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Riton scope mounted on a Savage Axis rifle

Optics

Review: Savage Axis With Riton MOD-5 4-16×50

Recently, the author wrote about his new love affair with the .243 caliber rifle. Since rediscovering this diminutive, yet lethal caliber, he’s set up several guns with the right optic. For his latest long-range varmint gun, I chose a Riton Mod5 4-16×50 wide field of view scope. If you’ve done any serious varminting, you know that an extra 20 or 30 feet of vision at distance can really help you get on target quickly.

Gun Gear

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.

Shooter and spotter adjusting a rifle scope

How To

The Pros and Cons of Turret Dialing

Turret dialing is a great way to aim precisely at extreme range targets—but it’s not perfect. Before you wed yourself to a turret dialing scope, you should consider your targeting needs and how they balance with the pros and cons of turret dialing scopes.

Woman holding a bandage and bleeding from the forehead

How To

Scope Eye — Optical v. Functional Eye Relief

Be aware that many, if not most, variable power scopes lose ER as power increases. Watch out for this when buying. Be aware that some manufacturers fudge their ER numbers. You can double check them with a flashlight and sheet of paper.

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.

Brian Litz setting up a rifle

How To

Video: Setting Up Your Rifle

Bryan Litz, Founder and President of Applied Ballistics LLC, Chief Ballistician at Berger Bullets and champion rifle shooter, discusses important things to consider when setting up your long-range rifle.

Burris XTR II Riflescope 5-25X50mm front quartering

Optics

Review: Burris XTR II Riflescope 5-25x50mm Precision Riflescope

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.

Trophy Xtreme rifle scope

News

Bushnell Launches New Trophy and Trophy Xtreme Optics Lines

Hunting season is right around the corner, so you’ll want to maximize your summer getting ready. Are you in the market for a new hunting rifle or optic? If glass is what you’re looking for, Bushnell has what your looking for with the introduction of the new Trophy and Trophy Xtreme Optics Lines.