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[Ultimate Resource]: Gun Scopes & Optics

We shot at it, torched it, and put it under all torture tests imaginable.

Here, you'll find hands-on reviews of some of the most popular optics on the market and we'll share with you the results of how they fared. We’ll cover everything from red dots to magnified scopes…and everything in between.

Start Here - Optics Roundup

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics [2022]: Red Dots to Magnified

Find the best AR-15 scopes & optics for your budget and use. From 1x red dots to magnifiers, prisms, holographic, and standard scopes. All hands-on tested.

Best Red Dots [Hands-On]: Under $200 Budget

Quickly find out the best budget Red Dot for your rifle as we review Primary Arms, Holosun, and Vortex with tons of torture tests (drop/temperature/water). One of them barely makes it out.

Best Affordable Optics that Won't Break on You

Putting optics on all your guns can be a huge hassle and drain on your bank account. Here are some of the best optics that can be had at affordable prices.

Red Dots vs Holographic Sights: What's Best For You?

Not sure which type to get? We cover everything from technology to field of view, acquisition speed, reticles, power, durability, and more.

10 Best New Optics of 2020

Want something new? We go over our top 10 favorite new optics of 2020 for your pistol, rifle, or shotgun.

11 Best Red Dot Sights [Hands-On]: Rifle, Pistol, & All Budgets

There's lots of red dots. Learn the different types, why they rock, and our top picks based on real-world use with a tons of guns and thousands of rounds.

High-End Optics Torture Test [Trijicon, EOTech, Aimpoint, Sig Sauer]

Which high-end optic is truly beefy? We test Trijicon, EOTech, Aimpoint, Sig Sauer optics for water submersion, thermal drift, drop testing, and bullets.

Co-Witness Sights: Absolute and Lower 1/3 [Ultimate Guide]

What's a co-witness sight with a red dot? What's the difference from absolute vs lower one-thirds co-witness? And how to do you zero a co-witnessed optic?

Best Scopes for the M1A: Long-Range & Scout Scopes

Want to upgrade your Springfield M1A? We go over our favorite long range and scout scopes with plenty of real view-throughs and hands-on experience.

5 Best Holographic Sights [Real Views+Videos]

Looking at holographic sights? We bought the most popular ones and tested them for months to find our winner. Complete with real views and videos.

6 Best Prism Scopes: Robust & Better for Astigmatism

Prism scopes right for you? We cover the Pros & Cons plus hands-on pictures and view-through video for a few of the most popular models out right now.

4 Best ACOG Scopes [Hands-On]

Need a (literally) bomb-proof optic? Trijicon's military favorite fixed-magnification ACOG is the answer. Find out why...plus the perfect model for you.

10 Best Rifle Scopes [Hands-On]: All Types & Budgets

We cover all the best rifle scopes, from low power variable optics to hunting, prism, scout, long distance, and more. View-throughs and video for each.

Best 1-6x Scopes & LPVO [Real Views+Video]

1-6x scopes are perfect for almost anything. We have some of the most popular in-hand and tested through years of competitive use. Find out our best picks through several price points.

6 Best .300 Blackout Scopes and Optics: Correct Drops

Want a scope catered to your .300 Blackout round? We cover 6 of the best red dot, magnified optic, and prism scopes with the ideal .300 dropoff.

Best Night Sight Brands

If you want to truly be ready for anything with you carry gun, you need a good set of night sights. Here's the best of the best.

Long Range Scope Reviews

Short Range Scope Reviews

Best 3x Magnifiers Under $200 [Real Views]

6 Best EOTech Holographic Sight Models [Hands-On]

Best Red Dots [Hands-On]: Under $200 Budget

Best Scopes for the M1A: Long-Range & Scout Scopes

Best Cheap Red Dots Under $100 [Destruction Test]

Best AR-15 Offset Iron Sights [View-Throughs]

Individual Optics Review

[Review] Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic): Best Red Dot?

[Review] Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x: First Person Views

[Review] Sig Sauer BDX Scope: Future of Optics

[Video+Review]Crimson Trace RAD Pro Pistol Red Dot

[Review+Video] Crimson Trace RAD Max Pro Rifle Red Dot

[Hands-on Review] Bushnell TRS-26: Improved & Reliable

[Hands-On Review] Swampfox Arrowhead 1-8x

[Review] Primary Arms SLx 1-8x Scope: Hands-On

[3000 Round Review] Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot

[Review] SWFA SS 2.5-10x32 Scope & Boyds Spike Camp Stock

Trijicon MRO [Review+Video]: Go-To Duty Red Dot

[Hands-On Review] Romeo 3 vs Romeo 5 from Sig Sauer

[Review]: Swamp Fox Optics Liberator & Kingslayer Red Dots

[Review] Trijicon SRO Micro Red Dot: RMR Killer?

[Review] Primary Arms 1-6x ACSS Gen 3: Budget LVPO

Riton Mod 5 1-4x Scope Review

SeeAll Open Sight [Review]

[Review] Ruger American Predator: Affordable 1000 Yard Rifle

Pistol & Shotgun Sights Review

Best Night Sight Brands

12 Best Shotgun Sights: Iron, Ghost, Red Dot, Scope

11 Best Pistol Red Dot Sights [Real-Views + Video]

Best Shotgun Red Dots: Never Use Bead Sights Again

Holographic Sights

Night Vision Scopes, Goggles & Binoculars

Lasers & Other Optics Review

More Optics & Scopes Posts

Vortex Spitfire 3X & 5X HD Gen 2 Review [Hands-On]

5 Best Holographic Sights [Real Views+Videos]

11 Best Spotting Scopes [View-Throughs]: Range & Hunting

Military Optics: The Red Dots & Scopes Soldiers Use on the Battlefield

Best Sniper & Precision Rifle for Beginners [Ultimate Guide]

6 Best Prism Scopes: Robust & Better for Astigmatism

Primary Arms PLx 1-8 LPVO Riflescope Review [Hands-On]

Best Holosun Optics: 7 Red Dots for Rifles, Pistols, & Shotguns [Guide]

12 Best Shotgun Sights: Iron, Ghost, Red Dot, Scope

9 Best Long Range Rifle Scopes [Hands On+Video]

8 Best AR-15 Lasers [Hands-On]: Budget to Pro

10 Best Rifle Scopes [Hands-On]: All Types & Budgets

6 Best EOTech Holographic Sight Models [Hands-On]

Red Dots vs Green Dots: The 5 Best Green Dot Sights

[Hands-On Review] Primary Arms Cyclops Gen 2: Worthy Prism Optic?

Top 5 Optics to Purchase with Your Tax Refund (Sponsored by Brownells)

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