What is the Best Hunting Optics 2018 - Buyer’s Guide

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We made this review research for those who want to find the best hunting optics on the market. Use our top list of the best hunting optics to quickly find a reliable option in a suitable price range.

We are here to help you choose the right hunting optics. Thanks to our hunting optics buying guide, you will be able to pick the best model on the market.

Our Favorite 8 Hunting Optics of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
5.0
Cvlife 4x32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics 1. Cvlife 4×32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics
With the fully coated optical glass, the rifle scope would give you a bright and high-contrast image.
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4.5
Vortex Optics 2. Vortex Optics (Best Versatility Features)
With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you’ll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target.
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4.3
Pinty Rifle Scope Combo 4-16x50eg Illuminated Optics 3. Pinty Rifle Scope Combo 4-16x50eg Illuminated Optics
2 separate buttons to adjust the 9 brightness levels for both green & red illuminated dot sight with 4 reticle patterns.
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4.3
Twod Rifle Scope Tactical 6-24x50mm Aoeg 3-9x40mm Optics 4. Twod Rifle Scope Tactical 6-24x50mm Aoeg 3-9x40mm Optics
3.98~16.24, click value.
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3.8
AR15 Tactical Rifle Scopes 4-16X50EG Dual Ill Reticle Scope 5. AR15 Tactical Rifle Scopes 4-16X50EG Dual Ill Reticle Scope
Easier than hand control & highly accurate gun optics and substitute for overpriced holograph clear, high resolution image unlimited eye relief and wide field of view.
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3.5
UTG 3-9X32 1 BugBuster Scope 6. UTG 3-9X32 1 BugBuster Scope
1 inch tube with emerald coating for maximum light transmission, premium zero lockable & resettable turrets with 1/4 moa per click adjustment.
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3.5
Tract Toric 3-15x50 Riflescope w BDC Reticle 7. Tract Toric 3-15×50 Riflescope w BDC Reticle
Glass etched bdc reticle with pointed post bracketing system and windage correction for increased accuracy at longer distances.
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3.3
Vortex Optics 8. Vortex Optics
The adjustable objective provides image focus and parallax removal to the shooter while anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views.
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№ 1. Cvlife 4×32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics Hunting Gun Scope with 20mm Free Mounts
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
CVLIFE 4 ounces
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Made of high-strength aluminum alloy and with its one-piece tube construction, the scope is definitely for greater strength and durability. With the fully coated optical glass, the rifle scope would give you a bright and high-contrast image. Inert gas purged, fog, shock, water proof, this scope can be used under any weather condition. Magnification: 4x; objective diameter: 1.26″ (32mm); eye relief: 4.13″ (105mm) length: 7.48″(190mm); . The length of the whole scope is 7.48″ (190mm), which makes this compact scope suitable for quick moving and aiming.

 

 
Pros
Inert gas purged
Cons
It is absolutely flawless.
 

 

 
№ 2. Vortex Optics Crossfire Ii 4-12×44 Second Focal Plane Riflescopes
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Vortex Optics CF2-31015 14.4 x 3.1 x 2.6 inches 1.6 pounds
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A single piece tube constructed from aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength and shockproof performance. O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, the crossfire ii delivers waterproof and fogproof performance. Anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views for the user. Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable with moa clicks that can be reset to zero after sighting in. With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you’ll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target. The fast focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing. The 4-12×44 crossfire ii riflescope is one of many configurations in the crossfire ii line. The dead-hold bdc reticle is good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.

 

 
Pros
Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable
The 4-12×44 crossfire ii riflescope is one
With long eye relief
Cons
The housing looks good but feels very fragile.
 

 

 
№ 3. Pinty Rifle Scope Combo 4-16x50eg Illuminated Optics Sight and Jg13 G Green Laser, Holographic Dot Sight, Riser Mount 14 Slots Elevation and Windage Adjustment
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Size
5/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Pinty PintyHRS12 2.8 pounds
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4-in-1, comes with a illuminated optics sight, a green laser, a holographic dot sight and a 14 slots riser mount. Detachable green laser w/ independent switch can reach distance about 100m (110 yards), provides high accuracy for hunting & shooting. 2 separate buttons to adjust the 9 brightness levels for both green & red illuminated dot sight with 4 reticle patterns. Boasting 4x-16x magnification, this optics is well suited for wide range shooting, perfect for quick acquisition of close quarter & fast moving targets. 14 slots riser mount with 5.7 inches in length is compatible with all picatinny as well as weaver standard scopes.

 

 
Pros
14 slots riser mount
Boasting 4x-16x magnification
2 separate buttons
Cons
Not suitable for regions with long winters.
 

 

 
№ 4. Twod Rifle Scope Tactical 6-24x50mm Aoeg 3-9x40mm Optics Hunting Rifle Scope Red Green Illuminated Crosshair Gun Scope + Covers + Free Mounts
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Twod 2.4 pounds
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Eavy duty scope ring mounts for 20mm weaver rail only. Field of view (m): 3.98~16.24, click value: 0~1/4 inch 100 yards. Eye rifle (mm): 75.94~81.53, exit pupil (mm): 8.3~2.1. Illuminated level: 5 intensity (red) and 5 intensity (green). Red or green dot crosshair with front focus eyepiece adjustment helps you shooting the target fast and accurately. Magnification: 6-24x, objective diameter: 50mm, tube diameter: 25.4mm/1 inch. Hard anodizing multi-coated lenses ensure a good hand feeling and avoid scratching. O-ring sealed, nitrogen-purged for waterproof, fogproof performance.

 

 
Pros
Illuminated level
Eavy duty scope ring mounts
Hard anodizing multi-coated lenses ensure a good h
Cons
Takes a lot of time to get used to.
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
 

 

 
№ 5. AR15 Tactical Rifle Scopes 4-16X50EG Dual Ill Reticle Scope with R and G Laser Electronic Holographic R and G Dot Sight 22 and 11mm Weaver Picatinny Mount (24 Month Warranty)
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Aipa 2.7 pounds
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Beautiful long & large objective lens design: fully coated optics fast focus eyepiece/eyebell well suited for wide range shooting. Suit any ar series or any other rifles with 11& 22mm standard picatinny or weaver rail mount. 24 month warranty 100% waterproof, fogproof and shockproof: made of t6061 aluminium with high grade fully coated optical lens. New unlimted control red dot reflex sight with bottom swtich: easier than hand control & highly accurate gun optics and substitute for overpriced holograph clear, high resolution image unlimited eye relief and wide field of view. Large objective lens that boosts light gathering power and a good range of magnification.

Jg8 green laser can reaching distance: 300-500yards multi-riticle (4 patterns) or variable dot (4 different sizes) parallax corrected and unlimited eye relief ( 3″- 3.4″). Fast focus eyepiece with 1/4″ fingertip resettable windage & elevation adjustments.

 

 
Pros
Beautiful long & large objective lens design
New unlimted control red dot reflex sight
24 month warranty 100% waterproof
Fast focus eyepiece
Jg8 green laser can reaching distance
Cons
In comparison with other options, this one offers the lowest number of features.
 

 

 
№ 6. UTG 3-9X32 1 BugBuster Scope, Ao, Rgb Mil-dot, Qd Rings
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
UTG SCP-M392AOLWQ 9.8 x 3.4 x 3.9 inches 1.8 pounds
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Red/green dual illumination for versatile applications, large field of view and most accommodating eye relief for optimum critical cqb mission. Beware of counterfeit products shipped directly from china. Complete with 2″ sunshade, high quality flip-open lens caps and quick-detachable rings. 1 inch tube with emerald coating for maximum light transmission, premium zero lockable & resettable turrets with 1/4 moa per click adjustment. Range estimating mil-dot reticle for optimal aiming and shooting performance, adjustable objective from 3 yards to infinity. Built on true strength platform, completely sealed and nitrogen filled, shockproof, fog proof and rainproof.

 

 
Pros
1 inch tube
Range estimating mil-dot reticle
Beware of counterfeit products shipped directly from china
Built on true strength platform
Red/green dual illumination
Cons
It is easy to damage.
 

 

 
№ 7. Tract Toric 3-15×50 Riflescope w BDC Reticle, Top Rated Long Range Hunting Optics
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Size
2/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Tract 59 1.8 pounds
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Lifetime warranty – the tract trust assurance guarantees the functionality of the product for the duration of its lifetime regardless of whether you re the original owner. No time limit applies and no paperwork is needed. Hand turn windage and elevation adjustments with precise, repeatable and audible 1/4″ clicks at 100 yards are easily reset to zero without any tools, making sighting in or field adjustments quick and easy. Includes high profile moa turret kit with zero stop and locking function. Toric’s uhd technology features the highest quality schott ht glass for incredible low light performance and extra low dispersion (ed) objective lens to help resolve detail.

Glass etched bdc reticle with pointed post bracketing system and windage correction for increased accuracy at longer distances. 4″ of constant eye relief through entire magnification range locking side focus adjustment dials out parallax from 15 yards to infinity increasing accuracy.

 

 
Pros
Glass etched bdc reticle
Lifetime warranty
Toric’s uhd technology features
Cons
Not suitable for short people due to the enormous size.
Special equipment is required in order to use it.
 

 

 
№ 8. Vortex Optics Crossfire Ii 4-12×40 Ao, Second Focal Plane Riflescope, Dead-hold Bdc Reticle (moa)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Size
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Quality
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Vortex Optics CF2-31019 18.1 x 4.4 x 2.9 inches 2.2 pounds
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Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable with moa clicks that can be reset to zero after sighting in. The 4-12×40 adjustable objective crossfire ii riflescope is one of many configurations in the crossfire ii line. The dead-hold bdc reticle is good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern. With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you’ll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target. The fast focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing. A single piece tube constructed from aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength and shockproof performance. O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, the crossfire ii delivers waterproof and fogproof performance.

The adjustable objective provides image focus and parallax removal to the shooter while anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views.

 

 
Pros
Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable
The adjustable objective provides image focus
The 4-12×40 adjustable objective crossfire ii riflescope is one
With long eye relief
Cons
You will have to overpay for many unnecessary features.
Materials are very good, but the assembly quality leaves much to be desired.
 

How long does the warranty lasts for a decent hunting optics?

If you do not want to buy a new hunting optics or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

Are there any reasons to buy hunting opticswith a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your hunting optics, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive hunting opticsmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good hunting optics is five years.

How much money do I need to buy the best hunting optics?

The best hunting opticsare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to hunting optics, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

What exactly I should pay my special attention to when choosing a hunting optics?

As you might have guessed, the weight of a hunting optics is one of the main factor to consider. Another important aspects is its material. If the hunting optics is assembled well, it will serve you for many years.

Is there a way to get my money back for a hunting optics?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning hunting optics, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

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