Top 5 FFP Scopes Under 500 With Reviews

FFP scopes under 500 reviewed

If you are into long range shooting, then it’s rare to see or hear an online conversation about long range scopes, without the mention of FFP scope models. Although FFP scopes were predominately introduced for long range target shooting, they are quickly gaining favor with hunters who have to take a long-range shot. And, then, … Read more

What’s the Best Vortex Scope for Hunting?

whitetail deer in scope crosshairs

When it comes to rifle scopes, one of the most common questions I see and hear at the gun store counter regarding Vortex Optics, is: “What’s the best Vortex scope for hunting?” Well, here’s the answer, and it’s kind of a long-winded one. To a point, a definitive answer will depend on exactly a number … Read more

What’s the Best Cheap Long Range Scope? [Updated for 2023]

Weaver V24 Classic Rifle Scope

During my days working at the gun counter (for a large sporting goods chain that shall go un-named), one of the most common questions I was asked had to do with people who were just getting into long-range rifle shooting and wanted information about the best cheap long range scope on the market? Now, before … Read more

What Rifle Scope Magnification Should I Get?

If we were having the conversation about what power scope do you need 30 years ago, my responses would be far more limited because, back then, there just were not that many power ranges available on the market. The traditional 3×9 was pretty much the default to everything, and there were a few brands that … Read more

Common Rifle Scope Terminology


If you are shopping for a new rifle scope, here are a few common terms that you probably should be aware of and understand. You don’t necessarily need to be an “expert” in these terms as much as understand what they mean and how they are tied to scopes: Parallax This is basically an optical … Read more