T5Xi 5-25X56

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The T5Xi Series brings unmatched clarity, accuracy and self-assurance to any situation, from combat to competition. Precise German engineering, rugged U.S. construction, slick Never-Lost™ turrets, and new SCR™ reticle gives you the victor's edge in long-range shooting.

Long-range scope with 34mm tube, illuminated etched glass featuring the new Special Competition Reticle (SCR™) and Second Rotation Indicator that shows each mll of elevation through the indication window on the elevation turret. Front focal plane.

  • Magnification 5x-25x
  • Tube Diameter 34 mm
  • Length 16.6"
  • Battery CR 2450
  • Item No. 5122


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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.


Special Competition Reticle (SCR™)

designed by Steiner for precision competition use. Located on the first focal plane, it offers an extended illumination area, 2/10-mil windage and 1/2-mil holdover lines. 1/10-mil ranging brackets allow for precise distance ranging.


Tapered, All Metal Magnification Ring

is angled so the shooter can see his magnification setting while positioned directly behind the scope.


Large, Easy-to-Grip Windage/Elevation/Parallax/Illumination Knobs

for positive, non-slip adjustment of the diopter, reticle and parallax settings.


Low Profile Turrets

parallax adjustment and illumination controls are less likely to hang up or snag during movement.


Second Rotation Indicator

a Steiner exclusive that shows each mil or elevation through the indicator window on the elevation turret. After the first 120 clicks, the mil numbers on the scale change automatically preventing the shooter from getting lost on the dial.


Locking Dioptor

that prevents accidental rotation of the diopter.



durable construction that canstand up to any cold or wet condition, waterproof to depths of 33 feet and impact tested on all optical and electronic components.


Consistent Eye Relief

and a generous eye box throughout the magnification range eliminates the need to reposition your eye when changing magnification.


Throw Lever / Lens Covers

that allow quick, easy magnification changes and Tenebraex covers protect the lenses from dust and moisture.


Item No.MagnificationReticleObjective LensFocal PlaneTube DiameterSpecial Feature
51225-25xSCR™56 mm1st34 mmResettable turrets, 2nd rotation indicator, locking diopterBUY NOW
Focal Plane1st
Tube Diameter34 mm
Special FeatureResettable turrets, 2nd rotation indicator, locking diopter
Objective Lens56 mm
Field of View at 100 yds21.5 - 4.3
Eye Relief3.5 - 4.3 in.
Exit Pupil11.2 - 2.3 mm
Length16.6 in.
Weight33 oz.
Diopter Adjustment Range+2 to -3
Elevation Adjustment KnobResettable Zero
Illumination ControlIlluminated Reticle with 4-day/7-night levels
Wind/Elevation Click Value1 cm (0.1 mrad)
Elevation Range at 100 m.260 cm (26 mils)
Wind Range at 100 m.150 cm (15 mils)
Parallax/FocusSide Focus
Parallax/Focus Range50 yd. to Infinity
Nitrogen FilledYes
Operating Temperature Range-13° F to +145° F
Lens CapYes
Waterproof/FogproofSubmersible to 33 ft.
BatteryCR 2450
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty

T5Xi 5-25X56 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 425.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME OPTIC This is my second T5Xi 5-25x56, purchased the first one and just love the sharpness of image, it is outstanding and super clear. I have been using Nightforce, Leupold, Zeiss and recently played with my friend's T5Xi and just loving it, so place the order for the first one to go on my Savage 10TR bolt action and could not stop myself to buy another one to put it on my long range shooting AR. The target turrets are very low profile and user friendly, the reticle is some fine and easy to read. Overall, i am very please with the quality of the scope, will definitely spend some time on the range and see how well this scope can do.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing optics I drove 9 hours just to take a peek. I had been in the market for some time for a scope that I can shoot ELR and also hunt in the harsh deserts and mountains of New Mexico. I had been in the market for a scope that I can use for both purposes. I am not made of money and wanted a one and done scope that I can use for many years to come. The optics and reticle were far superior to my fathers night force and razor HD. The price point was also better than I expected. All of the reviews I had read were right. Steiner is an amazing company with a warranty as good as the other companies well above what I paid. American made and top notch service.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Value, Excellent Rifke Scope I have been waiting for the release of the T5Xi for quite sometime. Having had the opportunity to use the M series scopes on friends rifles previously let me know that this new version would be worth the wait. I am replacing my Bushnell HDMR G2 on my long range precision rifle. The Bushnell has served me well, but the T5Xi offers additional features at a price point only slightly higher. It also offers superior optical quality only matched by the other "German" players at a fraction of the cost. The ease of use of the zero stop system is awesome. The tactile clicks of the turrets, illumination, and solid construction is found on scopes costing several thousands of dollars more.
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesom long range scope I was one of the first in the USA to obtain this great scope. I mounted it in seekins rings on my brand new RBros custom built 338 lapua magnum rifle. This scope has all the features offered by much higher S&B scopes at a substantially reduced price. I think there is no better scope for ELR shooting/hunting for my application out there. The clarity of the glass and repeatability of the turrets has proven to be spot on, exactly what I expected from Steiner. The new SCR reticle suits my applications perfectly. I am very satisfied with this purchase and recommend it to others without question. Believe me, you will not be disappointed in this high end optic!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost everything you want with amazing price In short, I really love this scope. Rugged build, fairly light, using German glass, designed and assembled in US. Turrets are amazing, clicks are positive and audible. Image is sharp, with generous eye relief and no tunneling at low power set. The new reticle SCR is a great design from Steiner, so easy to use and will not interfere the view at lower mag power set. Only thing I find that gave me a little trouble is the bottom of the scope turret is not leveled with reticle, so when I use the Spuhr mount I can't level the scope with the wedge provided. Other than that everything works perfect for me.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed right out of the box I bought this product primarily to begin long-range precision shooting. My prior experience is in shorter ranges 1-300 yds. I have a few zeiss scopes, but nothing with this amount of magnification. Image quality is extremely crisp and sharp throughout the magnification range. Light gathering is incredible (as would be expected from a Steiner product). Build quality and finish are very good, and indicative of typical german engineering. I cannot wait to put some rounds downrange, and begin testing the limits of my shooting ability.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Midrange I have been looking to buy a long range rifle scope for two years. I was able to zero my rifle at 25 meters at the range. The only problem that I had was the parallax starts at 50 meters, so the target was a little fuzzy. When I got to 100 meters and adjusted the parallax the target was sharp and clear. The turrets have positive clicks and I love that elevation numbers change as you get past one revolution. I took the scope to a midrange match at Camp Blanding, Florida. By using the come ups from my range card was in the X ring at 600 on the first shot.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unbeatable value at this price point. This is my 4th Steiner optic. Turrets, scr ret, resistance of parallax knob and magnification ring are all 100% spot on. One thing about this scope is the diopter adjustments are very sensitive and can take some time to fine tune the adjustments. If you take the time to fine tune I'm confident you will eliminate any CA you may be seeing. Other possible downside is the parallax markings are off by a significant amount on my scope. Not a deal breaker for me as I've used scopes before that don't have markings at all. Overall I think I will really enjoy this optic and if all goes well in my further testing of it I will be buying another one for my 300wm.
Date published: 2015-03-06
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Just ordered T5Xi in 5-25x56 going on Ruger Precision Rifle Gen 2. I also would like to use American Defense Recon (total of 40 MOA cant). What height mount should I get to clear the objective bell?

Asked by: marc720

Hello, What size scope covers fit the T5Xi 5-25x56? Thanks

Asked by: L Permen

I have recently purchased a T5XI 5x25x56 W/ T series rings item 5966 for a savage model 12 LRPV w/20 moa base . Mounted on gun & I adjusted it all way down [ Need more down adj.] There is a lot of space scope & barrel { .240 .in ]

Asked by: Ted74

Is the Steiner Steiner T5Xi 5-25x56mm 5122 in MOA or MILS?

Asked by: Alvaro
The turret and reticle are graduated in Milliradians, (mRad, or Mil)
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-12-29

I purchased this scope, simply awesome. I filled out my registration and im wondering how long it take for Steiner to send the lens caps and throw levers.

Asked by: Lapua Jack
8-10 weeks to accommodate for shipping into Canada
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-27

What is the correct elevation travel for the T5Xi 5-25x56? The specs on the web page say 26mil, while the specs in the manual say 23mil. Thanks!

Asked by: OneShotJim
The total adjustment travel available is a little over 26 mRad, however this will likely change depending upon how you have the scope mounted and the amount of adjustment used after zeroing the scope in.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-12

T5Xi 5-25X56  How much does this scope weigh?

Asked by: Reptilevenom
33 oz.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-13

I have purchased your T5Xi 5-25X56 scope to be mounted on a Ruger PR. I am interested in a Spuhr ISMS 1-Piece Scope Mount in Extra-High with a 44.5MOA elevation. Is this a good selection to go between scope and rifle?

Asked by: Beginner
It should function, yes. However, if you want to have similar functionality with much lower cost, take a look at Burris' Signature XTR ring in 34mm Extra-High (adjustable for up to 40 MOA)
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-07
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