Millett TRS-1Tactical Rifle Scope Review | Long Range Scopes

Millett TRS-1 Rifle Scope Review

While some of us may love to go into detail about how vital a scope is to a firearm, at the heart of it it’s all about sight, about vision. What question really needs to be answered other than “does this help me aim better”? But then again there’s the risk of oversimplifying the debate. After all, aiming is a not insignificant part of the equation for success in hunting or tactical shooting.

The Millet 4-16×50 Illuminated TRS is one of the current top-of-the-line scopes that aim – pardon the pun – to help shooters set proper sights on their targets. The TRS-1 comes in both matte and a sharp-looking A-TAC camo deco, two color variations of the same effective scope. You may have heard that this particular Millet Tactical is a solid value for money, and you wouldn’t be wrong to believe that. Serious hunters and tactical operators are the main beneficiaries of the 4-16×50’s sharp performance, and it’s not hard to see why – but this Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope review will try to make it clear.

Millett Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope Review

Millett TRS-1 4-16×50 FEATURES

The Lens

  • The tactical rifle scope on the 4-16×50, as its name suggests, boasts 4x-16x magnification capability. The objective lens has a 50mm diameter, giving users an easier time viewing targets through the scope. This also compares favorable against many other scopes, as the 50mm diameter is larger and more likely to be helpful in terms of shooting accuracy.


  • The Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope has a Mildo-bar reticle, which gives you a clearer view in low light or when the shot is at a wide distance. Long-range shooting is also well within its capabilities, as it has thin-line, dot and adjustable illumination (green) to help with that. This also makes the reticle a strong performer in a variety of lighting conditions. The reticle is also reasonably sturdy, enough to withstand the rigor of rugged and challenging conditions and situations. It’s waterproof, shockproof, and designed to be bulletproof as well.

Optic Features

  • This tactical rifle scope has multicoated optics, which can give crisp and bright images in high or low light conditions. This helps guarantee pinpoint accuracy in any number of lighting conditions, as many a Millet TRS-1 review makes clear.

Focus Range

  • This is where the 4-16×50 also has others beat, as the rifle scope’s higher focus range lets you target from ranges from 15 yards on out to about is far as you’d like.

Millett Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope Review

What does the Millett Optics Work Well With?

The Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is a good fit for any AR platforms, be it AR-15, AR-10, or any others. It’s also been shown to work well with a Springfield M1A, Stag 6HL, and the .222Rem Anschutz and .22LR Anschutz target rifle.

How Does The Millett TRS-1 4-16×50 Compare To Others?

Many Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope reviews will make the point that it is at least equal to many of the top brands such as Nikon or UTG on the market – while it doesn’t outpace, say, the top two, it certainly outdoes them pricewise at around 1/10th of what they cost. While it might conversely be higher-priced than some other competitors, the innovative features on the Millet TRS-1 more than justify its price tag, especially given how it streamlines a lot of the effort involved in aiming and shooting. The adjustable illuminated crosshair is particularly popular with many users – its crisp, glare-free lighting makes it a good fit for high noon or midnight and most cases in between.

Any Millett Tactical Downsides?

As good a value as the Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is for money, it doesn’t come with mounting rings which will need to be purchased separately.

Millett Tactical Camo Rifle Scope

Available In Camo

As solid a performer as this unit is, it’s not exactly for beginners, who might not be used to advanced tactical rifle scope use. Furthermore, while there is no glare or reflection on the part of the shooter, the lenses may reflect light that strikes them from the other end – giving away your position.

Overall Millett Rifle Scope Impact

While its weaknesses are apparent, the Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is nevertheless perfect for the serious hunter, and well-suited for long-range use that might give others pause. If you’ve got some experience under your belt and know what you want out of a scope, the Millet tactical won’t disappoint. Many Millet TRS-1 reviews have recommended this to law enforcement and the military, and this doesn’t seem like an exaggeration given the crisp and clear targeting this scope is able to deliver.

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