There is a difference between properly mounting a rifle scope to your long gun and properly mounting a scope for the shooter. While one ensures the optic is secure, the other adds the additional factor of ensuring the shooter may obtain a comfortable, repeatable mount for increased accuracy. Few of us shoot to miss, so let’s look at how to do it right the first time without the frustration and wasted ammunition when we sight it in.
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A new AR is essentially a blank slate. If you want it for tactical use, a light, laser, and red dot sight may be in your future. If your AR is destined for varmints or deer, elk, or antelope, a sling, bipod, and scope will be standard fare. Maybe your new AR will reach out to targets on the 1,000 line with a premium scope and benchrest accessories. Whatever your next AR is destined to be, the right accessories define the Modern Sporting Rifle.
If there is anything I have learned in 40 years of shooting, it is if you buy cheap, you buy twice. When it comes to optics many that are OK for informal target practice and others are suited to some forms of competition. However, if you need a quality holographic sight for critical use, few if any, have stood the test of time as the EOTech sight has.
The RT-S Mod 7 is Riton’s top line, and where both the new 1-8×28’s reside. This line goes head-to-head and toe-to-toe with the best and most expensive optics on the market today—at a much greater value to the consumer. From the 30mm or 34mm main tube to high-end Japanese glass to push/pull locking turrets or the Argon-purging process that makes this scopes completely waterproof, fogproof and shockproof, these and all of Riton’s scopes are covered by Ritons’s Lifetime Replacement warranty.
With Christmas just days away and that hard-to-shop-for gun lover on your mind, fret no more. We have 10 gifts to fill your shooter’s stocking without draining the Christmas savings account!
Late summer range days are never wasted when spent behind an AR topped with a new red dot on the market, especially when that red dot is the Enrage by Bushnell. In this Review, the author breaks down the pros and cons of the new Enrage red dot scope. Easy to use and adjust controls, quick installation, and out-of-the box- ready for Savage’s MSR, are just a few of the highlights, but our author has additional reasons why you need an Enrage.
The Bushnell Elite Tactical long range tactical scope (LRTS) series is just what the name implies. The weekend began as a scope test—as well as a time to get better at long-range precision marksmanship. The scope, was a key element to unexpected long-range success, but not without challenging moments. In this review, my optical partner was the LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted and ready for a 3-day long-range shooting class requiring a milliradian reticle. Read the full story here.
The arguments over firing the shotgun by feel and handling versus aiming are many but the bottom line is this, both techniques should be used. A moving target demands fast action and swinging and firing by feel. A stationary target at longer range demands strict use of the sights.
When choosing accessories for an AK, optics seldom top the list. In fact, for most, optics are not even on…Read More >