Category: Scopes by Brand

A listing of different rifle scope models broken down by manufacturer.

  • Reviewing the Nikon Monarch 7 Series of Rifle Scopes

    Reviewing the Nikon Monarch 7 Series of Rifle Scopes

    Here’s a fairly in-depth overview of the new Nikon Monarch 7 series of rifle scopes. I’ve published the entire review and then added my thoughts under the original review. “Today’s refined rifleman demands modern reticles featuring holdovers for elevation, wider magnification ranges, improved optical systems, better lens coatings, improved turret designs and illuminated reticles. Many…

  • Reviewing the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 4.5-14X44SF Rifle Scope

    Reviewing the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 4.5-14X44SF Rifle Scope

    Over the years, I’ve had a fair amount of experience with the Bushnell line of scopes. But, honestly, I was never super impressed. I always thought it was a good solid line of scopes, but they never really had any models that really dazzled me (until now, that is). My introduction to the Bushnell Legend…

  • Mueller Scopes

    As far as optics manufacturers, Mueller Optics is relatively new to the market.  Founded in 2003 by Richard Schlampp, Mueller has quickly developed a reputation for good quality riflescopes at reasonable prices.  This has been accomplished through two unique strategies: Stringent component sourcing to a central location Consumer direct and dealer sales with a focus…

  • Nikon Omega BDC Muzzleloader Riflescope

    As far as I know, the Nikon Omega is the first riflescope that was ever produced just for muzzleloaders and blackpowder shooters.  It features a built-in BDC (bullet drop compensator) that allows you to accurately shoot a muzzleloader out to 200 – 250 yards.  Prior scopes would produce an accurate effective muzzleloader range of about…

  • Nikon ProStaff Riflescope

    The Nikon ProStaff is one of Nikon’s most popular riflescope lines.  It’s their least expensive series but offers quite a bit of scope for the money.  The ProStaff utilizes Nikon technology that is simialr to the Buckmaster and Monarch scopes at half the price.  The ProStaff series features 4 models that will cover most applications.…

  • Nikon Buckmaster Riflescopes

    The Nikon Buckmasters series is basically the next series under the Monarch. It has a number of the same features, but is a little bit less expensive.  The Buckmaster comes in 7 configurations, while the Monarch is available in 9 configurations.  Like the Monarch series, the Buckmaster also features traditional and side focus models.  The…

  • Nikon Monarch Scopes

    Nikon Optics markets the Monarch series as it’s top of the scope offering.  In addition to the standard Monarch line, Nikon also offers two upgraded lines called the Monarch X and the Monarch Gold.  Both the X and Gold series are a step up in the Monarch series, but are really geared towards precision benchrest…

  • Barska Rifle Scopes

    Based in California, Barska Optics has been producing sporting related optical products since 1994. Like many optical manufacturers, Barksa produces a full line of rifle scopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, and telescopes. At the time of this writing, Barska was not producing any pistol scopes or rangefinders. The Barska scopes line includes a number of different…