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The Variable-Power Optic: History & Performance

When it comes to riflescopes, variable-power units have become almost ubiquitous. To better understand variable scopes—and how to use them properly—you need to know how they work.

Riflescope Tips & Techniques: 3 Easy Tricks

Working with riflescopes doesn't have to be hard. Here are three easy tricks that will help smooth out any optical obstacles.

The Hidden Costs of Buying a Cheap Riflescope

Sometimes trying to save money by purchasing a cheap optic for your rifle can cost more, as exemplified here by Frank Melloni.

Preview: SIG Sauer SIERRA6BDX Riflescope

SIG Sauer expanded its innovative BDX lineup of riflescopes with the launch of an all-new SIERRA6BDX options with 6X magnification.

Leupold Expands VX-Freedom Riflescope Lineup in 2020

Leupold expanded its affordable VX-Freedom riflescope lineup in 2020 with models designed for use with the popular .223 Rem.

Zeroing in on Counterfeit Scopes and Sights

Is the optic you purchased for a price too-good-to-be-true is the real deal? Read more on how to spot the fakes.

Rifleman Q & A: A Winchester Riflescope?

A reader inquires about an article in American Rifleman about the use of Winchester scopes as sniper optics during World War I.

The Keefe Report: “Made Right, Made Here.” Leupold Production Record Set

For many years, Leupold proclaimed “Made Right. Made Here.” To that, in light of recent events, I might add “Made A Lot.”

Thermal And Night Vision Revealed

More and more shooters and hunters are using thermal or night vision optics these days. So what “Gen” are we on now anyway? Here’s a primer on “see in the dark” scopes—along with an inside look at how they differ and how they work.

Trijicon Introduces Long-Range AccuPower Riflescopes

Trijicon Inc. has expanded its AccuPower riflescope line to include three new long-range AccuPower riflescope models.

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