We admire DD Optics products for their great performance that comes at an affordable price. At IWA 2019, we stopped at their booth to inquire about brand new products. In the field of binoculars, DD Optics unveiled the new generation of Pirschler which offers plenty of features usually limited to the premium segment, all for a price of around 600 €. In the field of riflescopes, they have come up with two new devices. In this article, we will focus on the 5–30x56 DDMP, a tactical model with click value in Mils/MRAD.
DD Optics 5–30x56 Tactical DDMP
The new riflescope features one of the most common configurations used for tactical shooting applications, but there is only one competitor at this price point (2019) – Delta Stryker HD 4.5–30x56 FFP. DDMP has the features of a true tactical scope – 34mm tube, FFP-reticle, and exposed tactical turrets. The clicks are in Mils, and there are 10 Mils in one revolution. Altogether, the shooter has 30 Mils of elevation at disposal. The double-turn elevation turret is equipped with Zero Stop but lacks the locking function.
DD Optics’ strong point is the parallax adjustment turret – there is enough travel on the turret for the user to accurately adjust the parallax at any distance. Optically, the device is great for the price. DD Optics used CT-glass to enhance light transmission and contrast. Clicks on the turrets are crisp and audible. The illumination can be set to 11 levels. Like many other DD Optics’ products, the 5–30x56 Tactical DDMP is made in Japan.
We are glad to see DD Optics expand their range of products. With 5–30x56 Tactical DDMP, they will compete against Delta Optical’s Stryker HD 4.5–30x56 FFP. One of the main strong points of DD Optics’ new riflescope is the big adjustment range of the parallax adjustment. We can’t wait to see how these perform in the field.