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Introduction to the MTC Ultralite
The Mamba UltraLite is, as the name suggests, designed with an emphasis on saving weight and tips the scales at just 546g. At the same time, it is packed full of the features you’d expect on more substantial scopes.
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 Mamba Ultralite range review and guide
The Mamba UltraLite is intended for shooters who want to keep their set up as light and portable as possible. Measuring 344mm and weighing just 546g, it has many of the features you’d expect to see on more substantial scopes including a 3-10x magnification range and a seven brightness level illuminated SCB2 reticle and adjustable parallax. The lenses have been treated with coatings to maximise light transfer and despite the smaller 25mm tube, MTC says it will return light transmissions almost identical to 30mm tube scopes of similar price. The semi target style turrets screw off to reveal dials that will adjust point of aim at a ratio of one click equating to one centimetre of adjustment at 100 metres. A set of magnetic, rotating lens covers, the rear one of which has a 2x magnifying pane to make seeing parallax and turret settings easier to see, completes the set up.
Who is it suited to?
The Mamba UltraLite is intended for airgun hunters who want to keep their set up light. That said, it is equally at home shooting targets or on the range and whilst it’s not suited to Field Target competition use, it is fine for Hunter Field Target shooting.
Pros and Cons
- Adjustable illuminated reticle
- Parallax adjust down to 10 metres
- Excellent light transfer
- Light saving is modest compared to the more comprehensive MambaLite range
- Screw cap turrets inhibit in-the-field adjustment
Comparison with the MTC scope range
MTC’s Mamba UltraLite should really be compared alongside the MambaLite range which is only slightly heavier but has a broader range of magnification options. As part of the Mamba line up, the scopes make up MTC’s second focal plane offering along with the Viper Pro range.
Other scope brands to consider
Take a look at the rest of the Mamba range, as well as MTC’s Viper Pro products. Other scopes to consider are those from Konus and Hawke.
MTC Mamba Ultralite specifications
|Field of view||82 – 22m at 1,000m|
|Eye relief||105 – 115mm|
|Parallax setting||10m to infinity|
|Adjustment per click||1 click = 1cm @ 100m|
|Max windage adjustment||140cm @ 100m|
|Max elevation adjustment||140cm @ 100m|
|Clicks per turret relvolution||60|
|Mils per turret revolution||6|
|Illuminated reticle||Seven brightness level|
MTC Mamba Ultralite FAQs
How to zero a Mamba Ultralite 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 a MTC Mamba Ultralite 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.