One of the best things you can do to up your accuracy when shooting is to use the best AR scope. But how do you know which is the best? Well, one thing you can do is read our AR scope buying guide. We spent a lot of time researching different brands and looking at the bestsellers to put together this list. Before we get into it, let’s take a look at some of the key features you need to know about.
Tube Size: The standard tube size is 1 inch. That’s why all of these top picks have a 1 inch tube size. This is actually great news. It means you can use any of them on just about any rifle.
Magnification: This measures how much the scope actually magnifies and it really varies greatly. Most can do about 3 to 9 times but we also included some that go up to 10, 20, and even 64 times magnification!
Waterproof: All of these scopes are waterproof which is great. That also means they’re fog proof, too. How do they do this? The tube is filled with nitrogen and then sealed with an O-ring so nothing can get in.
Weight: Weights on these scopes vary a lot. They range from about 4 to 20 ounces. There’s no right or wrong weight for a scope. Just make sure you can aim with the extra weight on your rifle.
Field of View: Field of view refers to how much you’re actually seeing when you look through the scope. If you see 2 numbers here, it’s the amounts at the highest and lowest amount of magnification that scope can do.
Warranty: Warranties are very important and one way to make sure you’re not losing out on a deal. Make sure you know what your warranty covers, what it doesn’t, and how long you’re covered for. You won’t regret it!
Now that we’ve gone over some of the key features you need to know, let’s get into out AR scope mount reviews. If you’re in a hurry, start right at the top of the list. The first 2 items are our top and budget picks. They’ll give you a good idea of what’s available. Read through to the end if you can. We found some really awesome scopes and you just might find the one for you. Okay, let’s go!