First Look: German Precision Optics GPOTAC 8Xi 1-8x24 mm Riflescope

German Precision Optics released its new GPOTAC 8 Xi 1-8x24 mm riflescope.

posted on February 5, 2022

German Precision Optics introduced an upgraded version of their GPOTAC 8Xi 1-8x24i first-focal-plane riflescope. This all-new scope is German-designed and engineered to with the features needed for serious tactical shooters and competitors. The new GPOTAC riflescope is built on a 34 mm machined-aircraft-aluminum main tube and comes standard with iControl auto-off illumination, as well as an upgraded mil-spec horseshoe reticle and an 8x zoom.

“The GPOTAC 8Xi is a scope like no other. It’s packed with optical brilliance and technical features expected from a super-premium tactical riflescope,” says Michael Jensen, owner and CEO of GPO, USA. “We have just upgraded this scope optically, making the reticle brighter and larger for those who rely on a 1X reticle visibility in bright daylight.”

The GPOTAC 8Xi 1-8x24i FFP riflescope has an iControl illuminated mil-spec horseshoe reticle that is located on the first focal plane. The scope has many features that make it attractive to rifle shooters such as GPObright high-transmission lens-coating technology on the double HD glass objective lenses, fast focus rubberized ocular and an extra-wide machined aluminum magnification adjustment ring. The scope has over 100 inches of adjustment at 100 yards and includes an extremely wide-angle field of view that is sure to please any optical enthusiast.

The upgraded illumination technology includes the newest iControl auto-off feature which protects the battery against unnecessary drainage, so users always have an illuminated reticle when they need it most. The inverted horseshoe uses reliable glass illumination technology and is positioned to be immediately visible at 1X in all light conditions.

All GPO products purchased in the USA include the GPO, USA Spectacular Lifetime Warranty. MSRP for the GPOTAC 8Xi 1-8x24i scope is $1899.99, and more information on this product as well as other gear from German Precision Optics can be found at


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