- Feb 3, 2014
Not necessarily. The black boxes were what the scopes came in when first released. Then minox started releasing some white boxes, then a mix of black and white boxes came out last year, probably to clear out a bunch of old black boxes sitting around. Box color doesn't really mean anything, but the manufacture year does as minox got a lot of initial complaints about second Rev being too hard and they made the second Rev a little easier to turn through. I got a brand new direct from minox xp5 mr4 in a black box middle of last year when they were running the 50% off deal with the purchase of a rifle. Came in a black box, easy second Rev. Unless this scope was made in like 2016, it will have the upgraded turretsThe older version is the black box. The newer version is the white box. The white box has better turrets than the older black box version.