Hunters or shooters who want a good quality riflescope, but can’t spend a fortune on that, can go for mid-range scopes to serve the purpose. This article will guide you through some of the scopes from different established optical brands that you can buy within $400-$900 price range.
Some of the brands that are renowned for bringing in quality scopes at comparatively affordable price are Vortex Optics, Zeiss Sports Optics and Trijicon. They have established their names in the hunting and shooting community, and they are as follows.
Vortex Viper PST Rifle Scope
In this category, two mid-range products that you can buy in the $400-$800 range are:
This Precision Shooting Tactical riflescope is one of the high-end scopes that are available within $1,000. Though the official price of the device is $599, it is available at $499 (or at much lesser price through bidding) at Scopelist.com. Fast dialing and accuracy of shots are ensured by matching turret and reticle measurements. It is a rugged scope, manufactured from a single aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum block. While the scope’s objective lens diameter is 24 mm, the magnification range is from 1x to 4x. Vortex Viper PST 1-4×24 comes with 98-27.5 feet/100 yards Field of View, two kinds of Turret Styles – Tactical as well as CRS Zero Stop, and .2 MRAD adjustment graduation. Some of the other specs of the riflescope are 64 MRAD elevation/windage adjustments, 10 MRAD travel per rotation, 100 yards parallax setting, 4-inch eye relief, black matte finish, and illuminated reticle.
You can buy this Viper PST (Precision Shooting Tactical) scope in the mid-range price, at almost half the price of $1000. At Scopelist.com this riflescope is available for $599.99, much below the official price of $699.00. If you want far better proposition in terms of price, you can make an offer of your choice and consequently save loads of money. Just like the scope mentioned earlier, it is manufactured from a single aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum block. It comes with objective lens diameter of 44mm and a magnification range from 2.5x to 10x. Some of the important specifications of this optical device are 86 MOA Elevation/Windage Adjustment (Max), 12 MOA Travel per Rotation, 1/4 MOA Adjustment Graduation, and 100 yards Parallax Setting. Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10×44 comes with EBR-1 (Enhanced Battle Reticle) hashmarked ranging reticle having MOA/MRAD based subtension lines. While buying the scope, please choose the reticle subtension measurement – MOA/MRAD – as per your preference.
Zeiss 5214309972 Conquest 4.5-14×44 AO Rapid Z 800 Reticle
It is definitely one of the most sought after riflescopes for hunting, especially for long distance ones. Zeiss 5214309972 Conquest 4.5-14×44 AO Rapid Z 800 Reticle comes with a price tag of $649.00 at Scopelist. However, you may also bargain and make a price offer to get Zeiss 5214309972 Conquest 4.5-14×44 at unimaginable low price from Scopelist.com. The technically advanced build of this riflescope helps in precise shot placement. This scope from Zeiss comes with Second Focal Plane, precision ground optics, multicoated lens, great waterproofing/fog-proofing ability, and parallax adjustment facility. Some of the basic specs of this optical device, which you must know before buying it, are 4.5x to 14x magnification range, 1 inch scope tube size, 44mm objective lens diameter, 3.5 inch eye relief, .25 MOA turret adjustment, 24.9 – 8.4′ field of view. Zeiss 5214309972 Conquest 4.5-14×44 is especially suited for hunting because it comes with Rapid Z 800 reticle and hunting turrets.
Trijicon ACOG 1.5×16 Amber Dot TA44-5
This riflescope is ideal for speed oriented shooting and fast moving tactical operations. The best aspect of the scope is that it weighs just 5 and half ounces. You can acquire target easily and quickly with Trijicon ACOG 1.5×16 Amber Dot TA44-5 because of two main reasons: eye-friendly design and larger field of view. One of the best aspects of this scope is the high-end fire control capability. Some of the specifications of this riflescope include 1.5x magnification range, 16 mm objective lens diameter, 10.7 mm Exit Pupil, 39′ Field of View, 2.4-inch eye relief, and 2 clicks per inch at 100 yards turret adjustment. While receiving the order please check whether the box comes with one Carry Handle Screw and Washer Set, Trijicon Logo Sticker, LENSPEN, a manual, and Compact ACOG Scopecoat. You can buy this device at just $799.00 from Scopelist.com.
In the final section of this 2-part article series that will be up shortly, you will come to know some of the other renowned riflescope names that are available in the $400-$900 price range. Don’t go anywhere till then!