Millett Rifle Scope Overview: High Quality in 5 Classes

Millett BK81001 Tactical Camo
Millett BK81001 Tactical Camo

You can put Millett rifle scopes into 5 classes of optics. At least, that’s what Millett itself does on their website. They group their several offerings into Designated Marksman, Tactical, Long Range, Tactical Red Dot, and SP Red Dot classes.

You could probably argue that some of those groupings could be combined, but since the makers see them that way, I’ll stick to the same arrangement in this overview and review.

All but a few of the current Millett models have a listing on Amazon. If you’re in a hurry and just want to check the pricing and availability of these Millett scopes at Amazon, you can click (tap) the links in the list below.

I realize this list is really too long and it will make more sense after you read the article below, but I’ll present it to you here anyway in case you already have one or two particular scopes in mind.

If you want to skip ahead to a certain grouping of scopes or other section of the article, you can click (tap) a link in the box below. Otherwise, you can keep scrolling (swiping) and reading as usual.

Millett Scopes at Amazon vs Millett Scopes at Optics Oasis

If you look at some of these rifle scopes at Amazon, you may find that whoever first listed them there named them slightly differently from what you see here. I am using the naming convention the Millett uses on their website. Anything you see other than that was creatively assigned by someone else.

What you will see in the comparison tables and lists below also comes from the Millett site and so should be accurate and reliable.

You may have trouble finding a Millett rifle scope at Amazon. If so, consider investigating the merits of a CVLife scope instead.

Millett Designated Marksman Rifle Scopes

Millett Designated Marksman Scopes
Millett Designated Marksman Scopes

You can tell a lot about a Designated Marksman scope from its model name. I’m not sure if this was intended, but the “BK” might as well stand for black, since that’s the color of these three scopes. (Note that not all the scopes from Millett are black.)

I don’t know if the “8” has any significance, but the remaining four numbers do. The “14” and “16” refer to the magnification power of the scope: 1-4x and 1-6x respectively.

The “24” tells you the diameter of the objective lens in millimeters. It seems the final “A” on one of these three (and on others later) means that the model comes in camouflage style. (This sort of negates the “BK” at the beginning, but you get the idea.)

ModelPowerReticleWeight (oz.)Length (mm)
BK814241-4xIlluminated Donut-Dot18.4286
BK81424A1-4xIlluminated Donut-Dot18.4286
BK816241-6xIlluminated BCR-120.7267

All three of these scopes have the following features in common.

  • 30mm tube length
  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • 3.5 inch eye relief
  • 0.5 inch click value at 1000 yards

Millett Tactical Rifle Scopes

Millett Tactical Scope
Millett Tactical Scope

The model name of the Tactical line of scopes doesn’t tell you as much, other than the fact that they are black or camo style.

Except for the coloration, the only difference I can see among these is that the click value for the BK81008 is 0.36 inches (0.1 Mil) at 1000 yards, whereas it is 0.25 inches for the other models.

All three Tactical scopes have these features.

  • 4-16x power
  • 50mm objective lens
  • Illuminated Mil-Dot Bar reticle
  • Fully multi-coated lenses
  • 3.5 inch eye relief
  • Weight: 32 oz.
  • Length: 406mm

Millett Long Range (LRS) Rifle Scopes

Millett Long Range Scope
Millett Long Range Scope

Once again you can think of the “BK” as standing for black and the “A” meaning camo.

The main difference among these Long Range scopes is the reticle.

BK810041/4 MOA click
BK81005A0.1 Mil click
BK810061/4 MOA click illuminated
BK810070.1 Mil click illuminated

All the LRS models have 6-25x power and multi-coated lenses.

Millett Tactical Red Dot Rifle Scopes

Millett Tactical Red Dot
Millett Tactical Red Dot

There are 3 Tactical Red Dot models manufactured by Millett. The TRD0005 is currently not readily available at Amazon. It is virtually the same as the TRD1X30 but has a smaller 24mm objective lens.

As you can tell from the model name, the TRD1X30 has a 30mm objective lens. Both of these models magnify 1x, have a 30mm tube length, a 5 MOA reticle, and 0.5 inch click value.

The TRD2001 is quite different from the others in that it is not a tube style scope at all. It is a sight with the same reticle and click value, but that’s where the similarities end, as you can see in the picture.

Millett SP Red Dot Rifle Scopes

Millett SP Red Dot
Millett SP Red Dot

Looking at the model names for design clues one more time, you can tell from these names that the “RD” means Red Dot. What is not quite as obvious is that the “9” in the middle must mean a silver (not black matte) finish.

The RD00904 is listed at Amazon, but the black RD00004 is not. Conversely, the RD00006 is listed, but the silver RD00906 is not.

This last group contains the most difference from one model to the next of any of the classes made by Millett. Examine the table below to see what I mean.

ModelStyleTube Length (mm)ReticleColor
RD00004SP-1 Compact25.43 Min DotBlack matte
RD00904SP-1 Compact25.43 Min DotSilver
RD00005SP-2 Compact305 Min DotBlack matte
RD00905SP-2 Compact305 Min DotSilver
RD00006Multi-Dot SP303, 5, 8, 10 Min DotBlack matte
RD00906Multi-Dot SP303, 5, 8, 10 Min DotSilver

Note that 25.4mm is the same as 1 inch.

I won’t try to explain the Style differences. Simply look at the pictures for your description.

The red dot size on the RD00006 (and RD00906) is adjustable to the four sizes listed: 3, 5, 8, and 10. This is why its style is called Multi-Dot.

Conclusions about the Millett Rifle Scopes

Several years ago, Millett was bought by Bushnell. Bushnell continues to make these scopes under the Millett name.

The quality of these rifle scopes is quite high, despite what you may read in reviews by a few owners. The overall ratings are very good.

Millett Rifle Scopes

Check the pricing and availability of the Millett Rifle Scopes at Amazon.

Millett Rifle Scopes

Check the pricing and availability of Millett rifle scopes at Ebay.

Gary Sonnenberg

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2 thoughts on “Millett Rifle Scope Overview: High Quality in 5 Classes”

    1. Jim,

      I do not have that Millett available. Also, note that I only review optical devices. I don’t sell them.


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