Here at TTAG, we know we’re only as good as our last post. The same’s true for gun gear, only more so. A firearms accessory company is only as good as every single product that leaves their factory. While we understand that branding is a suitable shorthand for busy buyers, our reviews are based on actual performance rather than rep (cough SOLO cough). We want our readers to know how something performs in the field and on the range regardless of the name on the box. And so we turn to a rifle scope by KONUS, an optics company out of Europe. Konus may not have the sex appeal of Swarovski, Leupold or Nikon, but we’ll give them the exact same attention. From Konos’ website . . .
For more than 30 years, Konus has provided customers with the highest quality European-designed products for their optical and sporting needs, with special attention given to avid hunters and tactical shooters.
KONUS line ranges from riflescopes to spotting scopes, from electronic dot sights to binoculars, from telescopes to microscopes. Most of our products are backed by a Limited Lifetime Replacement Warranty that is available to USA customers.
KONUS’ world headquarters are based in Verona, Italy, while Konus USA headquarters are based in Miami, Florida.
Our biggest success is the acclaimed Konuspro M-30 series of riflescopes, which marks a gigantic step forward in the industry: every professional feature that could previously be found only on the most advanced military and tactical models is now available, along with some other highly innovative details that are a true Konus exclusive. Therefore every serious hunter and sportsman has now the opportunity to take his game to the next level and maximize his performance on the field.
Specifically the M-30 I will be testing has the following features:
Engraved reticle technology
Built-in anti-canting bubble system
Locking fast focus ocular
45 degree offset illuminator switch
Flip-Up lens caps
True 30 mm tube (throughout)
Fully-multi coated hi-def optics
Locking tactical turret knobs (resettable to zero)
Mid-sized parallax wheel for easier adjustment and clear visual (down to 10 yards)
Ultra Blue illumination for dark targets
Precision 1/8 MOA adjustments
Includes 4″ sunshade
All of this can be had for only $399.99. Comparable scopes from Nikon ($1299.95) and Leupold ($1449.99) could really make a dent in the pocketbook. And the Konus has a built in anti-canting bubble system to keep me on the straight and level at long ranges. I’m a sucker for cool features.
I will be mounting this on my Armalite AR-15 for the duration of the test. I will be doing all of the standard tests for fit and function as well as testing the claims of waterproof and fog-proof operation (Gunnutmegger). If there is a specific test that you’d like for me to perform, please let me know. I am at your mercy. And the M-30 is at mine.