2018's Best Hunting Optics Reviews & 2018 Buyer's Guide

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This buying guide is your best way to find a good hunting optics. Our team has tested hundreds of products and picked the most reliable options for any taste. Read the top list of the best hunting optics if you want to buy a really good item.

Picking the hunting optics that will suit you the most is pretty hard giving the number of manufacturers on the market. Dozens of companies compete for your money! With our help, you can save some time and choose the right hunting optics much faster.

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.
 

What should be the warranty period for a good hunting optics?

You should buy hunting opticsfrom brands with customer-friendly warranty policy. Trustworthy hunting optics manufacturers offer two-year or even longer warranty period. You would not have any problems in case of any issues — simply take a broken product to the service center to get it replaced or fixed.

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the hunting optics I ordered?

If you were unlucky enough to get a wrong or broken product, use electronic mail or international telephone to contact the customer support team. They will help you to return your money or get the right hunting optics.

How expensive should a good hunting optics be?

If you want to buy a reliable hunting optics, then you should remember that it costs a decent amount of money. Of course, there are many cheap models, but they do not last for too long. We recommend you to buy hunting opticsfrom our rating list since they offer the best price to quality ratio.

How to get a refund for a hunting optics?

If you receive a wrong or a broken hunting optics, seller will oblige the seller to return your money or send you a replacement. There is no need to worry about refunds anymore thanks to the amazing customer-friendly policy!

How did you create this rating list with the best hunting optics?

We sincerely wanted to help our readers, so our team spent many hours comparing various hunting opticsfrom different manufacturers. It was not easy, since we had to find a way to include both cheap and expensive hunting opticsin our rating list. That is why we decided to make the price/quality ratio the determining factor. No matter what your budget is, you can use our guide to choose the best hunting optics in the preferred price category.

How long is the minimum warranty period for an average hunting optics?

We think that a two-year warranty is more than enough for a decent hunting optics. There are many premium options with a lifetime warranty, but we do not think that it is necessary. We recommend you to simply replace hunting optics with a new one after some time.

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