The full test by Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin
The Element Optics Titan 5-25x56 long-range optics went through a full test over several months in the hands of Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin, a famous marksman in the shooting world.
If you are passionate about long distance shooting, you may have seen him on his Youtube channel or on Facebook as Balistique05. But what you may not know is that Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin is a shooting master, a combat shooting instructor and that he participates in the training of snipers for certain special units (the precise information remains secret).
A soldier for 20 years and passionate about precision shooting, he began his career in heavy cavalry on the famous Leclerc tank, going through all the positions up to platoon leader.
He became known worldwide by breaking 2 shooting distance records, 3695 meters in 2015 and 4150 meters in 2016. As he himself admits, in addition to the record that all shooters have known, these shooting distances have not no tactical interest, the goal is to push to the extreme the possibilities of the weapon, ammunition and optics, in order to advance the engineering of the armament.
In 2020, Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin won the King of one miles championship, a world competition at 1609 meters!
The glasses Element Optics Titan is built around an aeronautical quality aluminum tube 34mm in diameter, its reticle is placed in the first focal plane (magnifies at the same time as the zoom), it is offered with 4 reticles, 2 in mrad and 2 in moa. Its magnification in 5-25 allows easy shooting up to 1000/1200 meters, it should be noted that the manufacturer allows the installation of a zoom lever provided. It is also equipped with a zero stop on the elevation turret, easy to use and very reliable.
In its delivery box, in addition to the telescope and the zoom lever, the telescope is delivered with 2 types of windscreens, a sun visor and the battery for its illuminated reticle.
The bezel is sold for €799 where it is common to find optics over €2000.
5-25 magnification range is suitable for long distance shooting
Zeroing the weapon in aiming point / hit point is simple, just unscrew the cover of the turrets without tools, remove and replace the turrets at zero.
The zero stop is very easy to adjust, you have to unlock it with the 3 small screws located on the black ring inside the elevation turret, place this ring in abutment and close the screws. “They played a good shot, they made it simple” according to Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin.
The Titan is available in MRAD or MOA, each version having 2 different reticles. On the MRAD side, there is the APR-1C, clear reticle, in simple cross, or the APR-1D, rather typed “Christmas tree” which allows more counter-aiming. On the MOA side, we find the EHR-1C, simple model, or EHR-2D, the complex version. Tested with the APR-1D reticle, it is fine, well-researched and allows easy counter-aiming.
The optical quality is impressive, in this price range, the glasses are generally low in light and with a lot of chromatic aberration on the edges at high magnification, while the Element Titan has a nice field of view, a nice brightness, it's is surprising for a scope of this price.
The reliability of the adjustment, tested with tracking tools, is perfect up to 23 MRAD.
There is some slight image distortion on the sides, but nothing major.
The sound of clicks, Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin prefers silent turrets.
Beyond 23 MRAD of elevation, the adjustment becomes erratic, which will limit its use to distances of 1000/1200 meters.
€799, lifetime warranty, good luminosity, good tracking up to 23 MRAD, what are people asking for?