Introduction to the MTC King Cobra
The MTC King Cobra sits at the upper end of the range. Built on a 30mm chassis, its high quality coated lenses perform well even in low-light conditions. As a first focal plane (FFP) scope, the relationship between the reticle and target remains the same regardless of magnification. Powerful 6-24x magnification and smooth parallax adjustment from 15 yards to infinity means the King Cobra is suitable for air rifles, rimfire and centrefire – especially those who hunt.
About MTC Optics
Formed in 2005, MTC Optics was acquired by the Diana Group in 2014 where it operates alongside air rifle sister companies Daystate and Brocock. Today its products cover a broad range of scopes designed for the air rifle market as well as rimfire and centrefire sectors, addressing the needs of hunters and competition shooters alike.
MTC King Cobra 6-24 x 50 review
The King Cobra is one of MTC’s top performing scopes, measuring 366mm and weighing 746g with a field of view of 1.3 to 5.2 metres at 100 metres. Its 30mm tube, 50mm objective lens and specially coated lenses ensure good light to eye transmission, enabling you to keep shooting in low light conditions. And when things get really murky, the illuminated reticle has six levels of brightness in red with a separate on/off button. The reticle itself is MTC’s Small Calibre Ballistic 2 (SCB2) design and offers plenty of aim points in half mildot increments without being cluttered. As a first focal plane (FFP) scope, the floating reticle will increase and decrease in size as you move through the 6-24 magnification range. As with all FFP scopes, this has the benefit of ensuring the relationship between the reticle and target remains constant regardless of the magnification used (so the amount of hold over at a given distance is the same at 6x or 24x). However, on lower magnifications the reticle is so small it’s difficult to see. The windage and elevation turrets lift up to adjust and push down to lock. Adjustment is achieved without tools in MIL increments with one click equating to a cm of adjustment at 100 metres. Both turrets have an adjustment range of 11.6 MIL with 60 clicks or 6 MIL per full revolution. The parallax adjustment wheel moves smoothly through a 15 yards to infinity range, making it ideal for airgun use. With eye relief of 86mm, the King Cobra is also suitable for recoiling rifles.
Who is it suited to?
The MTC Cobra is suitable for air rifle, centrefire and rimfire use. In terms of disciplines, it is ideal for hunting and air rifle plinking, as well as extreme bench rest and Hunter Field Target disciplines.
Pros and Cons
- First focal plane precision
- SCB2 illuminated reticle
- Parallax adjustment
- Low light performance
- Reticle is small at low magnification levels
Comparison with the MTC Optics range
Although other scopes in the MTC Optics range offer large magnification, the King Cobra is the only one to do so and offer first focal plane precision.
Other scope brands to consider
Other large magnification first focal plane scopes to consider include products from Hawke Optics’ Frontier, Sidewinder, Vantage and Airmax ranges. In addition, the Element Optics Nexus, Helix and Titan products are also worth considering.
MTC King Cobra FAQs
How to zero the MTC King Cobra scope?
For airguns, take a large piece of card and mark an aim point. Set the card up 15 metres away with a safe backstop. From a stable platform, fire a group of 5 pellets aiming at the aimpoint. Use the windage and elevation turrets to adjust the impact point. If your pellets are hitting left, adjust the windage column in the ‘right’ direction. Similarly, if the pellets hit high then use the elevation turret and adjust ‘down’. Once the pellets impact on your point of aim, move the target out to your desired zero distance and repeat the process.
How to focus the MTC King Cobra scope?
Use the dioptre focus on the rear of the scope (the ocular lens) to ensure the reticle is focused. To bring your target into focus use the parallax adjustment side wheel.
Is the MTC King Cobra waterproof?
Yes, the King Cobra is fully water, fog and shock proof.
|Magnification||6 – 24 x|
|Field of view at 100 metres||1.3 – 5.2 m|
|Dioptre adjustment||2 / -2|
|Parallax range||15 yds – infinity|
|Adjustment/click||1 click = 1cm at 100 metres|
|Max windage adjustment||11.6 MIL|
|Max elevation adjustment||11.6 MIL|
|Clicks per one turret revolution||60|
|MILs per one turret revolution||6|
|Impact point correction||1 click at 100m = 1cm|
|Illuminated reticle||6 levels red with separate on/off|