Tag: riflescopes

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Nikon M-Tactical vs. P-Tactical Riflescopes

By Guy J. Sagi There’s no denying the optics are crystal clear in both the Nikon P-Tactical and Nikon M-Tactical series of riflescopes, with the kind of edge-to-edge color rendition and contrast that reflect the quality we’ve come to expect from Nikon. You can’t go wrong in choosing either line, …

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Nikon P-Tactical 3-9x40mm MK1-MRAD Review

  By Guy J. Sagi The new Nikon one-inch tubed P-Tactical line of riflescopes was introduced earlier this year, and the P-Tactical 3-9x40mm version with the MK1-MRAD reticle has surprising performance, especially considering its budget-friendly MSRP. The big difference between Nikon’s P-Tactical and M-tactical is the latter has 30mm main …

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Nikon M-Tactical Riflescope 3-12x42mm SF Review

By Guy J. Sagi Nikon has broken new ground when it comes to combining performance and value in its new-for-2018 M-Tactical riflescope line. The modest prices are enough to give shooters reservations, but after getting behind some of the optics at length, I have no doubt the quality is there …

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Nikon Black FX1000 4-16×50 mm SF MRAD Review

  By Guy J. Sagi Nikon has been making quality optics at sensible prices for more than 101 years, and the tradition lives on it its new-for-2018 Nikon Black FX1000 4-16×50 mm SF riflescope. It may not pack all the extravagant features some tactical icons offer in their flagship riflescopes, …

Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25x56mm Review

  By Trampas Swanson As one of the most well-respected optics manufacturers in the world, Leupold Optics has always been known for their high quality products produced for the military, law enforcement and civilian worlds. The new Mark 5HD series scopes are just one of the newest products released intended …

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Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9x40mm Review

  By Kip Staton kipstaton.com I actually have quite a bit of leeway in what I can choose to review or not review. I enjoy trying out and checking things on the higher-end of the quality and budget spectrum, since those products are generally more interesting to me. So when …

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Steiner H4Xi 3-12×56 Review: Quality in the Basics

By Kip Staton kipstaton.com I like technical scopes. Optics with intricate elevation knobs, long instruction manuals, and complex reticles are some of my favorite things to write about. I just enjoy learning about them, using them in the field, and always looking at what’s new. So when the Steiner H4Xi …

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Kestrel 5700 Elite vs. 5700 Ballistic: Which is Right for You?

By Kip Staton kipstaton.com Many readers may balk at the high cost of entry associated with a ballistics powerhouse like the Kestrel 5700 Elite. It’s not a cheap tool, but it goes without saying that a more-than-basic wind meter is essential for the serious rifle shooter. While we did an …

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Zeiss Conquest V4 1-4x24mm Review: The Perfect 1-4x?

  By Kip Staton I like small, handy rifles. I’ve owned AR-15s with fixed and collapsible stocks, and barrels ranging from 14.5” all the way to full sized 20” guns. And the one configuration I’ve had the longest is a simple, non-free floated 14.5” carbine-gassed upper with a basic M4 …