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DELTA STRYKER HD 5-50×56 by DELTA OPTICAL

I own a Delta Stryker HD in 0.05 MRAD DLS1 – which is basically same scope like the Trijicon twin (although there are some differences).

I had the pleasure to meet in person one of the two owners of Delta Optical,and I undertook to test it and popularize amongst our local F-Class crowd (where NF and March rule…) . Will continue to meet with Delta management to give them unbiased feedback on improving Stryker HD and better addressing F-Class/ELR needs….

I am still heavily testing it, first month of use observations:

– very high quality,top finish product

– truly excellent,bright glass, does not get dark towards end of zoom,nice color rendition/resoluton
– FANTASTIC reticle,one of best ever designed ,thin,excellent vivid 0.2 mil hash marks,not cluttered
– I wish they make FFP version,but can live with SFP as reticle represents full mils value at40x magnificaltion
– went across all ranges from 100-1000 meters,tracks ok returns to zero,need to make full ladder/tracking tests

– easy eye relief – very comfortable if compared to High Master
– yes it has a zero stop but tricky to set! Read manual!
– negatives – bit mushy turrets tactical style (like Sigs you need to lift to turn)
– absolutely detest the parallax regulation – feel, they need to seriously work on this – there is almost a full turn from 10m to 300m (looks as if it was designed for Field Target airgun application not Long Range), and between 300m/infinity there is like 2mm movement of the turret,it is extremely difficult to focus between 300-600-800-1000 meters – that is the biggest drawback of the scope and it HAS to be improved for it to enter long lange crowd
– center dot is small and VERY crisp, nicely distanced from the rest of reticle , with enough space around it for you to pinpoint it in the middle of target and have a clear,unobstructed view of target (an individual must for me)
– the difference with Trijicon is that ONLY the center dot is illuminated (great for ELR not so much for PRS/tactical)
– the illumination is red only with many levels,top ones visible in full sunlight (bit of glare at top settings)
– Delta does not supply it with flip caps,only yellow glass bikini (useless) and sun shade
– beautifully designed packaging box gives you the feel of a prime product sitting inside,good manuals
– 10 year warranty (not sure if it applies in the US)
– good price tag,around 1000$ less than similiar targeted NF/March scopes (but at level of NF Comp where I feel Stryker is a clear winner re end of zoom clarity and illumination,and NF Comp is ONLY offered in MOA)

As it is Delta’s and Trijicon first serious attempt at LR glass, shows a solid approach,lots of work and good thinking went into reticle,good glass is used,zooms well with included lever (nice touch) – but definitely parallax focusing needs to be improved – who in ELR needs a full turn from 10yards to 100?

Will test the Trijicon 0.05 MRAD twin in December,and come back with “comparative study” feedback – wish Trijicon would also seek and ask for pro feedback from our crowd same way Delta did.

Please remember I am testing the fine 0.05 MRAD version with full 5 MRAD single turret turn – which differs slightly from the 0.1 MRAD and .125MOA ones in terms of turret setup/look/clicks value .

I personally find the 0.05 mils values easy to compute at ANY distance and fine enough for LR sighting in – almost comparable to 1/8 MOA.  F-Class vast majority is MOA and they will be very pleased with the .125 MOA version, while 0.1 MRAD one I would only recommend to typical tactical/PRS/AR use as the click values are way too big for fine long range work.

Finally,one of the biggest advantages of the scope is range of elevation – 100 MOA ! Wow, say goodbye to canted rails and mounts,even with lower powered rifles you should be able to cover all distances 100-1400 yards… BIG plus! Higher powered rifles need ca 21-24 MOA elevation 300-1000 meters (say ca 6.3 MRAD) so we are all covered! I tested tracking in match conditions 300-1000 m and it was spot on,with exact return to zero set. Big scope names offer 50-60 MOA elevation and cannot cover 100-1400m span .

Hope it helps you make a more informed decision when choosing a scope – I own 13 top end scopes and I decided on Delta Stryker to find an alternative to top dollar NF and March hegemony… hope you understand… 🙂

Regards! And feel free to ask me questions about the scope!
Piotr

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DELTA STRYKER HD by DELTA OPTICAL

I own a Delta Stryker HD in 0.05 MRAD DLS1 – which is basically same scope like the Trijicon Accupower 5-50×56 Long Range  twin (although there are some differences).

I had the pleasure to meet in person one of the two owners of Delta Optical,and I undertook to test it and popularize amongst our local F-Class crowd (where NF and March rule…) . Will continue to meet with Delta management to give them unbiased feedback on improving Stryker HD and better addressing F-Class/ELR needs….

I am still heavily testing it, first month of use observations:

– truly excellent,bright glass, does not get dark towards end of zoom,nice color rendition/resoluton
– FANTASTIC reticle,one of best ever designed ,thin,excellent vivid 0.2 mil hash marks,not cluttered
– I wish they make FFP version,but can live with SFP as reticle represents full mils value [USER=24714]@40x[/USER] magnificaltion
– went across all ranges from 100-1000 meters,tracks ok returns to zero,need to make full ladder tests
– yes it has a zero stop but tricky to set!
– negatives – bit mushy turrets tactical style (like Sigs you need to lift to turn)
– absolutely detest the parallax regulation – feel, they need to seriously work on this – there is almost a full turn from 10m to 300m (looks as if it was designed for Field Target airgun application not Long Range), and between 300m/infinity there is like 2mm movement of the turret,it is extremely difficult to focus between 300-600-800-1000 meters – that is the biggest drawback of the scope and it HAS to be improved for it to enter long lange crowd
– center dot is small and VERY crisp, nicely distanced from the rest of reticle , with enough space around it for you to pinpoint it in the middle of target and have a clear,unobstructed view of target (an individual must for me)
– the difference with Trijicon is that ONLY the center dot is illuminated (great for ELR not so much for PRS/tactical)
– the illumination is red only with many levels,top ones visible in full sunlight (bit of glare at top settings)
– Delta does not supply it with flip caps,only yellow glass bikini (useless) and sun shade
– beautifully designed packaging box gives you the feel of a prime product sitting inside,good manuals
– 10 year warranty (not sure if it applies in the US)
– good price tag,around 1000$ less than similiar targeted NF/March scopes (but at level of NF Comp where I feel Stryker is a clear winner re end of zoom clarity and illumination,and NF Comp is ONLY offered in MOA)

As it it Delta’s and Trijicon first serious attempt at LR glass, shows a solid approach,lots of work and good thinking went into reticle,good glass is used,zooms well with included lever (nice touch) – but definitely parallax focusing needs to be improved – who in ELR needs a full turn from 10yards to 100?

Will also order the Trijicon twin and test it in December,and come back with “comparative study” feedback – wish Trijicon would also seek and ask for pro feedback from our crowd same way Delta did.

Hope it helps you make a more informed decision when choosing a scope – I own 13 top end scopes and I decided on Delta Stryker to find an alternative to top dollar NF and March hegemony… hope you understand… 🙂

Regards! And feel free to ask me questions about the scope!
Piotr