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Rifle Scope

A telescopic sight, commonly called a scope, is a sighting device that is based on an optical refracting telescope. They are equipped with some form of graphic image pattern (a reticle) mounted in an optically appropriate position in their optical system to give an accurate aiming point. Telescopic sights are used with all types of systems that require accurate aiming but are most commonly found on firearms, particularly rifles. Other types of sights are iron sights, reflector (reflex) sights, and laser sights. The optical components may be combined with optoelectronics to form a night scope.

BigJimFish reviews the Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm front focal plane, mil/mil, high power rifle scope as part of the Sub $1k rifle scope review series
Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27x50mm on Mesa Precison Arms Crux next to Athlon Midas TAC 6-24x50mm on a Kelbly's Atlas
BigJimFish reviews the Athlon Ares BTR 4.5-27x50mm front focal plane, mil/mil, high power rifle scope as part of the Sub $1k rifle scope review series
Sightron SIIISS624x50LRFFP/MH on a Mesa Precision arms Crux with Bobro LabX rings
BigJimFish reviews the Sightron SIIISS624x50LRFFP/MH front focal plane, mil/mil, high power rifle scope as part of the Sub $1k rifle scope review series
Scope calibration is an important step to truing your ballistic software. If you have not calibrated and tested your scope for accuracy, you cannot expect positive results at distance using your ballistic solver. If you follow the truing directions with any ballistic app out there, scope calibration is a big part of the instructions.  No... Read more »
This debate is never going to end, but we should agree on the facts. Every day we see the uninformed arguments how one angular unit of measurement is better than the other. The truth of the matter is, one is not better, they are just different ways of breaking down the same thing. Personally, outside... Read more »
The $1500 space for rifle scopes is particularly saturated right now. That is not a bad thing; it just means the end-user has more options to choose from, which from our perspective is great. Sightmark has entered this space with the 5-30x Pinnacle rifle scope. The Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30x lands itself smack in the middle... Read more »
APO Custom Shop – Tactical Hunter 308K-LW by Adam Wilson APO Marksmanship Activities Coordinator I’ve spent enough time carrying precision rifles as an Army Sniper and as a professional firearms instructor to understand there’s a time and place for everything or more accurately, every rifle. Some situations call for a big bore extreme long range... Read more »
Precision Rifle Training
Lessons Learned: Precision Rifle Training After Action Report It’s a been a busy two months since the Sniper’s Hide Team Challenge in Colville WA. Two blocks of classes in Alaska, some mixed in private instruction and a Class with Long Gun Training in Upstate NY. All told in this time period we saw 90 shooters... Read more »
The Rise of the Obstinate It’s been said, more than once for sure, that ownership does not equal competence. Just ask all the guys who have wrapped their $100,000 sports car around a telephone pole. Sure they owned a Lamborghini, but the first time they kicked it in the ass they wrecked it. We see... Read more »
Sniper’s Hide Interviews David Tubb Sniper’s Hide recently attended the King of 2 Mile ULR Match at the Whittington Center in Raton New Mexico. During the competition, we interviewed several shooters including David Tubb. David Tubb is not only a world champion, but he is also a true innovator in the precision rifle field. David... Read more »
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