GPO USA PASSION 3X 3-9×42 Riflescope Wins Gray’s Best

German Precision Optics PASSION 3X 3-9x42 riflescope
German Precision Optics PASSION 3X 3-9×42 riflescope

RICHMOND, Va. – -( Gray’s Sporting Journal has awarded the GPO USA PASSION 3X 3-9×42 riflescope its coveted Gray’s Best Award as one of the editors’ top choices for hunting and shooting gear for 2019 in Vol. 43, Issue 7 of the magazine.

German Precision Optics PASSION 3X 3-9×42 Riflescope

“GPO Stands for German Precision Optics, a company founded several years ago by a group of senior German optics executives with the goal of combining German technology and production standards with Far Eastern precision and low-cost production,” wrote Gray’s Terry Wieland. “Design, engineering and quality control are all done in Germany. The American branch is headed by Mike Jensen, and few industry executives know American hunting (and hunters) as well as he does. The result is a line of riflescopes and binoculars that look German and perform as if they were German, but seem to be missing a few digits from the price.”

“The 3X line is not extensive—yet—but consists of the eminently useful (but neglected of late) one-inch scopes. Among these is the one I would nominate as the single best for most hunting situations: 3-9×42. It lists at $400, astonishingly inexpensive by today’s German optics standards. Some would call it ‘no frills,’ but a better description would be ‘no unnecessary impediments.’ Waterproof and shock-proof with a Plex reticle, positive but easy adjustments, and excellent optical quality, this is the kind of scope you want to buy a few of, just so you can always have one available. At the same time, the scope is missing nothing essential, including focus adjustment on the ocular bell and long eye relief for use on rifles with heavy recoil. GPO’s top executives are not only optics experts but also hunters and shooters, and it shows. This scope is the company’s ‘work horse.’ Who could disagree?” Wieland concluded.

The 3-9×42 is part of the Passion 3X line and comes standard with five caliber-specific turret rings, pre-engraved to select Hornady ammunition in calibers .223 Rem., 6.5 Creedmoor, .308 Win., .30-’06 Sprg., and .300 Win. Mag. The Passion 3X line also includes one-inch scopes in a 3-9×40 illuminated, 4-12×42, 4-12×50 illuminated and the recently introduced 6-18×50 30mm scope.

German Precision OpticsAbout GPO USA

German Precision Optics was founded on the premise that design, engineering and quality management is 100 percent controlled in Germany to its strictest standards, yet products can be produced at some of the largest production facilities worldwide. This unique corporate structure allows GPO to offer the highest quality products with better features at a significantly better price. The company is 100-percent confident that all its products will not only function perfectly but also exceed all expectations. Therefore, GPO USA has created an industry-leading Spectacular Lifetime Warranty™. With outstanding professional service, GPO USA will take care of its products before, during and after the purchase at no charge—EVER. Founded in 2016, GPO has its U.S. headquarters in Richmond, Va. For more information on GPO USA, visit or call 844-MY-BINOS (844-692-4667).

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    very good lesson. keep it up

    Gary Fowler
    Gary Fowler

    How do i win one of these scopes?

    Gerald Johnson
    Gerald Johnson

    Sounds like the scope will be a winner. Anxious to see one.