Category Optics & Scopes

Optics & Scopes

Red Dots + Magnifier Combos That Work [All Budgets]

Which red dot and magnifier combos can take you from close to range long in a snap? We got the answers with a list of our favorite pairings. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

8 Best .308 Scopes for Your Rifle [Ultimate Guide]

We run down our list of the best .308 riflescopes you should consider tossing on your favorite .308 rifle. Come see our picks! (Read)

Optics & Scopes

Holosun 510C: A Budget Red Dot [Hands-On Tested]

We take the Holosun 510C red dot for a ride on the CZ Scorpion to see how it performs under pressure. Come see why we love this budget optic! (Read)

Optics & Scopes

First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane Rifle Scopes

We take a look at the difference between FFP and SFP optics, lay out the pros and cons, and help you figure out which style is right for you. (Read)

Fun

SHOT Show 2021 Highlights: Our Fave New Guns & Gear

Despite COVID ruining our Vegas plans, we still rounded up the best new guns and gear virtual SHOT Show 2021 had to offer. Come check it out. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

[View-Throughs] Best Budget Binoculars Under $150

We've thrown together a list of the best binos money can buy...under $150, that is. If you're on a tight budget, save cash with these models. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Optic Battle] Red Dot with Magnifier vs. Prism vs. LPVO

Wondering what's the best magnified setup? Come read up on red dots, prisms, and LVPOs to find out which one is right for your setup. (Read)

How-To

[How-To] Zero a Rifle Scope Quickly & Easily

Feeling nervous about getting your new rifle scope on target? No worries, we’re here to help with a complete guide on how to zero a scope. (Read)

AR-15

Best AR-15 Scopes & Optics [2021]: 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. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Hands-On Review] Pinty 3-in-1 Rifle Scope Combo

The Pinty 3-in-1 Scope Combo is a bizarre red dot, scope, and laser optic. How strange is it? We mounted it on a Ruger 10/22 to find out. (Read)

Gear Reviews

[Hands-on Review] Maven S.2 Spotting Scope

Looking for a good spotting scope that won't break the bank? You might want to consider the Maven S.2 Spotting Scope. Come find out why. (Read)

Beginner's Guide

[Rails] Weaver vs. Picatinny: What’s the Difference?

It's a showdown between Weaver rails and Picatinny. Come read up on the differences between the two, pros/cons, and which one you should buy. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

[Video+Review] Aimpoint CompM5: Does it Hold Up?

After we destroyed the CompM5 in a torture test, Aimpoint sent us another to try. Come see if this one survives or suffers the same fate. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Optics for Your Shotgun [Ultimate Guide]

An optic on a shotgun? Prepare to learn all about why an optic makes sense and which models we recommend you slap on your shotgun right now! (Read)
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