Steiner P4Xi Review: 1-4x24mm Scope | One Odd But Interesting Thing!


Tactical scopes are getting better and better. Steiner P4Xi is one of them. Just a decade ago, it was impossible to find a good tactical scope beside the red dot. 

They have come a long way. Thanks to Steiner P4Xi they will go a long way too. If you thought that this was a hunting riflescope, sorry to say it’s not But Steiner gs3 is for hunting & Steiner t5xi is for target shooting. Now that’s out of the way, let’s start the Steiner P4Xi review. 



Steiner P4xi Review: Features & Benefits

Magnification 1 - 4x
Objective Lens 24 mm
Tube Diameter 30mm
Focal Plane 2nd
Reticle P3TR - Illuminated
Length 10.3 in
Weight 17.3 oz

The Design

It’s good to see that tactical scopes are getting regular riflescopes treatment. It was due honestly. 

Anyway, when you first see the riflescope you will notice something odd. The objective lens is smaller than the eyepiece. 

That’s because you won’t place your eye close to the eyepiece before shooting. It’s almost like a red dot sight, but with riflescopes feature. 

The housing is constructed from shock-proof high-quality aluminum. The length of the scope is 10.3″. It should fit in most modern AR rifles. The tube diameter is 30mm and the objective lens is only 24mm. 

The scope has a variable magnification setting from 1x to 4x. More on that later. The housing is completely waterproof. You don’t have to worry about the scope on a rainy day.

Optics Quality

One of the key parts of any riflescope is the optics. You are going to look through the scope for a long time. 

When it comes to tactical scopes, it becomes even more important. The reason is, they offer a tremendous amount of eye relief. If you don’t have a good pair of optics inside your scope, you won’t see anything when you take your eyes a little further from the eyepiece. 


P4Xi features an illuminated reticle. The illumination adjustments are side-mounted. You can easily click them and change the setting. 

P4Xi reticle is calibrated for 7.62 and 5.56 ammo. Two of the most popular AR ammo out there. If you own any of these calibers, then you don’t need to re-calibrate the reticle.

I have to admit, it was a good decision from Steiner. P3TR reticle seems like made for this scope. If you follow the bars reading, you can shoot up to 600 yards. 600 yards on a tactical riflescope.

Sounds insane, but Steiner managed to pull it off. You will need some time to adjust to the eye relief and the scope as a whole. Once you are past the learning curve, this reticle will start to make more sense.

Lighting Adjustments

Did you see the picture of the reticle yet? If you did, see the red dot in the middle? What if I told you, you could control the intensity of that? On top of that, two extra night vision modes to help in the dark. 

Talk about coming fully prepared. There is a switch on the scope’s body. You need a CR2032 battery to powerup the switch. Once you do, with a simple click you can turn on the light and turn off when not needed. 

When you use the scope during the day time, remember to keep it in daylight mode. If the sun is not working in your favor, you can switch to the higher intensity red dot if needed. 


The magnification on this tactical scope is variable. You can change it from 1x to 4x with ease. The magnification ring didn’t have any issues either. 

You will find a small zoom lever inside the packaging. With the help of that, you can instantly jump from 1x to 4x. The marking on the scope represents half X magnification every click.

Steiner P4xi Review: Conclusion

If you are looking for a compact, lightweight, tactical scope. You don’t need to search anymore. You just found the best one you can get right here. 

If you want to know anything more about the scope, make sure to leave a comment down below. It gets lonely sometimes you know.

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