The trend is easy to see. Glass for Modern Sporting Rifles (MSR)—such as the AR-15 and other rifles of the ilk—and long-range shooting continues to gain ground.
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Optics for the MSR platform continue to cover the range from red-dots for close-up work to magnified optics for precision long-range shooting. If you sell MSRs, then having a range of optics choices is a must-have. If you are looking for a new piece of glass to top your rifle, read on for the best new optics of 2017.
This is a great optic which deserves to be on a rifle that can deliver the accuracy and do it quickly. There is a lot to love about this scope and not much at all to hate; that’s probably the reason I tightened it onto one of my most expensive and accurate AR-10 builds to date.
A good long-range rifle is a wonderful tool, but its capabilities are only as good as the scope that sits on top of it. The Bushnell Elite Tactical LRS is a looker, in matte black aluminum with rugged-looking turrets and dials. It’s 13.5 inches long, with a 30mm tube. On the objective end, there’s a two-inch sun shade, included in the overall length. Get the full details that make this a must-have riflescope.
Looking for a compact optic that excels in ruggedness, clarity, and fast target acquisition? Check out UTG’s new 4X32 Compact Prismatic T4 Scopes.
TruGlo added an integrated laser to the Tru Tec to create a winning combination. Then, by pricing the combination under $250 it created a story worth reading—even if you’ve been burned by budget optics before.
Much has already been written about the Trijicon MRO. One forum has no less than 52 pages of arguments, many of which seem to be written by people who don’t actually USE their optics beyond their couch or local gun range. Unlike others we have seen, this MRO review points out one really big thing that many have ignored or glossed over.
When selecting a compact reflex sight, there are a few must have features: low profile so you can co-witness the iron sights, lightweight, and fast, close-quarter acquisition to shoot with both eyes open. Most of all, it needs to have premium-grade glass with a well-protected lens that provides a virtually parallax-free sight picture. The MeoRed brings all of this and so much more.
Here is a video produced by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) detailing how you can zero your rifle in only two shots.