M1580rc 15X80 Reticle & Compass

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For visual efficiency, extended-viewing comfort and object detail, traditional spotting scopes can’t compare to these high power military binoculars. Originally developed for perimeter and border patrol applications, they now serve military and law enforcement agencies around the world. The massive 80mm objective lenses and unmatched Steiner quality deliver far superior low-light performance and image acuity for artillery teams, SEAL missions, surveillance missions, air traffic controllers, forest fighters and naval patrols.

Integrates a large HD stabilized compass for accurate bearings, fluid damped to eliminate degree variance while underway in a vehicle or ship.

Features a versatile ranging reticle found on all "r" models that be used to judge both the height and distance to a target.

Included Accessories: Neck Strap, Objective Covers, Rain Protection Cap


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Product Features: 

Floating Prism System

uses flexible silicone lens mount to absorb severe shock, impact and abuse without damage


Multi-Coated Optics

are state-of-art for brighter picture, higher contrast and sharply contoured images with natural color definition.


Sports-Auto Focus™ System

lets you focus each eyepiece to your vision once, then keeps images razor sharp from 20 yards to infinity. No more chasing focus on moving objects.


N2 Injection™ system

seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.



to 16 feet pressurized nitrogen filled tubes resist water intrusion even when submerged.


Tripod Mount

is included for perfect image stability for long term observation.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
269315 x80 mm216 ft at 1000 ydsMilitary Specifications-
Field of View216 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens80 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsFully Multi-Coated
Close Focus197 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Eye Relief13 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor34.6
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft
Weight69.3 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)11.6 in x 8.9 in x 14 in
Neck StrapYes
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
Battery1.5 V 350
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen Filled-
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes

M1580rc 15X80 Reticle & Compass is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The 80 objective lens caps need a tag line !! I bought them back in the nineties and I like them lot. Excellent binoculars.
Date published: 2018-11-30
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Do these operate in the dark?

Asked by: Gavin
They do a great job of gathering light, with a huge objective lens. So yes, excellent in low light conditions. However, they are not night vision - there needs to be some ambient light.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2020-12-04

Cat lense coating can I get this on the 15 times 80

Asked by: Derek1
Currently the CAT coatings are only available on the Predator line of binoculars.
Answered by: jolaw
Date published: 2018-10-16

I have a set of Steiner Military Marine 15x80C Binoculars. When looking through them they appear very cloudy and when looking through the big lens it looks like dust inside. Would this be covered under a warranty? Is it something I could fix easily?.

Asked by: David Sandvik Sr
We'd recommend a good thorough cleaning, but if that doesn't solve the issue: yes, you're under warranty. Fill out a tech support ticket here: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2020-12-04

Hello. Do these include the tripod? If they don't, which do you recommend for it?

Asked by: Giovanni 2
Yes, a tripod adapter is included with this model.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2020-12-04

I have seen these models advertised with a Miliradian recticle. Can you please confirm whether there is a model of the M1580 or M1580c that comes with a reticle?

Asked by: Meplat
There is not currently a 15x80 with a reticle.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-12-04

Does compass in this model work around the world / globally, especially Australia?

Asked by: SeanP
It does not. You would need a global compass.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-10-16

How do I return this item for repair

Asked by: CFS3
We can definitely get you set up here: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-09-30
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