Riflescope technology continues to evolve, with greater eyeboxes and better optical systems delivering scopes with tremendous capability. And while you can still spend a fortune on glass, part of this revolution in optics includes more access to a greater selection of affordable glass. Now affordable glass used to mean junk, quite frankly. But today’s affordable riflescopes prove marvels. And the Riton X5 Tactix stands out in an ever-competitive field.

Riton X5 Tactix Details

With its range of features and 1-6x24mm setup, the X5 Tactix can fill many roles. With its true 1X low-end, the rifle works on a carbine all the way down to CQB scenarios. But with its mid-range capability and quick-throw lever, it easily serves as a hunting, defensive or duty rifle.

We had a chance to get some trigger time behind the X5 Tactix at the recent Athlon Outdoor Rendezvous. And the new riflescope impressed in tackling targets all the way out to extended ranges.

It starts with a 30mm tube, featuring Riton HD glass. It delivers daylight bright illumination and capped, zero resettable turrets. The first focal plane reticle also includes an illuminated feature, adding to its versatility. Better still, the BDC reticle works for quick ranging and engagement with most AR-15/AR-10 platforms.

For folks that don’t necessarily buy a specialized rifle for every task, the X5 Tactix provides a low-cost mid-range optic. Throw it on an AR or bolt gun and little is left to be desired. For specialized use, the X5 Tactix should excel dropping coyotes, competing at 3-gun, home defense and more. At $1,249.99, it brings a lot of features for its price. For even more info, please visit

Riton X5 Tactix Specs

  • Magnification: 1-6
  • Parallax Adjustment: Fixed at 100 yards
  • Tube Diameter: 30mm
  • Objective Lens Diameter: 24mm
  • Focal Lens Position: First Focal Plane
  • Reticle: TF-1, Illuminated
  • Mounting Length: 6.25 inches
  • Overall Length: 10.25 inches
  • Overall Weight: 22.2 ounces
  • MSRP: $1,249.99

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