First Look: Riton Optics Thunder Ranch LPVO

A new 1-6x rifle optic designed in conjunction with a renowned rifle training expert.

posted on September 30, 2022
Riton Optics Thunder Ranch LPVO

Riton Optics out of Tucson, Arizona is unveiling a new 5 Tactix 1-6x24 LPVO (low powered variable optic) that is part of the Tactix LPVO scope line, designed in collaboration with renonwned firearms training Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch.

“Anyone that knows me, knows I run my gear hard, and that includes my scopes. Simply put, these scopes work, and they last. Enough said.”, said Clint Smith, the Founder and CEO of Thunder Ranch.

The 5 Tactix 1-6x24 Thunder Ranch is a second-focal-plane (SFP), variable-zoom scope that is built for use with a 5.56 NATO carbine with a 16-inch barrel and projectiles that reach a muzzle velocity of at least 3,200 fps. The THR reticle found in the optic also has a “lightweight” bullet drop compensation function. It has precise aiming points for distances of 25, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 yards in addition to 5 and 10 mph wind-hold points. Riton Optics and Thunder Ranch want shooters to be able to engage out to 500 yards on the fly, without having to dial any turrets or make any extra adjustments.

Furthermore, Clint Smith specifically asked Riton Optics to incorporate daylight-bright green illumination into this riflescope—a feature that he considers a “must-have.” The scope provides six different levels of illumination intensity in an on/off arrangement in between levels. Its turrets are capped, with a click value of 2/10th MRAD. The one-piece 30mm aluminum main tube is ruggedized and the entire optic was built to be waterproof, shockproof, and fog proof.

The 5 Tactix 1-6x24 Thunder Ranch LPVO is in-stock and now shipping with a retail price of $899. Like all other Riton Optics products, this riflescope ships with their unlimited lifetime warranty. For more information on the 5 Tactix 1-6x24 Thunder Ranch LPVO or other riflescopes and optics offered by Riton Optics, please visit their website at


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