High-Quality Glass: Steiner’s New M6Xi 1-6x24mm — SHOT Show 2018

Steiner has long been a leader in military optics and more recently has been establishing a presence in the U.S. civilian market. We had an opportunity to test several models this summer, and the clarity of glass and quality was outstanding. New for SHOT Show 2018, Steiner announced the M6Xi.


  • Mil-Spec
  • 6X zoom range
  • Broadband
  • Optimized exterior design
  • Precise windage/elevation adjustment
  • Illuminated reticle
  • Fogproof & waterproof down to 33 ft.
  • Shockproof
  • Tube Diameter: 33 mm
  • 2nd Focal Plane
  • MSRP: $2,999

The M6Xi was submitted for the SOCOM squad variable power optic trials, so you know it is tough. That is not the kind of thing you tee off on if your afraid of getting your paint scratched. This new version will feature capped turrets, and the objective end is an inch shorter than previous M6 models.

Impressions & Pricing:

The reticle is a called the Rapid Dot and is available as a ballistic drop compensator that can be tuned to either 5.56 or 7.62 mm. This offers easy shooting to 600 meters with a very bright red dot for close range targets. The controls are super smooth, and the glass is very clear.

Civilian model available now, at an MSRP of $2,800.

For more information about Steiner optics, click here.

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Larry February 11, 2018, 8:14 pm

    No doubt Steiner manufactures some of the finest optics in the world but holy cow they are expensive!

  • Green tip February 8, 2018, 8:58 pm

    I WANT to say “WHO cares”…WHERE they’re made”, crap $3K. Geez. You’d think THEY (& ALL the other mnfr’s of ‘fine’ gear, etc) thought we were all made of money out in here in the real world. Yeah I’ll take a NightForce “WHEN” I can afford an optic @ that price

  • mka February 8, 2018, 11:52 am

    Where are they made? Japan or China?

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