Leica releases non-illuminated versions of its Magnus Riflescope series

The non-illuminated Magnus series offers a reduced price for price conscious consumers. (Photo: Leica)

The non-illuminated Magnus series offers a reduced price for price-conscious consumers. (Photo: Leica)

Leica announced three non-illuminated versions of its Magnus Riflescope series, introducing the Magnus 1.5-10×42, Magnus 1.8-12×50 and Magnus 2.4-16×56.

The new line offers lower pricing than its illuminated siblings, easing the strain on shooters just looking for the basics.

All non-illuminated variants tout light transmission of 92 percent and feature high contrast, enabling shooters to sight in targets even in unfavorable condition, according to the company.

The lightweight Magnus 1-5-10×42 model offers a 6.7-fold zoom factor. The compact riflescope can be used for stalking, hunting and shooting from tree stands. The scope is priced at $1,799.

The Magnus 1.8-12×50 serves up a 50mm objective lens with minimum magnification of 1.8x. Leica says the scope’s minimal vignetting paired with the effective diameter of the lens offers light gathering ability and improved resolution of details “from dawn to dusk.” The riflescope enters the market at $1,949.

The Magnus 2.4-16×56 model features a large diameter front lens with transmission value of around 92 percent. Offering a maximum magnification of 16x, the company says the variant is the perfect addition to long range setups. The last of the new non-illuminated scopes is priced at $2,199.