Schmidt & Bender Acronyms

The Schmidt & Bender company uses various acronyms when referring to the features of their riflescopes, which often causes confusion among buyers. For this reason, we have decided to write a complete list of their acronyms, explaining the meaning of each. We provided pictures next to some of them. The acronyms are organized alphabetically.

Schmidt & Bender Acronyms, listed alphabetically

¼ MOA

The click value of the riflescope’s turrets is approx. 0.7 cm / 100 m (1/4 MOA).

1/8 MOA

The click value of the riflescope’s turrets is approx. 0.35 cm / 100 m (1/8 MOA).

A click value of 0.125 MOA on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

A click value of 0.125 MOA on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

1 CM

The click value of the riflescope’s turrets is 1 cm / 100 m (0.1 MIL/MRAD).

0.1 MIL click value

0.1 MIL click value

1.5 CM

1.5 cm clicks on a S&B Posicon turret

1.5 cm clicks on a S&B Posicon turret

1.BE

The reticle of the riflescope is in the first focal plane.

This S&B Polar T96 riflescope has the reticle in the first focal plane

This S&B Polar T96 riflescope has the reticle in the first focal plane

2.BE

The reticle of the riflescope is in the second focal plane.

A SFP riflescope made by S&B

A SFP riflescope made by S&B

BDC H (ASV H in German)

The elevation turret is equipped with a bullet drop compensation mechanism.

This S&B Polar T96 riflescope is equipped with an ASV turret

This S&B Polar T96 riflescope is equipped with an ASV turret

BDC HS (ASV HS in German)

Both elevation and windage turrets are equipped with a bullet drop compensation mechanism.

Both turrets on this riflescope are of the BDC (ASV) type

Both turrets on this riflescope are of the BDC (ASV) type

CC

The riflescope is equipped with the ‘Close Combat’ mode – when chosen, the parallax is switched from 100 to 25 m when the magnification power is set at 1x (this feature is only available on some wide-angle S & B riflescopes).

 

CCW

Counter-clockwise turret rotation (rotating the elevation turret counter-clockwise moves the POI up, rotating the windage turret counter-clockwise moves the POI to the right).

A CCW windage turret on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

A CCW windage turret on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

CW

Clockwise turret rotation (rotating the elevation turret clockwise moves the POI up, rotating the windage turret clockwise moves the POI to the right).

A S&B riflescope with CW turrets

A S&B riflescope with CW turrets

CT

The turret is capped (refers to the windage turret in all cases as of May, 2020).

A capped windage turret on a S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

A capped windage turret on a S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

DT

Double Turn turret (the elevation turret can be turned for 720°).

S&B's DT turret (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

S&B’s DT turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

DT II

An upgraded version of the DT (Double Turn) Schmidt & Bender turret with a visible turn indicator, MTC or Zero Click and a locking function.

A CCW windage turret on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

A CCW windage turret on a S&B Field Target Riflescope

DT II+

An upgraded version of the DT II (Double Turn) Schmidt & Bender turret with a tactile turn indicator, MTC or Zero click and a locking function.

S&B's DT II+ turret (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

S&B’s DT II+ turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

FD

The Flash Dot feature is an illumination technology designed by Schmidt & Bender – once the illuminated central dot is turned off, no black dot is visible in the center.

The FlashDot feature

The FlashDot feature

FT

The riflescope is designed for Field Target shooting.

FT stands for Field Target

FT stands for Field Target

LI

The riflescope features a lockable illumination turret.

LM

The riflescope is made of Light Metal and comes without a rail.

This S&B riflescope is made of light metal and comes without a rail

This S&B riflescope is made of light metal and comes without a rail

LMC

The riflescope is made of Light Metal and comes with the Schmidt & Bender Convex rail.

S&B Convex rail

S&B Convex rail

LMS

The riflescope is made of Light Metal and comes with the LM rail.

 

LMZ

The riflescope is made of Light Metal and comes with the Zeiss ZM/VM rail.

LP

the riflescope features an adjustable parallax and an illuminated reticle.

This S&B riflescope features both a parallax adjustment and an illuminated reticle

This S&B riflescope features both a parallax adjustment and an illuminated reticle

LT

The turret on the riflescope is lockable.

A lockable turret on a S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

A lockable turret on a S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

MT

Multi Turn turret (the elevation turret can be turned for 1080° or more)

S&B's MT turret (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

S&B’s MT turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

MT II

An upgraded version of the MT (Multi Turn) Schmidt & Bender turret with a tactile and visible turn indicator, MTC and a locking function.

S&B's MT II turret (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

S&B’s MT II turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

MTC

More Tactile Clicks (each 10th click is more pronounced ,which makes it easier for the user to quickly dial in the desired number of clicks).

 

P

The riflescope features an adjustable parallax.

A parallax turret on a S&B riflescope

A parallax turret on a S&B riflescope

Pantone 7504M

The riflescope comes in the yellowish-brown colour (a lighter tone compared to RAL8000).

RAL8000 (left) vs Pantone 7504M (right)

RAL8000 (left) vs Pantone 7504M (right)

PM

Police Marksman series of Schmidt & Bender riflescopes.

A S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

A S&B PM II Ultra Short riflescope

Posicon

Posicon turret adjustments are color-coded allow the user to identify the position of the reticle by looking at the turret.

A Posicon turret

A Posicon turret

ST

Single Turn turret (the elevation turret can be turned for 360°).

S&B's ST turret (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

S&B’s ST turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

ST II

an upgraded version of the ST (Single Turn) Schmidt & Bender turret with a great temperature resistance and the S-Spring technology (a very accurate tracking mechanism).

A S&B riflescope with a Single Turn II elevation turret

A S&B riflescope with a Single Turn II elevation turret

ST II-B

Similar to the ST II turret but comes with 6 position indicators that the user can place at any position on the turret according to the ballistic trajectory of the used ammunition.

ST II-B turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

ST II-B turret (source: schmidtundbender.de)

SZC

A riflescope with a Zero Stop feature; the turret is stopped below zero.

A turret with the SZC function (a click below zero) (source: schmidtunsdbender.de)

A turret with the SZC function (the Zero Stop feature stops the turret below zero) (source: schmidtundbender.de)

RAL8000

The riflescope comes in the yellowish-brown colour (a darker tone compared to Pantone 7504M).

RAL8000 (left) vs Pantone 7504M (right)

RAL8000 (left) vs Pantone 7504M (right)

ZS

The riflescope’s elevation turret is equipped with the Zero Stop feature (once the zero is set, the user can quickly return to zero from any setting because as the turret will stop there).

A S&B turret with a Zero Stop feature

A S&B turret with a Zero Stop feature

ZC

A riflescope with a Zero Stop feature; the turret is stopped directly at zero.

A S&B turret with a Zero Stop / Zero Click feature

A S&B turret with a Zero Stop / Zero Click feature

 

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Schmidt & Bender Acronyms
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Schmidt & Bender Acronyms
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The Schmidt & Bender company uses various acronyms when referring to the features of their riflescopes, which often causes confusion among buyers.
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