|Minox MD 50 watching the sunrise|
Minox Optics yet I encourage you to check them out. Minox is a Premier German Optics company who has been producing quality products for over 75 years. Minox is working their way into America building a very reputable name for their products by providing not only a quality products but also a reliable one with a Total Coverage Warranty. I doubt you would ever have to use the warranty but it is comforting that it is there... Now to the MD 50!
Just to give you a few specifications on the MD 50 I will provide the description on their website:
Technical data MINOX MD 50
|Magnification||15 - 30x|
|Front lens diameter||1.97 in. / 50 mm|
|Exit pupil||0.13 in.- 0.07 in. / 3.33 - 1.67 mm|
|Field of view||147 - 100 ft. at 1.000 yds. / 49 - 33 m at 1.000 m / 2.8° - 1.9°|
|Close distance||16.4 ft. / 5.0 m|
|Eye relief||0.59 - 0.43 in. / 15 - 11 mm|
|Twilight factor||27.4 - 38.7|
|Operating temperature||14° to 104° F / -14° to 40° C|
|Waterproof||down to 16.4 ft. / 5 m|
|Height, width, depth||8.38 x 2.48 x 4.84 in. / 213 x 63 x 123 mm|
|Weight||approx. 23.3 oz. / 660 g|
|How small the MD 50 is compared to my old Badlands Pack|
|Glassing for coyotes|
|Glassing for goats|
|A doe bedded in the grass|
The MD 50 comes in two styles, you can either get the straight angled or the MD 50 W which has an angled eye piece. I myself have the straight angle and like the fact that I can look straight outward instead of putting my head down to look through the eye piece. I literally spend a good 2.5-3 hours looking through this scope watching my dad and brother sneak in on a heard of 16 antelope. As the my dad and brother got closer and closer, the antelope made their way toward my dad who was presented with a shot but unfortunately missed. After belly crawling for half a mile in 95 degree weather without water I'm not sure why he wasn't able to make the shot but I won't criticize him :) I was able to watch the entire stalk nice and clear from 1500+ yards away. Below is a picture of how far away the antelope were from the spot I was set up.
|The antelope were bedded down on the back side of this grassy spot... over 1500 yards away!|
As with all reviews on Idaho Pursuit, the following review is my honest opinion. I am not a pro-staff member of, sponsored by, or associated with Minox Optics and am not accepting any compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this review. My independent status may change in the future but, as of the date of publication, no relationship other than described above has been pursued or established.