Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level Review

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Are you aware of the shooting phenomenon known as cant? This is when you tilt your rifle to the left or to the right. Many shooters may not even know that they have this problem. And when they do recognize it, they mistakenly think that it’s not really a big deal. Even a tilt of just a few degrees can affect your shot. Your shots will tend to impact low, and they will also veer to the side where you are canting.

Now there are several ways of correcting this problem. One way is to use a known vertical or horizontal feature and to align the cross hairs with this feature. If you are using a post, for example, then the vertical cross hair must align perfectly with the post. This is an important thing to remember, especially when using a rock or a tree for a steady support. These natural features are rarely level.

But an easier solution is to simply buy the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level. It’s cheap, it helps shooters keep the rifle level, and it helps bullets shoot true.



The working principle of the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level for 1in Riflescope Tube BL1 is easy enough to figure out. This device has a very easy to see bubble, and this can indicate whether or not you are holding your rifle level.

This particular model is compatible with the one-inch riflescope tube. (Other Vortex models are compatible with the 30 mm, 34 mm, and 35 mm tubes.)


Pros and Cons

It’s such a simple device, yet the benefits are amazing. It can really tighten up a shooter’s groups. Its placement is also very convenient, as it does not mess with adjusting or sight acquisition. All in all, for those who tend to tilt their rifles without even being aware of it, this device is a godsend.

As for the negatives, shooters have to know how to set up, adjust, and take care of the device properly. Once they know how to do all these things, then nothing could go wrong.


This is almost a “must buy” device for everyone who uses a rifle. Even those who aren’t able to use it properly are at the very least made aware every time of the importance of keeping the rifle level. Such awareness alone is worth the price of the Vortex Optics Riflescope Bubble Level for 1in Riflescope Tube BL1.

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Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System Review

In the old (pre-Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System) days, mounting a scope was a big production. The old way was to first set a rifle to level it out. Back then the scope was placed in the rings, and the shooter used their eye to level the horizontal bar of the reticle. The shooter would adjust the vertical component, until it was properly perpendicular to the axis of the rifle. This method was effective most of the time, but not always. It also took a lot of time and effort.

Nowadays, there are some fairly affordable reticle-leveling systems available. But for professionals who mount scopes for customers, a much more effective system is needed. That’s where the Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System comes in.



The Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System is probably the most effective tool that can be used to align a scope precisely. It’s made from anodized aluminum, and it comes with factory adjusted calibration set screws, aluminum level housings, Computer Numeric Control machined aluminum level housings, and a protective molded case. It also comes with an easy to understand and implement instructions.

This system can be used for just about any type of firearm. The list includes falling block action (aka dropping-block or sliding-block), bolt action, pump action or semi-autos, including AR platforms.

Pros and Cons

This is probably one of those tools that when used, people can’t tolerate anything less afterwards. The Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System is a supreme example of a tool that helps people mount a scope correctly. With this instrument, leveling out the reticle on a new scope takes an astonishingly short amount of time. The instructions are quite easy to follow as well.

Of course, the bad news here is the price. But for those who tend to mount scopes regularly such as gunsmiths and dealers, this tool is priceless. It may even be a worthy investment for those who have bought expensive scopes, since mounting such a scope incorrectly renders them virtually useless.


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Some people simply want the best, but others need the best. When it comes to mounting a scope, some people who do it regularly for their customers have to make sure that they’re doing it right—and that they’re doing it quickly too. With this system, they can be sure that they’re mounting a scope correctly.

When it comes to quickly setting up a scope for maximum precision, there’s probably no other system out there that can match the excellence of the Wheeler Professional Reticle Leveling System. It’s that good.

Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight Review

While it’s easy to find a top of the line back up iron sights that cost a lot of money, it’s not always that easy to justify such an expense. That’s especially true when all the shooting you do is at the range and your primary sights are very dependable. Another reason for hesitating to buy expensive back up iron sights is that often you can find sights that don’t cost nearly as much yet they perform decently. Such is the case with the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight from Field Sport.



These sights emulate the style of the Mangonel front and rear flip up sights. They are made from 6061 aircraft aluminum with a level 3 hard anodized finish. The aluminum body is also heat treated.

These sights come with a flip and down feature, and that enables the use of optics. The front sight A2 post can be adjusted for elevation and it comes in two different height levels. The rear sight can also be adjusted for the wind.


Pros and Cons

Aside from the low price, there are lots of good things to be said about the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight. In general, these sights are firm and they lock down in place. Sometimes, though, a bit of an adjustment may have to be made. Popping up the sight is easy, and they can hold zero very well.

But with that price, you may have to expect some disparity about the quality. In other words, it may be a crap shoot when it comes to what you would be actually receiving. Some units may work flawlessly, while a few others may not. Some reports have surfaced about either the front or the rear sight being wobbly, for example, although not to such a degree as to make the sight worthless.

Another “problem” is that these sights aren’t going to win any beauty contests. With that kind of price, the focus was obviously (and quite rightly) on the functionality and not on the aesthetics.

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For backup sights, the Flip Up Front and Rear Back up Iron Sight isn’t too bad. That’s especially true when you consider just how cheap it is. These sights function as well as they ought to for the most part, and in the end that’s what really matters.

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GDT AR15 AR 15 Front and Rear 45 Degree Rapid Transition BUIS Backup Iron Sight Review

In battles—whether in a competition or an actual gunfight—high quality backup iron sights may spell the difference between winning and losing. That’s why many shooters don’t mind paying top dollar for high quality parts for their firearms. The consequences of losing may simply be too horrible. But as the GDT AR15 AR 15 Front and Rear 45 Degree Rapid Transition BUIS Backup Iron Sight demonstrates, it’s not necessary to shell out a lot of money for quality sights at all.



These sights are durable 7075 aluminum, Mil-Spec hard anodized. They offer adjustments for wind and minute of angle elevation. These are low profile sights that extend just a fifth of an inch above the top rail, so there’s no interference with the primary optics. They are securely mounted to Picatinny rails, offset from the center by 45 degrees. That means there’s no more need to make manual adjustments, and the field of vision is clear and uncluttered.


Pros and Cons

The first thing anyone will notice about these sights is the price: it really quite cheap. Yet despite the low price, nothing about the way it functions is cheap at all. The material is very durable. The sights enable a shooter to transition quickly from a long range target to a close range target without missing a beat. The mounting is very firm, and it remains that away even after many hundreds of rounds.

As for the cons, there’s just one thing that may cause some shooters to hesitate pulling the trigger on these sights. That’s because it’s made in China, and that may set some people to immediately assume it’s not that good at all.

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When it comes to cheap products, most people expect to get cheap quality in return. But that’s not really the case with the Rapid Transition Sights. For the price, it’s very good. It’s so good because the design seems to match those that are priced up to ten times higher. Some experts are saying there may be some legal issues about patent infringement in the future, so for those who are interested it may better to purchase the GDT AR15 AR 15 Front and Rear 45 Degree Rapid Transition BUIS Backup Iron Sight now rather than later. It’s literally got the most bang for the buck value.





Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight Review

What are its specs?

The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight is a professional grade piece of equipment. It is often used by people who demand the most out of their weapons: armed forces and law enforcement.

Aimpoint made the  2OA CompM3 Sight in order to create a higher standard for sight systems technology. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight is compatible with Aimpoint night vision devices in any equipment generation. The sight is hardy and can withstand extreme weather, temperatures ranging from -50 to 160 degrees fahrenheit, and 150 feet of water submersion.



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The sight comes with a replaceable black rubber cover for the outside casing. The black rubber cover prevents scratches while blending in to the rest of the user’s equipment. The case uses a LED light source, 650nm red light, 1x magnification, and multi-layer coating on the objective lens. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight runs on a single three volt lithium battery and has a battery life of approximately five years of continuous use.

The sight has dimensions of 2.2 x 2.2 x 5.1 inches, a 38 millimeter objective diameter, and a 30 millimeter tube diameter. The sight by itself weighs in at 7.8 ounces while the rubber cover weighs in at approximately 1.7 ounces.


What are some of its features?

Features of the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight include an unlimited field of view and optical light transmission. The sight is free of parallax and gives eye relief. The Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight does not give off any harmful laser emissions. All surfaces are covered in anti-reflex coating.

The sight features six different daylight settings and four night vision device settings. A manual rotary switch adjusts dot intensity. Reliable speed is obtained through a mechanical switch that operates the unit. The sight is housed in high strength extruded aluminum and has a hard anodized matte finish. One click adjustments make 0.5-inch at 100 yards possible. The mechanics of the sight use one ring with 30-millimeter mounting.


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For the hefty price tag, the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight has great features and specs that make it very desirable in the vast rifle sight accessory market. The 2OA CompM3 goes for at least $550 USD new, but can reach past $650 easily.

However, the majority of online reviews give the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight the highest rating. The sight is targeted in both price and power towards serious rifle owners and professionals. The sturdy piece of equipment can hold itself together after accidental drops and collisions.

The battery life far surpasses other comparable optics in the market. If you feel that you are the a member of the target audience and that this rifle scope is right for you, then you may consider the Aimpoint 2OA CompM3 Sight as your next high quality sight.

Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope Review

The Nikon Buckmaster Riflescope line is an affordable rifle scope that also offers high quality optics. By reviewing the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope’s specifications and features, we will hopefully assist you in deciding if this is the ideal rifle scope for you.


About the Scope

The Nikon Buckmaster Riflescope line is what happens when the respected optics company, Nikon Sport Optics, and the well known sporting organization, Buckmasters, teams up to create quality products. The  Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope is no exception to this.

The scope gets its name from the magnification it boasts, which ranges from 4.5x to 14x, and the scope’s 40 millimeter objective diameter. The exit pupil measures at 1.9 to 8.9 millimeters. This rifle scope offers 3.6 inches of eye relief. Buyers can pick between the option of mil-dot, bullet drop compensation, or having a Nikoplex reticle, but the two specific scopes that are available are the Nikoplex reticle and the bullet drop compensation reticle.

The unique, bullet drop compensating reticle is a feature that allows the rifle scope user to compensate for trajectory. The bullet drop compensation allows for fast and simple aiming over a variety of distances thanks to its calibration. The system, a special Nikon design, employs small circles on the reticle to create an unobstructed target view. Nikon’s Brightvue system of anti-reflective, multicoated lenses that provide big game hunters with over 92% anti-reflection capability from dawn to dusk.

At one hundred yards, the field of view ranges from 6.8 to 19.9 feet. One quarter minute of angle reticle adjustment graduation allows for use by hunting rifles, muzzle loaders, and rimfires for a maximum of 50 internal minute of angle adjustment. The scope also features a parallax setting that ranges from 50 yards to infinite. The Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope measures at 14.4 inches long and weighs around 17.6 ounces.

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The Scope in Review

The Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope has earned high ratings and praise in user reviews. Owners appreciate the limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty and the waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof guarantee that each Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope includes.

Many customers were pleased with the low cost, especially since they did not have to purchase a scope that might have been more costly than the rifle it was meant for. Reviews boast of the scope’s clarity, especially in low light settings. Comparable products for similar prices do not usually have the magnification power of the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope. The product is made in the Philippines, despite Nikon’s Japanese origin.

Nikon mounting rings and other accessories are the suggested product to use with these scopes. For the cost, the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope presents itself as a capable rifle scope that exceeds its competitors in the similar price bracket. If you feel that you are the a member of the target audience and that this rifle scope is the right choice for you, you might consider the Nikon Buckmaster 4.5-14×40 Riflescope as a potential future purchase for yourself.



Nikon ProStaff 3-9 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope Review (BDC)

Today we will review the specifications and features of the Nikon ProStaff 3-9x 40mm Black Matte Riflescope to see what makes this product an attractive option for you.

Riflescope Specs

This scope is lauded in online reviews with a high popularity. This compact device features a 40mm objective lens with magnification that ranges from 3-9x. Nikon’s multicoat fully covers the optical system and transmits up to 98 percent of available light no matter the time of day for maximum brightness.

The Nikon ProStaff has simplified field adjustments through its integration of a zero-reset turret. The zero-reset turret features a spring-loaded adjustment knob and 3.6 inches of eye relief which prevent rough kickbacks that can be caused by recoil, light gun weight, and shooting at severe angles. By lifting the knob and rotating to your individual range, field adjustments have been made easier.

The patented bullet drop compensating reticle allows hunters to hold themselves dead on at excessive ranges that were previously considered to be impossible. The Nikon Prostaff Riflescope includes see-through ballistic circles and cross hair that are advantageous for both long-range and short-range shots. The fields of view range from 33.8 feet at 100 yards in 3x magnification and 11.3 feet at 100 in 9x magnification.

The Nikon Prostaff is measured at 12.4 inch length with a 1 inch tube diameter. The objective OD is 1.98 inches and the eyepiece OD is 1.73 inches. The rifle scope’s exit pupil ranges from 13.3mm at 3x magnification and 4.4mm at 9x magnification. Adjustment graduation for the scope is 1/4 MOA and the max internal adjustment is 80 MOA. Parallax settings are 100 yards and its weight is about 1 pound.

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This Nikon scope has had much thought put into small details, which turn into fantastic features. One such feature is the rifle scope’s housing, which is filled with nitrogen and sealed with an O-ring and provides waterproofing and fogproofing. You can use this unit in a variety of conditions thanks to support for a sunshade accessory. It is available in matte black to match standard equipment.  The scope is a breeze to focus and zoom in or out and the turret reset capability makes sighting easy. Nikon features a handy web and phone app that estimates the yards for bullet drop compensation. The app comes with a free version as well as a paid version.

For a mid-range scope, the Nikon ProStaff 3-9x 40mm Black Matte Riflescope is impressively high quality for a reasonable price that doesn’t feel like you’re buying a whole new rifle. The rifle scope is larger than previous generations, so keep in mind that you may need higher scope rings. Be careful when ordering scope covers, as some websites list incorrect cover sizes. The great,  sleek design is sure to fit perfectly with any collection and accessories with its classy matte black finish.

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LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight Review (Gen III)

The LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight is a third generation optic that offers beneficial specs and features that exceed some market standards. We will be reviewing those specs and features to see if this popular sight is right for you.

Sight Specs

This sight is a popular model of rifle scope that receives fairly high ratings in online consumer reviews.  The rifle accessory is crafted with an aluminum frame and durable rubber which marks it as a great, parralax-free co-witness in the lower 1/3 of fast target acquisition and accuracy.

Weighing in at 13 ounces, this unit has dimensions of 5.5 x 2.8 x 3.5 inches. It requires one AAA battery to function for over 1000 hours of battery life. This scope includes four selectable reticles based on 2MOA to assist with aiming. Two modes of operation exist for the reticle brightness: automatic and manual. The LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight is a quick and simple way to get windage and elevation adjustments zeroed to the rifle it is attached to.

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Model Features

The LUCID HD7 is shock resistant as well as fogproof and waterproof.  An attachable 2x magnifier, 1.5x magnifier, kill flash filter, and quick detach kit are all custom made to fit this red dot sight, though sold separately. Some covers and accessories from other companies may not have the correct measurements to fit it perfectly, so be aware when shopping around.

It comes with a lifetime warranty, as is standard of LUCID products. The LUCID HD7  will attach to any picatinny rail, as it has a specific mount built in already. As the product is made in China, it is cheaper than similar items produced in America. This makes some buyers nervous, however the company that designs the optic is American, and the quality shows through, according to many reviews.

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The third generation sight has made base improvements from other models, proving to be fairly popular. The auto-brightness is reported to work adequately and zeroing is pretty easy. The product has been called accurate, intuitive, and durable by many owners.  The accuracy, high ratings, and customer satisfaction of owning a third generation red dot sight is available for a decent price. It is even easy to install and lasts quite a while thanks to its high battery life. Turrets respond precisely with this sight.

Need of adjustments can happen before the sight can be used to satisfaction, but rifle owners should have little to no problem with these adjustments, which are mostly personal preferences. The LUCID HD7 Red Dot Sight offers capability similar to other optics that are far more expensive. By saving money buying this product, buyers can also consider purchasing accessories to go along with this scope.

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Find the Best Red Dot Sight for Your Money!

Have you been struggling to make a choice about which red dot sight to buy? Well, today we are going to talk about some of the best ones and how you can get the best red dot sight for the money.

Red dot sights are able to be used on pistols, rifles, and even shotguns. They are most recommended for being pretty close to an object to help guide you in whatever you are trying to shoot. There are many sellers out there that make great red dot sights for whatever type of gun you are using and whatever budget you have. We are going to talk about some of them and why they are a great value for your money.

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First, we have the Sightmark red Dots Sight Ultra Reflex Sight Dove Tail on the lower end of the budget. This red dot sight is made of aluminum and has an awesome internal locking system. The easy mounting system also allows quick attachment to whatever gun you are using. This Sightmark can be found online for under 80.00 dollars and it is a great deal for the avid hunter or the one who is just beginning.

Next, we have the Vortex Red Dot. This red dot sight offers 4 separate mounting heights, digital rear facing, and side controls so you can change the brightness, and even put it in night vision mode. The Vortex Red Dot retails for about 183.00 and has even been spotted online for 159.00 dollars and this model also has excellent customer reviews. Check our review HERE

Are there any other good models?

                Yes, for a bit more money you can purchase the Burris AR-332 Tube Tactical Prism Red Dot sight with AR-QD QUICK. This awesome red dot is very rugged but not overly bulky for your gun and it can be mounted very easily on any gun. The scope has integrated lens covers and also has a 1.5 inch sunshade. The field of view is over 32 feet and is waterproof, which is a great feature when hunting. This red dot sight retails for 349.00 dollars and comes with all you need to get started right out of the box. This model also has some excellent reviews and customer ratings. This is very important because a good red dot sight can make the different between having a good hunting trip and a lousy one.

As you can see, there are many different types of red dot sights available for you to choose. We would recommend doing some research and thinking about exactly what you are looking for. There are different prices out there and our best advice is to look online for the best deals available.

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EOTech XPS2-0 Holographic Weapon Sight Review

Featured Review: smaller and lighter than other holographic scopes, the EOTech XPS2-0 is a great compact option for your weapon platform. Today we are going to be checking this awesome scope.

What are the specs of this scope?

                             We will start with the actual dimensions of this scope which are 3.5” X 2”X2.4” inches and weighs only 8 ounces. As can already tell this compact scope will not weigh your gun down at all, and you will still be able to react quickly to any sudden need to shoot. The EOtech XPS2-0 offer 1x magnification of all objects and has unlimited eye relief. The window dimensions on the front of the scope are 1.20” by 0.85” inches and the window is made from solid 1/8” thick glass. The rear window is made of shatter resistant laminate that is 3/16” inches thick.  The field of view that is offered is 30 yards at a 4” inch eye relief. The brightness range can start at 146,000 at its brightest to 1 to the lowest. The power source is a 123 lithium battery and offers over 600 hours of use without a recharge. That is truly an amazing feature for such a small scope!


What are some great features?

                             Instead of a normal battery cap and latch this scope offer a simple o ring with tethered cap so weather elements stay out of this scope, and will last a very long time. Because this scope offers such a short base you are going to be able to use it on any gun with very minimal space needed. This is an awesome trait for someone looking for a compact red dot shoot. This model is one of the shortest models available and it was specifically made for people who simply do not have much space on their gun but want a red dot scope to help them achieve better hunting results. This sight is able to leave space for other things such as rear iron sights, magnifiers and other tools that you may want to have on your gun.

This scope is able to withstand temperatures from -40 degrees to 150 degrees F, and it is also waterproof and submergible for up to 10 feet. There is such great sealing used with product that there is virtually no fog that will be seen on this scope. There is an adjustment range of +/- 40 MOA so you can choose what settings you what you need. This model also uses a laser light to illuminate the holographic red reticle that will be projected on target that only you will be able to see. This will help you better hit your target.

As you can see, this compact XPS2-0 is a very easy to use sight that will help you hit your target each and every time.  If you are looking for a smaller type of sight this may be the best choice for you. There are many awesome reviews on this model so please take the time to look them over.

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