Today, Hi-Lux Optics revealed their latest addition to the scope market, the CMR8 1-8x LPVO, during SHOT Show 2024. The new low-power variable optic (LPVO) comes with Hi-Lux Optic’s innovative b-Dot Fiber Optic Illumination system, which ensures a bright center dot, even under direct sunlight.
At the event, I had the opportunity to get hands-on with the CMR8 and immediately noticed its clear and distortion-free 1X magnification on the low end. “The CMR8 has tremendous value for $399 offering a true distortion-free 1X on the low end of its magnification,” commented Chris from Hi-Lux Optics, highlighting the affordability and quality of this new optic. The CMR8 offers versatility for shooters with a magnification range that stretches from 1-8X, making it a suitable option for close-quarters as well as mid-range targets.
This optic sits on a second focal plane and comes with a BDC reticle that is designed for calibration with 5.56 NATO rounds but is also compatible with heavier .308 loadings.
Here are some detailed specifications for the Hi-Lux CMR8 1-8x LPVO:
- Low-Profile TurretsMagnification: 1-8X
- Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
- Eye Relief: 3.8″
- Field of View: 119.3′ – 15.7′ at 100 yards
- Tube Size: 30mm
- Length: 10.4″
- Weight: 18.7oz
- Exit Pupil: 10.5mm – 3.2mm
- Adjustment Value: 1/2 MOA per click
- True Daylight Bright Reticle
- MSRP: $399
The CMR8’s construction includes low-profile turrets that contribute to its user-friendly interface, while its 24mm objective lens diameter serves to optimize light transmission for a clear view under various conditions. An eye relief of 3.8 inches provides sufficient space for comfortable viewing without strain, and the exit pupil range ensures adaptability to fading light or dusk conditions.
One notable feature is the field of view, ranging from 119.3 feet to 15.7 feet at 100 yards, granting users a broad perspective for situational awareness and target acquisition.
Sighting adjustments can be made swiftly with the CMR8’s 1/2 MOA per click value, which allows for precise accuracy adjustments—a crucial factor for both competitive shooters and hunters alike.
On top of its functional aspects, the CMR8 tips the scale at a moderate weight of 18.7 ounces and measures 10.4 inches in length, which provides a balanced weight and size ratio for ease of handling without adding unnecessary bulk to the firearm.
The CMR8 1-8x LPVO by Hi-Lux Optics emerges as a notable contender for shooters seeking a reliable optic within a reasonable price bracket, without compromising clarity, range, or functionality.