Optics Buying Guide

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To find range to your target, you could make use of technology and use a scope with integrated laser rangefinder like the Burris Eliminator (bottom.) Or, with some basic math, you can use a scope with a graduated mil-dot or MOA reticle like the Burris Veracity (top.)

Optics Buying Guide: Finding Range With A Scope

The test rifle for these examples was a Volquartsen 17 WSM Deluxe with a Burris Veracity 4-20x50 scope.
These Burris XTR Signature Rings have various inserts that allow you to "ramp" the scope for long-range shooting.

Optics Buying Guide: Scope Mounts

Different objective lens sizes should be compatible with magnification of the scope. Left to right: Burris Fullfield II 3-9x40mm, Burris XTR 2-10x42mm, and Burris Veracity 4-20x50mm.
The pattern inside is a lot more important than one might assume.

Optics Buying Guide: Scope Reticles

The Burris XTR II on the right is designed for quick turret adjustments, while the Eliminator III and Fullfield E1 have reticles designed for hold over shooting.
What's the right answer? Fixed magnification, red dot or variable zoom scope? Or maybe a combination like the Burris AR-332 and FastFire 3 on the right?
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