We take a look at 10 of the best rifle scopes on the market for less than £1,000.

Hawke Frontier

The Frontier range of rifle scopes offers a wide choice of models boasting supreme accuracy for all hunting applications. The all-new H7 optics offer high-grade, low-dispersion crown glass with 21-layer fully multi-coated lenses. There is also a choice of LR Dot and Mil Dot illuminated reticles—all backed by the Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty.

RRP from £459
Hawke Optics
0345 345 5555

Bushnell Match Pro 

The newest entry-level competition rifle scope from Bushnell to hit the market for 2021 is the Match Pro. Features include a first focal plane that is accurate no matter what magnification you are on, and parallax that goes down to 10 yards for those close-up targets.

The Match Pro comes with a simple 10-Mil turret system for quick dialling on the firing line and the locking turrets are large, with positive clicks, to take out the guesswork and prevent accidental alterations in harsh conditions.

RRP £730
Edgar Brothers
01625 613177

Nikko Stirling Metor 3-12×56

The Metor offers brilliant images with high-end resolution and perfect edge-to-edge clarity. Excellent field of view across the series allows quick target acquisition and provides the best overview before and after the shot.

The fine-tuned illumination (from high to low) supports the shooter to avoid blinding by illumination in low light conditions. The Metor
is a perfect choice for ambitious hunters and shooters.

SRP £271.99
Highland Outdoors 
0345 099 0252 

Endurance 30 WA

Designed for all hunting disciplines, the Endurance 30 H5 optics boast an ultra-wide angle field of view with a generous 100mm eye relief. Fitted with a choice of illuminated reticles—LR Dot and LRC (Long Range Centrefire)—covering popular magnifications such as 2.5-10×50, 3-12×56 and side focus 4-16×50 and 6-24×50. Backed by the Hawke No-Fault Lifetime Warranty.

RRP from £499
Hawke Optics
0345 345 5555

Burris Four XE 

The newly redesigned Four XE rifle scope features double spring tension to guarantee a long life of service. Due to the nitrogen filling it is completely fog-free, ensuring a clear and bright point of light in all conditions. The illuminated reticle is button adjustable for brightness.

The magnification adjustment integrated in the eyepiece area is designed to be particularly easy to grip for precise adjustment, regardless of the weather. Backed by Burris’s lifetime warranty.

RRP from £575
01489 579 999 

Kite K6 Scope 

The Kite Optics K6 2.5-15×56 rifle scope combines a high level of light transmission with extraordinary image performance and 6x zoom factor. The K6 is a perfect match between high-precision components and a state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembling process.

In the large field of view sits a thin 4A reticle with a brilliant and sharp illuminated dot, allowing the fastest, safest and most accurate target acquisition.

01235 514 550 

Strike Eagle 5-25×56 FFP with EBR-7C Reticle 

With the growing interest in the PRL-style competitions in the UK, this new model slots in perfectly between the award-winning Diamondback Tactical 6-24×50 and the PST Gen II 5-25×50. Features include an illuminated reticle, new Rev Stop Zero System for a hard return to zero, and locking turrets.

In the first focal plane, the 34mm tube gives massive amounts of windage and elevation, while a built-in throw-lever offers controlled, easy magnification changes. Available in MRAD and MOA, the scope is 14.6 inches long and weighs around 850 grams. 

Country Sports Wholesale
01462 743223 

Hawke Sidewinder 

Redesigned from the ground up, with Hawke’s H5 optics, the latest Sidewinder models are a huge upgrade on the outgoing range. Lighter, stronger, 4in eye relief, better crown glass, improved illumination and a new locking turret system with witness window—these are just some of the reasons to upgrade to the Sidewinder. 

Hawke Optics
0345 345 5555

Leupold RX-2800 TBR

Long-range shooting will test your limits with every shot. The distances people are accurately shooting are staggering, which is where the RX-2800 TBR/W Alpha IQ digital rangefinder from Leupold comes into play.

With ½ yard accuracy out to 2,800 yards, 7x magnification, and an easy-to-read OLED display (visible at night), this lightning-quick rangefinder is guaranteed to stretch your skills.

The Alpha IQ digital rangefinder makes ranging smaller targets quicker than ever before, while True Ballistic Range technology takes into account the rifle’s ballistics and the angle of your shot. A rubber armour coating provides grip in all weather conditions. 

Viking Arms 
01423 780810 

Kite Optics Stabilised APC

Image-stabilised binoculars provide a shake-free view at high magnification—but while rival binoculars offer a correction angle of 0.5 to 1 degree, the Stabi APC 30 binoculars correct the image stability by up to 3 degrees.

A world first that makes image-stabilised binoculars your best viewing tool, including in the field or on the hill. This compact and lightweight model is available in 10×30 and 12×30 versions.

Kite Optics
+32 (0) 50 69 23 19

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