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Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4

Vector Continental scopes are a big hit among hunters in need of feature-rich scopes that won't make a sizeable dent in their wallets. For a reasonably priced series, the variety of scope configurations is truly commendable.

All that's been missing from the line-up was a lowlight specialist for hunting. Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 is here to set that to rights. Available in two reticle options (BDC and German 4) and priced a bit over 500 EUR, this model will give you more for less.

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Physical Properties

  • multi-coated 56mm lens
  • 30mm single-piece tube
  • aircraft-grade 6061 T6 aluminum
  • extremely rugged → shock-tested at 750 gs
  • .338 Lapua Magnum recoil-proof
  • IPX6 waterproof

Vector Continental scopes are built from a 30mm aluminum monotube. For a scope with a 56-millimeter lens, only 670 grams (23.6oz) of weight are impressive.

Comfortable eye relief of about 100mm (4″) away from the ocular lens is possible at all times, with a generous eyebox to boot. The diopter compensation can be adjusted on the eyepiece (+2 to -3).

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4 Reticle (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4 Reticle (image source: Vector Optics)

Despite the elegant streamlined design, Vector Continental 2.5-15x56 is made to last. Tested for maximum recoil, the scope can be used on magnum caliber rifles and perform without a hitch.

All Continental models are nitrogen-charged, protecting the scope insides from moisture and internal fogging of glass surfaces. Waterproof and sturdy construction will bear the brunt of any accidental impact, so you don't need to keep your kid gloves on.

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Turret Properties

  • 1/4 MOA click value
  • max. windage & elevation → 110 MOA
  • low and capped
  • turret lock system
  • side focus → 10m to infinity
  • 6 intensity levels of illumination

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 sports typical hunting turrets, that is low and capped. Since this model is intended for use in the dying hours of the day, the white high-visibility markings will be especially useful.

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4 Reticle (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4 Reticle (image source: Vector Optics)

The turrets move smoothly but not audibly, with 1/4 MOA clicks. The easy return to zero feature is an unexpected bonus in this price range. The maximum adjustment range of W&E turrets is 110 MOA.

The parallax setting can be adjusted from 10 meters to infinity. For improved ease of use, focus marks are enumerated on the side turret: 10, 15, 20, 30, 50, 75, 100, 200, 500, and ∞.

Optical Properties

  • extra-low dispersion glass
  • magnification: 2.5-15x
  • 6x zoom factor
  • field of view: 2.8-16.6m/100m
  • glass-etched reticle → BDC or German 4
  • 6 illumination levels

Extra-low dispersion glass reduces color fringing and other optical distortions.

The >90% light transmission is achieved with a sizeable lens and multiple layers of varnish on all glass surfaces.

The constant 6x zoom factor is the key winning feature that will separate Continental 2.5-15x56 from the competition. Powerful zooms require higher production standards or the point of impact will shift. This usually means a higher price point for the end-user, unfortunately. Since this Continental 2.5-15x56 will go for less than 600 euros, you've got yourself a steal.

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Continental 2.5-15x56 is available in two reticle variants - BDC and German 4, both illuminated. The level of intensity can be adjusted from 1 to 6. Another premium touch is the glass-etching technique, so the reticle design won't fade away with time.

Technical Data Sheet

Model: Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC Continental 2.5-15x56 German 4
SKU: SCOM-34 SCOM-38
Reticle: BDC illuminated German 4 illuminated
Focal Plane: SFP SFP
Parallax: side focus, 10m to infinity side focus, 10m to infinity
Click value: 1/4 MOA 1/4 MOA
Windage & Elevation: 110 MOA 110 MOA
Weight: 670g (23.6oz) 670g (23.6oz)
Made in: China China

Accessories in the Box

  1. 30mm Picatinny rings
  2. Weaver/Dovetail mount
  3. spare DIY elevation turret
  4. lens caps
  5. cleaning cloth
  6. user manual
Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Price & Warranty Info

These scopes are made in China. The warranty on the Continental series is 15 years from purchase in the EU. In addition to that, Vector Optics promises a limited lifetime guarantee, meaning they'll repair these scopes as long as they're in production.

Vector Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4 are available for €589.00 (VAT incl.).

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 (image source: Vector Optics)

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Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 BDC & German 4
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Vector Continental scopes are a big hit among hunters in need of feature-rich scopes that won't make a sizeable dent in their wallets. For a reasonably priced series, the variety of scope configurations is truly commendable. All that's been missing from the line-up was a lowlight specialist for hunting. Vector Optics Continental 2.5-15x56 is here to set that to rights. Available in two reticle options (BDC and German 4) and priced a bit over 500 EUR, this model will give you more for less.
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