Scope Upgrade

The scope on your rifle is how you see the target that you are shooting at. Having nice clear glass and a good reticle allows you to make the shot on target. The type of target — and the distance you’re shooting — will determine how much you’ll spend on your scope upgrade. Scope mounts are covered on the accessories page.

Hunting Scopes

Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12×40

The Vortex Diamondback is a great entry level rifle scope.  Solid construction that will handle a lot of abuse and stay zeroed with magnum recoil. Nice clear optics with a second focal plane (SFP) set up.  A broad 4×12 magnification range is perfect for any hunting scenario. Argon purging during construction make it waterproof and fog proof.

Spend an extra $150 for the tactical version of the Diamondback. It moves from a SFP to a first focal plane (FFP) scope and adds MRAD or MOA reticle.

Length: 12.0 inches
Weight: 14.6 oz
Reticles: Dead-Hold BDC MOA
Focal Plane: Second
Illuminated: No
Tube Size: 40mm
Price: $200

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Vortex Optics Diamondback
Leupold VX-5HD 3-15x44mm

The Leupold VX-5HD is a feature rich hunting rifle scope. It’s 100% Waterproof, fog proof, and shock proof, and has a dial system (ZeroLock CDS ) that is customized to your rifle and ammo. It has side focus parallax adjustment, its Twilight Max HD Light Management system offers a better clarity when looking into shadows, and it has side focus parallax adjustment. Lifetime warranty.

Length: 13.5 inches
Weight: 19.2 oz
Reticles: Duplex, Firedot Duplex, Wind-Plex, Boone & Crockett, Impact-29 MOA
Focal Plane: Second
Illuminated: With Firedot Duplex
Tube Size: 30-35mm
Price: $850-1100

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Leupold VX-5HD

Long Range Scopes

These long range scopes are perfect for competition or tactical situations. They’re built to be durable, have clear glass, and intelligent reticles. Don’t let the high price tags scare you. This is one of those times you “get what you pay for.”

Vortex Optics Razor HD Gen II 4.5-27×56

The Gen II Razors are designed and engineered for dialing precision long-range shots in extreme environments. They feature a 6x zoom range, a 34 mm single-piece aircraft-grade aluminum tube and our sophisticated L-Tec turret system, plus a host of additional high-performance features for state-of-the-art optics with precision accuracy. Dual use for Shooting Tactical / Hunting.

Length: 14.4 inches
Weight: 48.5 oz
Reticles: MRAD and MOA
Focal Plane: First
Illuminated: Yes
Tube Size: 34mm
Price: $2000

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Vortex HD Gen II
Kahles K525i 5-25×56

The Kahles K525i combines maximum optical performance and precision with unique handling and ergonomics. A rugged riflescope for professionals, with windage optional left or right, precise illuminated reticles in 1 st focal plane and the unique TWIST GUARD windage.

Length: 13.3 inches
Weight: 34.2 oz
Reticles: MSR2, SKMR, SKMR3, and MOAK
Focal Plane: First
Illuminated: Yes
Tube Size: 34mm
Price: $3350

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Kahles K525i
Nightforce ATACR 7-35×56 F1

As shooters continue to push the limits of rifle and cartridge performance, Nightforce continues to exceed the needed performance in riflescope technology by introducing the ATACR 7-35 x 56 F1. With its extensive magnification range and legendary ATACR optical performance, via an ED glass package, the ATACR 7-35 x 56 F1 will push the boundaries of even the most capable of today’s long range cartridges.

Length: 16.0 inches
Weight: 39.3 oz
Reticles: MOAR, MIL-R, MIL-C, MIL-XT, H-59, TREMOR 3
Focal Plane: First
Illuminated: Yes
Tube Size: 34mm
Price: $3600

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Nightforce ATACR

Smart Scopes

Smart rifle scopes are the future. With features like night vision, built-in range finders, and ballistic calculators they’re worth considering.

ATN X-Sight 4K Pro 5-20X

The X-Sight 4K PRO has a very impressive list of features

  • Ultra HD Sensor – Ultra HD 4K sensor
  • Ballistic Calculator – Range, wind, multiple-weapon profiles, angle to target, temperature, humidity, and more
  • Dual Stream Video Recording – Streams video to your mobile device at HD resolution and can simultaneously record to the SD card inside scope
  • Night Vision Mode – The X-Sight 4K PRO offers an Enhanced HD night vision mode
  • Waterproof rating / IP rating – Weather resistant
  • Ultra Low Power Profile – At 18+ hours of continuous operation
  • 30 mm standard rings (included)
  • RAV (Recoil Activated Video)

A version of this scope is available without night vision (ATN X-Sight 4K Buckhunter) is available for $600.

Length: 14.9 inches
Weight: 2.2 lbs
Reticles: Multiple Patterns & Color Options
Illuminated: Yes
Tube Size: 30mm
Price: $700

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ATN X-Sight 4K Pro