EOTech 552 Review: Night Vision Ready Holographic Sight

The EOTech 552 with A65 reticle is a solid, night vision compatible, holographic sight. It’s an upgraded version of the 512 model, EOTech’s most popular holographic sight. Is this sight worth the money? Following along with this EOTech 552 Review as we dive into its features and how it stacks up against the competition. Check it out!

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EOTech 552 Holographic Sight
  • EOTECH 552.A65 - Holographic Weapon Sight in black with 68MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Night Vision Compatible - Works with all Gen 1-3 night vision devices
  • Mount - Compatible with both 1" Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Water Resistant - The 552 is water resistant to 33ft (10m)
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty - Comes with 10 year limited warranty

Reticle

The EOtech 552 A65 1 Holographic Sight features the same A65/1 reticle pattern as the model 512. This is a good thing for a few reasons. Here is a breakdown of the A65’s 3 components:

  1. Tiny 1 MOA aiming dot in the center for precise aiming.
  2. Large 65 MOA outside ring for quick target acquisition.
  3. Four quadrant ticks at cardinal points for leveling.

It’s common for red dot sights to have a 2 MOA dot in the center. This larger dot is more noticeable than the 1 MOA of the 552 model. Meaning, you can line up the dot with your target faster.

The 552 takes a different approach. It uses the smaller center to get tighter groupings. About 1″ at 100 yards for the 552 vs 2″ grouping for a 2 MOA red dot. What you have lost in target acquisition speed you make up for tighter precision.

EOTech made up for the loss in acquisition speed by adding the 65 MOA outside circle. It’s very easy to see. Much easier than the 2 MOA dot. So, at closer ranges, your eye will pick up the target much faster.

With the A65/1 reticle you get the best of both worlds. Pick up your target faster at close range, and more precise targeting at long ranges.

Field of View & Brightness

This sight has a field of view of 30 yards at a 4” inch eye relief and features 30 scrolling brightness settings, ten of which are for night vision usage.

The brightness adjustment range is 146,000:1 at its brightest and lowest, respectively. With the NV switch engaged, night vision compatibility is 1280:1.

Weight, Dimensions & Build

The sight itself has dimensions of 5.6” x 2” x 2.5” with a window dimension of 1.2” x 0.85”, and weighs in at 11.5 ounces. The front window is made of 1/8” inch solid glass while the rear window is composed of 3/16” inches of shatter-resistant laminate.

The display window’s optical surfaces have anti-glare coating.

This EOtech sight was specifically designed for close combat and versatility. It is made of aluminum and is easy to mount without tools thanks to its knobbed bolt.

Battery

The EOtech 552’s battery will last 1,000 continuous hours of nominal use via lithium batteries and 600 continuous hours of use via alkaline. The power source uses two 1.5-volt AA batteries and accepts lithium, alkaline, and rechargeable batteries.

When you fire this thing up, it automatically flashes a battery check indicator reticle.

Weatherproofing

It’s waterproof and submersible up to 33 feet while also sealed for fog-proof internal optics. This is another upgrade from the 512, which is only waterproof to 10 feet.

All electronics used in this device are encased in a shock absorbent resin.

While in operation, it can withstand a temperature range of -20 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, but while in storage, the sight can handle a temperature range of -40 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Parallax Free

The optics use parrallax-free transmission holography for minimal work to get a clear shot. The EOtech 552 has a 1x magnification to get even more target accuracy.

EOTech 552 vs 512

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EOTECH 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic AA Batteries Weapon Sight
EOTECH 552.A65/1 Military HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 512
EOTech 552
Weight
11.5 oz
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
10 ft
33 Ft
More Information
Preview
EOTECH 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic AA Batteries Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 512
Weight
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
10 ft
More Information
Preview
EOTECH 552.A65/1 Military HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 552
Weight
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
33 Ft
More Information

The major advantage of the 552 over the 512 model is night vision compatibility. The better weather sealing is nice, but you, unless you know you will need it, weather resistance of the 512 is fine.

If you will be using night vision in the future go with 552. It will definitely be worth the additional cost.

Conclusion

All of these great features make the EOtech 552.A65 to be a formidable weapon sight in the right hands. After all, this sight has been standardized by the DEA, ATF, and FBI SWAT team and has been used as a top choice of military units like the Stryker Brigade and 3rd Infantry.

The 552 holds its own in the market. The cost of this rugged sight is well worth the features it boasts as a high end product. Whether used for hunting targets at the range or game in the wilds, this sight will help its users keep their aim true regardless of experience.

EOTech 512 Review: The Tactical Holographic Weapons Sight

The world of holographic sights is an exciting one. One look at the EOTech 512 and you will see why. Its drool-worthy A65 reticle will get you on target fast – without sacrificing precision. Pair it with a 3-5x magnifier to hit your target where you want at most distances.

EOTech 512 Holographic Sight
  • EOTECH 512.A65 – Holographic Weapon Sight in Back with 68MOA ring & 1 MOA dot reticle
  • Mount – Compatible with both 1″ Weaver and MIL-STD 1913 Rails
  • Adjustable Brightness – The 512 has 20 brightness settings for use in any lighting scenario
  • Water Resistant – The 512 is water resistant to 10 feet (3m)
  • EOTECH HWS Prestige Warranty – Comes with 10 year limited warranty

This sight fits in at the lower end of EOTech’s holographic sight product line. Not to say the 512 isn’t a great sight – it is. It just doesn’t have some of the bells and whistles the others have. Some sights are smaller and lighter than the 512. Others are night-vision ready. If you don’t feel like paying for these extra features, the 512 is a fantastic sight at a solid price.

Let’s break the 512 down feature-by-feature:

Reticle

The EOTech 512 A65 features a 1 MOA aiming dot inside a 65 MOA circle reticle. This is known as A65/1 reticle pattern, which is made up of 3 parts:

  • 1 MOA dot centered on the outside ring.
  • Large outside ring with 65 MOA (Minutes of Angle)
  • 4 quadrant ticks at the North, South, East and West points of the outside ring

The 1 MOA dot is about half the diameter of the 2 MOA dot found in your typical red dot sight. The smaller dot gives you more precise targeting – pretty handy at longer-ranges. However, it’s not as easy to find as the 2 MOA dot. This slows down your target acquisition a bit.

This is where the outer ring becomes important. It’s a large circle, which makes it very easy to see, and gets you on-target fast. This is perfect for close quarter combat situations.

It’s the best of both worlds with the outer circle for rapid target acquisition and the 1 MOA center dot for precision. You should be set up to 200 yards. Add in a magnifier and you could take that out to 600 yards.

Field of View

It has a field of view of 30 yards at a 4” eye relief so this offers a great visibility.  The brightness range starts at 110,000 at its brightest to 1 at the lowest. There are 20 different settings so you can control the brightness at any time according to your needs.

Night Vision

The 512 does not work with night vision. However, its big brother, the EOTech 552, does work with night vision.

Weight & Dimensions

First, we will talk about the size of this model. The dimensions are 5.4”X2”X2.5” inches and weighs 10.1 ounces. The optical surfaces have an anti-glare coating and the window dimensions were 1.20” X 0.85” inches and the front window material was made from 1/8” solid glass and the rear window is made of shatter resistant laminate that is 3/16” thick. The unit itself is made from strong aluminum hood assembly and a very easy to used knobbed mountain kit.

Battery Life

Lithium battery life is over 1,000+ continuous hours at nominal setting 12 and 600 hours using alkaline batteries. When you turn on your model 512, which takes two AA batteries, it will automatically show you how much battery you have left. It’s good practice to change your batteries regularly, even if you haven’t used your sight. Then you know it will work when you need it.

Water Proof and Fog Proof

The EOTech 512 is waterproof and is submersible up to 10 feet, so if you ever drop your it in a puddle, you can be rest assured that the scope will keep on working.  It can also able to withstand temperatures from -40 to 140 degrees F.

It also has internal fog proof optics to help keep fog to a minimum so you are looking through clear glass – no matter the weather.

Parallax Free

The optics are parallax free so you will never have to center your scope and you will always get a clear shot of the item you are going to shoot at.  The magnification level on this unit is 1X so you will be able to get even closer to whatever you are shooting at whether it is an animal or target.  You will be able to mount your scope onto any hand gun or shot gun with ease and onto interfaces to 1” Picatinny or Weaver Rail.

EOTech 512 vs 552

Preview
EOTECH 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic AA Batteries Weapon Sight
EOTECH 552.A65/1 Military HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 512
EOTech 552
Weight
11.5 oz
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
10 ft
33 Ft
More Information
Preview
EOTECH 512.A65 Tactical HOLOgraphic AA Batteries Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 512
Weight
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
10 ft
More Information
Preview
EOTECH 552.A65/1 Military HOLOgraphic Weapon Sight
Title
EOTech 552
Weight
11.5 oz
Length | Width | Height
5.6” x 2” x 2.5”
Battery Life (Lithium)
1,000 hours
Night Vision Ready?
Water Proofing
33 Ft
More Information

The major advantage of the 512 compared to the 552 model is price. The 552 adds night vision and better waterproofing. A signification upgrade for sure. But, not worth the extra expense, unless you think you will need it.

Conclusion

As you can see there are many awesome features available to you if you choose the EOtech 512.A65 Holographic Sight. It’s a popular choice among gun owners and if you read some of the reviews for yourself you will amazed at how this little unit can help you hunt better whether you are a novice or an experienced hunter.

A Review of the Vortex Spitfire 3x Prism Scope

Vortex Spitfire 3x prism

The Vortex Spitfire 3x Prism Scope w/ EBR-556B is a great addition to a hunter’s bag. This 3X rifle scope is perfect for shooting targets that are within a close to medium distance. What sets this scope apart is that it combines excellent optical features, easy handling and a rugged construction all in one package.

Features and Benefits

A hunter’s success in the field largely depends on the quality of his or her rifle scope. With the Vortex Spitfire 3X EBR-556B Prism Scope, you can be assured of consistent point of aim at all times.

 

  • Aim Better

The scope’s 3X lens brings targets that are 100 yards away closer. It is has a full multi-coating finish to achieve less light loss and glare. The lens also has several coatings with anti-reflective properties, which are designed to increase light transmission.

 

  • Sharp Optics and Precision

This Vortex scope features a unique prism-like design. As a result, it can be used with or without illumination. The Dual Ring Tactical (DRT) reticle etched on the prism helps to deliver sharp optics with consistent precision. You’ll also love the adjustable brightness feature that comes with the scope. It offers red/green illumination choices of up to five intensity levels, thus making it perfect for hunting in different conditions.

 

  • Easy to Handle, Lightweight, and Versatile

The battery life for the scope is 250 and 3,000 hours at maximum and minimum brightness respectively, and unlike other scopes that come with multiple parts, the Vortex Spitfire 3X Scope features a single piece chassis.

 

Weighing only 12.2 ounces, the scope is quite lightweight and compact. An additional feature that makes it quite easy to handle is the adjustable mounting base. By default, the scope comes mounted at a co-witness height of 40.4 mm between the optic center and base surface. You can remove the mount riser to reach a lower mount height of 30 mm if desired. In addition, you can use the scope with both eyes open thanks to its 2.8 inches eye relief range.

 

  • Withstands Shock, Fog, and Water

The icing on the cake for the Vortex Spitfire 3X shockproof Prism Scope is of course its rugged design. It has an O-ring seal that protects interior components from moisture. The materials have been strengthened with nitrogen purging gas to ensure a fog-proof and waterproof build. In addition, the rugged construction is shockproof and can withstand recoil as well as impact from falls. This rifle scope is designed with durability in mind since it features a hard-anodized, low glare, mate finish.

 

Is This a Good Purchase?

The prism-based design, 3 X magnifications and parallax-free lens of the Vortex Spitfire EBR-556B Prism Scope bring distant objects closer without compromising on optical quality. Therefore, if fast target acquisition in close to medium range is a priority, then this scope is a good purchase since it will make you a better hunter.

UUQ C4-12X50 Rifle Scope Review

UUQ C4-12X50 Rifle Scope Review

Nowadays, firearm enthusiasts and hunters alike are lining up to get their hands on a decent optical sighting device for their guns. Simplicity is a wonderful thing when hunting for elusive game. Being able to have a red dot on the target significantly decreases the chance of missing a definitive shot. Plus, when a scope has magnification, the target is easier to see, giving even older eyes an advantage in the wild.

So when you are in the market for the ideal hunting scope, what comes to mind? For many, the ultimate choice is the UUQ C4-12×50 Rifle Scope with a Dual Illuminated Reticle and 4 Tactical Holographic Dot Sight.  It is a truly well-matched scope for any rifle, because the clarity and accuracy is unparalleled, regardless of the target’s speed.

The Specifics

Engineered by UUQ, a top brand in scopes, the C4-12×50 brings an amazing array of features that will simplify hunting and make it more rewarding.

General Information:

  • Zoom: 4-12x
  • Goal lens: 50mm/1.97in
  • Exit pupil: 12.5-4.2mm/0.49-0.17in
  • Field of vision (m/100m/ft/1000yd): 9.7-3.3/29.1-9.9 (or 15.8 at 100m)
  • Transmission: 90%
  • Effect point correction per click (mm/100m): 7in/100yd: 0.25. ¼ MOA audible click stops.
  • Objective filter thread: M52x0.75
  • Length: 323mm
  • Weight: 750g

Other Features:

  • Tubeless design with 33mm reflex lens aperture
  • Multi-Reticle (4 patterns) or Variable dot (4 sizes)
  • Parallax corrected and eye relief (3-3.4 inches)
  • Built-in mount rail, so there is no need to re-zero when mounting to a different sight
  • 3V lithium battery for unparalleled battery life
  • Fingertip turrets
  • 100% waterproof and shockproof

Why We Love It

The C4-12×50 rifle scope has a lot to make a hunter smile. The high optical clearness at 4 to 12-times zoom and the 50mm objective diameter gives you room for fast acquisition of close quarter or fast moving targets.

How so? The tubeless design has a wide field of vision and intense magnification (4-12x zoom). This allows for normal shooting as well as firing at moving targets. Because transitioning through various magnifications and distance is so smooth (with zoom never losing focus), your target will never be out of sight. What truly separates the C4-12×50 from the crow is the Dual Illuminated Range Finding Graph reticle. Using this piece means have unlimited brightness control aids for finding targets in both strong sunlight and dark conditions—through green dimming or red brightening modes. Transitions in any context are seamless.

Installation of this scope on your favorite rifle is also hassle-free. Just be sure to use the correct size gun (see cons). Mounting to your rifle is easy when using the built-in 22mm rail that makes it compatible with 11mm and 22mm rails (think Weaver or Picatinny). Should you use this scope on an AR15, for example, you will receive virtually no recoil.

Additionally, the laser is detachable and has a tube diameter of 26mm. The laser can fit on any standard 22mm mount rail. The maximum output is <5mw and the wavelength is 625 to 660 N/m, which is more than enough for recreational hunting.

You know that wherever you find yourself on the hunt, the UUQ C4-12×50 is up for the challenge too. The scope has filled with dry nitrogen, is fog proof, shockproof, and is coated in a high-quality black matte finish to ensure it is 100% waterproof. The manufacturer is so certain of the scope’s durability that UUQ offers a 30-Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee and a 12-month warranty. Should anything happen, the customer service is phenomenal. You should have no problems getting answers and a replacement.

When you order the scope, you get the following extras:

  • A user manual
  • 3 AG13 batteries
  • 2 CR2032 batteries
  • 3 Allen keys
  • A lens cap
  • 1 cleaning cloth
  • Aside from the holographic sight, scope, and laser.

What We Do Not Love

All decent equipment does come with some cons. The UUQ C4-12×50 rifle scope only has a few.

The weight of 750g and length (323mm) of the scope may come of concern to some hunters. For example, the length of the scope makes it incompatible with a .223, even if the rail is correct. Pair that with the weight, and the scope may get slightly cumbersome during long hauls.

Sometimes people receive lasers that are dysfunctional. This is usually fixed by contacting UUQ customer service for a replacement. Afterwards, the tactical rifle scope works exactly as it should.

In conclusion, the UUQ C4-12×50 Rifle Scope with a Dual Illuminated Reticle and 4 Tactical Holographic Dot Sight is an ideal choice for hunters seeking accuracy and clarity when hunting. The efficiency of the zoom, matched with the wide range of view, gives you an unhindered look at the target and your surroundings. Given the amount of extras and the unbeatable durability, the UUQ C4-12×50 Rifle Scope is a sure-fire winner that will get you a prize every time.

Nikon Monarch 3 Scope Review

Nikon Monarch 3 Scope

When looking for quality in a riflescope, the Nikon Monarch 3 scope is a great model to consider. It offers excellent light transmission, superb scope technology, and a collection of amazing features that allow you to hunt effortlessly in both medium and long distance ranges. So, take a few minutes to read the following review to get the full details about this telescopic sight and learn what makes it such a great buy.

Eye Box Technology
Like scopes from the Monarch series, the Nikon Monarch 3 features what is known as “Eye Box Technology”. This function delivers 4X power magnification and a constant 4-inch eye relief. Therefore, you can adjust the scope to suit your hunting distance and avoid smashing your eyebrow against the ocular lens under recoil.

Ultra-Clear Coat
When it comes to clarity, this scope performs exceptionally well. It not only delivers crystal clear views all the way to the edge of the sight picture but it also keeps images very close to their real color.

This clarity remains intact even during poor light conditions. This is all thanks to an ultra-clear coat, which improves the brightness of the scope by boosting light transmission up to 95%. Consequently, you can hunt easily during the early and even in low light conditions.

Flip Up Covers
Another thumb up feature for the Nikon Monarch 3 Scope is the inclusion of flip up covers on the objective and ocular lenses. These covers do what they’re supposed to excellently. They close securely to protect lenses while the scope is under storage and flip up effortlessly with a single finger when you want to put the scope to use.

Accessories

  • Flip up scope covers
  • Cleaning cloth

Pros

  • Compatible with Nikon’s Spot On Ballistic match technology
  • The scope can be mounted onto any type of rifle thanks to enhanced mount ring spacing
  • The inclusion of a quick focus eyepiece allows you to snap the scope into focus instantly
  • All moving parts of the scope are of good quality
  • Shockproof, fog proof, and waterproof
  • Images remain clear and crisp even on higher magnification powers

Cons

  • At just over 15 inches in length, the design of the scope is not as compact as those of other models

Consumer Ratings
With quite a high overall rating from past purchasers on many eCommerce sites, it seems that many users of the Nikon Monarch 3 scope agree that it’s one of the best scopes in its price range. Buyers praise everything about the scope – from its excellent design to the quality of the optics, it appears that most people are pleased with their purchase.

The only available complaints are from a few users who claim that the magnification adjustment ring is stiff, and others who mentioned that the distance ranges are not marked correctly.

Conclusion
There’s a lot to like about the Nikon Monarch 3 scope. This includes a generous eye relief, wide magnification range, huge ocular lens, wide field of view, bright and clear glass, and even a rugged construction that can handle tough hunting conditions. Overall, this scope offers great value for its asking price. So, if the features on offer match your needs, this might just be the riflescope for you.

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Gear Review: Leupold 114933 VX-HOG Rifle Scope

Leupold 114933 VX-HOG Rifle Scope

Gear Review: If you’re a serious hunter in search of a dependable scope, the 114933 VX-HOG Rifle Scope from Leupoldmight be the perfect match for you. Specially designed for the hardcore hunters, all features of this scope revolve around a hunter’s needs. Here’s a quick review of this unit to help you make an informed decision.

Leupold 114933 VX-HOG Rifle Scope

Fast Focus Eyepiece
The Leopold 114933 VX-HOG scope ensures you can turn any second you spend in the woods into that magical moment where you knock down your target. This is thanks to a lockable fast focus eyepiece that allows you to bring your targets into sharp focus in an instant.

This fast focus feature is also backed up by a generous eye box of 96-107mm, depending on the magnification setting. This eye box not only protects your eyes from injury but allows you to maintain a clear view of your game at all magnification levels for fast target acquisition.

 

Ballistic Aiming System
Accurate long-distance shooting is a difficult skill to master with only the most proficient and experienced of hunters managing to get it right. Leupold’s 114933 VX-HOG riflescope, however, takes away all the guesswork of long-distance shooting through a Ballistic Aiming System (BAS) that allows you to become an expert long-range shooter in no time. The BAS system is comprised of 5 specialized reticles that take into account all the variables concerned with accurate, long-range shooting to ensure dead on shots from distances as far as 300 yards away.

 

Finger Click Adjustments
Further ensuring you’ll get to make accurate long-range shots are the adjustable micro-friction knobs calibrated in 1/4 MOA increments. These finger click adjustments allow you to make ideal elevation and windage adjustments for accurate shots over long distances and during extreme conditions.

Pros

  • Features lead-free lenses which deliver better optical clarity
  • Has a robust construction that is absolutely waterproof and resistant to nicks, scratches, and abrasions
  • Lenses deliver optimal clarity, brightness, and contrast in all light conditions thanks to a multicoated lens system
  • Offers up to 4X magnification
  • Comes with a full lifetime guarantee

Cons

  • A few users find the scope’s thick cross hairs to be a little inconvenient. This complaint, however, is a matter of personal opinion as some users have found the cross hairs to be helpful when trying to quickly get on target.

Consumer Ratings
The 114933 comes highly recommended by its actual users who are more than pleased with its functionality. The only available complaint is that the scope’s thick crosshairs get in the way during hunting. But, all in all, this riflescope makes a good buy and comes with a pocket-friendly price.

 

Conclusion
For its asking price, Leupold’s 114933 VX-HOG rifle scope is well worth a serious consideration. It makes hitting long distance targets a nearly effortless experience, protects against accelerated wear, provides crisp clear view of your game, enables easy and quick adjustments, and allows you to hunt in all light conditions. These features are truly everything you’ll need to enjoy successful hunts.

Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope, Realtree Max-1, 4-12×40 Review

Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope, Realtree Max-1, 4-12×40

The Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope, Realtree Max-1, 4-12×40 offers everything that predator hunters loved about the accessory when it was first released. And now that it has been revamped for even more precision and ease of use, it’s once again on the radar for discerning hunters who demand for nothing but the best.

Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope, Realtree Max-1, 4-12×40

Best Features of the Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope Realtree Max-1,4-12×40 
Designed around the needs of predator hunters, the Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1,4-12X40 riflescope not only makes it easy for you to hit your targets, but also ensures you have an easy and fun time while you’re hunting.

With this riflescope, you can easily make adjustments while hunting, hit moving targets, hunt at any given time (early morning, afternoon, or evening), bring your target into focus within seconds, and even hunt stealthily without spooking your game. This is all thanks to the riflescope’s array of features, which are discussed below.

 

BDC Predator Reticle
Top on the list of the Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1,4-12X40 riflescope’s features is a BDC predator reticle. This reticle is arguably the best feature of the riflescope as it enables you make accurate shots at targets even when they’re on the move. The BDC reticle features a unique circle design that maintains a clear view of targets at all times thus enabling you to easily make shots at moving targets.

 

Nikon Spot on Ballistic Match Technology
The Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1, 4-12X40 is optimized for use with the Nikon Spot on Ballistic Match technology. This tech allows you to discover all of the exact aiming points on your BDC reticle from different distances. This makes it even easier for you to achieve precise shots even without having to wait for your target to stay still long enough to get a clear shot.

 

Multi-Coated Optical System
With this riflescope’s fully multi-coated optical system, you’ll be able to hunt at your own convenience. This system ensures optimum light transmission allowing you to hunt in all light conditions.

Other great features of the Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1, 4-12X40 include an Anti Reflective Device (ARD) that eliminates lens reflection ensuring your targets never notice your presence, a quick focus eyepiece, Spring-Loaded Zero-Reset Turrets that make it easy for you to make field adjustments, and Hand-turn 1/4 MOA adjustments that make it easy for you to zero in on your targets regardless of the hunting conditions and type of rifle you are using.

 

Is The Nikon Coyote Special Riflescope Realtree Max-1,4-12×40 Worth Buying? 
Thanks to its recent technology upgrades, the Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1, 4-12X40 can now meet the needs of even the most demanding of predator hunters. The riflescope allows long-range shots, makes zeroing in on targets child’s play, allows you to hunt in any weather and light conditions, and even throws in the benefit of enabling you to keep an eye on the immediate surroundings of your targets. So, what’s not to love about this riflescope?

Pros

  • Shockproof, fog proof, and waterproof, the Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1, 4-12X40 is highly durable and allows you to work under all sorts of conditions.
  • Features a generous eye relief that keeps your eyes safe from harm even when you are working with a rifle that has heavy recoil.
  • The riflescope is fitted with a quick focus eyepiece that allows you to instantly bring the reticle into focus.
  • Has a camo finish that blends in with the surrounding.
  • Provides you with a wide field of view.

Cons 

  • So far, users have no complaints regarding this riflescope

Conclusion 
The Nikon Coyote Realtree Max 1, 4-12X40 offers you everything you’ll need in a riflescope. It’s durable, lightweight, easy to use, and fitted with technologies and features that ensure accuracy during hunting. With its affordable price, you’re getting yourself a quality riflescope without having to spend much.

Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 Riflescope Review

Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 Riflescope

The Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 riflescope is an excellent shooting accessory that’s the direct result of an expert collaboration between Nikon and Buckmaster. Nikon, the leader in optics, and Buckmaster, one of the most respected names in sporting equipment, have come together to engineer what could probably be the best budget-friendly riflescope for hunters and competitive shooters.

Hunters and competitive shooters have trusted the two companies for years and this makes the riflescope an attractive choice. When you go with Nikon or Buckmaster, you can purchase with confidence knowing that you’ll be getting a quality product from people who are experts in their fields. Additionally, big game hunting will now become easier thanks to a list of handy features and amazing technology that comes loaded with the scope.

Best Features of the Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 Riflescope
The Nikon Buckmaster riflescope is versatile, durable, and made for rugged use in both wet or dry conditions. The hunting riflescope is created with an anti-reflective system that offers multi-coated optics, a BDC reticle, and it is also nitrogen-filled to ensure moisture will never get inside your scope.

Furthermore, the 3.6″ eye relief ensures you won’t get smacked in the face from recoil and the 1/4 MOA allows you to easily adjust for wind and elevation. With ballistic circles, you’ll always enjoy an unobstructed view of your targets and the 40mm objective diameter ensures the scope can be used accurately for up to 600 yards.

Other features of this affordable accessory include:

  • 92% anti-reflection capabilities
  • Various shot differences
  • Waterproof, fogproof, and shockproof advantages
  • Lightweight at only 1 pound
  • O-ring seals
  • 1-inch body tube
  • 100-yard parallax setting
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Is the Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 Riflescope Worth Buying?
The Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 riflescope is not only affordable, it’s also made with high-grade optics, comes with the BDC reticle trajectory compensating system, and it’s 100% reliable in all sorts of weather conditions. Adding to the versatility and durability of this scope is Nikon’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. The warranty covers both manufacturer defects and craftsmanship problems, which allows you to purchase this scope with confidence. Anyone who needs a scope but don’t want to spend a ton of cash to get one will appreciate what this scope has to offer.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Sights easily
  • Holds zero well
  • Matte black finish will match any rifle
  • Moisture won’t penetrate
  • A fantastic lifetime warranty
  • Perfect for big game hunting
  • Can be used on rifles, muzzleloaders, or even rimfires

Cons

  • Doesn’t have illuminated reticles

Conclusion
If you need an entry-level riflescope that’s reliable, durable, and precise, you’ll appreciate this Nikon Buckmaster accessory. With this scope, you’ll get to experience fast, simple target acquisition every time you look down the scope.

Nikon and Buckmaster have put a lot of thought into the construction of this shooting accessory and the expert combination delivers on everything you would expect within this pocket-friendly price range. By using Nikon’s powerful optics and Buckmaster’s knowledge of what big game hunters want, the Nikon Buckmaster 3-9×40 Riflescope will deliver exactly what you need to knock down big bucks.

Monstrum Tactical S330P 3x Ultra-Compact Prism Scope Review

Monstrum Tactical S330P 3x Ultra-Compact Prism Scope

The Monstrum Tactical S330P 3X Ultra-Compact Prism scope is an affordable optic option for people who are on a budget. The scope doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the more expensive units, but it gets the job done just the same.

Monstrum Tactical has a reputation for creating reliable and high-quality shooting gear, and the 330P is a great example of their commitment to quality and craftsmanship. The S330P is ideal for mounting on ARs and works best for close to mid-range shooting. If you want an optic that won’t cost a fortune, mounts easily, and can handle a variety of tasks, this prism rifle scope is exactly what you need.

Best Features
The S330P 3X Ultra-Compact Prism scope is loaded with a variety of features usually only seen on higher priced models. One of the best features is its ultra-compact design that makes it easy to use and handle. While maintaining its compact look, the rifle scope is also heavy-duty, so it will withstand frequent use on the range. Besides its easy-to-use design, the scope also has crystal clear optics that will allow you to acquire your targets quickly. Even better, the scope gives your rifle a really sleek look when installed.

Pros

  • Multi-brightness levels
  • Only weighs 15 oz.
  • Perfect for use on ARs or small caliber rifles
  • MOAs are 1/2 per click
  • Black reticle with red or green crosshairs
  • Reticle is visible with or without illumination
  • Fits comfortably on AR15 carry handle
  • 5” long
  • Capable of rapid target acquisition
  • Fixed scope
  • Easy to mount
  • Eye relief of 3.5”
  • 3X magnification
  • 30mm objective lens
  • Accurate up to 500 yards
  • Can be used with both eyes open
  • Daytime shooting won’t require the reticle to be illuminated
  • Battery for reticle lasts a very long time
  • Glass prism optical system
  • Delivers better optical quality than scopes with refracting lens system
  • Holds zero well (even after hundreds of loads)
  • Base can be removed
  • Anti-reflective coatings on lenses
  • The feel of a military grade optic
  • Ideal for varmint shooting
  • Returns to zero when removed from rifle
  • Adjustment ring for cross hairs included with purchase
  • Good field of view (FOV)

Cons

  • Thumb screws that secure rail are heavy and bulky
  • Illuminated reticles run off batteries
  • Reticle illumination can get washed out on a bright, sunny day, even on the highest setting
  • Rail extension may be needed to increase comfort of eye relief
  • Allen screws on base may back out if not tightened before mounting to rail
  • Will not hold up to shotgun recoil
  • Elevation knob works backwards (turning the knob up actually moves sight down)
  • May require the use of lock tight to keep mounting screws from backing out
  • A cheek riser may be required if not mounting the scope on an AR
  • Does not come with lens dust caps
  • Batteries may not be included with purchase
  • Nuts have poor coating, which makes them appear “used” right out of the box

Now you know exactly what to expect when you purchase this prism optic rifle scope. The Monstrum Tactical S330P 3X Ultra-Compact Prism Scope is an affordable option for shooters on a budget. When you consider this compact rifle scope is created with some of the best optical technology on the market, it’s surely a deal not to miss. Although the scope is not without its cons, the downsides to this scope are minimal and can be compensated for with just a little bit of effort. No matter how you look at it, this scope is a great choice for shooters who want a scope with awesome optics and don’t want to spend a fortune to get it.

Tasco Target/Varmint 6-24x42mm Rifle Scope Mil Dot Reticle Review

Tasco Target Varmint 6-24x42mm

TheTasco Target/Varmint 6-24x42mm Rifle Scope with Mil Dot Reticle is the perfect accessory for use on the range, in the prairie, or while out in the woods. With this scope, you can expect long range accuracy that will allow you to hit your mark each and every time you use it. One of the reasons the Tasco Target/Varmint rifle scope is so popular is due to its incredibly affordable price tag. Additionally, the scope offers high-quality and multi-coated optics, a magnification of 6x24x42mm, and the field of view (FOV) of 13” at 6x and 3.7” at 24x. The rifle scope is also designed for use at 100 yards.

Each lens in this Tasco rifle scope is coated with Super-Con, Multi-Layered (SC/ML) material for durability and clarity. With a 42mm objective lens, you can expect clear, bright images any time you use it.

In addition to the great features mentioned above, this scope has a minute of angle (MOA) windage of 1/4-inch and easy to use elevation adjustments. It will fit nicely on many 16” rifles and won’t weigh you down because it only weighs 19 oz.

Pros
This Tasco Target/Varmint Rifle Scope offers great value-for-money when you consider its asking price in return for the features it offers. When used solely for target or varmint shooting, you’d be hard-pressed to find any other comparable shooting accessory at the same price.

The strengths of this scope include:

  • Fine tuning accuracy
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Easy to mount
  • Waterproof and fog-proof
  • Shockproof construction
  • Mil Dot reticle
  • Perfect for use with rifles that have little recoil
  • Large and adjustable objective lensesthat allow you to see at great distances
  • Finger adjustable turrets
  • Holds zero well
  • 3” eye relief
  • Adjustable objective
  • 1” tube diameter
  • Big knobs that make adjustments easy
  • Perfect for coyote hunting
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable parallax
  • Settings are repeatable
  • Crisp cross hairs

Cons
Like any rifle scope on the market, this Tasco product is not ideal for everyone. It’s advertised as a varmint/target scope and stands up to those claims, but has a few downfalls that must be disclosed in order to ensure that no one is left disappointed with their purchase.

That being said, it’s important to keep in mind that even with the cons listed below, this rifle scope is still a very affordable option that performs well at its job.

Some of the rifle scope’s weaknesses include:

  • Clarity has a tendency to blur over 100 yards
  • Doesn’t come with scope rings
  • Requires redialing (usually between 200 to 300 rounds)
  • Mils are calibrated at 8x magnification
  • Magnification and mils must match for mils to work
  • Sunshade is not available for 42mm
  • Not ideal for rifles that deliver a great deal of recoil

Summary
Just like the name implies, the Tasco Target/Varmint 6-24x42mm Rifle Scope with Mil Dot Reticle is ideal for target and varmint shooting. Despite some of its cons, it will do a good job if you’re using it on a target or varmint rifle. It will be challenging to find anything else that does a better job at this price range. So, if this is a scope that you’ve been keeping an eye on, go ahead and pick it up – you’ll be glad you took the plunge. The scope offers all the features you’ll ever need to target shoot or get rid of varmints, and you don’t have to go broke to get it.

While no one is going to argue that this Tasco scope doesn’t offer some of the finer features of a Leupold scope or other elite brands out on the market, no one is denying that it’s the perfect scope for target shooters on a budget.

TASCO Target/Varmit 6-24x42mmx 40mm
List Price: $69.95
Price: $69.95
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