We brought you our top 10 new rifle releases, and now we’re going one better by giving you our top 11 scope releases!
1. Leupold VX3i 6.5-20×40 EFR
That EFR stands for Extended Focus Range – meaning this high-mag scope can focus down to 10m. Suitable for any hunting range, it’s also got a twilight light maximisation system.
2. Pulsar Thermion
Coming soon, the new Thermion thermal imaging riflescope designed by Pulsar features some of the latest thermal technology, packaged in a familiar day scope format that mounts using standard 30mm scope rings.
3. Kahles K318i
A high-quality scope packed into an ultra-short body. Now available with the unique Twist Guard windage on the left-hand side.
Price: From £2,660
4. EOTech Vudu 1-6×24
Affordable and compact in a 25mm tube, this scope is nonetheless robust, and is proofed for centrefires as well as rimfires and airguns.
5. Hawke Endurance WA
This scope is built specially for ultra-wide field of view – that WA stands for Wide Angle. It also comes with a new LRC reticle.
Price: From £399.99
6. Geco riflescope
Not just known for its ammo, Geco is in the riflescope business too – and this 3-12×56 model is ideal for low-light shooting, with optional illuminated reticle.
Price: £495 non-illum, £795 illum
7. Swarovski Z8i 0.75-6x
That’s right – this driven boar scope goes below 1x mag. This allows the scope to enter ‘View Plus’ mode for a staggering 30 per cent extra field of view.
Price: From £2,070
8. Sig Sauer BDX
Packed with technology yet still affordable, this scope was recently launched to great fanfare – read our report and full review in the December 2018 and January 2019 issues.
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Price: From £675
9. Mamba Ultralite 3-10×40
The first ever Ultralite from MTC, this scope weighs just 538 grams but is nevertheless packed with features, including mil-dot reticle and semi-target turrets.
Price: From £209.99
10. Kite KSP HD2 2-12×50
One of the new Kite range investigated in more detail in the Summer 2017 edition of Sporting Rifle, this is a scope to compete with the big boys at half the price.
Price: Around £1,100
11. Leupold VX-6HD
Ready for anything, this scope offers edge-to-edge image clarity, strong performance in low light, wide zoom range and a free custom ballistic dial.
Price: From £1,768