Category Archives: Consumer Scope and Optics Reviews

Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4×24 Matte Rainguard Rifle Scope Review

The Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4×24 Matte Rainguard Rifle Scope features the patented RainGuard HD technology. This allows an astounding light transmission of 95% at 550NM, which enables you to get an accurate shot in just about any type of environment or weather. The lens is multi-coated, which allows the precision of this rifle scope to reach a new level of satisfaction. One can easily adjust the brightness with the choice of ten settings.

The Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4×24 Matte Rainguard Rifle Scope has a 30 mm tube and is filled with dry-nitrogen. This scope also has the ability to withstand the effects of the recoil because of the Magnum recoil-proof design. The Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4×24 Matte Rainguard Rifle Scope is completely fog, shock and water proof which means anyone may use this scope any day, or time, of the year. It also has .36 MOA, also known as finer fingertip, elevation and wind adjustments that will allow for increased accuracy as well.

Comfort and quality are the best features of all and Bushnell backs up this scope with a one year replacement plan where “No Questions Asked” is the only rule. So, anytime, within the first year, something messes up on this Bushnell rifle scope you can send it in for proper repair. They also cover the Bushnell Elite 4200 1.25-4×24 Matte Rainguard Rifle Scope with the Elite Bullet-Proof warranty.

Nightforce Optics Announces NX8 Family of Riflescopes


New 8 Power Series Kicks Off with a True 1x Capable Optic

Lavonia, GA, U.S. – (December 15, 2017) Nightforce® Optics, leading manufacturer and marketer of premium sport optics and related products including riflescopes, spotting scopes, and accessories, today introduced a completely new category of optics to their line of finely crafted and durable riflescopes. The state-of-the-art NX8™ series is built upon the legendary NXS™ family of riflescopes, well-known for their robustness and battle-proven design. Applying the latest technology and scientific advancements in optics, Nightforce designed the new NX8.

The first riflescope unveiled in the NX8 family is the new NX8 1-8×24 F1 optic. Specifically designed for short -to medium-range shooting, the compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 riflescope delivers trusted Nightforce performance to virtually any rifle platform, and boasts true 1x capability.

“Constructing such a small riflescope to surpass the performance of most larger scopes entails a solid commitment to innovation and optical technology,” said Nightforce Director of Sales and Marketing, Gordon Myers.

“The compact NX8 1-8×24 F1 has true 1x magnification and a daylight visible reticle with multiple brightness settings, it is versatile enough to use at close ranges, plus, has extraordinary capability at far reaching distances” stated North America Sales Manager, Alan Stilwell. “The NX8 1-8×24 F1 conserves valuable real estate on your rifle at only 8.75 inches in length, and weighs just 17 ounces,” Stilwell added. “Put it on your competition rifle for 3-gun, or use it for a variety of shooting disciplines; the NX8 1-8×24 F1 is also robust enough for professional use.”

How to Become a Spotting Scope Expert

Spotting Scope

As a hunter, birdwatcher or plain enthusiast, nothing beats the view provided by a spotting scope. Well, nothing but a telescope but that’s a different matter. We are here to discuss spotting scopes and how you can be an expert at using one.

Spotting scopes provide magnification at greater capacity than any other hunting equipment. This is why they are so popular among bird watchers and hunters. They are also used in gun ranges to spot targets further away than the gun scope can achieve helping the shooter to get a more accurate shot.

Before you can be a spotting scope expert, you need to first understand the equipment that you intend to use thoroughly. You cannot claim to be any good at using a spotter if you do not understand the features and numbers and what they mean. You will also not be able to choose between different models and pick the right one for your daily use.

Let’s start by taking a 360 degree view of this amazing equipment then later on we can go about how to effectively use the spotting scope.


The LUCID Red Dot is a low priced, simple and straightforward red dot scope with a set of interesting features that make it a worthwhile look for the budget consumer. Its setup allows for 1/3 co-witness while also being parallax free, a welcome feature for the price. Surprisingly a picatinny rail mount is built in, taking some of the cost and frustration with installing it on a compatible setup. The unit is 100% waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof tested to 458 SOCOM. With the great feedback from the ½ MOA adjustments, making a choice between the 4 operator selectable reticles is a breeze for a complete and easy configuration. One of the more advanced features is the reticle auto brightness sensor that makes any environment or condition a comfortable one for the shooter.

Results of a World Record Long Range Shooter and some Aerospace Engineers

Press Release:  Arc-Angle Solutions Inc, a California based corporation, is rolling out the Arc-Rizer vertically adjustable scope mount (VASM) after years of development and testing.  The powerful combination of physics and extensive ballistics knowledge has produced a unique scope mount that will revolutionize long range shooting.

Transition to Tactical: Burris AR-332

I’ve been a fan of Burris optics for years and I’ve used a variety of their scopes on a few of my guns. I think the brand is one of the best out there, and I haven’t had a bad experience with them. I really wanted a nice tactical rifle and I decided on an M&P 15. I loved the gun, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of the sight. It just didn’t seem to be accurate enough for what I bought the gun for.

Tasco Red Dot 1 x 30mm Rifle Scope 5 MOA Dot Reticle

At only $30, how can you go wrong? The sight works and its a decent quality. Ive put around 200 rounds through my AR15 using this. It needed very little sighting in at 50 yards. its not a precision scope……its a red dot used mainly for combat type situations. just put the dot on the target and it goes down. at 50 yds you can put nearly every shot in the black rings. at 100, the dot covers nearly the entire bullseye area, so its harder to be as accurate. but youll still be near enough the center, and easily hit a man or animal at that range. and again, for $30, how can you go wrong? worth every penny.

By: Austin Campbell

The Ultimate AR Laser, The Sightmark LoPro Green Laser


Mansfield, TX- August 28, 2012-Sightmark’s first low profile laser, the LoPro Green Laser features a low profile design, allowing it to be mounted in front of a riflescope without blocking the field of view. Designed to be mounted on a picatinny or weaver rail, the LoPro can also be mounted on the side of the quad rail. The laser is offset for clearing the front sight post.

Consumer Review: Trijicon TA98 mount

The Trijicon scope mount TA98 is another superb offering from the makers of the rugged, reliable and accurate ACOG line of compact rifle scopes. I purchased the TA98 because of the branding and it is everything I expected and more.

Consumer Review: GG&G FLT Mount

The GG&G FLT mount, available with either a traditional cross bolt picatinny attachment, or the GG&G QD accucam QD lever attachment, is one of the lightest mounts of its type on the market, and certainly in its price category.

Consumer scope review: Bushnell TRS-25 red dot reflex sight

busnell trs-25 sand

I had no expectations, when I purchased the Bushnell TRS, that it would be anything other than what it is; a budget red dot sight.  I bought it because it was cheap, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this sight.  I have used it mostly on my AR, once on my shotgun (probably wouldn’t run it there full time), and ultimately plan to use it primarily for plinking with the 10/22.

Consumer scope review: Trijicon ACOG

I received, second hand after some hard-use, a Trijicon ACOG TA31F w/ red chevron.  I quickly mounted it on my AR-15 (Olympic Arms Lower, RRA Mid Length Upper, Barrel Fluted by ADCO Firearms).