Hi-Lux Malcolm 8x USMC Sniper Scope
Designed for Vintage Sniper Matches
The Malcolm Vintage Sniper Competition Mounts have been designed with feedback from top military and civilian competitors at the National Matches hosted at Camp Perry. These new mounts feature super crisp, ZERO BACKLASH adjustments and will help you keep 'em in the 10 ring!
The Malcolm 8X Vintage Sniper Competition (VSC) rifle scope is the embodiment of years of constructive feedback and improvements to the Malcolm 8X. The Malcolm 8X VSC rifle scope is purpose built for vintage sniper matches on the 1903A1 Springfield.
Most notably, this scope features the Unertl style competition micrometer adjustments. These adjustment turrets allow for zero backlash in between clicks and dial precise 1/4 MOA adjustments when the mounts are spaced 7.250" from center to center. The turrets can also be reindexed to "zero" after initial zeroing.
All threads on the rifle tube and objective are significantly improved from the previous generation. The threads turn easily and feel super smooth.
The pope rib on the body has been laser spot welded on to the scope tube for straightness and strength.
All screws in the scope and mounts are hardened for optimal durability.
The 8X USMC-Sniper Riflescope is a piece of history. One of the most recognized names in military sniping during the Vietnam conflict was Marine Corps marksman Carlos Hathcock. Scopes of this design, with micrometer click external adjustment, were once favored by long range precision shooters, and quite a few different scope manufacturers offered very similar models. Today, an original USMC marked scope in mint condition is very rare and expensive.
Hi-Lux Optics is now adding a modern reproduction of the 8X USMC-SNIPER Model to its Wm. Malcolm line of vintage style riflescopes. Not only will this scope match the original scope in terms of aesthetics, the M8USMC also offers the advantages of modern lens coatings and scope manufacturing processes.
The scope will be marked with the Wm. Malcolm name over the USMC-SNIPER model designation, and each will be serial numbered. The Marine Corps utilized this style of scope on sniper rifles during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, commonly relying on the old WWI vintage .30-06 Springfield Model 1903 and Model 70 Winchester rifles (Modified specifically for sniper use, the WWII rifle was also known as the USMC Model 1941A1 Sniper Rifle.) During the Vietnam conflict, some of the earlier snipers, such as Carlos Hathcock, continued to rely on the external adjustment "target scopes" the Corps had adopted during WWII.
All the air glass surfaces are fully multi-coated using DiamondTuff14 for optimal light transmission and clarity. The parallax settings for the scope are adjustable at the front objective. To adjust parallax distance, you need to completely remove the sunshade at the objective. For closer distances, rotate the parallax ring clockwise. For longer distances, you need to rotate the parallax ring counter-clockwise, and physically press the lens housing inwards. The parallax distance markings on the scope are for reference. We recommend that you look through your scope at a target at the parallax distance to verify that the sight picture is clear.