When you just got your very own rifle, one thing to always consider is to attach a scope to it. Some rifle manufacturers nowadays have eliminated the standard iron sights, and that is why it is crucial to install a scope to improve your aim and accuracy. A modern riflescope is an excellent addition to almost any rifle, whether it is a dedicated paper-puncher, a seasonal hunting tool, or a military weapon. Rifle scopes allow us to see targets more clearly and to aim more precisely, so it’s little wonder that they are so widely used on rifles today. But, with many options available today, it is easy to become overwhelmed by all the different features and the terminology associated with them.
When looking for a rifle scope, the first thing you want to consider is how much magnification you will need. A scope’s magnification level is going to establish the limits of its usefulness. For example, a 1,000-yard bench rest shooter would be underequipped with a 4x scope. With that, a 32x scope is highly recommended. Second is the size of the lens. The larger the objective lens is, the more light it is able to transmit to your eye which means a brighter and clearer image. And third, is the reticles. There are dozens of different reticle patterns available today, from simple center dots all the way to complex grid patterns. Just pick one that you feel comfortable using. Now, here are the top 7 best rifle scopes you need to look at if ever you want to get one.
This scope is fine for a hunting scope where you don't care to change your zero. The VORTEX Viper features a fully multi-coated optics for stunning detail and color differentiation; Mil Dot reticle is useful for helping estimate range, windage, and bullet hold-over. Good for long distance shooters and hunters who need the ranging ability and the Mil Dot subtensions are accurate at 14x. Precision optics features the exclusive XR anti-reflective coatings for exceptional image clarity, and XD premium high-density glass to provide the edge-to-edge sharpness needed to differentiate details at any distance. On this scope, the eye relief is approximately 3.1 inches, and the scope weighs 2 pounds.
The Redfield 115208 Revenge Rifle Scope can provide superior accuracy potential with enhanced resolution and brightness control. This rifle scope features multicoated lens and increased resolution provide superior accuracy, fast focus eyepieces provide a large field of view, resettable windage, and elevation adjustments to ensure precision and a lifetime guarantee for waterproof, fog proof and shock proof performance. It is a 4-plex reticle. No mil dot, no hash marks of any kinds. It looks like four arrows pointing towards the dead center. The glass is flawless, and the light absorption is exceptional. Product dimensions are 13.2 x 3.8 x 3.5 inches and weigh 0.91 pounds.
If you are looking for a low-profile rifle scope, then SWFA SS 1-4x24 Tactical will surely fit right in. It features a Mil based reticle and can provide the shooter with accurate target distances utilizing the built-in target ranging references. The ranging references can be used to range various objects in various sizes. The exposed knobs have .1 Mil adjustments per click and 5 Mils per revolution to adjust your range easily. The lens coating is multi-colored, it is waterproof, fogproof and shockproof with an overall length of 10.2 inches and a weight of 0.88 pounds.
The Leupold 112320 VX-6 Riflescope looks simple and low profile, but it has the qualities of a high-end optics. It features a powerful 6:1 zoom ratio delivers crystal clear images from edge-to-edge, Quantum Optical System maximizes the lens with razor sharp imaging across all conditions, extended twilight lens System optimizes the transmission of low-light wavelengths, Firedot 4 illuminated reticle has bold post with extra-bright center point dot that helps drive the eye to the center. The lens is treated with DiamondCoat 2, an ion-assist lens coating for higher light transmission. Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 1.6 x 1.3 inches and weigh 0.88 pounds.
Offering a clear, and quick 1x scope with the option to go out to 6x truly makes this rifle scope one of the best out there. The Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6x24 Riflescope features an Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing, all-weather rugged construction protects against the toughest elements. Battery-Free Illumination, a Fiber optic technology automatically adjusts the brightness level, and contrast of the reticle aiming point to available light conditions and a tritium phosphor lamp illuminates the reticle in low to no light. Multi-coated lenses provide superior clarity and light gathering capabilities with zero distortion, and the Reticle size remains constant as magnification increases which provide a more exact aiming point at higher magnifications. For the price, this rifle scope will surely not disappoint.
The Crossfire II Riflescopes are built to exceed the standards of other scopes in their class, excellent performance at an exceptional value. It features an adjustable objective & Fast Focus Eyepiece, Fully Multi-Coated Lenses increase light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces, Adjustment for riflescope's objective lens provides image focus and parallax removal. Waterproof, Fogproof & Shockproof, the O-ring seals prevent moisture, dust, and debris from penetrating the riflescope for reliable performance in all environments and a customized hashmark design help eliminate guesswork on holdover and windage corrections. This scope weighs 1.31 pounds.
You might probably think that Nikon only makes high-quality digital cameras, but they are also into rifle scopes, and the ProStaff Shotgun Hunter is one of the best out there. It features a fully multicoated lenses provide optimum light transmission and brightness, Slug gun riflescope with 2x to 7x magnification and 32mm objective lens, BDC 200 reticle with easy-to-see ballistic circles that provide instant aiming points, Zero-reset turrets simplify field adjustments; generous 3.8 inches of eye relief. This rifle scope incorporates a quick-focus eyepiece, measuring 11.5 inches long and weighs 0.86 ounces.