Best Sniper Scope Reviews

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If you’re looking for the best sniper scope, we’re here to help. The first thing we need to do is distinguish a sniper opticĀ from long range optics.

We’re going to focus on military style optics that are capable of magnifying an image up to 10X and have an objective lens size of less than 35mm.

This eliminates the majority of optics on the market today and increases the price point significantly. That being said, these scopes are extremely accurate and reliable. An old rule when it comes to sights is you want 1X magnification for every 100 yards you plan to shoot. Our selections are perfect for shots in the 250 to 1000 yard range.

Top 2 Sniper Rifle Scopes

ImageNameVideo ReviewMagnificationLengthRating
Nightforce NXS2.5-10X3212.1"5.0
Vortex Viper PST2.5-10X3212.8"5.0

If you’re experienced with scopes, you know that the larger the objective lens, the larger the field of view, which is typically a good thing. With a true sniper rifle, you want a smaller objective lens because it reflects light which can give away your position. Typically you’ll find a very large objective lens on long-distance hunting rifles.

We also review AR 15 scopes.

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