Great Cheap 4-12 Power Rifle Scope

Are you needing a cheap/inexpensive 4-12 power rifle scope that will last for many years?

Don’t or Can’t pay $300-$400 for a good rifle scope?

How about  UNDER $100????

Take a close look at the UTG 3-12×44 mm scope. It is a 30 mm scope and not a 1″ so you will need a 30mm set of rings.

Here are the specifications

  • Scope features 30-millimeter tube with multi emerald-coated lenses for optimized light transmission
  • Built on True Strength Platform
  • Scope is completely sealed and nitrogen-filled for shock-, fog-, and rain-proof performance
  • 3x-to-12X magnification
  • 30-millimeter tube diameter
  • 44-millimeter objective diameter
  • 34′-8.4′ field of view at 100 yards
  • 84-to-72-millimeter eye relief
  • 13.1-to-3.7-millimeter exit pupil
  • 0.25-inch click value at 100 yards
  • 355.6mm length and 25.6-ounce weight
  • Includes limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty

The UTG 3-12 x 42 mm scope is not a light weight scope…it’s pretty heavy and this is why it can take some punishment and still maintain zero. So if you want a light weight scope then this is not for you. But if you want something that is well built and rugged, then you should seriously consider it. It’s a great scope for tactical purposes and hunting. If you want to read some of the 127, 4 star reviews.

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Scope

I’m looking for a scope for my newly ordered H&R Ultra Slug Hunter shotgun and I ran across the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot. I was thinking about a red dot scope because they are great for quick sight acquisition and long eye relief. Eye relief on a 12 gauge slug gun is pretty important. I had a red dot scope on my .416 Rigby rifle and it was great.

Bushnell Red Dot Sight

Anyway the Bushnell Red Dot looks nice and the price is great but is it a good one that will last? I looked at the reviews ( and wow!!! 704 reviews with an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. Everyone that bought one was surprised how good it is for the low price. Aimpoints and Eotechs are much more expensive.

Here are the specifications:

  • Amber light high contrast lens coating
  • 11 red dot brightness settings
  • Sturdy Weaver or Picatinny mount
  • 3 MOA red dot
  • 100% waterproof.fogproof/shockproof construction
  • Requires 1 CR2032 battery
  • 1 x 25 mm objective

The positive reviews certainly made it easy for me to chose the Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot scope. Bushnell makes some really high quality optics. I used to think they were cheap and poor quality. I was Wrong.

Pulsar Digital Night Vision Recon 550R Rifle Scope

The perfect addition to any AR-15…a Pulsar Digital Night Vision scope. Tactical ops cannot be complete without night maneuvers right? A night vision scope makes it happen.

The Pulsar Digital Night Vision 550R scope is a reasonably priced night vision scope and very good quality too. It features fine image quality and high resolution. It can be used day or night unlike what most people think. There are multiple switchable reticles for flexibility and a 5 lens eyepiece which produces a spectacular image. The 550R is equipped with an integrated video recorder to capture image observations.


EoTech EXPS3-4 Holographic Weapon Sight with G33FTS Magnifier

The EoTech EXPS3-4 Holographic Weapon Sight with G33FTS Magnifier is an advanced weapon sighting system adopted by U.S. Special Forces Command or SOCOM. This is the standard close quarter battle weapon optic. This really says it all about this sight. If the US Special Forces chose this optic for their standard then it has to be the best there is.

EoTech EXPS3-4 Features

  • 65 MOA ring with four 1 MOA dots
  • Quick detach mount lever for 1″ weaver base and picatinny rail
  • 10 brightness settings
  • Return to zero repeatability to within 2 MOA
  • Waterproof to 33 feet
  • True 2 eye shooting
  • 600 continuous hour battery life
  • 7mm raised base

EoTech EXPS3-4 Holographic Weapon Sight with G33FTS Magnifier

Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA Sight with Picatinny Mount

The Burris Fastfire III sight is designed for quick target acquisition at close range. It is well suited for both rifles like the AR-15 and shotguns. The Fastfire is a very rugged sight and is able to withstand bumps and scrapes without failure. It is ideal for both hunting and tactical situations and offers either a 3 MOA or 8 MOA dot. The Burris Fastfire is completely waterproof and super light weight. It mounts on either a picatinny rail or weaver scope mounts.

Burris makes excellent optics and has for many years. Burris is known for quality sighting equipment.

Burris Fastfire III 3 MOA Sight

Aimpoint Micro H-1 Red Dot Sight

Red dot sights are becoming more popular because of the sighting nature. It’s much easier and faster to place a red dot on a target than crosshairs. Crosshairs require thinking where as a red dot does not. When game stops for a fraction of a second, a red dot sight allows a quick no-thinking response and usually an on-target shot.

The Aimpoint Micro H-1 red dot sight has a 2 MOA red dot which is smaller than a fox’s head at 100 yards. That’s pretty small yet very visible. The Aimpoint Micro H-1 is battery operated and has a battery life of 5 years of constant use.

Aimpoint Micro H-1

Law enforcement and hunters alike use the Aimpoint Micro red dot sight because of it’s instinctive sighting nature. Placing a red dot on a target is instinctive and happens very fast. No other sighting is as quick as a red dot sight.