M830r 8x30r

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Steiner’s Military Series 8x30 is the standard binocular of many armies in the world. The Military Series binoculars are built to stringent military specifications, ruggedly designed for the fiercest conflicts and toughest environments, and have earned a reputation for performance and durability in countless tactical applications under extreme conditions. No binocular has proven its worth to so many troops in urgent situations. You, your men, and your mission deserve nothing less.

Light and easy to handle, with high definition lenses for bright images and a wide field of view for steady viewing, even on moving vehicles. Includes the precision mil radian ranging reticle.

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

This item is available with optional LPF filters, and those items may be ITAR controlled.


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Product Features: 

Floating Prism System

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


Compact Design

shifts the center of gravity into the palms for comfortable, long-time observation and round-the-shoulder shape won't hang up on hatches and doors in urgent situations.


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.


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.


N2 Injection™ system

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



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


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
26408 x30 mm392 ft at 1000 ydsReticle, Military Specifications-
Field of View392 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens30 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsFully Multi-Coated
Close Focus66 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Eye Relief20 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor15.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft
Weight18.7 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)4.2 in x 6.7 in x 2 in
Neck StrapYes
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen Filled-
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry Case-

M830r 8x30r is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good build quality. I own one of these and they are exactly as the manufacturer says. They are light, compact and have excellent clear bright lenses. Excellent bit of kit!
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top notch quality and service I owned a pair of these for 20+ years and drug them thru some of the roughest conditions and they were extremely durable. Finally one of the eye cups was giving me trouble. After contacting Steiner and sending them in, to my surprise they sent me a brand new pair. After 20 years of use. Amazing quality and service.
Date published: 2018-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner 3x15x50mm I had the 3x12 military scope for almost 6 years and I put it through everything from snow to rain, desert to mountain terrain... Best scope on the planet, recently I damaged the scope sent it back to Steiner and they sent me the brand new model because the one I had was no longer available it pays to buy quality...
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought in Kuwait 2003 I bought my pair in 2003 from a mall in Kuwait while rotating back from Iraq. The generic 12x binos I originally bought from the PX didn’t have the clarity or durability to survive the initial rotation north. These survived the deployment for another 9 months before we returned home. I continued to use them for the next 4 years of my enlistment and carried them on numerous hunting trips. Being my favorite optic, I used them once again last weekend at my first NRL22 match. These still provide excellent clarity and the adjustment my aging eyes sadly now need. Now that my kids are getting older, they often try to swap binos with me or try to claim ownership of my Steiner binoculars. They are amazing for a purchase I made 20 years ago.
Date published: 2023-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I have had mine for 10 years. Got them as an upgrade when my MM830 were sent back for repair. Have used them in Iraq, hunting, target shooting, football game watching, at the beach. Excellent piece of Teutonic engineering. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST. Period. These are literally the BEST binoculars on the planet. They're strong and durable, and the clarity is incredible. I used these during my time in the Army, and I will never have need of another brand of binoculars. Ever.
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great size,very clear I had a pair of these for over 20 years and the new one is still just as great.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size and weight I recently bought this thru Amazon. I wanted something more compact than 7/50 binoculars but without compromising optical quality. these are just right! The night capability is also very good. I use them primarily on my sailboat.
Date published: 2016-04-09
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My Military 8X30R binoculars came with the M22 manual. Manual states laser protection and there would be a tag on objective lens. I don't have a tag there but there are numbers in that location. Do they have laser protection?

Asked by: Mousetrooper
Laser protection would be an additional filter you screw into the objective of the binocular. The way your sit, they are NOT laser protected.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-21

Hi  whats the twlight factors of the 8x30r? Are 

Asked by: Andy c
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2022-05-31

Hi I lose the eye cups of the model 8x30R . Where can I buy it ? I Can I buy online? Regards Pedro

Asked by: pedroj
Eyecups can be purchased at steinerpartsdirect.com , or the binoculars can be sent in for repair under warranty
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-08-21

Hi, What does the R stand for? what's the difference please between the  Steiner M830R Military Binoculars 8x30R Steiner Military-Marine Series Binoculars,  8x30 thanks Steve c

Asked by: Stevec
The R stands for reticle. For comparisons of different product, we recommend using the comparison tool. That will give you a side by side breakdown of all specs.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-05-31

Hello!  Does the binocular allow me to adjust diopter compensation for left and right eyes separatly? I know that the binocular has no diopter compensation but it has separate focus adjustment. Maybe it will help to compensate astigmatism on one eye. 

Asked by: Aleksey
The porro prism design allows for individual focus adjustments on the eyepiece, these work in a fashion similar to diopters, but the result is yes, you will be able to focus each eye independently.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-08-21

when set to the right inter pupillary distance, the mil-reticle on my m830r is canted at an odd angle, is there any way to adjust this?

Asked by: Jeff308
Unfortunately, no, the Reticle is fixed in the binocular.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2022-05-31

Can I purchase soft eye caps to replace lost parts?

Asked by: Champ
Please contact customer service at 888-228-7747 in order to obtain information about repair is replacement parts.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2023-06-03

Hi, What does the R stand for? what's the difference please between the   Steiner M830R  8x30R and the Steiner Military-Marine Series Binoculars,  8x30 thanks Steve c

Asked by: Stevec
Hello, R stands for reticle. For a comparison, please use the comparison tool on the webpage for the product you are viewing.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-05-31
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