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In September 2020, White Oak Armament
released the Distinguished Rifleman scope, a
2-year project spearheaded by WOA founder
and accomplished rifleman John Holliger.
" My goal was to have a scope that had
features tailored to the unique requirements of
the service rifle shooter, " Holliger said. " Many
of the other scopes being used have features
aimed at making the scope appeal to a broader
audience. I wanted a scope aimed squarely and
unapologetically at the service rifle shooter. "
Though at a higher price point than the
WOA Mark AR scope, $849.95 puts the new
Distinguished Rifleman scope below the cost of
a Nightforce Competition SR or a Leupold VX4.5HD Service Rifle scope. The Distinguished
Rifleman scope features 1-4.5 variable power
in a 30 mm tube. The back of the eyepiece
allows for focus adjustment, while a side knob
features click adjustable parallax labeled from
10 yards to infinity, though it does spin below
the 10-yard mark.
Differentiation among most service rifle
scopes comes down to the reticle. A simple
circle with a 7.5-MOA diameter ring around a
0.75-MOA illuminated dot combines a precise
aiming point with the look of an iron site aperture. Cant indicator lines fill the right and left
edges of the field-of-view. Lines are etched 10
degrees apart to allow those who do shoot with
a cant to remain consistent between shots.
Holliger included the lines as a result of his
own experiences.
" They are simply a reference for those of us
who shoot with a cant. I shoot a considerable
cant sitting so I will check my cant a couple
times during the 3-minute preparation period
to make sure I am building my position
consistently ... After that I do not give them a
second thought. "

The WOA DR scope performed well. I especially liked the
dot at the 200-yard line, and appreciated how the circle
functioned similarly to the aperture sights for Palma.

The DR scope is available in two models: one
with MOA knobs for windage and elevation
adjustment, one with click knobs marked every
five clicks for easy reference. Both styles of
knobs have quarter-minute clicks, and a bottom
stop with two revolutions of 25 MOA per revolution. I opted for the MOA model.
The very first thing I noticed about the WOA
Distinguished Rifleman scope was its size. Considerably larger than the Leupold WOA Mark AR
scope I have always used, I was concerned that
it would be too hefty, especially in the standing
position. Pleasantly surprised, I did not notice
any change in weight at all.
I did not think twice about using the compatible lens reducer-something I believe every
shooter should have. I used the smoke lens
reducer to ensure that my eye was centered
behind the scope and was very impressed
that it threaded into the scope. Once installed,
the lens reducer did not move or fall out. The
included scope caps fit snugly and remained in
position, unlike other scope caps I have used
that spin and fall off.

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