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
Bushnell Optics TRS-25/AK25 1x25mm Red Dot Riflescope
3,601 Reviews
Bushnell Optics TRS-25/AK25 1x25mm Red Dot Riflescope
  • Quality optics with stunning HD clarity
  • 100% quality materials used and tested extensively
  • Beautiful design and durability built to last
  • Includes integral mount and protective lens cover
  • Conserves battery life by self regulating brightness based on available light and power down when the protective storage hood is attached
SaleBestseller No. 2
Vortex Optics Hunter 1-inch Riflescope Rings
601 Reviews
Vortex Optics Hunter 1-inch Riflescope Rings
  • Mounting to a Picatinny or Weaver type rail, the standard, 2-screw Hunter rings are a nice match for general hunting setups
  • Made from aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum for optimum strength
  • Sold two rings per package
SaleBestseller No. 3
Butler Creek Flip-Open Eye-Piece Scope Cover
1,307 Reviews
SaleBestseller No. 4
UTG 3-9X32 1' BugBuster Scope, AO, RGB Mil-dot, QD Rings
1,975 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. 5
Vortex Optics Defender Flip Cap Objective Lens Cover
312 Reviews
Vortex Optics Defender Flip Cap Objective Lens Cover
  • Virtually indestructible, the Defender is the most versatile and durable flip cap on the market, this is the last flip cap you'll ever need.
  • A stainless steel spring flips the cap into multiple stop positions at 45 and 90 degrees.
  • Made in the USA.
Bestseller No. 6
Pinty Hunting Rifle Green Laser Sight Dot Scope  5mw Adjustable with Mounts
419 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. 7
CVLIFE Tactical 3-9x40 Optics R4 Reticle Crosshair Air Sniper Hunting Rifle Scope with Free Mounts
936 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. 8
Vortex Optics Tactical 30mm Riflescope Rings
706 Reviews
Vortex Optics Tactical 30mm Riflescope Rings
  • Robust 6-screw Tactical Ring is perfect for mounting red-dot optics, magnifiers, and other accessories with 30mm tube diameters to your Picatinny rail.
  • When using this ring to mount a conventional riflescope, we strongly recommend lapping the rings for a proper and secure fit for your optic.
SaleBestseller No. 9
CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
1,639 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. 10
Vortex Optics Defender Flip Cap - Eyepiece E-10 (40-46mm)
225 Reviews
Vortex Optics Defender Flip Cap - Eyepiece E-10 (40-46mm)
  • Virtually indestructible, the Defender is the most versatile and durable flip cap on the market, this is the last flip cap you'll ever need.
  • A stainless steel spring flips the cap into multiple stop positions: vertical, 45 degrees and 90 degrees. The vertical position is for inserting your dope disk in to have easy access to while shooting. Dope disk NOT included.
  • The E-10 fits all Vortex Riflescopes EXCEPT the 1-inch tube Viper model VPR-M-01BDC, VPR-M-04BDC and VPR-M-03BDC.
  • Outside diameter: 41.5-46 mm | 1.6-1.8 inches
  • Made in the USA.

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