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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.


Steiner P4Xi 1-4X24 – Excellent 3 Gun or Patrol Optics

Steiner P4Xi

Steiner has been on a roll lately and their new P4Xi 1-4X24 is an excellent choice for 3 Gun or Patrol Rifle.  Featuring a true 1X, innovative P3TR illuminated reticle, and a sweet price point the new “Made in the USA” P4Xi deserves consideration for your next build.  I mounted it on my new custom-build 5.56 AR and headed out to our private range south of San Antonio for a field test.

First impression is one of “quality.”  It just feels solid.  Magnification power ring functions smoothly, especially with the Steiner throw lever.


Trijicon AccuPower 2.5-10X56 Scope Review

Mike Coker

Trijicon is known for producing high quality, battle-proven optics.  I requested the Trijicon AccuPower 2.5X10X56 for review, mounted it on my LMT .308, and headed to the range for first impressions.

The AccuPower model line uses a single CR2032 battery to power the illuminated reticle.  This is a decidedly different approach from the Trijicon AccuPoint that uses fiber optics and a tritium reticle.  AccuPower scopes are less expensive to produce than AccuPoints and this particular model is $200 cheaper than the corresponding AccuPoint unit.  The AccuPower controls the illuminated reticle with eleven (11) brightness settings with an “off” position between each.  I do not like scopes that make you spin all the way back to zero to turn off power to the reticle.


Leupold VX-R 2-7X33 scope review

Mike Coker

The Leupold VX-R line of optics is an outstanding value for an illuminated reticle hunting scope.  We had one of the first VX-R scopes to hit the field and have it used it for several seasons now.  The scope features the Leupold Index Matched Lens System for superior light management.  In our field testing, we can attest to a clear, bright image even in low light.

The design is clean, slim, and light with an attractive matte finish.  Length is 11.30 inches with a weight of 12.70 ounces.  Magnification is 2x – 7x with 33mm objective lens.  Tube is 30mm for better light transmission.  


Trijicon MRO – Aimpoint Killer?

Trijicon MRO

Trijicon continues to release exciting new products at an incredible rate.  The new Trijicon MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) is out and Tactical Gun Review was on the list for an early test unit.  As MRO rumors began to circulate the most asked question was, “How does it compare to the Aimpoint Micro?”  We are big fans of the Aimpoint Micro series and have run them on a variety of weapons over the years so we had the same questions.

The first thing you notice is that the Trijicon MRO is slightly larger than the Aimpoint Micro.  For practical purposes it is about the same size and weight as the Aimpoint.  The obvious differences are that the MRO is certainly a bit taller than the Micro and the objective lens is larger (providing a “tapered light path” according to Trijicon).


Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6X24 Circle-Cross

Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6X24

Trijicon, best known for the legendary ACOG, has released a new lineup of AccuPoint and AccuPower rifle scopes.  The most intriguing of the new products is the AccuPoint 1-6 model – something many avid shooters have been requesting for some time now.  This is a crowded market segment these days but Trijicon’s reputation for building some of the finest optics in the world was motivation enough to request an early production scope for review.  The AccuPoint 1-6X24 is built on a 30mm tube and is available in six different reticles including the familiar Triangle Post and German #4.  


Steiner T5Xi Riflescopes

Steiner T5Xi 5-25X56

The Next Generation of Precision Optics For Tactical and Competition Shooting

GREELEY, CO. (Jan. 2015) — Steiner, world leader in optics for military and law enforcement, introduces T5Xi precision riflescopes specifically designed for tactical and competitive shooting. The new T5Xi series features the patented Steiner Never-Lost™ turret with second rotation indication, which shows each mil of elevation through the indication window on the elevation turret. After the first revolution of 120 clicks, the mil numbers on the scale change automatically, preventing the shooter from getting lost on the dial. In addition, the T5Xi’s new SCR™ (Special Competition Reticle), is a clutter-free, precision reticle for extreme long-range shooting. For CQB and 3-gun scenarios, a new, daylight bright 3TR™ reticle features an easy-to-locate center dot and stadia lines to engage targets out to 600 meters. Calibrated in both 5.56 and 7.62, every T5Xi is built with the Steiner quality, performance and reliability standards the United States military has trusted for decades.


U.S. Optics Announces SR-4C Holographic Dot Sighting Systems

U.S. Optics SR-4C

SHOT Show:  U.S. Optics, Inc. leader in scope manufacturing announces the release of their much anticipated SR-4C dot sight.  The SR-4C features a true 1X power, low setting and a daylight visible red or green dot sight packaged in a lightweight aircraft aluminum housing and is MIL-A-8625 Type III hard anodized 30mm body.  The red dot can be set at any of 12 pre-programmed intensity settings.  The lower four settings are night vision compatible.


Bushnell Elite Tactical SMRS 1-8.5×24

Bushnell 1-8

We have decided that a optics shootout would be a lot of fun, and what better category could there be than the 1-8x optics that are on the market.  I was able to obtain this fine scope from the folks at Bushnell Tactical.  This is the Bushnell Elite Tactical SMRS 1-8.5-24mm.  SMRS stands for Short/Mid Range Scope.  This scope boasts a 34mm main tube, locking turrets with mil based adjustments and a mil based reticule.  This one was equipped with a FFP BTR-2 reticule.  The scope weighs in at 23 oz. and is 10″.


Nightforce NXS 2.5-10×42 Review

Nightfore 2.5-10x42 on Wilson Combat 6.8 tight shot

The new Nightforce NSX 2.5-10×42 is an outstanding scope.  I spent considerable time evaluating it at the range and out in the field hunting.. want to know more?


SWFA SS 3-15×42 Tactical Rifle Scope Review

SuperSniper Scopes

SWFA SS 3-15×42 Tactical Rifle Scope Review

A day of good, better, and best spent reviewing three SWFA Super Sniper optics to see how the 3-15 compares to the 5-20HD as well as the 16x fixed power.


Budget Optics: Weaver Kaspa 1.5-6×32 Scope

Yesterday I had one of those days, the kind where you couldn’t hit the ground in front of your own feet with anything you fired. So last night I sat around glum and skipped Saturday night beers to make sure I would be fresh and ready to redeem myself today. It went alright, not awesome but at least I feel good enough to enjoy a Guinness here in a bit and post target pictures. The rifle and optic are two of my favorites and the Weaver Kaspa 1.5-6×32 Tactical zombie scope is our topic today.