10 Best Scope For 308 Hunting Rifle

Updated on: September 2022

Best Scope For 308 Hunting Rifle in 2022


Nikon 3-9x40 BDC Reticle Black Riflescope (16558)

Nikon 3-9x40 BDC Reticle Black Riflescope (16558)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022
  • Multiple Layers of Anti-Reflective Coating maximize light transmission, brightness and contrast for an extremely bright sight picture.
  • Constructed of Aircraft-grade aluminum with Type-III hard anodizing surface finish for maximum strength-to-weight ratio and optimum ruggedness.
  • Positive-1/4-inch click adjustments get you zeroed in quicker and maintain your setting even with heavy recoil
  • O-ring sealed to prevent moisture from entering body and nitrogen purged for total reliability against thermal shock.
  • Shockproof construction shrugs off hard recoil and rugged use.

CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount

CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Diameter: 50mm
  • Field Of View: 28 ft @ 100 yards
  • Click Value: 1/8 inch @ 100 yards
  • Illuminated Type of the rifle scope: Red and Green

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6-18x44 AO SFP Riflescope Dead-Hold BDC MOA

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6-18x44 AO SFP Riflescope Dead-Hold BDC MOA
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • The 6-18x44 Adjustable Objective Crossfire II riflescope is one of many configurations in the Crossfire II line. The Dead-Hold BDC reticle is good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.
  • The adjustable objective provides image focus and parallax removal to the shooter while anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views.
  • With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you'll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target. The fast focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
  • Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable with MOA clicks that can be reset to zero after sighting in.
  • A single piece tube constructed from aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength and shockproof performance. O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, the Crossfire II delivers waterproof and fogproof performance.

Sniper MT4-16X50AOL Hunting Rifle Scope/Red, Green Illuminated Mil Dot Reticle/Fully Multi-Coated Lens/Wind and Elevation Adjust/Front AO Adjust for fine Tuning/3" Sunshade

Sniper MT4-16X50AOL Hunting Rifle Scope/Red, Green Illuminated Mil Dot Reticle/Fully Multi-Coated Lens/Wind and Elevation Adjust/Front AO Adjust for fine Tuning/3
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • Red, Green Illuminated
  • Mil-Dot Reticle/Fully Multi-Coated Lens
  • Sunshade and mount included
  • QTA (Quick Tactical Adjustment) tactical turrets with precise 1/4" MOA click value for wind and elevation adjustment
  • Nitrogen purged scope body, completely sealed with o-ring, rendering scope Waterproof, and fog proof

Nikon M-Tactical .308 4-16X42SF Matte BDC800

Nikon M-Tactical .308 4-16X42SF Matte BDC800
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022
  • Engineered for the .308 Winchester/7.62 NATO round with 168-grain Hollow Point Boat Tail Match Bullet At 2680 FPS
  • 30mm main body tube
  • Spring-loaded instant zero-reset turrets with coarse knurling
  • Elevated windage & elevation turrets: exposed turrets engraved for maximum readability while offering smooth, repeatable adjustments
  • Generous Eye relief
  • Side-Focus Parallax adjustment: turret-mounted knob allows adjustment without changing Shooting position
  • BDC800 Reticle offers shooters unique open circles, dots and hash marks aiming from 100 to 800 yards

UTG 4-16X44 30mm Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot, w/ Rings

UTG 4-16X44 30mm Scope, AO, 36-color Mil-dot, w/ Rings
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • 30mm Tube with Best in Class Emerald Lens Coatings to Achieve Maximum Light Transmission for Best Clarity, Built on True Strength Platform, Completely Sealed and Nitrogen Filled, Shockproof, Fogproof and Rainproof
  • 4X to 16X Power with Quick Power Selector Ring Perfect for Target Acquisition and Zooming In, 1-Click Technology for Quick Access to Your Favorite Color and Brightness in Reticle
  • Field of View @ 100 yards: 24.4 feet - 6.8 feet. Innovative EZ-TAP Illumination Enhancing (IE) System with Red/Green in Dual-Color Mode and 36 Colors in Multi-Color Mode to Accommodate All Weather/Light Conditions
  • Premium Zero Lockable and Zero Resettable Target Turrets with Most Consistent and Precise 1/4 MOA per Click Adjustment, Side Wheel Adjustable Turret (SWAT) for Parallax Adjustment - From 10 Yards to Infinity
  • Mil-dot Range Estimating Reticle with Built-in Integral Sunshade for Most Optimal Aiming and Shooting Performance, Complete with UTG Max Strength Twist Lock Picatinny/Weaver Rings and High Quality Flip-open Lens Caps

Simmons 8-Point 3-9x50mm Rifle Scope with Truplex Reticle

Simmons 8-Point 3-9x50mm Rifle Scope with Truplex Reticle
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Riflescope offers robust feature set for the price; Coated optics provide bright, high contrast images; Fully coated optics, Waterproof, Fog proof & recoil proof
  • 1/4 MOA Sure Grip audible click windage and elevation adjustments
  • Proprietary true zero windage and elevation adjustment system stays locked to 0 through strenuous conditions; QTA eyepiece enables easy target acquisition
  • 3 9X magnification and 50 millimeter objective lens; 31.4 foot field of view at 100 yards at 3X and 10.5 foot field of view at 100 yards at 9X
  • 3.75 inch eye relief, 16.6 to 5.6 millimeter exit pupil, 13.2 ounce weight, and 60 inch adjustment range at 100 yards

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6-24x50 AO, Second Focal Plane Riflescope - Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA), black, Model:CF2-31045

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 6-24x50 AO, Second Focal Plane Riflescope - Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA), black, Model:CF2-31045
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • The 6-24x50 Adjustable Objective Crossfire II riflescope is one of many configurations in the Crossfire II line. The Dead-Hold BDC reticle is good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern.
  • The adjustable objective provides image focus and parallax removal to the shooter while anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views.
  • With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you'll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target. The fast focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing.
  • Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable with MOA clicks that can be reset to zero after sighting in.
  • A single piece tube constructed from aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength and shockproof performance. O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, the Crossfire II delivers waterproof and fogproof performance.

Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x50mm, BDC Reticle, Rifle Scope

Nikon Buckmasters II 3-9x50mm, BDC Reticle, Rifle Scope
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • Fully Multicoated Optical System
  • Precise Hand-Turn 1/4-inch @ 100 Yards Click Adjustments
  • Spot On Ballistic Match Technology
  • Generous Eye Relief
  • Generous, Consistent Eye Relief

Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12x40 Second Focal Plane Riflescope - Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA)

Vortex Optics Diamondback 4-12x40 Second Focal Plane Riflescope - Dead-Hold BDC Reticle (MOA)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • The Diamondback 4-12x40 riflescope is one of multiple configurations in the Diamondback lineup and is ideal for big game, predator/varmint, muzzleloader, slug shotgun, and long range applications.
  • Dead-Hold BDC reticle is good for any hunting or shooting at varying ranges where estimating hold-over would be a concern.
  • Lenses are fully multi-coated for crystal clear, bright images from dawn till dusk. The fast focus eyepiece allows for quick and easy reticle focusing.
  • Metal on metal precision turrets offer the ability to zero reset after sight-in. A precision glide erector system ensures accurate tracking and repeatability.
  • A solid one-piece tube with a hard anodized finish creates a shockproof and durable scope while helping camouflage the shooter's position. Argon purged and o-ring sealed the scope will deliver a lifetime of fog proof and waterproof performance.

A Buyer's Guide to Rifle Scopes for Hunting

This article provides some information about how to choose a rifle scope for various hunting applications.

1. Price. As was mentioned before, when buying a scope, you will get what you pay for. Too many hunters will buy an expensive, heirloom quality rifle, and then put a cheap scope on it. That just doesn't make any sense. Your rifle will perform much better if you purchase a scope of higher quality. Plan to buy a scope that will help you become a better shooter. Prices for scopes range from about $40 up to $1000 or more. You certainly don't have to spend tremendous amount of money to get a good scope. Buy what you can afford. Consider Leupold's line of riflescopes. They are all good quality, and they have a wide range of prices available. The VX line of scopes is a great choice, and varies in price from about $199 to $950. Once you have determined how much you can spend on a scope, move on to other characteristics that you would like to consider in a scope.

2. Glass quality and manufacturing process. You will want to buy a scope with multicoated lenses. This is important because it will affect the clarity of the scope, as well as its effectiveness in low light conditions. You want to be able to see your game at those vital early morning, and late evening times. Many scopes, which use a lower quality glass, will have quite a bit of distortion around the edges. This may not be much of a problem when an animal is standing still, but if you are trying to pick up a moving animal, the distortion can make it impossible. There is nothing that is as frustrating as trying to get on target, and not being able to because of a failure in the equipment. This is an area that you can visibly see the benefit of a higher quality scope. Compare scopes at an outdoor store to see if the models you are interested in have high clarity all the way to the edge of the scope (that is, in the entire field of view).

3. Reticle. The reticle is aiming point that you see when you look into the scope, and there are many different options available. You will need to decide on what reticle you want based on what you are hunting, the conditions you will be hunting in, and your own preferences. There are several common options for reticles, any one of which may be suitable for you. For example, the Leupold VX-III series scope is available in seven different reticles. The heavy duplex reticle has heavy wire for about half of the crosshair, and then narrows down to a smaller wire where the crosshairs actually cross. The duplex reticle is similar, only the heavier wire is a bit thinner. The crossing wires are the same size, making pinpoint accuracy possible. The fine plex reticle has the small wires for the whole length of the crosshair. The target dot reticle has the fine wire for the full length of the crosshair, but with a small dot at the aiming point. The illuminated reticle has a small, lit at the aiming point to provide contrast between the reticle itself and the target. The last two reticle possibilities are designed to help the long range shooter. The first is the varmint reticle. This reticle provides 5 aiming points, so that you can tailor your scope to your particular rifle and load. You can sight the rifle in for varying distances from 100 yards to 500 yards. There are also aiming points to help you compensate for wind deflection. The Boone and Crocket reticle is a similar design, only for larger game. It provides 5 aiming points for various distances from 100 to 500 yards as well. As you can see, there are many choices when it comes to reticles. If you plan to be shooting at great distances, one of these last two choices may be what you need. Otherwise, choose one of the previous five reticles, according to your own preference for shooting.

4. Magnification. The magnification of the scope is often one of the first things that a person thinks of. There are so many options available that we cannot even start to list them all! However, you do need to consider how you will be using your scope, and how much magnification you will need. Many people who hunt in tight quarters, or heavy woods, will only use a fixed magnification scope. There is no reason to have a 15 power scope under those conditions, as any shot will be relatively close. A 4X scope is typically all that is needed if your shots will be 75 yards or less. However, if you will have the opportunity to reach out a bit further with your shots, then you will probably want a variable magnification scope. The most popular range of variable power scopes is 3X to 9X, which is commonly shortened to: 3-9X. This flexibility can be a great asset when shooting at different distances. 3X is available for those shorter shots (under 50 yards), and you have higher ranges for longer shots (200 yards or more). Variable power scopes also give you a bit more accuracy when you need to make a more difficult shot. If need be, you can crank up the power on your scope, and lay a tough shot into your game. Higher power scopes are also available, if you either plan to shoot much further distances (500 yards or more), or if you plan to hunt smaller game at relatively long distances. A 15X scope can make it much easier to see, let alone hit, a prairie dog or ground hog at 300 yards.

5. Durability. Durability is particularly important when buying a scope for a magnum rifle, or muzzle loading rifle. The repercussion on these guns can be astounding. A scope must be built to withstand the punishment that can come from these types of rifles. Make sure you purchase a scope that has been tested to withstand the recoil of these guns. Avoid any scopes that were designed for lighter calibers, or smaller bores. Some companies are now labeling scopes specifically for magnum calibers, and muzzleloaders. Make sure to buy enough scope for your rifle, as an inferior scope will have the reticles blown out of it by the recoil of the gun.

6. Aesthetic appeal. Scopes are not designed to match any gun that is available. If you have a stainless steel gun, you can get a stainless steel scope. If you have a high gloss bluing on your rifle, you can get a high gloss scope. Or, you can get a matte finish on your scope, if you think that matches your gun. The truth is, this characteristic is purely aesthetic, and should only be considered after all other criteria are met. However, many guns are a work of art, a thing of beauty. Putting the wrong scope up on top may really detract from your masterpiece. So, buy a scope that matches your gun, and compliments its look and feel.

There are so many different scopes available, it will take quite a bit of time to decide on what you want. But, if you follow these tips, you will have a working list of some great scopes in your price range.

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