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Sniper Rifle
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MRAD Vs. MOA Rifle Sighting: The Only Article You’ll Need

Sighting in or “zeroing” a rifle is the art of aligning iron or telescopic sights with the barrel, thus allowing the shooter to place bullets predictably at a given distance. In this article, we will focus on telescopic sights or “scopes” because they offer significant advantages over open sights, especially at longer distances. Scopes have ... Read more
Vortex Venom front
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Best Pistol Red Dot Sights [2020]

My eyes are getting older, along with the rest of me. I just celebrated a birthday…which one, I won’t say but if it were the last two numbers in a year in the 20th century, the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” album would have just been released. What does this have to do with red dot sights? ... Read more

The 4 Best AR-15 Front Sights

AR-15 rifles are loads of fun to upgrade and add accessories to. There are countless articles on what are the best optics and modifications you can choose, and just about everyone has an opinion. The AR-15 is a timeless rifle style with many traditional features that are interesting to get creative with. The original iron ... Read more
Best Red Dot Sights for Shotguns [2019]
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Best Red Dot Sights for Shotguns [2019]

The vast majority of casual firearm users might not ever consider using any anything other than the traditional iron sights on their shotguns. I mean, most people don’t think of shotguns as firearms that are meant to be aimed and are more of a point in the general vicinity and pull the trigger type weapon. ... Read more
Best Scopes For .30-06 Springfield
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Best Scopes For .30-06 Springfield

Just about everyone and his neighbor has heard of the .308 Winchester; but, if you own the similar .30-06 rifle, you know that finding the right accessories can be a little more taxing. We’ve put together this review of our favorite scopes, and we’ll let you know which one we think is the best scope ... Read more
Best .30-30 Scopes For Lever Action Rifles [And Mounts]
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Best .30-30 Scopes For Lever Action Rifles [And Mounts]

The classic .30-30 rifle has been an American staple since the closing years of the 19th century. Still going strong today, the iconic .30-30 levergun is a part of our cultural heritage, and a traditional hunting and sport shooting rifle for countless people. Given the ubiquitous nature of this rifle, it is no wonder people ... Read more
The 4 Best Glock Ghost Ring Sights
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The 4 Best Glock Ghost Ring Sights

Ghost ring sights have been used mainly on shotguns and submachine guns, thanks to their rapid target acquisition and capability to make a huge increase on accuracy. Lately, however, ghost ring pistol sights have been making the rounds (no pun intended) and have become increasingly more popular. If you have a Glock, you may want ... Read more
G23 with a suppressor sight
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The Best Glock Suppressor Sights [2019]

Whatever your reason is for needing a Glock suppressor, you’ll need a different style of sights to clear that extra bit of height added onto your handgun. In most cases, this means night sights, but there are options available for raised sights without tritium inserts. We’ve put together a review of the best Glock suppressor ... Read more
Best .300 Win Mag Scopes [2019]
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Best .300 Win Mag Scopes [2019]

The .300 Winchester Magnum (or .300 win mag if you like the informal, short hand designation) is a high powered thirty caliber cartridge based off the .375 H&H Magnum. Winchester took the parent case, shortened, blown out and then necked down to take a thirty caliber bullet. Since it’s introduction in 1963, the .300 win ... Read more
Marlin Model 60 with a scope
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Best Marlin Model 60 Scopes [2018]

While it can be loads of fun to tinker with the newest and most innovative hunting rifles, sticking to simple pieces for a fun afternoon can be just as satisfying. The Marlin Model 60 rifle is one of our go-to choices for no-hassle hunting. When looking for the best scope for Marlin 60 rifles, one ... Read more
Best Red Dot Magnifiers [2018]
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Best Red Dot Magnifiers [2018]

Most tactical shooters employ various red dot technology on their tactical firearms. For the most part, these sights simply function as iron sights and do not provide any form of magnification. The red dot magnifier allows the shooter to add magnification to his red dot sights and gives the versatility of more accurate long range ... Read more
AR10 Rifle with a scope
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Best Scopes For AR10 [2018]

The AR-10 is the bigger, more powerful brother of the well known AR-15. Commonly chambered in .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO, it is becoming increasingly popular, and by extension more affordable. Because these powerhouse rifles shoot well known long range rounds, and are useful for hunting, benchrest shooting, and tactical purposes, it is important to select the ... Read more
M&P Shield with a night sight
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The 4 Best M&P Shield Night Sights

If you own a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, you probably have it for some tactical and defensive purposes, right? If so, you should definitely look into buying a set of M&P Shield sights for nighttime use. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the best Shield night sights, and we’ll let ... Read more
The 4 Best 3-9x40 Scopes on the Market
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The 4 Best 3-9×40 Scopes on the Market

A 3×9 scope should be a staple of any avid hunter. The power magnification range is perfect for the sport, with the lower end providing the minimal magnification needed for close range shots and the higher end being optimal for longer range distances. A 3-9×40 scope not only gives a hunter exactly what he needs ... Read more
Best Ruger Mini 14 Scopes [Reviewed]
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Ruger Mini 14 Scope [Top 4 Reviewed]

If you happen to own a lot of property, or, better yet, a ranch, it’s quite possible that you own Ruger’s Mini 14 Rifle. It’s great for sport shooting but it’s also just an awesome standard rifle that’s easy to keep in the back of your truck as you drive around your acreage. Let’s make ... Read more
The 4 Best Scout Rifle Scopes
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The 4 Best Scout Rifle Scopes

The idea of scout rifles, and in turn scout scopes, really gained a following in the 1980’s when Col. Jeff Cooper proposed a multi purpose rifle able to bring down any large game. The scout scope, as envisioned by the Colonel, was to be set forward above the receiver and be light, compact, and low ... Read more
Glock 26 with a sight
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The 4 Best Glock 26 Sights

We’ve reviewed the Glock 26 in the past; it’s one of the most tried-and-true Glocks still available today. It’s been a reliable pistol for mainly self defensive purposes, and it’s a weapon just about anybody can handle. There’s the standard model 26 that was originally released in 1994, or there’s the slightly updated Gen 4. ... Read more
Springfield M14-M1A .308 scope rifle
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The 4 Best Scopes For M1A and M14

The M14 and the semi automatic variant currently sold by Springfield Armory under the name M1A have long had a popular following in the United States. Because of the long range, hard hitting potential of this rifle, there has also been a fifty plus year quest to find the best scope for the M1A rifle. ... Read more
The 4 Best 1-6x Scopes
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The 4 Best 1-6x Scopes

The 1-6 scope is an all around versatile scope that can be used from running through 3-gun competitions, tactical situations, or even in the field hunting game. These scopes are becoming even more popular for AR firearms where higher powered optics are needed than the traditional iron sights. What the 1X-6X scope provides is a ... Read more
The 4 Best Marlin 336 Scopes
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The 4 Best Marlin 336 Scopes

While rifles serve many uses, sometimes the classics are best for the classic function: good, old fashioned hunting. The Marlin 336 is an astounding rifle that has been taking down deer for the last 65 years. While we have covered some of the best scopes for automatic rifles, finding the right scope for an oldie ... Read more
A close up shot of the Burris reflex sight
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The 4 Best Mini Reflex Sights

The purpose and uses of handguns has come quite a long way, especially in recent history. The appearance of mini reflex sights is becoming increasingly popular. Mostly thanks to the competitive industry, more and more scope and sight brands are coming out with their best technology in mini form. We did some scrounging around online, ... Read more
Best M4 Carbine Scopes [2018]
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Best M4 Carbine Scopes [2018]

If you have your hands on a (legal) M4 carbine rifle, it’s safe to assume you want to invest in some equally high quality and effective accessories for this fun tactical weapon. There are a lot of options for an M4 scope, especially online, so we’ve sifted through the best of the best for you. ... Read more
A close up view of the Glock 23 night sight
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The Best Glock 23 Night Sights

If you’re not using your Glock for self defense or close combat, why did you purchase a Glock in the first place? Any well-versed self defender knows they need a high quality set of night sights for their firearm and even a great handgun such as the Glock 23 can be improved with such. If ... Read more
The 4 Best 3X Magnifiers
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The 4 Best 3X Magnifiers

If you frequently visit the shooting range or hunting grounds, it’s likely you have a dot reticle scope on your firearm. Many shooters don’t like to mess too much with their scope during shooting, since this can obviously screw up your zero and allover accuracy. Investing in a good 1-3X magnifier is a solid solution ... Read more

The 4 Best Budget Red Dot Sights

There are certainly many appealing characteristics of one-inch tube scopes, but their price tags can usually turn buyers away pretty quickly. A more affordable option is to look into red dot sights, but those can also get a little expensive too. Low-cost sights, surprisingly, have a bit of a following in the market. How do ... Read more
AR-15 Rifle Daniel Defense with Leupold scope
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The 4 Best 1-4X Scopes

There are a variety of shooting applications that a 1-4X variable powered scope can be a perfect match. A large number of tactical rifle users enjoy having a variable powered scope rather than using more open or CQB sights. A lot of hunters also prefer a 1-4X powered scope in the field rather than a ... Read more