For the price of a state-of-the-art Aimpoint purchased in the 1980s, you could buy eight $50 red-dot sights today. The question many of us have is, how good are these inexpensive red dots? To see for myself, I compared three sights costing under $50— BSA Model RD30 ($19.99), NcStar DBB130 ($27.23), and the Tasco BKRD30 ($30.30). In addition, I added a potential ringer — a Bushnell TRS-25 ($80.72) — that cost nearly double the other sights, but is still affordable for most budgets.
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Recently, I had a chance to look at the Leapers UTG Gen 4 Red/Green Dot Sight. A friend at the range recently purchased a used Smith & Wesson Performance Center .44 Magnum Hunter revolver and the sight was mounted on it. A sub $50 sight on a $1250 magnum? This was a test I had to experience. After all, if the UTG sight could survive the abuse from a .44 mag., imagine how safe it would be atop an AR-15.
Not to leave any part of the firearms market untouched, SIG Sauer has decided to start selling a proprietary line of suppressors, a new line of optics and sights, a new caliber to their Elite Performance ammunition brand, as well as multiple new guns.
New accessories at the 2015 SHOT Show lights, calls, packs, blinds, coolers, flashlights, game cameras, and more that hunters and shooters crave: the Alps Outdoorz Traverse X, the Duck Commander Kid’s First Blind, Birchwood Casey Hopper Spit protectant, Bushnell’s new 14MP Trophy Cam Aggressor, the Daniel Defense SLiM Rail, Leapers, UTG Pro Model 4, and more…
New optics covered here include glass from Aimpoint, Barska, Bushnell, Carson, Celestron, Crimson Trace, EOTech, Konus, Leica, Leupold, Meopta, Night Optics, Nikon, Zeiss and others…
Newbies and veterans alike have difficulty and questions when it comes to navigating their way around mounting a riflescope or weapon sight. This how-to article on the Shooter’s Log, “Mounting a Scope” guides you on the basics of scope mounting and how to choose a system that will work for you and your bolt-action rifle.
Modern AK shooters have learned that optics help them shoot the Kalashnikov design more accurately, so here are a few optics (Aim Sport Reflex Sight, Bushnell Elite Tactical SMRS 1-6.5x 24mm, Millett 1-4x24mm Designated Marksman Scope, Hi-Lux Optics TAC-DOT Sight System, Aimpoint PRO, EOTech XPS2, Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 Riflescope, Trijicon VCOG 1-6x24mm Scope, and TruGlo 30MM Dual Color Tactical Red Dot) and mounts (Midwest Industries AK Railed Side Scope Mount and Strike Industries AK Rear Sight Rail) that make the rifle better.
Whitetails may still be America’s number one game animal, but feral hogs are a close second. Check out our top choices of optics for hogs to increase your success!
Hunting season has just begun and Christmas will be here before we know it. Now is the time to check out the newest products from Cheaper Than Dirt! Seven new products for hunters, sportsmen, survivalists and shooters will help you in the field. The new model Steyr AUG A3 M1 includes a VLTOR sling swivel stud and new integrated optics mounting platform. Sightmark has a good quality red dot sight for cheap, a bipod you need for hunting whitetail and quite possibly the best and your new favorite AR-15 magazine from Elite Tactical Systems Group. Click to read more and start shopping!