scope is perfect for this rifle. I got the 4A reticle, not the S-1. The S-1 reticle is not really practical for us .30 caliber shooters, as the hash marks are based on .22-250 ballistics. I paid more for the 4A reticle version, but it was worth it for the type of shooting I do. It is physically a big scope, but I think that contributes to its quality and function. It weighs comparable to similar scope in that class, too. The 30mm tube is nice as well. I would highly recommend this scope or any of the GS3 models. It's really an incredible scope for the price.
Date published: 2016-02-24
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what are the actual subtensions of the stadia in the S1 reticle (in moa or mil)?

Asked by: Mack
1.6, 4.3, 7.2, 10.5 MOA ^This is per a Burris tech support guy.
Answered by: Mack
Date published: 2016-05-11

I bought the steiner 2 _10 riflescope and would like to order rings ( as short as possible) to mount this to a picatany rail. What ring height do I need? 

Asked by: stone
You will need medium rings.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-08-06

I purchased the 2-10x42 gs3 scope. It is a very nice scope. In low to medium light it works great. However, this morning I was target shooting towards the sun. It was like it was taking in to much light, the cross hairs would like gold out. sun shade? adj

Asked by: clyde
Yes, i could recommend a sunshade, however we do not manufacture one.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-24

Just picked up a GS3 in 2.5 X 10. It seems to be kind of rough when your turn the power magnification ring. Especially around the 4X, 5X mark. Is this normal?

Asked by: dedeye
Please contact technical services for assistance with your magnification ring. 888-228-7747
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-07-02

Does Steiner offer lifetime warranty on their hunting scopes?

Asked by: MaceloMtz

Looking to mount this on a Daniel Defense DD5V1, what is the recommended height for rings?

Asked by: Darwin1200
1.5"
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-02-08

Sir can i put this scope on a 30.06 winchester 70xtr

Asked by: Sukhhunt
The scope can be mounted on any type of rifle with the proper mount and rings.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-12-25

What caliber will be best suited to the S1 reticle?

Asked by: nemo
Any caliber can be adapted to the S1 reticle, our technical support team would be glad to run your cartridge ballistic through our calculator.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-09-07
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