Best Gun Scopes 2017-11-11T20:58:08+00:00

Best Gun Scopes

What Is A Gun Scope

The question of what is a rifle scope and its benefits is quite common. With the growing trend of average citizens taking up the sport of shooting, there are more and more people looking to fully understand what options are available to them and whether or not they will find them useful or desireable. The answer to this question depends on what your particular shooting goals happen to be.

The first part is to understand what is a rifle scope exactly. In layman’s terms it is a magnifying device that allows you to see targets from long distance, which would be very difficult to hit using the naked eye. The design of these scopes is actually based off the technology used in telescopes. As with telescopes, the power of magnification varies a great deal. The particular strength of the scope is typically directly related to its cost.

Unlike most telescopes, however, a scope typically has a graphic inside the viewing area. This is set up so that by viewing through the scope you can align the crosshairs to the intended target. The graphic can vary to some degree, but will surely involve intersecting lines that create a single focal point.

The scope is mounted onto the rifle so that when one goes to shoot the rifle they can look into the scope and line up the shot. Proper alignment of the scope to the gun is essential for accuracy. Many people prefer to have a professional mount the scope for them. Accurate mounting usually requires that the gun is tested in a controlled setting to ensure that it is in proper alignment. If the scope is not properly mounted you will quickly find that making long distance shots in nearly impossible.

It can be somewhat challenging if you are not an expert about scopes to decide which one you would like for your rifle. Many people choose to seek the assistance of a sales person or experienced shooter when making the decision of which scope to purchase. Most gun enthusiasts and sellers are more than happy to assist in this process.

One important aspect about magnification is to understand that the higher the magnification is, the smaller the area will be that you will be able to see in your scope. This means that it may take more time to locate your intended target. You will also find that the higher the magnification the lower the amount of light is that will enter the scope. This will make objects in view darker and less resolute. There are pros and cons to each option. To counter this there are scopes that have the ability to adjust the magnification.

To be sure that you are making the best choice for your shooting needs it is best to consult someone that has experience in the type of shooting that you hope to do. Of course you can take the time to learn, but having assistance is always beneficial. With time you will gain the knowledge that those that came before you possess.

Best Gun Scope For The Money

SaleBestseller No. 1
Magpul Industries USA MBUS Front & Rear Flip Up Backup Sight GEN 2 - 247-248 Made In The USA
818 Reviews
Magpul Industries USA MBUS Front & Rear Flip Up Backup Sight GEN 2 - 247-248 Made In The USA
  • Impact resistant polymer construction provides light weight and resists operational abuse
  • Spring-loaded flip up sight easily activated from either side or by pressing the top
  • Detent and spring pressure keeps sight erect but allows for unobstructed folding under impact, etc.
  • Clamps to most any MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny/STANAG 4694 railed hand guard and provides the same height-over-bore as standard A2 irons
  • Protective wings shield the dual, same plane flip apertures & spring-locking A2 front sight post
SaleBestseller No. 2
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e Red & Green Illuminated Gun Scopes with 20mm & 11mm Mount
1157 Reviews
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e Red & Green Illuminated Gun Scopes with 20mm & 11mm Mount
  • Magnification: 2.5-10x; Power of the gun sight laser:2mW; Class of the laser: Class IIIA
  • Made of high strength aircraft aluminum, the scope is durable.
  • Field Of View:100 yards of 32.5' @ 2.5x - 8.9' @10x
  • Laser Reaching Distance:100 yards
  • Reticle Illuminated Type: Red and Green
Bestseller No. 3
Pinty Hunting Rifle Green Laser Sight Dot Scope < 5mw Adjustable with Mounts
246 Reviews
Pinty Hunting Rifle Green Laser Sight Dot Scope < 5mw Adjustable with Mounts
  • DURABILITY, made of aerospace grade aluminum, our laser sight features 532 nm wavelength, works well in any weather conditions
  • POWERFUL GREEN LASER, highly visible green laser in any environments with improved accuracy, reaches up to 100 to 300 ft. during the day and up to 1000 ft. at night
  • CONVENIENCE & COMPATIBILITY, comes with a remote control to easily switch laser on and off; complementary 1" barrel clamp mount and figure 8 mount to make this laser compatible with any 20mm width weaver rail base
  • UPGRADED OPTICS contribute to a super sharp and bright green laser sight, providing unparalleled clarity for the naked eye
  • PERFECT for novice shooters as well as professionals, our laser scope is a must-have for anyone with a shotgun and can be used regardless of plinking or shooting competitively
SaleBestseller No. 4
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
1503 Reviews
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Diameter: 50mm
  • Field Of View: 28 ft @ 100 yards
  • Click Value: 1/8 inch @ 100 yards
  • Illuminated Type of the rifle scope: Red and Green
SaleBestseller No. 5
CVLIFE Tactical 3-9x40 Optics R4 Reticle Crosshair Air Sniper Hunting Rifle Scope with Free Mounts
824 Reviews
CVLIFE Tactical 3-9x40 Optics R4 Reticle Crosshair Air Sniper Hunting Rifle Scope with Free Mounts
  • Specification: 3-9x40
  • Magnification: 3-9x
  • Objective Diameter: 1.57" (40mm)
  • Exit pupil: 0.2"-0.67"
  • Length: 12.20"
SaleBestseller No. 6
Simmons 511039 3 - 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope
1218 Reviews
Simmons 511039 3 - 9 x 32mm .22 Mag(R) Matte Black Riflescope
  • High-quality fully-coated optical glass lenses
  • Parallax correction preset from 50 yards to infinity
  • Rimfire 3/8" dovetail mounting rings included
  • HydroShield lens coating ensures a clear sight picture
  • SureGrip rubber surfaces simplify adjustments under any conditions
SaleBestseller No. 7
CVLIFE 4x32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics Hunting Gun Scope with 20mm Free Mounts
273 Reviews
CVLIFE 4x32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics Hunting Gun Scope with 20mm Free Mounts
  • Magnification:4x;Objective Diameter: 1.26" (32mm); Eye Relief: 4.13" (105mm) Length: 7.48"(190mm);
  • With the fully coated optical glass, the rifle scope would give you a bright and high-contrast image.
  • Made of high-strength aluminum alloy and with its one-piece tube construction, the scope is definitely for greater strength and durability.
  • Inert gas purged, fog,shock, water proof, this scope can be used under any weather condition.
  • The length of the whole scope is 7.48" (190mm), which makes this compact scope suitable for quick moving and aiming.
SaleBestseller No. 8
UTG 3-9X32 1' BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings
1860 Reviews
UTG 3-9X32 1" BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings
  • BEWARE OF COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS SHIPPED DIRECTLY FROM CHINA
  • 1 Inch Tube with Emerald Coating for Maximum Light Transmission, Premium Zero Lockable & Resettable Turrets with 1/4 MOA Per Click Adjustment
  • Range Estimating Mil-dot Reticle for Optimal Aiming and Shooting Performance, Adjustable Objective from 3 Yards to Infinity
  • Red/Green Dual Illumination for Versatile Applications, Large Field of View and Most Accommodating Eye Relief for Optimum Critical CQB Mission
  • Complete with 2" Sunshade, High Quality Flip-open Lens Caps and Quick-detachable Rings
Bestseller No. 9
Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Multi-X Reticle Riflescope with 3.3-Inch Eye Relief, 3-9X 40mm
144 Reviews
Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn Multi-X Reticle Riflescope with 3.3-Inch Eye Relief, 3-9X 40mm
  • Quality optics with stunning HD clarity
  • 100% quality materials used and tested extensively
  • Beautiful design and durability built to last
  • Dusk &
  • Low-light riflescope with 3-9x magnification and 40mm objective lens

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