Malcolm 8X USMC Sniper Scope (Gen I)

Scopes of this design, with micrometer click external adjustment, were favored by long-range precision shooters, and quite a few different scope manufacturers offered very similar models. Today, an original Unertl USMC marked scope in mint condition can be hardly found or at very high value.

All Malcolm Optics are built using state-of-the-art scope manufacturing techniques and lens coatings. Not only will this scope match the originals for extremely precise adjustment of windage and elevation, the Malcolm 8X USMC also offers the advantages of modern lens coating, with fully multi-coated lens surfaces for maximum light transmission. This scope offers the brightest, clearest, and sharpest optics ever in a riflescope of this design. The scope will be marked with the Wm. Malcolm name over the USMC-SNIPER model designation, and are serial numbered – as were the original USMC models.

Malcolm 8X USMC Sniper Scope Manual [download]
Malcolm 8X USMC Recoil Spring Assembly Instructions [download]


Magnification: 8X

Objective Lens Diameter: 31mm

Eye Relief: 3.15"

Field of View: 11 ft @ 100 yards

Tube Size: 3/4"

Length: 23"

Weight: 25.4 oz

Wm. Malcolm 8X

One of the most recognized names in military sniping during the Vietnam conflict was Marine Corps marksman Carlos Hathcock. During his two tours, he was credited with 93 confirmed kills. The rifle he relied on for very precise long range shot placement was a Model 70 Winchester, of .30-06 caliber, topped with an 8x USMC Sniper scope.

Malcolm 8X USMC 03A1 Springfield
Fine Crosswire Reticle

Fine Crosswire Reticle

The Wm. Malcolm 8X USMC scope is outfitted with a fine crosswire reticle. The crosswire reticle is fastened to the reticle lock ring.