M5Xi Military 5-25x56

M5Xi Military 5-25x56 Riflescope

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The German-made M5Xi series features world-class engineering and optical systems, built to strict military specs and precisely crafted for victory – on the battlefield, or in competition. The 5-25x is the ultimate sniper scope for long-range platforms and large calibers. High power and equivalent elevation travel extend your range beyond 1,500 meters, with outstanding visibility even in lowest light.

Long range scope with 34mm tube, true 25x magnification, etched glass G2B mil-dot reticle, patented DuoScale elevation with second-rotation scale that’s hidden when inactive

  • Magnification 5x-25x
  • Tube Diameter 34mm
  • Length 16.6
  • Battery CR2450
  • Item no. 5525 (G2B)
  • Item no. 5550 (MSR)
  • Item no. 8704 (Horus H59)
MSRP: 
$3599.99 | $4299.99

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Product Features: 

One-Piece Oversized 34mm Tube

increases strength and reliability and provides greater elevation and windage adjustments for longer ranges.

 

Broadband Anti-Reflection Coatings

for 94% + light transmission to ensure optimal performance in low light.

 

Optimized Exterior Design

with larger, positive grip elevation, windage, parallax and illumination knobs and nonslip diopter and magnification adjustment.

 

Illuminated Reticle

with seven night and four day levels with two "OFF" positions at each end, and quick standby levels between each for fast return setting.

 

Optimized Tube and Knob Configuration

for more mounting options and optimum performance with different rifles and added equipment.

 

Precise Windage/Elevation Adjustment

is easy and accurate for repeated accuracy, with tactile click-by-click feedback you can hear and feel.

 

Waterproof/Fogproof

durable construction you can trust to stand up to any cold or wet condition. Waterproof to depths of 33 feet.

 

Shockproof

and rugged enough to withstand impact testing to 900 Gs on all optical and electronic components.

SPECIFICATIONS

Item No.MagnificationReticleObjective LensFocal PlaneTube DiameterSpecial Feature
55255-25xG2B Mil-Dot 56 mm1st34 mmAdjustment Knobs 100% SealedBUY NOW
Focal Plane1st
Tube Diameter34 mm
Special FeatureAdjustment Knobs 100% Sealed
Objective Lens56 mm
Field of View at 100 yds23.6 - 4.6
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil9.8 - 2.2 mm
Length16.6 in.
Weight36.3 oz.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to - 3
Elevation Adjustment KnobDuoScale™ / Resettable Zero
Illumination ControlRotary Digital Control with Intermediate Stops
Wind/Elevation Click Value1 cm (0.1 mrad)
Elevation Range at 100 m.260 cm (26 mils)
Wind Range at 100 m.60 cm (6 mils)
Parallax/FocusSide Focus
Parallax/Focus Range164 ft. to Infinity
Nitrogen FilledYes
Operating Temperature Range-13° F to +145° F
Lens CapYes
Waterproof/FogproofSubmersible to 33 ft.
BatteryCR 2450
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
55505-25xMSR56 mm1st34 mmAdjustment Knobs 100% SealedBUY NOW
Focal Plane1st
Tube Diameter34 mm
Special FeatureAdjustment Knobs 100% Sealed
Objective Lens56 mm
Field of View at 100 yds23.6 - 4.6
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil9.8 - 2.2 mm
Length16.6 in.
Weight36.3 oz.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to - 3
Elevation Adjustment KnobDuoScale™ / Resettable Zero
Illumination ControlRotary Digital Control with Intermediate Stops
Wind/Elevation Click Value1 cm (0.1 mrad)
Elevation Range at 100 m.260 cm (26 mils)
Wind Range at 100 m.60 cm (6 mils)
Parallax/FocusSide Focus
Parallax/Focus Range164 ft. to Infinity
Nitrogen FilledYes
Operating Temperature Range-13° F to +145° F
Lens CapYes
Waterproof/FogproofSubmersible to 33 ft.
BatteryCR 2450
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
87045-25xHorus H5956 mm1st34 mmAdjustment Knobs 100% SealedBUY NOW
Focal Plane1st
Tube Diameter34 mm
Special FeatureAdjustment Knobs 100% Sealed
Objective Lens56 mm
Field of View at 100 yds23.6 - 4.6
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil9.8 - 2.2 mm
Length16.6 in.
Weight36.3 oz.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to -3
Elevation Adjustment KnobDuoScale™ / Resettable Zero
Illumination ControlRotary Digital Control with Intermediate Stops
Wind/Elevation Click Value1 cm (0.1 mrad)
Elevation Range at 100 m.260 cm (26 mils)
Wind Range at 100 m.60 cm (6 mils)
Parallax/FocusSide Focus
Parallax/Focus Range164 ft. to infinity
Nitrogen FilledYes
Operating Temperature Range-13° F to +145° F
Lens CapYes
Waterproof/FogproofYes
BatteryCR 2450
Special FeaturesAdjustment Knobs 100% Sealed
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty

M5Xi Military 5-25x56 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing German glass! Excellent craftsmanship! I purchase my 5-25x56 MSR scope 2 years ago for my M21 Tactical rifle. The glass is simply amazing and the clarity of the optics is simply phenomenal. With so many features of a 34mm main tube, 56mm main objective, excellent eye relief, 1/10 mil adjustments, First Focal Plain, the MSR reticle is top notch. Low light performance surpass my expectations. The Illuminator is co-located on the parallax adjustment knob so there is no unsightly 4th knob which in my opinion gives the scope a more streamlined look. The whole thing is set up in the most user friendly manner and its intuitive on how to use. Seriously nothing negative to mention. I would say their customer service representatives are knowledgable, professional, and attentive to my questions and concerns. I am sold on the company and their products as a faithful customer.
Date published: 2015-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did my research for months because this was going to be a huge investment for me. It paid off. I have one of the finest top scopes in the world. Take the plunge and step up and you will not be able to fault this scope or regret this purchase. From 50yrd to a 1000yrd is your riffle up to the challenge?
Date published: 2014-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great scope Recently purchased a t5xi and I have a few impressions. Mounting the scope normally requires leveling the rifle then the scope with bubbel level on the turret. The reticle was extreamly canted, not sure if that is by design. I leveled the reticle using leveled lines at a distance and a machinest level on the reciver. Kind of a disappointment was the light. The lack of an affirmative click alows the light to flicker kind of on kind of off. The scope is very capable and solid very solid and the glass is clear and is a joy to look through. The reticle is a great design and the light looks excellent.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tracks perfectly Summary: I tested 3 brand new Steiner T5Xi scopes, two of the 5-25's and one 3-15's. I tested for tracking accuracy, reticle alignment, and return to zero. With two very minor exceptions that will be detailed below, all three scopes performed perfectly. Introduction: I've been testing scopes for years now, ever since I got a bad one from another manufacturer. Over that time I've developed the jigs, test targets, and procedures to yield accurate testing. I decided to convert three rifles over to Steiner's new line so I could have the same reticle across the board. I had available to test a 3-15 I bought for an AR a few weeks ago, a 5-25 I bought for my bolt gun a few days ago, and a second 5-25 that a local shooter just purchased for a new rifle. The 3-15 had a couple hundred rounds on it. My 5-25 had been mounted and 25 rounds were fired. The second 5-25 was new in the box. Test Setup: I created a test target using my CNC Router. I set it up 50 yards from the test position, so each line represents 2 milrads at that distance. The test target is hung plumb. Plumb was checked with a Stabila carpenters level, and I turned the level in all four orientations to confirm that the level itself is accurate. The scope test jig is a section of picatinny rail mounted to an adjustable base. The first step in the procedure it to level the rail in both directions. I used a machinery level to accomplish this, and again turned the level in both orientations to rule out any error in the level itself. After mounting the scope to the jig I adjusted it for parallax. This posed a problem for both 5-25's as the minimum distance on the dial is 50 meters and I was testing at 50 yards. At the 50m setting, parallax appeared to be close, but not perfect. This forced me to be very careful about eye position during the tracking testing and is a potential source of error in the results. I loosened the rings and adjusted the scope so it was perfectly plumb. I did this by checking the travel of the erector. Once I had it so the reticle traveled directly up and down the line on the test target, I tightened the rings. That completes the test set up. Procedure: The first step of my procedure was to see if the reticle was plumb, or parallel to the erector travel. I did this by simply observing any deviation of the reticle from the test target. It was relatively easy to estimate the rise and the run of the angle using the reticle itself and then calculate the angle using simple trig. The second step was to check the reticle to see if it was accurate. Again, I completed this test by simply observing if the retilce matched up to the lines on the test target. The third step was to test tracking. I did this by looking through the scope and turning the dial until the reticle had moved down the target 2 milrads. I then looked at the dial to see how many milrads it indicated. I recorded the data every 2 mils until I ran out of travel or test target. I repeated this test 3 times on each scope, checking every two milrads. I checked both on the way up and the way down. At the end of each cycle, I confirmed that the scope returned to zero. Results: My personal 5-25 was tested first. I found my reticle to be canted about 0.6°. The reticle accuracy was perfect. Tracking was exactly on. Every time I looked up at the dial, I had moved it exactly 2 milrads. Because this scope had already been mounted and zeroed, I only had 16 milrads of travel so that's as far as I tested it. My friend's 5-25 was next. His reticle indicated that it was canted about half as much as mine. That's within the margin of error for my test set up, so I'm willing to call it perfect. When checked for tracking, it looked like it was 1/2 click off across the entire range. At 2 milrads indicated on the dial, the reticle was just short of the line. At 2.1 milrads indicated, it was just past the line. The "error" did not increase with increasing travel leading me to believe that it's something I was doing. I checked the initial position a number of times and it appeared to be right on the line, but the aforementioned parallax problem may be to blame. The apparent error was right on the border of what I think this test set-up is capable of detecting, so I'd be willing to call it perfect. To be perfectly clear, even at 18 milrads indicated, the apparent error was only 1/2 click or 0.05milrad. My personal 3-15 was last. The reticle was canted about 0.5°. Reticle accuracy was perfect as was tracking. It's interesting to note that this scope focuses down to 25 meters, so I was able to set paralax perfectly. This made a surprisingly noticeable difference in how easy it was to check tracking. I'm not convinced that the error I thought I detected on the second 5-25 was not just parallax error showing up in my measurements. Conclusions: The three examples that I tested are close to perfect. The only possible problems I saw were two reticles that were off by 1/2° and a possible tracking error that was more likely test error. In the event that it was real, it's also irrelevant. An error of 0.05 milrad in elevation across the entire travel is nothing that would concern me in the slightest. I own two of the scopes tested and have need of a third for my .22 trainer. I will not hesitate to buy my third.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner T5XI ( Not M5) I purchased the Steiner T5xi, not the M5. The T5Xi is the simply the best scope for the price on the market right now. No other scope on the market can match the features found on this scope at the current market price. Features such as: a 34mm tube, 5-25 magnification range, and a front focal plane have previously only been featured in the $2500+ scope market. To bring this along with a new SCR reticle and built in tenebraex adapters pushes this scope past its $3000 competitors.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best value in high end scopes Having owned the previous generation of this scope I knew that this would be a great scope. The scope offers a glass quality that is on par with other scopes that are 2 times the price. The compact design and lightweight are highly desirable for both hunters and competitors alike. This scope is the best value on the market if you are looking for a high end tactical scope.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner M5Xi 5-25x56mm Coyote Brown Lol, don't ask me for a range report because this scope is wayyyyyyyyy beyond me. All I know is the glass is crystal clear, I'm betting it will track fine. Generational lifetime guarantee from Steiner gives me total peace of mind. This means that if Steiner is still around, my great grand kids will be covered. One thing that was surprising for me was the packaging for the T5Xi (US-made model) was actually far nicer than the M5Xi. There was custom cut foam that the T5Xi and all the extra bits fit perfectly into, the box was substantially larger even though the scopes are virtually the same size. Plus the T5Xi came with Tenabraex lens caps, sunshade and throw lever which the M5Xi does not include (includes lens caps, just not Tenebraex). Not a deal breaker by any means. When I opened the box up for the M5Xi, it felt like it meant business. The box for the T5Xi felt like it was marketed for the consumer, the M5Xi box said “I work for the military and I’m awesome enough not to need fancy packaging”
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First High-end Scope I was hesitant to buy a high priced scope when I could have gone with a sub 1000 dollar one but when it came down to the mission objective, learning to shoot long range and use turrets and hold overs properly, it was a clear choice as to what scope I needed to use. sure there are other similar products to the T5Xi 5-25x56 but ultimately Steiner offered more bang for the buck. The never lost turrets are a huge bonus. The only con about that is that when you need to lower your elevation you only get 3 clicks. a reverse mechanism would be neat to have so you can freely move up or down as necessary. though I know most shots are going to be at near level ground. I like that the reticle are in the first focal plane, allowing for the eye to easily adjust to see the reticle. The box the scope and accessories came in was very well thought through. Nice thick foam encasing the scope. The sun shield is very well constructed and screws on precisely with ease. The Tenebreax lens covers and switchview throw leaver being tossed into the bundle is a very nice bonus. Use the scope on the first day was about as simple as it comes. The turrets felt very nice and smooth. The glass felt near invisible and the magnification produced a very stable image. The scope is mounted on a Rem. 700 .338 Lapua. An older model rifle with a custom barrel. My primary objective is to hit a target at 1000 yards.
Date published: 2015-07-24
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When I turn the elevation turret it stops at 24 mils , it won't go the full way to 26

Asked by: Jordie

Devor, a sister company to Optic Plantet is selling the M5xi 5-25x56 with a mpn (item#) 8704-T3. It`s shown to be a Horus retical. On your site you list a H-59 for Horus. What is this?

Asked by: Topdog69

Can I get the 5-25-56 with the h59 family a through D?

Asked by: Roberts
Only the standard H59 reticle is available.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-12-07

This reticle design is also called first focal plane or FFP ?

Asked by: adam1972
The reticle of this scope *is* in the First focal plane (FFP)
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-03

Is the Steiner m5 xi military 5-25x56 first focal plane or 2nd

Asked by: Plummy
All M5Xi's are 1st focal plane, except the 1-5x models, which are 2nd.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-09-09

I tried to set my scope turrets but now my scope don't go beyond 17 mills. How I can reset my scope elevation turret. I have Steiner 5-25x56 military. 

Asked by: Kamran
Typically this happens when there is not enough cant in the scope mount. The scope's elevation adjustment can be reset using the set screws int he elevation knob, but if there isn't additional adjustment available, a mount or base with more cant towards the barrel may be required.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-07-15

what type of glass is used in scopes/manufacturer 

Asked by: devildog
Steiner optical products use the highest quality Crown and Flint glass for achromatic lenses, and other high-quality materials such as Fluorite for apochromatic applications.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-06-08

how en where kan I change the batery of the scoop?

Asked by: Henk
The battery is located in the left side turret. Turn the outermost cap anticlockwise to remove the battery cap and change the battery.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-04-07
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