First Look: German Precision Optics Spectra 4X Riflescopes

posted on April 20, 2021

German Precision Optics (GPO) is bringing out three new riflescopes in for shooters who demand the best from their  optics. The new Spectra 4X riflescopes is designed for today’s demanding shooter and offers precision, reliability and high-quality performance for a variety of hunting scenarios. The new Spectra 2.5-10X44, 2.5-10X44i and 4-16X50i second focal plane scopes are crafted from a solid, one-piece dust-proof, waterproof, nitrogen-filled body that offers constant point-of-impact and the ultimate in strength and durability.

The new 2.5-10X44, 2.5-10X44i and 4-16X50i riflescopes provide hunters with enhanced clarity, exceptional brightness and true color from dawn to dusk. feature a 30 mm main tube, GPO’s proprietary GPObright high-transmission lens coating, PASSIONdrop hydrophobic exterior lens coatings and a double HD glass objective lens.

Two of the new 4X magnification scopes have GPO’s proprietary “micro-fiber optic dot” iCONTROL illumination system, which can be adjusted for use between low-light conditions or daylight use. The illumination system features an extreme fine microfiber optic dot for precise close and long-range shooting and automatically powers down the illumination when the electronic module has been stationary for more than three hours, and also alerts the user when the battery has 15 percent power remaining.

GPO has modernized the turret systems for the shooting enthusiast who wants both a ballistic turret for easy dialing but also wants protection from the elements of outdoor field use with a capped ballistic turret. The low profile knob of a Spectra riflescope has easy to read dial numbers, and the aluminum cap fits snugly over the top of the adjustment dial. This system has clockwise rotating centimeter click turrets with solid knurled knobs that are easy to grab in any hunting environment, and a blank turret is provided in every box for customization.

The easy-to-read centimeter-adjustable turret has rotation markings, a fast-focus rubberized ocular and an extra-wide magnification adjustment ring that can be used in almost any hunting situation. The 2.5-10x44 scope is available with a standard non-illuminated G4 reticle, the 2.5-10x44i illuminated reticle model is available with a new G4i-drop reticle which combines the illuminated German G4i with ballistic holdover markers. The 4-16x50i comes with two reticle options, the German G4i with an illuminated Micro-dot or the all new G4i-drop which combines the illuminated German G4i with ballistic holdover markers.

More information on these scopes and other products from German Precision Optics are available at


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