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308 AR Scopes

Nikon Monarch X AR Rifle Scope, Nikon M-308 Rifle Scope

Without question the Nikon Monarch line of rifle scopes is one of the most popular scopes for the AR-15 rifle. It’s priced within reach of most shooters with performance and features that rival much more costly scopes.

Nikon M-308 Rifle Scope | 308 AR Scopes | Picture of a Nikon Scope for DPMS 308 Rifles

Nikon M-308 Rifle Scope

In addition to the Monarch X there’s is a low cost Monarch and premium Monarch Gold lines available. Many of the Monarch Gold models include Tactical/Target Turrets in the box. The models that don’t include the additional turrets will have them available directly from Nikon. Update – Since posting this Nikon has come out with many “Tactical” scopes with caliber specific reticles. In case of the .308 they are referred to as the Nikon M-308. In my opinion the M-308 along with their .223 counterpart the M-223 are the best value scopes available for their respective platforms. Check them out here.

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NightForce Tactical 5.5-22×56 RifleScopes 308 AR

NightForce Tactical NXS 5.5-22x56 308 AR Scope DPMS 308 Scope | 308 AR Scopes

NightForce Tactical NXS 5.5-22×56 Scope | 308 AR Scopes

NightForce Tactical 5.5 – 22×56 Riflescopes meet the demands of shooters and hunters by combining performance and innovation in a riflescopes without sacrificing ruggedness, dependability, and craftsmanship. Night-Force NXS Riflescopes are the number one choice for military and law enforcement professional who demand unfailing, repeatable performance.

These NXS Riflescopes by Night Force offer several distinct enhancements, delivering perfect reliability and accuracy. NightForce Scopes are the finest and most advanced scopes ever produced. Developed for the military’s extreme long range shooting and hard target acquisition, the 5.5-22×56 NXS Riflescopes by Night Force provide broad and magnification and range, combined with a large field-of-view, four inches of eye relief and 100 M.O.A. elevation travel.

This range of magnification and internal adjustment allow most .50 BMG’s to achieve the 2,000-yard mark with accuracy. These NF NXS Rifle-Scopes are numbered among the most advanced field tactical scopes ever produced. Night-Force established new standards for performance when they debuted these scopes, and they remain the benchmark by which all other scopes are measured. When either in the battlefield or out for a hunt having your scope zeroed-in is important not only for safety but also for that any once in a lifetime shot.

Make a radical adjustment to your NightForce Rifle-Scope ‘s elevation setting and returning your zero setting can be almost impossible, especially when in fast paced and stressful situations. Nightforce ZeroStop ‘s relies on a precisely machined internal stop that will not shift or loosen. Our Zero Stop technology was designed at the request of Tier One U.S. military forces, and has been proven in the field under the most rigorous conditions. Now NightForce offers the same tested design to the public.

Valdada IOR Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope 4 x 24 M2 .223 Cam

VAL-4x24M2 – 223 IOR Valdada’s M2 4×24 Tactical scope is designed for rugged use on a wide array of .223 caliber rifles. Its 30mm tube readily accepts STANAG or Weaver-style rings for attachment to virtually any common mount. It retains the basic characteristics of the M1 model with the addition of an ocular focus.

    • Photo engraved, illuminated range finding reticule
    • T3 lens coating system, developed by Carl Zeiss consisting of full multi coating and anti-reflection treatment eliminating glare and maximizing light transmission
    • 6061 T6 Mil spec alloy housing, “O” ring sealed and nitrogen filled
    • 30mm tube diameter
    • Finger-adjustable knobs
    • Bullet drop compensated cam for .223 cal. 62gr projectile for ranges from 200 to 800 meters
    • Adjustable Diopter
    • Waterproof – Fog proof – Shockproof
    • Superior optical glass by Schott Glasswerk, Germany
    • Reticule Choices: Dot Ranging or CQB Tactical Reticule

Valdada IOR Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope CQB Reticle

Valdada IOR Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope CQB Reticle

Valdada IOR Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope MP9 Reticle

Valdada IOR Long Range Tactical Rifle Scope MP9 Reticle


Zeiss Conquest 308AR AR-10 Rifle Scopes

The Zeiss Conquest line of scopes is much like the Nikons above. They offer incredible performance nearly on par with rifle scopes that cost $1000-$2000 more than the Zeiss Conquest. Zeiss has a wide range of unique reticles for any shooting situation. View the reticles here at the Zeiss web site

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Zeiss Conquest 308AR AR-10 Rifle Scopes


Millett AR Rifle Scopes

Millett got a bit of a bad reputation when the LRS and TRS scopes were release. They were also noted for poor customer service at that time. Well the quality issues are resolved and Bushnell is the parent company of Millett solving the temporary customer service issue. DMS,TRS, LRS, Buck Gold             Millet_Rifle_Scope Millett DMS Rifle Scope

Leupold Alumina Lens Covers

Leupold Alumina Lens Covers for 308 Scopes

Leupold Alumina Lens Covers

Leupold’s Alumina flip-back lens covers provide protection against water, snow, dust, and dirt; yet allow your scope to be ready at a moment’s notice. These thread-on covers feature powerful rare earth magnets to hold the lens covers securely closed. Objective and eyepiece covers feature triple O-ring seals to keep the lens clean and dry. These covers feature rugged aluminum construction. They flip back to a low-profile position where they are out of the way and out of your line of sight. Leupold Alumina flip-back lens covers are available for most Leupold scope objectives and eyepieces. More info here. The lens covers are quite simply the best flip back, flip up lens covers period. They are expensive but worth every cent. These lens covers should come standard rather then the Leupold branded Butler Creek Blizzard Scope Covers.