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13 New Riflescopes for 2020

13 New Riflescopes for 2020

Lots of folks just bought new firearms during both the COVID-19 pandemic and recent riotous social unrest. Many of those guns need (or at least should have) an optic mounted. No matter your firearm, budget, intended use or requirements, we’ve got a newly introduced optic for you, including some that don’t need to be mounted on a gun at all. 
Axeon | Dog Soldier

Axeon | Dog Soldier
Offering up to 16X magnification at a price most can afford, Axeon’s new Dog Soldier scope is a budget-friendly option, complete with mil-dot reticle for longer-range endeavors.

Magnification: 4-16X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: .5-Mil Dot with IR
Length: 13.5 inches
Weight: 22.4 ounces
MSRP: $239.99
(479) 646-4210; axeonoptics.com


Burris | XTR III

Burris | XTR III
Featuring new reticle designs and enhanced field-of-view, the Burris XTR III is available in two models, both of which contain 34 mm tubes and 120 MOA of elevation adjustment. Dragon-scale knurling and larger-diameter knobs provide ample purchase for rapid adjustment.

Magnification: 5.5-30X
Objective Lens Diameter: 56 mm
Reticle: SCR MIL; SCR MOA; SCR2 MIL
Length: 15.4 inches
Weight: 32 ounces
MSRP: $2,159
(888) 440-0244; burrisoptics.com


Bushnell | AR Optics 4.5-18x40 Multi-Turret Riflescope

Bushnell | AR Optics 4.5-18x40 Multi-Turret Riflescope
An affordable scope that’s optimized for long-range pursuits, the latest offering in the AR Optics line sports target turrets, a “Throw Down” magnification lever for quick and easy power changes, an illuminated reticle with holds for trajectory and windage and rugged, waterproof construction to stand up to the elements.

Magnification: 4.5-18X
Objective Lens Diameter: 40 mm
Reticle: Illuminated Windhold Reticle
Length: 12-inches
Weight: 19.4 ounces
MSRP: $269.99
(800) 423-3537; bushnell.com


Crimson Trace | CTL-5324

Crimson Trace | CTL-5324
With a first-focal-plane reticle, Japanese ED glass, custom-designed LR1-mil reticle and exposed .1-mil turrets, the CTL-5324 is a great choice for long-range, precision-shooting efforts.

Magnification: 3-24X
Objective Lens Diameter: 56 mm
Reticle: LR1-MIL
Length: 13.9 inches
Weight: 34.9 ounces
MSRP: $1,999
(800) 422-2406; crimsontrace.com


Meopta | Optika5

Meopta | Optika5
This new line of six riflescopes includes everything from a rimfire scope to an illuminated 4-20x50 mm RD. The 4-20x50 mm is a second-focal-plane scope featuring rubber-armored capped turrets, rear-facing magnification display and zoom ring with multi-position throw lever. Optika5 scopes include the MeoBright lens coating for optimal clarity.

Magnification: 4-20X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: Z-Plex; ZPlus  
Length: 13.6 inches
Weight: 23.3 ounces
MSRP: $499.99
(800) 828-8928; meoptasportsoptics.com


Minox | 5-25x56 LR MR2S

Minox | 5-25x56 LR MR2S
Created for long distances and difficult conditions, the 5-25x56 LR MR2S combines a first-focal-plane, long-range reticle with Tenebraex flip-up lens covers that provide protection. Multi-coating on the optical elements also affords excellent light transmission, contrast and color rendition.

Magnification: 5-25X
Objective Lens Diameter: 56 mm
Reticle: MR2S
Length: 16.9 inches
Weight: 33.2 ounces
MSRP: $2,225
(210) 377-2527; minox-usa.com


Nightforce | NX8 2.5-20X

Nightforce | NX8 2.5-20X
Thanks to its 8X magnification range, Nightforce’s new NX8 2.5-20X scope is built for an impressively large variety of distances in a short, lightweight scope with a 30 mm main tube.

Magnification: 2.5-20X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: MOAR; MIL-C; MIL-XT; Tremor3
Length: 12 inches
Weight: 28.3 ounces
MSRP: $1,950
(208) 476-9814; nightforceoptics.com


Primary Arms | GLx 2.5-10x44 FFP ACSS Raptor M2

Primary Arms | GLx 2.5-10x44 FFP ACSS Raptor M2
This medium-range optic packs a lot of features into an affordable package. From motion-activated reticle illumination to locking, return-to-zero turrets to its BDC reticle (available optimized for 5.56 NATO, 5.45x39 mm or .308 Win.), the GLx is a great choice for multiple platforms.

Magnification: 2.5-10X
Objective Lens Diameter: 44 mm
Reticle: Illuminated ACSS Raptor M2
Length: 12.5 inches
Weight: 22.2 ounces
MSRP: $649.99
(855) 774-2767; primaryarms.com


Schmidt & Bender | 3-21x50 Exos

Schmidt & Bender | 3-21x50 Exos
Made of hard-anodized aluminum, the Exos is made for the harshest extremes. This 7X-magnification-range scope includes reliable turret adjustments and parallax settings, as well as minimum deviation technology for precise point-of-impact. Eleven illumination steps are provided along with true color technology. 

Magnification: 3-21X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: LRH-MOA
Length: 13.4 inches
Weight: 32.63 ounces
MSRP: $3,550
(540) 450-8132; schmidtundbender.de/en


Sightron | S-TAC3-16X42 ZS

Sightron | S-TAC3-16X42 ZS
Intended for medium-distance engagements where compactness is important, this first-focal-plane scope features an MH-2 illuminated reticle with 11-position brightness control, side-focus knob and 22.9 mils of elevation adjustment. It also includes a fast-focus eye bell, target turret and a zoom-ring lever. 

Magnification: 3-16X
Objective Lens Diameter: 42 mm
Reticle: Duplex
Length: 12.9 inches
Weight: 23.3 ounces
MSRP: $389.99
(919) 562-3000; sightronusa.com


Sightron | S-TAC4-20X50

Sightron | S-TAC4-20X50
This new first-focal-plane scope is offered with a choice of an illuminated MOA-3 reticle or a MIL/MIL MH-4 reticle. It incorporates a zero stop, tactical knobs and a magnification throw lever integrated into the power ring. Adjustments include 11 brightness settings, and a CR2032 battery can provide up to 300 hours of service.

Magnification: 4-20X
Objective Lens Diameter: 50 mm
Reticle: Duplex
Length: 14.8 inches
Weight: 23.6 ounces
MSRP: $409.99
(919) 562-3000; sightronusa.com


Tract | Toric 34 mm MRAD

Tract | Toric 34 mm MRAD
The latest scope in the Toric line sports a 34 mm tube and the company’s illuminated MRAD ELR (Extreme Long Range) reticle. A large eyebox, extra-low dispersion Schott glass and locking, return-to-zero turrets make this a serious shooter’s scope for less than similarly equipped optics.

Magnification: 4.5-30X
Objective Lens Diameter: 56 mm
Reticle: MRAD ELR
Length: 14.4 inches
Weight: 41.5 ounces
MSRP: $1,694
(631) 662-7354; tractoptics.com


Trijicon | Tenmile

Trijicon | Tenmile
Designed to perform at extreme long range, the Tenmile series of scopes offers six different models to suit your preferences. Tenmile scopes are available as a first- or second-focal-plane scope with a 30 mm or 34 mm main tube and a milling or holdover reticle. There is a very wide adjustment range as well as a user-variable brightness control, and the lenses are multi-coated for light transmission, detail and color.

Magnification: 3-18X
Objective Lens Diameter: 44 mm
Reticle: MRAD Precision Tree
Length: 15.02 inches
Weight: 24.4 ounces
MSRP: $2,199
(800) 338-0563; trijicon.com


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