Top 10 Best Rifle Scope For 30 06 Reviews
Magnification & OL
Bushnell Elite 3500 DOA 600 Riflescopes, 3-9 X 40
3-9 X 40
DOA 600 cf reticle
33.8/11@3x / 11.5/4@9x
Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm Accu-Range Reticle
3x: 32.9 ft / 9x: 13.1 ft (@ 100yd)
Leupold VX-2 3-9x40mm Riflescope
34.6 - 14.6' @ 100 yd / 11.5 - 4.9 m @ 100 m
Burris Scopes 2.75x20mm 200269 Scout Riflescope, Heavy-Plex
Heavy Plex Reticle
Low-High: 15 Exit Pupil (mm) Low -High: 7.3 Click Value (@100 Yards)
Vortex Optics Diamondback HP 4-16x42 Riflescope
23.8-6.1 feet /100 yards
Nikon ProStaff 4-12 x 40 Black Matte Riflescope
23.6-7.3( @ 100 yards 4x/@ 100 yards 12x)
BARSKA 3-1E8E8E82x50 IR Huntmaster Pro
30/30 infrared cross reticle
35-ft 100 yards at 3X
Leupold VX-1 3-9x40 Waterproof Riflescope
14.6-34.6 ft(@100 yds)
Score: 5 Andrew Garfield
Bushnell Elite 3500 3-9x is a very well-constructed scope, built in Japan. The scope comes with a one-piece tube design, and it is torture-tested to ensure reliability in the fiercest Magnum calibers.
Based on 1-inch aluminum tube, these lightweight Elite 3500 Riflescope measures overall length of12 inches and weight of 14.2 ounces, allowing it to be low mounted so make sure it will fit your application.
Utilizing 60 layers of coatings on each lens surfaces and the multicoated lenses with a wide band coating, the standard 40mm objective lenses deliver enough brightness during final minutes before dusk and dawn when game animals are most active.
This zoom scope has a 3x magnification ratio and an adjustable fast-focus eyepiece which you can turn clockwise or counter-clockwise to give you the sharpest view for your particular vision.
- The Bushnell Elite 3500 3-9x40mm riflescope has a modest eye relief of 3.3 inches that can be a little tricky to new buyers and inexperienced shooters of .30-06.
- Since the Bushnell Elite is engineered with a lower price tag on the mind, it came without illumination crosshair located in a second focal plane.
As all-around scope, the Bushnell Elite 3500 features classic 3-9x magnification making it one of the best configuration for big game hunting and perfect for close to mid-range hunting or shooting.
After all, comparing clarity and price, the Bushnell Elite 3500 beats all rivals and offers excellent performance for a decent price.
Score: 4.8 Andrew Garfield
Since 2008 Leupold has become the parent company of the Redfield Gun Sight Company. They have continued to produce optics, but Redfield riflescopes are generally cheaper than Leupold optics.
However, the Redfield Revolution series is practically the same scope as the Leupold VX-1 3-9X40 riflescope, but for the less money.
The Redfield Revolution is their flagship series consisting of five models. This particular 3-9X variable zoom model is one of three that have the same magnification in this series.
Actual magnification is 3,3-8,5x, but anyway, this is almost the most preferred power range among old school and traditional hunters.
Featuring probably the most common magnification in hunting circles, Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm provides zoom power for hunters with all types of shooting conditions and distances.
- However, the knobs require a tool or the rim of a cartridge to make adjustments since they are not fingertip adjustable.
- However, this classic system is a little slow and time-consuming if you are comparing it to the prevailing fast focus.
The Redfield brand has a reputation that borderlines minimalist but efficient design tried and proved during decades. For shooting at 100-300 yards, it is hard to beat the Revolution 3-9X40 model we reviewed, especially when you mount it with the more stable and precise low mounting rings on your .30-06 deer rifle.
Score: 5 Andrew Garfield
According to great ratings have been given online, a solid number of reviewers can prove the Leupold VX series of riflescopes is an American favorite.
Leupold has upgraded its classic scope to remain thoroughly relevant to today's firearm industry. The VX-2 3-9x40mm is reintroduced with latest optic technology upgrades including the high-resolution lenses for optimum visuals and diverse reticle options.
Leupold VX-2 family consists of the eight models according to power range and lens size. This particular VX-2 model has 3-9x power range that features versatile 3:1 zoom ratio, which is perfect for close to medium range shooting and big game hunting applications.
Also, 40mm objective lens diameter paired with an Index Matched Lens System maximizes light transmission and provides you with a bright and crisp image even in low light scenarios.
- While the clicks are tactile and audible, there have been few complaints about dials and adjustments issues such as focal problems with targets in the less than 50 yards range at 9x magnification.
Although Leupold VX-2 is not suitable for dedicated long-range hunting and tactical shooters, this is a good and effective optics appropriate for average whitetail or other big game shooting inside 400 yards and a perfect match with .30-06 caliber rifles.
Moderately priced, Leupold VX-2 3-9X40 as a mid-entry level scope is ideal for scouting and field hunting suited perfectly for the needs of today's woodsman and shooters.
Score: 4.8 Andrew Garfield
The scout's riflescopes are designed to be used with both eyes opened and maintained shooters peripheral vision while shooting. The scout optic concept predicts to be mounted well forward on the rifle allowing for the fast target sighting compared to standard rear mounted scopes.
The combo of lightweight scout rifle and slim scout scope is intended for quicker combat/hunting precision shooting for close to medium-range distance, but these scopes are tack drivers at 100 yards and less.
Because of their double spring-tensioned design, the Scout Riflescopes can more efficiently absorb a shock from powerful loads such as .308 or .30-06 Springfield.
- Despite having a somewhat hefty price tag, the Burris scout scope has an insufficient eye distance from the ocular. The Scout Scope’s 7.3 inches of eye relief will require being carefully placed to avoid sacrificing a comfortable shooting position.
- Another common problem with scout scopes is their poor low light visibility, so if you intend to purchase Burris 2.75x20mm for hunting the image may be darker than you would want.
Anyway, this scout riflescope is meant for action and to be mounted on scout rifles, whose concept was developed by the legendary Col. Jeff Cooper.
Since the Burris set the standard for Scout Scopes, durability and lowest mounting capabilities, this quality constructed product would fill its intended purpose quite nicely.
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Score: 4.8 Andrew Garfield
The Diamondback HP (High Performance) riflescopes are upgraded versions of regular Diamondbacks and generally the next evolution of the 3-9×40 scopes that have been mounted on hundreds of thousands of hunting rifles over the years.
As the latest addition to the company's line of optics, Diamondback HP 4-16x42mm comes with 4x optical zoom range, capped reset turrets, improved more extended eye relief and a side focus/parallax adjustment.
The single-piece body is constructed from a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum with a traditional one-inch diameter of the main tube.
While the scope has O-ring seals that prevent moisture and water from entering it has also been purged with argon gas so that it won't get fogged from within.
- Some customers have complained about the turret tracking issues and the easily scuffed body finish. One of the other downsides refers to a BDC style reticle because at last shooting light is hard to see crosshairs as they are so thin.
The Vortex Optics Diamondback HP 4-16x42 can be utilized for other activities, but it is best suited for hunting. The Diamondback HP line struck a perfect balance between qualities and cost while keeping a trim profile and providing optimal mounting height.
Score: 4.6 Andrew Garfield
The Nikon ProStaff is for those who want a dependable rifle scope for their 30 06. Its aluminum polymer body is extra durable. The riflescope also has 4-12x magnification so if you need to get a closer look at your target, it is easy to do so.
The ProStaff has a 40 mm objective lens, and it works together with the magnification. Its optical lens are fully coated, providing better light transmission so you can see your target better.
The optics also make it easy to aim and lock targets even if it’s low light or there is some fog. Its zero reset turret is well-designed, and thanks to the adjustment knob you’ll be able to set the ProStaff just the way you want it.
The ProStaff also has a 3.7 inch eye relief so you will feel comfortable shooting and targeting for long stretches.
The ProStaff scope is easy to adjust, ideal for beginners and anyone who doesn’t want to be bothered by a complicated scope. If you’re looking for a rifle scope for target practice and hunting, the ProStaff is a good bet.
Score: 4 Andrew Garfield
The Huntmaster Pro is designed not just for hunting but also target practice. The optics are sharp so even if there’s little light visibility is still good. The scope is fully compatible with the 30 06 and mounting presents no problems.
The Huntmaster Pro allows for very accurate aim and rapid target acquisition. It has a 303/30 IR reticle, and with multiple brightness adjustments you’ll get the appropriate visibility level.
The objective lens is sizable and combined with the multicoated optics lead to greater visibility. The crosshair is just the right level of thickness and is very sharp. The optics are vivid and clear but there is no glare.
The image is bright and the contrast is sharp, making it easy to distinguish features. The scope is fog proof and waterproof so you it’s usable in different conditions.
Its elevation and windage control are well implemented so it’’s easy to fine tune. Finally, the solid construction guarantees the scope is going to last a long time.
The Barska is a very good rifle scope, accurate and effective not just for hunting but target shooting too. For beginners and advanced 30 06 enthusiasts, the rifle scope delivers.
Score: 4.7 Andrew Garfield
The VX-1 has many of the features you’ll need to acquire targets and improve your aim. It is oxygen purged and filled with nitrogen, and this makes the scope fog and waterproof.
The optics are clear and the image’s sharp contrast provides a lot of detail. The adjustable dials provide additional control and precision. Using your fingers you’ll be able to zero in and aim with greater accuracy.
Grouping at 100 yards is easy. The finish is smooth and the scope mounts securely. We also have to say that the scope provides excellent visuals at night.
This is due to the optics’ design, and speaks well of the brand’s quality control. If you’re hunting at dusk or dawn, the enhanced brightness will definitely help. The simple controls will also appeal to beginners.
The magnification is clear and it’s easy to zoom in. The reticle is sharp and it simplifies target locking. If you’re new to rifle scopes or need an upgrade from the one you’re using, this scope will fit the bill.
Leupold has made several high quality rifle scopes, and the VX-1 ranks among the most versatile. For hunting, targeting varmint and shooting, the VX-1 gets a thumbs-up.