Premier Reticles burst on the high-end scope scene in 2008 with their Heritage line of scopes.
Premier was formed in 1946 by Robert "Bob" S. Thomas, a Navy master lens maker. For many years,
Premier was known as the shop that could make custom reticles and install them in customers' Leupold
scopes. In 2005, Premier Reticles was awarded the contract to build by new United States Marine
Corps' new Scout Sniper Day Scope; they did this by partnering with Schmidt & Bender for parts of
that scope design. By 2008, Premier had stepped out on its own to design a scope to best the S&B
design. The results so far have been excellent. Premier Reticles first introduced the Heritage
3-15x50 mm. Its basic features are similar to the S&B PMII: a big many-click elevation knob with
zero stop, many-click windage knob, mil-rad adjustments. The Heritage has More Tactile Clicks (MTC)
every full mil in order to ease operation in the dark. The scope has built-in reticle illumination
with brightness control doubled-up on the parallax knob. The Heritage is available with several
different elevation knob configurations: single-turn 22 mil, double-turn 27 mil, single-turn 15 mil,
and double-turn with 1/4 MOA clicks. Each of these knobs are available with or without the MTC
feature. The clicks on the original 22 mil single-turn knob are extremely close together. The 15
mil single-turn and 27 mil double-turn knobs are easy to use because the clicks are more coarse and
it's easier to read the elevation setting from the markings. A 5-25x56 mm version of the Heritage
was just introduced; it will fit the bill if more than 15x is needed. Build quality on the Premier
Heritage scopes is excellent. The 3-25x50 mm is compact and it offers an additional 3x over the S&B
3-12x50 mm PMII in approximately the same form factor.
This Premier Reticles Heritage 3-15x50 mm is configured with the double-turn elevation knob with
The new Premier Reticles Heritage 3-15x50 mm scope burst on the scene in 2008 and offers some innovative
features such as the tool-less cam-lock knob adjustments.