Best Rifle Scope Reviews
Best Night Vision Scope
Night vision rifle scopes, often called starlight scopes, were originally designed for tactical military use only in the 1930's however technology has improved greatly which means that these rifle scopes are now generally available to the general public for shooting and hunting. Night vision scopes have evolved over the years and they now fit into different "generations" which can be confusing when choosing your night vision scope however I hope this guide clears things up for you.
Best Rifle Scope for 30-06
The 30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge (7.62 x 63mm in metric) was first introduced to the United States military in 1906 and remained in use for over 70 years until it was replaced by the .308 Winchester (7.62 x 51mm in metric) in the 80's. The 30-06 is still one of the most popular sporting cartridges in the world because of its versatility and performance. In addition, the 30-06 is affordable to shoot which makes it a popular choice for hunters and sporting professionals alike.
Best Fixed Power Scopes for Hunting
I recently read a post on a hunting forum that basically said that you cannot hunt or shoot without a variable magnification scope. I completely and respectfully disagree. Yes, variable magnification allows you to magnify the image or intended target so that it appears to be closer however that added technology takes away from some of the other qualities of a rifle scope. What I mean by that is that if you have 2 scopes in your hand, let's say a standard 3-9x40mm and a fixed power 4x-40mm at the exact same price range, the fixed 4x scope is probably built with better optics and is more durable than the 3-9x.
Best Scope for 17 HMR
The 17 HMR is often compared to the 22 LR and for good reason, however there are a number of key differences. The .17 hmr will be far faster and much more accurate with a flat trajectory as compared to the trajectory and velocity of the .22 long rifle. If you require insane accuracy for varmint hunting or even target shooting, the .17 HMR will be superior. Now you must be thinking to yourself, "What is the downside of the 17hmr?" Well, unfortunately rounds of ammunition will cost you more in 17 hmr as compared to the very economical .22 lr.
Best Varmint Scope (Including Best Predator Scope Reviews)
Varmint hunting has been a great American past time for decades. Whether you are shooting prairie dogs, squirrels, or coyote, your choice of scope (and rifle) will be an important consideration. After all, you don't have the ability to miss and still expect a kill shot at a prairie dog at 200 yards. Whether you are shooting varmint for fun or just getting rid of the pesky critters and stopping them from digging holes in the back 40, we've got you covered with a complete analysis and review of the BEST varmint scopes for hunting.
Best Long Range Scope Reviewed
A long range scope (LRS) is specifically designed to provide additional magnification in order for the target to appear closer, giving the shooter more confidence and increasing the ability to accurately shoot at long distances, say 1000 yards or longer. You should be aware that quality long distance rifle scopes are more expensive than a traditional rifle scope. Typically they are used by snipers or tactical personnel however some target shooters and hunters prefer to use a scope with more magnification for those greater distance shots. In our mind, to be classified as a "long" distance rifle scope, it must have a magnification range of at least 20x.
Best Rifle Scope for Hunting (Including Best Deer Hunting Scope)
Before you purchase a rifle scope for hunting, check out this guide for choosing the best rifle scope. Whether you plan on plinking, punching paper, or hunting big game, I have put a guide complete with reviews and expert advice on choosing the right scope.
Best Scope for a .308 Hunting Rifle Reviewed
The .308 Winchester has always been a popular choice for shooters and hunters because it is relatively economical, manageable recoil, and its ability to hunt medium to large sized game. That being said, it doesn’t offer the same performance as larger calibre rifle such as the .300 Win Mag or 7mm Rem Mag, so your choice of scope is that much more important.
Best 22 Scope (including Best .22 lr Scope)
The .22 remains a favorite for small game and sport shooting. Where I’m from, it’s most often used for cleaning up gophers in the field and my kid loves it for target shooting. What makes a .22 ideal for small game is the lack of velocity that doesn’t obliterate the animal upon impact. Couple with this the fact that it’s extremely economical and it’s easy to understand why the 22 remains the top selling caliber in North America.
Best AR Scope (including Best AR Red Dot)
Red dot sights are non-magnifying reflector (reflex) sights for firearms and any other devices which require aiming. They offer extremely fast target acquisition and are very practical for hunting and target shooting as they allow the user to maintain field of view. Note that you won’t be able to shoot as accurately as you would be able to with a high magnification rifle scope however you will be able to shoot much faster.
Best Rifle Scope under $500
Buying a riflescope under $500 satisfies most avid hunter and professional target shooting requirements. One of the main differences between a scope under $500 and one under $200, is the light transmission on the more expensive scopes will be higher which allows clarity and brightness, specifically when at the top end of the magnification range.
Best Rifle Scope under $100 (Including Best Scope for the Money)
Ten years ago we wouldn’t be having this conversation but because scope manufacturing and technology has moved at such a rapid pace it’s actually possible to buy a great entry level rifle scope for under $100.

Riflescope Articles

What BDC Reticle is right for me

Nikon BDC Reticles

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Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40mm

Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40mm

A complete review of Nikon's 3-9x40mm scope. See more.

Best Rifle Scope under $200

Best Riflescope under $200

Review of the best riflescopes under $200. See more.

Best Scope for a Pellet Gun (including Best Scope for an Air Rifle)

Best Pellet Gun Scope

Best pellet gun scopes reviewed. See more. 

Choosing the Right Scope Rings

Choosing the Right Scope Rings

Information and reviews on the best scope rings. See more. 

Choosing the Right Scope Magnification

Choosing the Right Scope Magnification

Before buying a riflescope, decide what magnification is right for you. See more. 

BSA Sweet 17 Rifle Scope

BSA Sweet 17 Scope

A review of the BSA Sweet 17 Rifle scope. See more

How to Properly Sight in your Rifle Scope

How to Sight in your Rifle Scope

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Best Rimfire Scope

Best Rimfire Scope

Take a look at this post of the BEST rimfire scopes! See more. 

Nikon Buckmaster ProStaff Review

Nikon Buckmaster vs ProStaff

Read about the differences between Nikon's ProStaff and Buckmaster. See more.

Best AR 15 Scope

Best AR 15 Scope

Information and reviews on the best AR 15 scopes. See more. 

Leupold VX-1 3-9x40mm

Leupold VX Rifle Scope Review

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Hunting and Outdoor Gear Guides

Christmas Gifts for Hunters

Christmas Gift Ideas for Hunters

Christmas is just around the corner! See more.

Best Spotting Scope for Hunting

Best Spotting Scope for Hunting

Looking for information and reviews of the top spotting scopes? See more. 

Gun Safety Rifle

Gun Safety Rules

Proper gun safety is important. Check out this guide for more information. See more. 

Best Ear Protection for Shooting

Best Ear Protection for Shooting

Ear protection is a top gun safety rule. See more. 

Trail Camera Reviews

Best Trail Camera Reviews

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Best Rifle Bipod

Best Rifle Bipod

Looking for information and reviews on the best rifle bipods? See more. 

Best Shooting Glasses

Best Shooting Glasses

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Best Rifle Case

Best Rifle Case

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Best Gun Safe Reviews

Best Gun Safe Reviews

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Buyer's Guide Best Tactical Pen

Buyer's Guide - Best Tactical Pen

A MUST read for those purchasing a Tactical Pen. See more. 

American Security Safe Review

American Security Safe Review

Check out our review of American Security Gun Safes. See more. 

GunVault SpeedVault

GunVault SpeedVault Review

Check it out. Our review of GunVault SpeedVault. See more. 

Barska Biometric Gun Safe

Barska Biometric Gun Safe Review

Barska makes some of the best safes on the market. See more

Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe Review

Stack-On PDS-500 Gun Safe Review

​The Stack-On PDS-500 is hot on the market today. See more

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