Comparing Leupold vs Nikon Scopes

Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40 Scope

At last check, there are probably 50+ different rifle scope brands on the market, and new manufacturers pop up every year. Inevitably, all the different brands lead to comparisons and brand-based opinions comparing one brand to another. As one of the most popular US-based brands, Leupold is frequently included as a comparison point for other … Read more

Comparing the Nikon M223 vs P223 AR Scopes

Given the AR platform’s growing popularity, many rifle scope brands have been diligently working to extend their rifle scope options built exclusively for the AR-15 and AR-10 platforms. Nikon Optics was no different and jumped headfirst into this growing market in 2010, with the introduction of the Nikon M223 line of scopes. This line was … Read more

Are Refurbished Nikon Scopes Any Good?

Even though Nikon has stopped producing riflescopes, I still get many Nikon scope related questions at my day job. One that seems to come up quite a bit is this one: are refurbished Nikon scopes any good? There seems to be quite a bit of misinformation floating around about factory Nikon refurbished scopes, so let … Read more

Nikon Slughunter Scopes

Nikon Slug Hunter Shotgun scope in Realtree APG

Over the years, Nikon Optics has offered several popular shotgun scope models. While most all the different models proved to be good sellers, none were as popular as the Nikon Slughunter scope models. The Nikon Slughunter scope series was introduced in 2007 and was designed as a riflescope made explicitly for use on a shotgun … Read more