EDITOR’S CHOICE REVIC PMR 428
• 4.5–28x56 • $2,750 • Digital elevation turret
The Revic enables you to dial a precise shooting solution based on a host of digitally delivered inputs. The processor gives you the capability to place first-shot hits on targets out to—in my case, with a 100-yard zero and my .223 ballistics—1,900 yards. Optically, the scope is first-rate, and the controls are robust. The glass, 34mm tube, and fairly standard illuminated MRAD reticle are familiar. What’s unfamiliar—revolutionary, you might say—is the heads-up display in the rafters of the scope’s image that communicates inputs, including temperature and barometric pressure, cardinal direction, bullet profile, and zero range while you’re configuring the scope. Inside the focus wheel on the scope’s left side is a keypad where you enter info, including wind speed and direction. Once you have all your inputs, deploying the scope is a matter of ranging your target, then dialing the elevation turret to the correct range. Assuming the inputs are valid, your dead-on hold should put you on target, though you’ll have to either hold off or dial for windage. All that data plus any additional inputs you entered into the Revic app appear in the heads-up display, which gives shooting the PMR 428 the feel of flying a fighter jet. At 3 pounds, this is not a hunting optic, and its price is too steep for many. But for serious target shooters who want cutting-edge tech, the Revic is the tool for the job.