Hi-Lux M40 3X-9X Riflescope

$299.00

In 1965, the U.S. Marine Corps began its search for a new rifle and scope combo to serve as their official combat sniper rifle. The goal was to have USMC armorers customize and accurize a readily available production rifle. The Corps settled on the Remington Model 40x, a premium grade of the Model 700, chambered for the .308 Winchester (a.k.a. 7.62 NATO) cartridge, and topped it with a commercially available 3-9x40mm variable power hunting scope that featured a simple and easy to learn ranging system. The rifle was designated the M40. Hi-Lux Optics is now recreating this 1960′s era scope for all of those “old school” sharpshooters among us, those who take the time to know the trajectory of the loads they shoot. However, we’ve made some major internal improvements. The optics are far superior to that of the original, with precision ground lenses that are fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission. We’ve also added positive 1/4″ click adjustments to the windage and elevation turrets.

The Hi-Lux M40 USMC 3-9x40mm Sniper model is built with an etched glass yardage ranging scale. This Model comes in choice of anodized finish – olive drab green. There is also an anodized black version of the M40 scope (M40TACH39X40) that also has BDC holdovers for 223/308.

The Quick-Ranging system incorporated in this scope features two parallel horizontal crosshairs near the top of the reticle. Notice that the bottom right quadrant of the reticle contains a ranging scale in yards. The yardage ranging scale is a separate etched glass reticle in the first focal plane.The shooter simply zooms in on a known target of 18 inches, until it fits perfectly between the two crosshairs, then reads the range at the bottom. The reticle accurately ranges from 200 to 600 yards. The yardage ranging scale used in the original Marine Corps scope was made of plastic, and often melted in the heat of Vietnam.

M40 Rifle Scope Manual [download]

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In 1965, the U.S. Marine Corps began its search for a new rifle and scope combo to serve as their official combat sniper rifle. The goal was to have USMC armorers customize and accurize a readily available production rifle. The Corps settled on the Remington Model 40x, a premium grade of the Model 700, chambered for the .308 Winchester (a.k.a. 7.62 NATO) cartridge, and topped it with a commercially available 3-9x40mm variable power hunting scope that featured a simple and easy to learn ranging system. The rifle was designated the M40. Hi-Lux Optics is now recreating this 1960′s era scope for all of those “old school” sharpshooters among us, those who take the time to know the trajectory of the loads they shoot. However, we’ve made some major internal improvements. The optics are far superior to that of the original, with precision ground lenses that are fully multi-coated for maximum light transmission. We’ve also added positive 1/4″ click adjustments to the windage and elevation turrets.

The Hi-Lux M40 USMC 3-9x40mm Sniper model is built with an etched glass yardage ranging scale. This Model comes in choice of anodized finish – olive drab green. There is also an anodized black version of the M40 scope (M40TACH39X40) that also has BDC holdovers for 223/308.

The Quick-Ranging system incorporated in this scope features two parallel horizontal crosshairs near the top of the reticle. Notice that the bottom right quadrant of the reticle contains a ranging scale in yards. The yardage ranging scale is a separate etched glass reticle in the first focal plane.The shooter simply zooms in on a known target of 18 inches, until it fits perfectly between the two crosshairs, then reads the range at the bottom. The reticle accurately ranges from 200 to 600 yards. The yardage ranging scale used in the original Marine Corps scope was made of plastic, and often melted in the heat of Vietnam.

M40 Rifle Scope Manual [download]

M40 TacHunter Reticle



M40 TacHunter Reticle Description

- The M40 Tactical Hunter reticle features the same Accu-Range system as the USMC military model. Additionally, you can also frame a 36" horizontal target between the two verical hash marks on the horizontal axis. The approximate range is shown by the smallest number visible on the Accu-Range scale

- The M40 Tactical Hunter reticle also has 5 BDC marks for .223 and .308 that are acurate at 9X.

- The center crosshair should be zeroed at 100 yards.

- The first horizontal hash mark represents the 200 yard BDC hold. Every subsequent horizontal hash mark corresponds to the BDC holdover 100 yards out to 500 yards. The top of the thick post on the verical axis is the approximate holdover for 600 yards.

- The BDC holdover are accurate at 9X.

M40 USMC Reticle



M40 USMC Reticle Description

- The M40 USMC features a dual focal plane ranging reticle.

- By framing a 18" target between the parallel lines, the M40 USMC reticle tells you the approximate distance to the target on the Accu-Range scale in the lower right quadrant. The approximate range is the lowest number that is visible on the Accu-Range scale.

MODEL NO.

POWER

OBJ. LENS

FOV @ 100 YDS

EXIT PUPIL RANGE

EYE RELIEF

LENGTH

WEIGHT

COATING

RETICLE

ELEVATION

WINDAGE

TUBE DIAMETER

M40TACH39X40

3X-9X

40mm

37.7'-12.6'

13.3mm (@3X) – 4.4mm (@9X)

3.25"

12.5"

16.2oz

Diamond Tuff14

M40TacHunter Reticle

1/4 MOA

1/4 MOA

1" Tube

M40USMC39X40

3X-9X

40mm

37.7'-12.6'

13.3mm (@3X) – 4.4mm (@9X)

3.25"

12.5"

16.2oz

Diamond Tuff14

M40 USMC Reticle

1/4 MOA

1/4 MOA

1" Tube

**Diamond Tuff14:  All air glass surfaces are fully multi-coated using the special technology to maximize the light transmission.