Tag Archives: Optics

Budget Magnification Throw Lever

Variable magnification scopes are the standard for precision rifle competitors. Most shooters will select a magnification setting before starting the stage. However, it’s not uncommon to “lose the target” and have to back down the magnification to re-acquire it. Then swing the magnification back up to confirm that it is the right target. Small or stiff magnification rings make this difficult.

Several manufacturers offer “cat-tails” or “throw-levers” for their scopes. Others offer aftermarket solutions. They are often fairly expensive. Several years ago we came across a cheap and effective solution. Continue reading Budget Magnification Throw Lever

Ruger 10/22 Tactical Trainer (Part 1 do-over) SWFA Scope Installation

IMG_6640We have had some issues with our Ruger 10/22 Build. The accuracy we were seeing was not consistent with what we should have been getting from our modifications. When this occurs, we usually look to the weakest part first. In this case, it was our scope and mounting system. The old Tasco Golden Antler scope did not inspire confidence. It worked fine on one of our older .22 bolt guns, but we think it may have chosen this project to give up the ghost. So to resolve this situation and get back on track, we installed a SS 3-15×42 FFP rifle scope from SWFA Outdoors. To make sure the scope wasn’t going anywhere, we used a set of SWFA rings and a 20 MOA base from Evolution Gun Works. Granted, six screw caps are a little overkill for a .22LR, we can be sure that the system will hold tight after some chance encounters with the barricade. Continue reading Ruger 10/22 Tactical Trainer (Part 1 do-over) SWFA Scope Installation

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL Review

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24 PCL
Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL mounted in an Alamo Four Star DLOC 30mm Mount.

When Bushnell sent us one of their AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL, I had mixed first impressions. The market is flooded with choices for low-magnification variable AR scopes. However the more I looked at (and through) the AR Optics 1-4x, the more I liked it. The scope lists for $418 on Bushnell’s online store, but can be found for as low as $230 from online retailers like SWFA. It offers a pile of features for the price point.

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MINITS iWitness Kit Review

MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit
MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit attached to a SWFA SS 3-15x Rifle Scope

Have you ever wanted to show someone exactly what you saw through your riflescope when you took a shot? How about being able to record through your spotting scope? Would you like that video to be in high definition? How about being able to instantly upload to the internet without spending thousands of dollars? If you have a popular smartphone you are in luck. Vision Pro Shop has a solution for you. Continue reading MINITS iWitness Kit Review