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UTG Bug Buster Review

Back in the day when marksmanship was a growing activity, iron sights were the best that could be done in terms of assisting shooters with refining their aim. While this has come to be viewed as a true art form that requires a great deal of skill, experience and expertise, the simple fact is that conditions of the modern battlefield or hunting environment are no longer constrained to such intricate but baseline systems. Enter modern tactical scopes, which are many and varied to the point that it might be tricky to choose between them. For example, consider the UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster. Equipped with the current range of UTG optics, the Bug Buster is a durable scope that shows off what modern scopes are made of, literally and figuratively.

UTG Bug Buster Rifle Scope


Price Point and Value

  • The UTG Bug Buster is a good value for money, which is a vanishingly rare occurrence in this age of flash but no bang for the buck. While not as powerful as some scopes on the market, the UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster is nevertheless comparatively cheap, and manages to match its more modest price tag with a hefty bunch of features and solid performance. It’s an even better value when you shop around and find a retailer offering free shipping.


  • The much-ballyhooed True Strength/TS Platform is not undeserving of its acclaim – this signature platform delivers long-term reliability, and pairs that with an impressive Smart Spherical Structure (SSS) that manages the interaction between the inner and outer tubes of the scope. All put together, this results in a constantly and consistently fine-tuned scope.
  • In addition to that, the UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster has shockproof, fog proof, and waterproof aspects built right into its design. People rarely if ever use scopes for firearms in a totally cushy environment, after all, and the possibility of dropping, burying, kicking and other routine punishment inflicted on equipment has clearly been anticipated and headed off at the pass. The UTG optics in the scope are sure to be protected and reliable no matter the rugged conditions of the campaign.

Optics design

  • The aforementioned optics of the UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster give one inch of view room, and the lens is emerald-coated for increased clarity. The signature design of the piece allows for maximum light transmission.
  • The scope is adjustable, with features like zero lockable target turrets and a premium zero reset table. A ¼ MOA per click adjustment rate allows for precise, consistent and sharp adjustments for the turret. On top of all that, optimal shooting is all but guaranteed by the range-estimating mil-dot reticle. Even the objective lens is adjustable, from 3 yards to infinity. This offers a possible parallax-free view, which is sure to be beneficial for a variety of purposes. Finally, the scope is sealed and 100% nitrogen-filled, making sure the only changes are the ones you want implemented and not due to equipment variation.
  • An illuminated scope like the UTG 3-9×32 Compact CQB Bug Buster raises expectations, but it delivers with two illumination features. You can enable either red illumination or green illumination as the conditions demand, which is already a 100% improvement on scopes that only offer green. This allows the UTG Bug Buster to be versatile and responsive to different types of light and weather conditions, perfect for an AR-15.
  • The magnification range of the UTG Bug Buster is also noteworthy, as it is suitable for the scope of a .22; for the competitive price you pay it’s also refreshing to get notably sharp and clear UTG optics rather than see corners cut for one of the most valuable parts of the gear.

Bug Buster Accessories

  • For such a comparatively cheap unit, it comes with a surprising amount of extra bits – you have flip-open lens caps, of course, but you also get a pair of 15mm-height Max Strength mounting rings with lever locks – and a 2-inch sunshade on top of that. None of this would excuse poor performance, of course, but with such a solid promised performance all this becomes icing on an already-excellent cake.

UTG Bug Buster Rifle Scope Review

On the whole, the price to performance ratio of the UTG 3-9×32 make it an absolutely ideal choice for a variety of users. The crystal clear view, durable and high-tech construction, and excellent scope and UTG optics features really make it sing, and all for a price that successfully undercuts the pricier options on the market.

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Millett TRS-1 Rifle Scope Review

While some of us may love to go into detail about how vital a scope is to a firearm, at the heart of it it’s all about sight, about vision. What question really needs to be answered other than “does this help me aim better”? But then again there’s the risk of oversimplifying the debate. After all, aiming is a not insignificant part of the equation for success in hunting or tactical shooting.

The Millet 4-16×50 Illuminated TRS is one of the current top-of-the-line scopes that aim – pardon the pun – to help shooters set proper sights on their targets. The TRS-1 comes in both matte and a sharp-looking A-TAC camo deco, two color variations of the same effective scope. You may have heard that this particular Millet Tactical is a solid value for money, and you wouldn’t be wrong to believe that. Serious hunters and tactical operators are the main beneficiaries of the 4-16×50’s sharp performance, and it’s not hard to see why – but this Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope review will try to make it clear.

Millett Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope Review

Millett TRS-1 4-16×50 FEATURES

The Lens

  • The tactical rifle scope on the 4-16×50, as its name suggests, boasts 4x-16x magnification capability. The objective lens has a 50mm diameter, giving users an easier time viewing targets through the scope. This also compares favorable against many other scopes, as the 50mm diameter is larger and more likely to be helpful in terms of shooting accuracy.


  • The Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope has a Mildo-bar reticle, which gives you a clearer view in low light or when the shot is at a wide distance. Long-range shooting is also well within its capabilities, as it has thin-line, dot and adjustable illumination (green) to help with that. This also makes the reticle a strong performer in a variety of lighting conditions. The reticle is also reasonably sturdy, enough to withstand the rigor of rugged and challenging conditions and situations. It’s waterproof, shockproof, and designed to be bulletproof as well.

Optic Features

  • This tactical rifle scope has multicoated optics, which can give crisp and bright images in high or low light conditions. This helps guarantee pinpoint accuracy in any number of lighting conditions, as many a Millet TRS-1 review makes clear.

Focus Range

  • This is where the 4-16×50 also has others beat, as the rifle scope’s higher focus range lets you target from ranges from 15 yards on out to about is far as you’d like.

Millett Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope Review

What does the Millett Optics Work Well With?

The Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is a good fit for any AR platforms, be it AR-15, AR-10, or any others. It’s also been shown to work well with a Springfield M1A, Stag 6HL, and the .222Rem Anschutz and .22LR Anschutz target rifle.

How Does The Millett TRS-1 4-16×50 Compare To Others?

Many Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope reviews will make the point that it is at least equal to many of the top brands such as Nikon or UTG on the market – while it doesn’t outpace, say, the top two, it certainly outdoes them pricewise at around 1/10th of what they cost. While it might conversely be higher-priced than some other competitors, the innovative features on the Millet TRS-1 more than justify its price tag, especially given how it streamlines a lot of the effort involved in aiming and shooting. The adjustable illuminated crosshair is particularly popular with many users – its crisp, glare-free lighting makes it a good fit for high noon or midnight and most cases in between.

Any Millett Tactical Downsides?

As good a value as the Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is for money, it doesn’t come with mounting rings which will need to be purchased separately.

Millett Tactical Camo Rifle Scope

Available In Camo

As solid a performer as this unit is, it’s not exactly for beginners, who might not be used to advanced tactical rifle scope use. Furthermore, while there is no glare or reflection on the part of the shooter, the lenses may reflect light that strikes them from the other end – giving away your position.

Overall Millett Rifle Scope Impact

While its weaknesses are apparent, the Millett 4-16×50 Illuminated Tactical Riflescope is nevertheless perfect for the serious hunter, and well-suited for long-range use that might give others pause. If you’ve got some experience under your belt and know what you want out of a scope, the Millet tactical won’t disappoint. Many Millet TRS-1 reviews have recommended this to law enforcement and the military, and this doesn’t seem like an exaggeration given the crisp and clear targeting this scope is able to deliver.

Read More Millett Owner Reviews Here⇒

Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic Review

When using a rifle, or any firearm to be exact, vision is key. Not having a clear idea of what’s up ahead compromises everything about using the firearm, and nobody wants that. People who want to use a rifle or shotgun for any serious purpose will make sure to pick an effective scope that helps them make use of the firearm accordingly. Selecting a proper scope is best done according to a rigid set of criteria. Does it mount properly? Does its lens have any options that allow you to tweak its use? Some scopes make use of battery power for certain functions too so that should also be something you look at.

Best Aimpoint Optical

Aimpoint Pro Patrol PROS

  1. Great all-around use. For its part the The AimPoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic manages to do a little of everything very well. As an AimPoint red dot, it represents the brand very well. The optic itself gives you a wide range of levels, which is certainly appreciated. It works very well with an AR-15, which is no surprise since it is optimized for use with M4 and AR-15-types. What’s more, it will also work well with the SIG 516. On the whole, it can be very satisfying to use. The clarity of the glass is one of its strongest points, and since its frame is similar to the M2 and M3, mounts and other items that match up to them will work well with this too.
  2. Secure attachment. It attaches securely with a torque-limiting twist knob. The best level of tightness is at three clicks of the knob, because this give you a secure lock without risking damaging the rail. The mount doesn’t shift when you use it either, which tells you that this is fairly secure.
  3. Additional spacer for customizable height. The removable spacer is also a nice touch, because while using it puts the mount at the perfect height not everyone might be a fan. There are a lot of other scopes that feel like they sit too low and need an extra riser, but this sits comfortably with your eye, and this is a big deal for optimum firearm performance.
  4. No-frills packaging. Unboxing this is kind of funny since it’s just a plain box with some foam in it, nothing special. We had to read around to find out this was because the AimPoint PRO was originally designed for police department use. It’s austere but gets the job done, as you might expect. Makes sense, since simplified packaging also keeps the price down and doesn’t leave you stuck with some elaborate clamshell that doesn’t serve any actual purpose. You do get a free allen wrench and 1/3N-Cell battery, and some screws for using the scope minus the spacer.
  5. Unbelievably battery life! You’re going to love the battery life on this thing. The battery on the PRO is rated at around 30 thousand hours at even its brightest setting, which is amazing and well worth the price. Competitors like the Strikefire, which aren’t even as bright as the PRO, have a battery rating of 130 hours or so. There’s just no comparison. What other units will you use for around 3 years on one battery?

Aimpoint Red Dot Drawbacks

  1. There’s only one real con, but it’s a fairly solid sticking point for some. Be warned: some might think that the knob is too big for them to comfortably use, especially since it is big enough to be felt past the optic tube. It might get in the way a bit too, as it can keep the optic from settling properly in its groove. Although it can be managed fairly easily for some, this is still a fairly common complaint from many users who are surprised at how unwieldy it seems. It can actually be somewhat tedious to have to make adjustments constantly. Read More Owner Reviews⇒Aimpoint Pro Patrol Rifle Scope Review

This might be the best AimPoint optic you can get, as far as getting more than what you paid for. It stands head and shoulders above other scopes in terms of battery life, which is something you don’t think you need until you need it. Overall, the AimPoint PRO is a well-priced fast-action optic that is good for all-around use if you can compensate for the problems with manipulating the knob.

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Vortex Strikefire Red Dot Rifle Scope Review

If you have been looking for the perfect compact rifle scope you might want to consider vortex strikefire red dot rifle scope. Vortex optics reviews have a lot of good things to say about this product. This product is great for fast shooting and with its big scope you will be able to shoot with both your eyes open. After a couple of rounds with this scope, you’ll see it is a good buy. You should be able to find vortex optics for sale online to get your own at a great deal.

Vortex Red Dot Rifle Scope Product Details

Weight: 7.2 ounces

Size: Compact

Night Vision: No

Parallax Free Past 50 Yards

Optical 2x doubler

Waterproof, fog proof with nitrogen purging

Unlimited Eye Relief


  1. Size – Its size is compact and ideal for fast shooting. This is one of the compact scopes which you should buy if you want a light weight, small and yet clear scopes for fast shooting. Other compact scopes look bigger compared to this one.
  2. Weight – You practically won’t feel the added weight on your rifle. It just fits right and weighs light. Very good for fast shooting. At 7.2 ounces, it is a great accessory to your AR15.
  3. Easy to Install – It holds very firm once installed and very easy to adjust. Both the green and red dots are clear even at low intensity setting. With just a few simple steps you will be able to install this scope on your rifle in no time.
  4. Price – It’s not too expensive for the features that you get from it. In fact it is actually quite cheap. Some of you might think that this is a knock off because of its cheap price but before you judge it to be that, try it out first. You will be surprised as to what features it has in relation to its price. Even though it does not have night vision, it is compatible for night vision. Where are vortex optics made? They are American products and assembled internationally that is why the price is quite affordable. It is indeed a bang for the buck.
  5. Great eye relief – The scope is great for fast paced shooting. It allows both your eyes to peak through the lenses and acquire target quickly. Shooters will have headaches when using a scope which does not give a good eye relief, this scope is quite good for shooters who don’t have 20/20 vision.
  6. Parallax beyond 50 yards – Usually with other compact scopes, you will have a problem with the sight beyond 50 yards but surprising enough with this scope, it is parallax free even past 50 yards.


  1. Scope caps are hard to close – The scope caps in front are hard to close. We cannot say if it is because of the fact that it is new but many have said after more than a few uses it still is too tight to close. They are not easy to securely close. Most reviews from users have this common problem.
  2. Lens coating – It seems to be noticeably darker than the actual surroundings. If you are very particular with sights and precision, this is not particularly recommended for you.
  3. Magnifier – The 2x magnifier functions alright but is practically useless in fast shooting. In a true fire fight this would be of less value.
  4. The On/Off button – This feature should be improved. The location is not quite strategic when in the field. In most reviews users also notice that the scope can easily turn on and off by breathing on it. It is advisable to take off the battery when putting it inside the bag.

Vortex Strikefire Compact Rifle Scope

Who Should Buy The Vortex Strikefire?

If you are looking for an entry-level compact scope, this is perfect for you. This is very affordable and easy to install. For a beginner this is quite a good buy but for those who are already expert shooters you probably should opt for something more advanced. If you do not plan to engage in target shooting or hunting at night, this is a perfect buy. The customer service is quite quick to respond and probably one of the best reasons why you should buy the product. Their after sales support is very helpful.

It is quite durable but is not recommended to be tossed around. Using it under rain also is a plus for this scope. The lenses remain clear. Again, buy it if you plan to have fast action shooting with your AR15. If you are always on the go in the field, this is the perfect scope for your rifle.

Why Buy The Strikefire Rifle Scope

Buy it primarily because of its affordability and size. It is not battle quality but is advisable to use for ranges and target shooting. Buy it also because of its ease of setup. It’s easier to place install on your rifle as compared to other compact scopes.

Overall Vortex Scope Impact

Overall impact of the Vortex Strikefire Red Dot Rifle Scope, it is a good buy for beginners. It is a great buy because of its affordability and function. It is practically 3 times cheaper as compared to other compact scopes in its category. If you are doubtful that this might be a knock off because of its cheap price you should try it out first. It has user friendly operations which are good for beginners as well. It’s easy to install and quite durable. This rifle scope is great value and recommended.

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UTG 30mm Swat 3-12×44 Review

If you have been looking for a tactical range scope, this might be the perfect scope for you. The UTG 30mm swat 3-12×44 Compact IE Scope with AO Mildot is a great product for tactical shooting. It is one of the most favored scopes out in the market by both the military and the weekend warrior shooter. It has had great reviews because of its consistency and guiding the shooter in hitting the target. With a couple of test runs with this scope, these are our two cents:

UTG 30MM Swat Product Details

UTG Swat Sope Weight: 1.4 pounds

Size: 10.4 x 1.6 x 2.1 inches

Made in China

Batteries: 2 Lithium Metal batteries included

Waterproof, fog proof with nitrogen purging

EZTap Illumination Enhancing Technology

Parallax Free from 10 Yards


  1. Durability – The UTG Swat Rifle Scope has been tested to weather all conditions. It is waterproof and fog proof. It has been tested with rifles possessing extreme recoil. Some knock off rifle scopes perform well on your first few shootings but will function less ideal and less accurate because it they are not able to handle the recoil of your rifle. Surprisingly for this scope, after a couple of hundred rounds down range, the scope clarity and function remains in top shape.
  2. Finish – Looks great on the rifle. It really looks perfect on long range and midsized rifles. The design and build of the scope is a perfect fit on our AR15.
  3. EZTap illumination technology UTG Scope Optics – It is parallax free from 10 yards to unlimited. The optics are built with EZTap illumination technology built in which lets you handle any environment in any weather conditions. It is perfect for color blind shooters. The EZTap Illumination is also a great feature that can let you shoot at night.We love how the different colors can be changed according to preference. Other scopes with this price range do not have this cool feature. The TRE dots and the 19 aiming points make the vision more precise. The illuminated reticle makes the shooter easily see the target with less eye strain and great eye relief. The windage and elevation are easy to read. Even with no illumination, the etched reticle is quite clear.
  4. Price – Believe it or not, a scope with these features should be worth a thousand dollars but since it is made in China it is a lot cheaper. It’s a good thing because it lets many enjoy the features of expensive high end scopes at an affordable price. You will be surprised as to the many features this utg scope has.
  5. SlideWheelFunctionality – The scope is great for AR15 and other compatible rifles. The windage and elevation knobs are tightly held on the wheels. It comes with an integrated flip up lens caps, rings and batteries.
  6. Lightweight – the utg 3-12×44 is very much lightweight. You wouldn’t notice how light this utg scope is. It only weighs 1.4 pounds but it looks much heavier because of the design and built. This is highly advantageous for me since as I already carry a heavy rifle. Although light weight, it still is as durable as hell.


  1. Spongy click when feeling for zero – The knobs are actually hard to adjust. This might be a good thing for some shooters but for me, this is quite a disadvantage especially if you want to change to zero when you need to instantly change it in the field. The focus wheel also feels the same. It is stiff to turn the knobs on this scope.
  2. Clarity at 12 x – The magnifier functions okay but are practically useless in full zoom. Clarity at 12x is not that good.
  3. Lose cap – This feature should be improved. The caps that you can install on the scopes are not tight enough for resistance. It is irritating to have a lose cap while on the field. This has been a common problem for most of the reviews that I have also read from other owners. The manufacturers should try to improve on this.

Who Should Buy The UTG 30MM?

If you are looking for a mean looking scope that has many functions this is perfect for you. This is very affordable and will look quite good on your rifle. It is lightweight but will look heavy metal which adds flare to the gun. The design is great. The build is awesome. For beginners this is quite a catch. It is durable as hell! Do not mistake this China made utg scope to be a knock off. Its durability is perfect for you if you like tossing your gun around the bag without taking off the rifle scope or running in the field. If you have a high powered rifle this is also recommended for you since it is tested to withstand extreme recoils.
UTG tactical Scope Review

Why Buy The UTG Rifle Scope?

Buy it because it is affordable. Its affordability is not equivalent to its functionality. Why? It is more valuable than the price you pay for it. It has so many features that make it even a good buy at a $1000. This is definitely a bang for the buck. You save a lot of money by not getting those expensive scopes but enjoy the same functionality that they have. It is shock proof, rain proof, fog proof and has an integrated front sun shade. This is a great tactical scope!

Overall UTG Swat Rifle Scope Impact

It is very impressive! Don’t think twice because of the price. Affordable price doesn’t necessarily mean cheap quality. Read owner reviews and you will see how satisfied people are with this utg 30mm swat 3-12×44 scope. Overall impact: Highly recommended not just for beginners but also for those who are color blind shooters! It’s easy to install and quite durable. This rifle scope is of great value and highly recommended for any shooter. You will definitely be surprised as to how this scope functions above your expectations in the range or in the battle field.

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Nikon P 223 Review

When it comes to quality products, Nikon is one of the top of the manufacturers not just of cameras and lenses but also of scopes for rifles. If you are not familiar with Nikon taking a dip in the rifle scope business, well you found the right article to review one of the most favored rifle scopes on the market, the p-223 3-9×40 bdc 600. This nikon p 223 review is a full review of how Nikon fares in the industry of rifle scopes.

To give you a quick look at the Nikon rifle scope here is what you should know about this product:

Nikon P 233 Product Details

Nikon P-223 Rifle Scope ReviewWeight: 1.1 pounds

Size: 4 x 15.5 x 3.5 inches

Made in China

Waterproof/Fogproof-Nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed

Generous, Consistent Eye Relief-Keeps

100 yard parallax setting


  1. Elegant Looking – Its simplicity is one of its best features. It looks good on any rifle. For a long range scope, this is perfect to be installed in any compatible rifle.
  2. Easy Adjustable Knobs – The knobs can be easily adjusted to let you focus on the target. When it comes to adjusting reticles in a range, it is okay to take your time adjusting the knobs. But when you are in a field or in a timed shooting competition, you need to be quickly adjusting your focus. You need to correct your aim for precise shooting. The knobs are quite responsive and will definitely be advantageous for fast adjustment settings in the field.
  3. Affordable Price – There is actually no need to buy those $1000 optics if you can get hold of an affordable scope from a trusted manufacturer like Nikon. They have been in the business for quite some time and they have not disappointed users with the function of their scopes. What makes this affordable is that it is made in China. Although made in China, the Nikon P-223 is rigorously tested proving its worthiness in the field.
  4. Spot on Ballistic Technology – It allows many to find the target easier. This is great for hunting moving targets. It is great to take during the open season.
  5. Durability – It is waterproof. It is fog proof and nitrogen filled. Although this is a common feature of most scopes nowadays the Nikon p233 never failed to amaze us when we used it in rainy conditions. It doesn’t look tough like other sophisticated and high end scopes but it is tough as hell. It is great to use under normal conditions and it performs well in all kinds of weather as well.
  6. Parallax setting is amazing – With other scopes the parallax is not really eliminated after a couple of yards, say 50 yards. But with the Nikon p223 the parallax setting is eliminated even past 100 yards. This is definitely great for long range shooting accuracy.
  7. Lifetime Warranty – Definitely one of the reasons why you should buy any product. If a product is backed up by lifetime support and warranty, this definitely is a quality product that you should consider investing your money in.


  1. BDC Circles are really small – We expected them to be small but they are really, really small which can be a factor in accuracy shooting. The dots and hashes on the scope are fairly important in target shooting and with this scope, the BDC circles might cause a problem.
  2. Too simplistic of a design – This might be a good thing for others but this can also be something which can put off others from buying it. There are no complicated knobs or adjustments. Definitely not a one of the high tech scopes but is up to par with other basic scopes for shooting.

Who Should Buy The P 233 Rifle Scope?

If you are looking for a simple looking scope this is for you. Reading over a Nikon p 223 review, you will discover that AR rifles are popular fir for this scope.

The Nikon p223 3x9x40 gives the best features regularly available from Nikon, such as ultra clear optics. The 98% light translation doesn’t hurt either. Also, only Nikon uses its patented BDC 600 open circle aiming points.

Another thing you can definitely appreciate is the zero reset turret and this is unique to the Nikon rifle sight and once you get used to it you will wonder how you lived without it.

Nikon P-223 Rifle Scope

Why Buy The p-223 3-9×40 bdc 600?

Buy it because it is affordable. For a scope that is priced very reasonably, you still need a good reason to shell out that amount of money.

Of course you will have to have good optics. That is the main point of having a good scope for your rifle. With 98% light transformation, Nikon might be one of the best in the business. Then, you also have amazing eye relief. With eye relief, you can switch to the highest magnification and not be worry about eye stress.

Plus, it has a lifetime warranty which means it is a trusted product manufactured by a trusted brand.

Overall Nikon P 223 Impact

It is pretty impressive! Since this a Nikon p 223 review, you can pretty much expect certain performances just from the name of the brand. Nikon is universally loved for its 98% light translation. Like all the products from Nikon, you can rest assured that the optics will be great.

What we love about this product though is Nikon’s Spot-on Ballistic Match Technology. This feature allows you to find all of the aiming points on the BDC 600 reticle for your ammunition and load.

Ease of use, amazing optics, top of the line aiming technology, this is what the Owner Reviews Say⇒

Bushnell AR Optics BTR1 Reticle Review

Are you stuck in choosing the perfect scope for your AR 15 rifle? Sometimes when it comes to making a decision like this, you really have to take your time by doing research and tests so that to purchase the best product that will accompany your riffle for your needs. You need to know what makes a scope great and stand out from other scopes You also have to consider many other factors like price, field use, design amongst others.

Let us take a closer look at this Bushnell AR Optics BTR-1 Reticle. We believe this product is worth reviewing because a lot of shooters have been favoring this among other scopes in its category due to the presence of the illuminated reticle. This tactical optics should be considered before you buy your next recreational scope.

Bushnell AR Optics BTR-1 Reticle Product Details

Bushnell AR 15 Rifle Scope Weight: 17.3 ounces

Size: 9.4 inches

Reticle: Illuminated BTR

Made in Korea

Requires 1 nonstandard battery

Bushnell AR Optics Pros

  1. Virtually Scratchproof – Aside from it being waterproof and dustproof it is virtually scratchproof. While using your riffle target shooting, you won’t have problems with it getting scratched but when you use it in the field and there is a lot of movement, you can’t but avoid your rifle and your scope getting scratched. Surprisingly, this btr-2 reticle is scratchproof. One of our favorite features since we often move around a lot in the field.
  2. Easy to Install – It quite easy to install and it holds very firm on the rifle once installed.
  3. Price – It’s very affordable compared to other rifles with the same features especially branded ones. This is made in Korea and although not made locally, still is a product of quality.
  4. Great eye relief – Eye relief is 3.6 inches, which is very good and practical for tactical or recreational shooting. The scope is perfect if you have both your eyes open when shooting. It is also great for fast paced shooting. For shooters who have eyeglasses, the eye relief provided by this scope can accommodate your vision.
  5. Accurate even up to 600 meters – The parallax problem has been addressed by Bushnell and makes shooting more accurate. The ballistically calibrated reticle is one of our favorite features of this scope.
  6. Optical Clarity – Compared to other rifle scopes of the same category, this offers great clarity. With eye relief positioned in a comfortable manner, you can see through the scope without any hassle. It is an illuminated scope which gives you more clarity because you can choose from the different multi-coated optics.


  1. Weight – Heavy! You will notice the additional weight on your rifle once you have this installed. At 17.3 pounds, this is something which you should think twice installing in your rifle if you cannot carry the additional weight.

Scope erector cap assembly – It limits the use of low and extra low scope rings for AR rifles. It is best to use medium high rings to have this properly installed on your rifle.Best Bushnell AR 15 Scope

Who Should Buy The Bushnell?

This product is designed for AR lovers that can appreciate the many features of this scope. This Bushnell AR optics will be appreciated by a person who knows what it is to do a power change. Old school shooters would just abhor this feature and opt for something more classic and low tech.

If your cup of tea are AR rifles and you are looking at tactical optics it is hard to find a better choice than the BTR-2 reticle. This is a good purchase for any fan of AR optics because of the many features that this product has. This is an especially good purchase for the multitude of features you get for the relatively good price.

In addition to this, you will likely want to be a buyer that won’t be bothered by the weight. The BTR-1 reticle can be on the heavy side and some people might be thrown off by it. If you can handle the weight addition on your rifle, this can be your scope.

Why Buy The BTR-1 Reticle?

Bushnell AR 15 Turret AdjustmentWhen you buy Bushnell’s AR optics, you are buying equipment that is designed to impress. There are a multitude of things that set the Bushnell illuminated reticle apart from the hundreds of other tactical optics for the AR series rifles.

One of my favorite aspects of this product is its aluminum alloy body. It is not just for the sake of beauty, though. This finish allows you to be rugged as possible while using your rifle. You don’t have to worry about this bad boy, because it can take a punishment.

In addition, you will also love the target turrets that allow you to make quick adjustments to get the perfect sighting. But, you can only find here the quick power changes made possible by the exclusive Throw Down PCL. Adjustment on the fly was never easier.

Just to give an idea as to what you get, you have amazing clarity in the optics, the quickest power change in illuminated reticles. Sure, it is on the heavy side but everything you get more than makes up for it and in the makes this a good purchase. Read Owner Reviews Here⇒

Overall BTR Scope Impact

Bushnell is a trusted name in optics and other outdoor products with over sixty years of experience providing quality equipment for your everyday outdoorsman. It does not disappoint with the Bushnell AR optics because the BTR 1 reticle certainly delivers.

What sets it apart from the multitude of other AR optics is the BTR-2 reticle’s Throw down Power Change Lever. With a flick of a switch, you can quickly make changes to your optics, even in the middle of a hunt.

Of course, you get all the standard features like multi-colored optics that give you a clear view even over 600 meters away. Furthermore, the lighting aspect of the BTR 2 reticle lends to the ability of hunting even at the night hunters.

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Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 Review

Are you in search for the perfect Nikon scope that will not just look good on your rifle but also have the basic functions you need for magnifying your target for a better view? Looking for a nitrogen filled waterproof scope that is lightweight? The nikon prostaff bdc might just be the perfect scope for you. This nikon prostaff 3-9×40 bdc review is our two cents on this affordable yet quality rifle scope.

Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4 x 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 1 poundNikon Prostaff 9 X 40 Review
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Actual magnification: 3x to 9x
  • Eye relief: 3.6 inches
  • Parallax setting: 100 yards


  1. Finish – The Matte black finish is just perfect companion to any rifle. The design is quite simple and classic that it looks like an old school scope used in World War 2. But do not underestimate its functionality to how simple it looks. It is definitely durable and extreme coil resistant.
  2. Quick Focus – The glass is very sharp and bright which allows you to quickly focus.
  3. Weight – You practically won’t feel the added weight on your rifle. It just fits right and the added weight is light. Very good for fast shooting. At 7.2 ounces, it is a great accessory to your AR15.
  4. Easy to Install – This scope can be easily installed in your rifle in no time. Although bulky, the scope will fit well with the right rings.
  5. Price – It’s very affordable for a Nikon scope. It is a great bang for the buck. Sniper scopes with these functionalities are worth a lot more than the nikon prostaff bdc.
  6. Firm clicks – When adjusting the knobs, you easily can click it towards accuracy. Other scopes feel too tight or to soft when adjusting the focus or the knobs, this is great for shooters who need to do a quick adjustment.
  7. Online program – What’s good about the after sales support is the online platform from Nikon which allows the shooter to print out the BDC for your specific rifle, MFD round and zero sight in distance. It gave us more confidence in pulling the trigger knowing that one will hit the target.
  8. Exceptional eye relief – Another feature that makes this an awesome buy is its exceptional eye relief. It has an amazing amount of eye relief with 3.6 cms. The Eye relief should give you enough space to stay on sight for longer periods of time.
  9. Lifetime Warranty – Finally, we cannot stress this enough, you get a lifetime warranty. With all of the amazing features, durable design, state of the art technology and just pure value for money, this may just be the last rifle scope you will buy.


  1. Scope caps – The scope caps serve its basic function but adds no value to style. You have to totally take off the caps and keep them in your bag. You can’t just flip it up and then flip it down when the scope is not in use. Compared to other scopes, this is one of the things which make it less appealing.
  2. Large scope – You probably will need higher scope rings so that you can install it in your rifle properly. It can be a little bit bulkier than expected. The size chart is actually inaccurate which probably will make you be surprised once you receive this through mail.

Who Should Buy Nikon Prostaff

Prostaff by Nikon ReviewThe Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 is a highly recommended for shooters who are into classic looking scopes. Usually these types of scopes will be expensive but surprisingly the Nikon scope is very affordable. It is recommended for collectors of older rifle models. If you are tight on your budget, this is definitely the product that you should choose over those $2000 mid range sniper scopes. If you are a beginner in shooting, this is definitely a good entry level long range scope for you.

This is recommended for people who shoot for recreation. You can purchase high end expensive scopes but we doubt you will take it with you every time you go shooting. For an alternative scope, this Nikon scope is ideal for you

Why Buy The Prostaff 3-9×40

The Prostaffer is perhaps one of the best buys for the money. There is definite value to this item. For its price, you can get state of the art technology from Nikon. You cannot find a more pristine view than the Nikon prostaff BDC. The Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 provides everything you can ever ask for in a sniper scope. First, you get Nikon’s patented muti-coat optical systems and their adjustment technology. Hunters have always loved the Nikon Prostaff BDC unique ballistic circle that allows a shooter a maximum range that they would have thought impossible. If you are a bit old school, you can still go back to the normal sight’s cross hairs. But perhaps our favorite feature that is unique to this Nikon prostaff bdc is its zero reset turret. You can now adjust in the field with a spring loaded adjustment knob and get back to zero ready to re-engage.Nikon Prostaff Rifle Scope Review

Overall Impact

This scope does not disappoint! Why the Nikon Prostaff 3-9×40 is the best can be summed up in two words, “Lifetime Warranty”. This is not to say that you can expect to use the warranty. It is just a good testament of the company’s pride. Nikon makes a lot of great products and the Nikon Prostadd 3x9x40 will not disappoint.

It is not often you will find a rifle scope with a lifetime warranty because a lot can happen in an afternoon of hunting. It is even harder to find a lifetime warranty on a scope that brags of a 98% light transmission. Sure, this Nikon Prostaff BDC is big and bulky for a sniper scope but we all know that great things come in big packages.

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