Since 2008, the Premier Reticles "Heritage" line of tactical scopes has been recognized as one of the best rifle scopes ever invented. There are features present in the Premier optics which are entirely unique to their scopes, and can be found on no competing product. Most people have seen the outside of Premier optics many times. The look of that beefy scope has graced the cover of many magazines, and has been atop rifles of some of the worlds best competitors. Today you are in for a rare treat during this short segment. We're going to pop the top off the Premier turret, and see just what makes this thing tick. (... or do I mean click!)
First, the Premier 3-15 Tactical in all its glory. This is the scope that won the Marine Corp SSDS contract. Anyone that has ever used one knows why. It is without equal in the market space it occupies.
The externally-adjustable tool-less zero stop lever on the top of the turret is one of the most innovative and remarkable features of the Premier scopes. This lever can be unscrewed until the assembly is removed, allowing you to pull the turret cap off the top of the turret.
Underneath, you'll find a turret housing unlike that of any other scope on earth. There are so many things going on under here that it takes a bit to drink it all in. You'll see on the diagram below, that the little "widget" that controls the zero stop, also controls the turrets 2nd revolution indicator. The zero stop pin on the turret cap, hits on the right side and stops. Yet when the turret is spun the other direction, the pin comes around and hits in the left side, pushing it to the right, which causes the 2nd rev button to pop out down below. Incredible.
Here are the plungers which engage with the clickers in the turret cap. They are little wedge-shaped pieces that protrude through the front-right side of the turret housing at about 1 O'clock.
To complete the picture, below you'll see the under-side of the turret cap. The user-serviceable clickers, as well as the zero-stop and 2nd rev indicator pin are plainly visible. What you see here is an absolutely amazing feat of engineering and creativity. I've marked the serrations on the clickers which result in the tenth mil and whole mil clicks. This is what makes the "MTC" or more tactile clicks function. The clickers are easily adjustable in regard to their position, to ensure that you have the clicks lining up exactly where they are suppose to be. The slip-scale turret screws on the top of the cap also let you align the scale ring precisely to ensure that your click indicator is lined up perfectly with the markings on the turret.
Hopefully this short segment on the Premier 3-15 Tactical sheds a bit more light on how these scopes function, and how they are able to get such amazing clicks! If you have any questions about the turrets that weren't answered here, feel free to give us a call. We have a healthy supply of these scopes in stock and ready for immediate delivery!