New reticle choices bring new possibilities to these two budget-friendly performance scopes.
While the hot-as-magma market for guns and ammunition has dominated the news, optics are also selling at a record pace. Fortunately, optics manufacturers have been able to develop and introduce a dizzying array of new products, including line enhancements, feature-rich budget options and technological marvels that were once unaffordable to anyone not named Bezos, but are now approaching price points where many shooters can make use of them. Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve got several binoculars and spotting scopes to fit your needs.
Between magnified riflescopes, electro-optics and plain ol’ iron sights, today’s rifle shooters can pretty much take care of everything from the muzzle to several thousand yards (or meters) away. Picking one setup for a narrow range of distances is no problem, but it gets trickier when you need to skin several cats at once.
Many high-dollar optics have entered the market in recent years, but budget glass has improved as well. Check out these affordable options for your long-range rifle.
As appendix carry and red-dot scopes have gained popularity, the learning curve has steepened.