Tactical AR scopes come in a variety of power ranges, reticles and prices. Here are five that illustrate the broad range of choices that are available to you.

Leupold 1.5-4x20mm Mark AR MOD 1

This 9.6-ounce scope is specifically designed for ARs and comes with either a FireDot or duplex reticle, a 1-inch tube and a generous 125-MOA range for elevation and windage adjustments. (; 800-538-7653)

Leupold 1.25-4x20mm VX-R Patrol

The second-focal-plane Leupold VX-R Patrol has a 30mm tube, a lighted reticle with a motion sensor that shuts the illumination off after 5 minutes of inactivity, fully multi-coated lenses, a generous 90-MOA range of adjustments and a fast-focus eyepiece. (; 800-538-7653)

Redfield 3-9x40mm Revolution/TAC

The second-focal-plane Redfield 3-9x40mm Revolution/TAC scope has a 1-inch tube, fully multi-coated lenses and a crosshair reticle with 2-MOA stadia lines. The scope’s windage and elevation can be adjusted within a 56-MOA range. (; 877-798-9686)

Weaver 1-7x24mm Tactical

This 34mm-tubed scope has a 4-MOA, second-focal-plane red dot for use when the scope is turned to 1X for CQB distances, but it also has an etched-glass, mil-dot reticle in the first focal plane that changes size along with the image as magnification increases or decreases. The red dot can be turned off when using the mil-dot reticle. (; 866-788-7386)

Wolf Performance 1-4x32mm PSU

This Russian-made, 32mm-tubed, variable-power scope has fully multi-coated lenses and an illuminated reticle with a bullet-drop compensator and a telematic rangefinder—both of which go out to 800 meters. It has a quick-release mount that fits a standard Picatinny rail. (

This article was originally published in ‘AR Rifleman’ 2017. To pick up a copy, visit

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