Before Mike took over from Bill and the team, this site once was the home of a fantastic tool called the MicroLevel to help resolve canting errors. Read an extract from the old team below: However you look at it canting or tilting a firearm causes errors in accuracy. (See our articles on canting.) Canting or
Cant Errors Explained (also see “Varmint Hunter” July 1999 magazine article) Introduction In precision shooting there are many factors that affect the ability of a shooter to hit a target with accuracy. One of these factors is cant error. Cant error is the result of not holding the rifle bore axis and the scope axis in
Cant test The following test was designed to illustrate the results of canting a scoped rifle. Targets were shot with airgun, smallbore, and highpower rifles at preprinted targets designed to help the shooter intentionally introduce a known cant. Definitions:Cant: any deviation from a vertical hold position.Vertical hold: where the scope is held directly above the barrel. Background
Instructions for Vertical Reticle Instrument Important Safety Information Safe handling and use of firearms depends on you. Always follow the manufacturers safety instructions provided with your firearm. If you do not have this information contact the manufacturer of the firearm and request it. Always follow established firearm safety rules and practices. Firearms retailers and shooting
MicroLevel Features The problem of rifle canting or tilting won’t go away. Now you can conquer the complex problem with a simple to use device. The Long-Shot Microlevel® is a precision electronic device that indicates to the shooter in his peripheral vision when a True Vertical Position has been achieved. The device mounts to the ocular
Aimpoint Micro Series – What’s the Difference? There’s no question that Aimpoint has set the industry standard for red dot sights, so buying one is a no-brainer. What’s the difference and which Aimpoint sight should you go for? Sight With Mount Aimpoint H1 vs T1 Aimpoint H2 vs T2 Sight Without Mount Aimpoint H1 vs
Comparing Aimpoint PRO and EOTech 512 Sights You’ve arrived to the point in your journey where you’re ready to choose an optic for your weapon. A quality sight is essential in order to improve your target acquisition and improving shot accuracy. If you’ve already got this far, then you’re probably aware of the biggest names
Aimpoint Pro vs Aimpoint Comp M4/M4s – Which is Best? Aimpoint remains a superior choice when it comes to red dot sights and the brand now has a diverse line of products for military operations, modern sporting and hunting. As an entry level shooter or a professional, you are sure to find something from Aimpoint’s
Aimpoint ACO vs PRO – Which is Best? Today we will be comparing two sights from the same brand, the Aimpoint ACO and the Aimpoint PRO, two very similar and popular sights that can be hard to choose between. On one hand we have a very capable and successful patrol rifle optic and that has
Trijicon MRO vs Aimpoint Pro – Which is Best? Looking for a comparative buying guide between the Trijicon MRO vsAimpoint Pro red dot sights? (Jump straight to our best red dot optic list) You’ve come to the right place. Both rifle sights are comparable in price, and each one brings solidbenefits. The sights can be
Looking for a comparative buying guide between the Vortex Venom and Vortex Viper? You’ve come to the right place. Both are comparable in price. In fact, there are mini Red Dot optics on the market today that cost two to three times the price of these Vortex models. We discuss the features of both sights to
Aimpoint PRO Review – Everything You Need to Know Trying to set themselves apart from the competition, Aimpoint resolves to (and succeeds in) creating a worthwhile red dot optic at an inoffensive price. Aimpoint is really trying to pack all of the value that they can into this red dot sight for the money, sacrificing
Vortex Viper Review – Is this Red Dot Sight Worth It? Our Rating: 7.6 Accuracy: 8.5 Features: 7 Optics: 7.5 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 6 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex decides that low profile red dot optics are such a bustling market that they should offer two products at the same time. Spoiler
Vortex SPARC AR vs SPARC II – Which is Best? The budget red dot market is highly competitive. Even for the well-known Vortex Optics, there are multiple models in competition with one another. Thanks to the fact that a good sight lasts a lifetime, companies even end up competing with their deprecated models. This is
Burris AR-332 Review Our Rating: 8.6 Accuracy: 9 Features: 8.5 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 8.5 Value: 8 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell In a market rife with copycats and cheap imitations, Burris makes a mark with a high-quality tactical scope offering a lot for the price. What’s the Scope? Thanks to prism optics and
Burris Eliminator III LINE Review Our Rating: 9.6 Accuracy: 10.0 Features: 10.0 Optics: 9.5 Construction Quality: 9.5 Value: 6 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Burris shoots and scores with an excellent line of ballistic laserscopes that makes shooting easier than you ever thought it could be. What’s the Scope? Available in a 4-16x50mm and a
Burris FastFire III Review Our Rating: 8.2 Accuracy: 9 Features: 7 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 7 Value: 9 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Burris’s next iteration in the FastFire series is a convincingly strong amendment to the structure and design of the FastFire II. They’ve designed a diverse sight that’s well worth the relatively
Burris MTAC 4.5 Review Our Rating: 7.6 Accuracy: 8.25 Features: 6.75 Optics: 8 Construction Quality: 7.5 Value: 7.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell An excellent all-rounder that’s since been discontinued, the Burris MTAC 4.5-14×42 is a great scope with a very unique reticle and features that compare well to optics at an even-higher price
Bushnell TRS 25 Review Our Rating: 7 Accuracy: 7 Features: 6 Optics: 8 Construction Quality: 6.5 Value: 7.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Bushnell has come out with a micro red dot optic that manages to confuse the entire market by being great 90% of the time and defective 10% of the time. Ideal
EOTech 512 Review Our Rating: 8.4 Accuracy: 9 Features: 8 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 7 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell EOTech’s entry-level holographic sight offers everything you’d need expertly crafted in a must-buy package – just as long as you aren’t thinking you’ll need night vision capabilities. What’s the Scope? The EOTech
Leupold LCO Review Our Rating: 9.2 Accuracy: 10 Features: 9 Optics: 9.5 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 8.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Leupold sets themselves apart by creating a super high quality red dot against which all other red dots should be measured. A worthwhile purchase, for certain. What’s the Scope? A high-quality and
Leupold VX-2 3-9x40mm Review Our Rating: 7.8 Accuracy: 9 Features: 6 Optics: 8 Construction Quality: 9.5 Value: 8.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell A fan-favorite entry-level hunting scope was discontinued, and a lot of people got upset. If your impulse is to say that maybe they were upset for a reason, you’d be right.
MeproLight M21 Review Our Rating: 7.8 Accuracy: 8.5 Features: 7 Optics: 7.5 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 7 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell For infantry and patrol, a matter of a split-second can make all the difference, and for infantry in situations where supplies are hard to come by, the amount of maintenance required by
Nightforce SHV Review Our Rating: 9.0 Accuracy: 9.0 Features: 9.0 Optics: 10.0 Construction Quality: 10.0 Value: 7.0 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Nightforce’s SHV builds on the reputation for excellent quality that Nightforce has created for themselves and does it justice – at a (relatively) low price point and with really, really great materials.
Nikon Buckmasters 2 Review Our Rating: Accuracy: Features: Optics: Construction Quality: Value: Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Nikon’s Buckmasters II line is a really promising set of entry-level scopes that won’t break your wallet but will more than do the job if you’re just looking to start hunting or get into basic target shooting.
Nikon ProStaff 3 9×40 Review Our Rating: 9 Accuracy: 8.75 Features: 8.25 Optics: 9 (Considering the price) Construction Quality: 9 (Considering the price) Value: 10 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Reviewing is an art. In this art, you’re expected to review things not based on what they could be, but based on what they’re
Nikon Rimfire II Review Our Rating: 7.2 Accuracy: 8 Features: 6.5 Optics: 7 Construction Quality: 7 Value: 7.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell In a market where scopes aren’t top priority, Nikon seeks to change that buy putting out a high-quality .22 worthy scope that is well worth your money. What’s the Scope? Despite
Sig Sauer Romeo 5 Review Our Rating: 9.4 Accuracy: 10 Features: 9 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 10 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell If you want a red dot and only have less than $200 to spend – buy this one. No questions asked. What’s the Scope? Sig Sauer decides that in an
Trijicon MRO Review Our Rating: 6.8 Accuracy: 8.5 Features: 6 Optics: 5.5 Construction Quality: 8.0 Value: 6.0 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Trijicon tries to put out a worthwhile reflex sight and does, in a word, okay. However, the optics and the muddy adjustments make you wonder if your money may have been better
Trijicon RMR Review Our Rating: 7 Accuracy: 9 Features: 6 Optics: 5 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 6 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Trijicon really manages to let me down with the RMR series. Your mileage may vary, but I wouldn’t recommend this sight to many. What’s the Scope? A series of small holographic red-dot
Vortex Crossfire REVIEW Our Rating: 6.6 Accuracy: 8 Features: 6 Optics: 7 Construction Quality: 6 Value: 6 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell In a rare misstep, Vortex completely misses the mark on the Crossfire. An otherwise great sight is ruined by the fact that a lot of them have manufacturing defects. Money is best
Vortex Golden Eagle Review Our Rating: 9.2 Accuracy: 10 Features: 9 Optics: 10 Construction Quality: 8 Value: 9 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell If you have the money and need a scope that can basically land you a perfect shot at any distance greater than 100 yards, this is the one for you. Intended
Vortex SPARC AR Review Our Rating: 9 Accuracy: 9 Features: 8 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 10 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex’s high quality offerings continue to stun, this time in the arena of red dot optics. Regardless of what you’re looking for in a red dot optic, Vortex makes sure that
Vortex SPARC II Review Our Rating: 8.6 Accuracy: 9 Features: 8 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 7.5 Value: 9.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex’s discontinued SPARC II continues to this day to stand up well against the competitors, even in a higher price range. It’s a very worthy sight that everyone interested in a
Vortex Spitfire 3x Review Our Rating: 8.7 Accuracy: 9.5 Features: 7 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 8 Value: 10 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Sporting rifle owners rejoice – yet another well-known company has come out with a great close-to-medium range scope, and this one might just be the best one in the price range.
Vortex Strike Eagle vs Primary Arms 1-6 – Which is Best? There are few scopes that offer such raw versatility as the 1-6x scope. The scopes are renowned for being able to be used in a variety of settings. Whether you’re out on a hunt, looking for something to improve your tactical performance, or just
Vortex Strikefire Review Our Rating: 7.8 Accuracy: 9 Features: 6 Optics: 7 Construction Quality: 8 Value: 9 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex’s no-frills entry to the Strikefire series stands the test of time as a great entry-level red dot optic. Worth the purchase if you come across one What’s the Scope? The Vortex
Vortex StrikeFire II Review Our Rating: 7.8 Accuracy: 9 Features: 7 Optics: 8 Construction Quality: 7 Value: 8 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Budget red dots are a crowded market – Vortex makes it easier to purchase without fear by having all of their options be pretty great, the StrikeFire II included. What’s the
Vortex Viper HST 6-24×50 Review Our Rating: 7.9 Accuracy: 9.0 Features: 7.0 Optics: 8.5 Construction Quality: 8.5 Value: 6.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex wants to give their customers a solid middle-of-the-road scope. People loyal to Vortex will love it, people wanting a good precision scope will like it, and people who need
Vortex Viper PST Gen 2 Review Our Rating: 8.4 Accuracy: 9.0 Features: 7.0 Optics: 8.5 Construction Quality: 8.0 Value: 9.5 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex brings out a solid upper-mid range offering for those looking to shell out a little bit but still wanting the best bang for their buck. What’s the Scope?
ATN_X-Sight_II Review Our Rating: 9.4 Accuracy: 9 Features: 10 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 9 Value: 10 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell ATN’s X-Sight II offers high-tier shooting at any hour at a mid-tier price, with video and photo capturing added into the cocktail. What’s the Scope? The X-Sight II comes in two different magnifications:
Athlon ARGOS Line Review Our Rating: 7.8 Accuracy: 9 Features: 8 Optics: 7 Construction Quality: 7 Value: 8 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell The Argos BTR line isn’t a no-go, but it’s not an automatic go either. Consider it, but don’t buy without comparing to others in the same price range, preferably in person
Sig Sauer Tango 4 Line Review Our Rating: 9 Accuracy: 10 Features: 8 Optics: 9 Construction Quality: 10 Value: 8 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Sig Sauer’s Tango 4 line serves as a sterling example of Sig Sauer’s general dedication to making optics that are of excellent quality. What’s the Scope? The line offers
Vortex SPARC II vs StrikeFire II – Which is Best? Low-end red dots are hit or miss. Vortex is always trying to prove that you don’t have to spend a lot in order to get a great red dot shooting experience. Here, we’re going to be comparing two sights from their two most popular budget
Sig Sauer Whiskey 3 LINE Review Our Rating: 8.8 Accuracy: 9.0 Features: 7.0 Optics: 9.0 Construction Quality: 9.0 Value: 10.0 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Sig Sauer’s Whiskey 3 line offers a really promising opportunity for new shooters who are looking for a good scope prime for medium- to long-range shooting. What’s the Scope?
Vortex Strike Eagle Review Our Rating: 7.9 Accuracy: 8.0 Features: 7.5 Optics: 8.0 Construction Quality: 8.0 Value: 8.0 Buy on Amazon In a Nutshell Vortex’s Strike Eagle line isn’t as good as it really could be. Disappointing coming from them, but it’s still a really good line with a lot to be said for it.
Best Red Dot Sight Introduction Red dot sights are the ubiquitous choice for shooters who want a little aiming assistance in short to mid-range combat. By optionally adding in magnification, you can also extend the effective range of your red dot sight, letting you shoot much further. There are a lot of perks to using
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All Scope Reviews All Sight Reviews Guides & How-To All Cant Errors Explained (also see “Varmint Hunter” July 1999 magazine article) Introduction In precision shooting, there are many factors that affect the ability of a shooter to hit a target with accuracy. One of these factors is the cant error. Cant error is the result of
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