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Video: How to Mount a Rifle Scope

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.

Sightmark Rapid AR Scope 1-4x20mm

Gun Gear

Top AR-15 Upgrades for 2018

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.

brightness controls on the EOTech HWS

Gun Gear

Review: EOTech Red Dot HWS

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.

Riton optics Mod-7-1-8x28IR-2 riflescope

Optics

Riton Optics Introduces Two New Optics

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.

twist-off turret covers on the Bushnell Enrage red dot scope

Optics

Review: Bushnell Enrage Red Dot

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.

Bushnell LRTSi 3-12x44mm mounted on Battle Rifle Company Cutlass rifle

Competitive Shooting

Review: Bushnell 3-12x44mm LTRSi — A Scope to Shine at Long-Range

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.

AR-15 with SOCOM Boom Tube stock

Firearms

AR-15 Carbine Configuration

Don’t short-change a short gun! When you spec a carbine, think about shooting it! Simple? Yes. But don’t adapt to the carbine; make it adapt to you. Here are a few thoughts on how to get the most utility from your carbine.