Steiner T6Xi Scope: Rugged Versatility

Quality scopes are necessary to get the utmost in performance from your rifle, and that’s something companies like Steiner understand. Their T6Xi line of riflescopes is designed to provide clear glass, wide fields of vision, and numerous features to fit whatever the scope is being used to do. There are four models in the line, each ideal for a specific application.

The Steiner T6Xi line of riflescopes is designed to be useful for a wide variety of applications. (Photo credit: Steiner)

Steiner provides details of the T6Xi line:

From CQB engagement, overwatch, or long-distance target operations, the Steiner riflescope T6Xi series combines advanced German engineering with made-in-America precision manufacturing to deliver premium, rugged optics that are ready to fulfill any mission, anywhere.

The T6Xi series builds on Steiner’s legendary T5Xi optics developed for advanced tactical and competitive shooting, and incorporates the latest in Steiner glass and lens coating technology for brighter and clearer views in all light and field conditions. Upgraded locking windage and elevation turrets ensure maximum confidence while in the field.

Built on rugged CNC-machined extruded aluminum housings, the T6Xi series is fog proof and waterproof down to 33 feet and is made for hard use in the most austere climates. Low-profile Never-Lost turrets featuring windage and elevation locks plus a second rotation indicator simplifies adjustments in stressful shooting scenarios. The Never-Lost system shows each mil of elevation through the indication window on the elevation turret. After the first revolution, the mil numbers on the scale change automatically, preventing the shooter from getting lost on the dial.

Steiner T6Xi riflescope
The T6Xi 5-30×56 is a good option for long-range shooting. (Photo credit: Steiner)

Specific features depend on which of the four models is being considered. Features the long-range capable T6Xi 5-30×56 shares with the other riflescopes in the line include:

  • 6x Zoom Range
  • Locking windage and elevation turrets
  • Low-profile never-lost turrets
  • Second rotation indicator
  • Locking diopter ring
  • Optional throw lever
  • Tenebraex cover
  • Illumination – 4 night / 7 day levels
  • Waterproof / Fogproof / Shockproof
Steiner T6Xi 3-18x56 riflescope
The T6Xi 3-18×56 is good for mid-range engagements. (Photo credit: Steiner)

The Steiner T6Xi 3-18×56 is a solid choice for target engagements at mid-range distances. According to the manufacturer, it’s great for competition or duty use. Its locking turrets and throw lever make operation simpler and is offered with either the company’s MSR2 Multipurpose Sniper Reticle or their SCR Special Competition Reticle. The field of view is listed as 37-7 feet, at 100 yards.

Steiner T6Xi 6x24 riflescope
The Steiner T6Xi 1-6×24 is best for close-quarters work. (Photo credit: Steiner)

Among the four models, three reticle options are available. According to the manufacturer:

The T6Xi 1-6×24 comes with the all-new Steiner KC-1 reticle developed in collaboration with Jon Dufresne of Kinetic Consulting. This reticle presents a large aiming circle at low magnification for quick sight acquisition in close quarters and a detailed reticle view at 6x magnification for precision shooting. The three higher-magnification T6Xi models are available with Steiner’s MSR2 Multipurpose Sniper Reticle or the SCR Special Competition Reticle—both of which serve the precision long-range shooter.

MSRP varies by specific model but starts at $1954.99.