The annual SHOT Show provides hunters and shooters with a look at the latest guns and gear, and this year was no exception. The 2014 SHOT Show was for the most part dominated by tactical and long-range equipment. It follows, then, that this year’s optics would go along with those same themes, and that has proven to be true.
Even budget-priced scopes are now incorporating tactical features like ballistic reticles. Resettable turrets were popular, as were larger scope bodies and illuminated reticles. As shooters stretch their limits, optics companies are doing their best to keep up with the demand, offering new options for shooters in every price range. Here are a list of the best new rifle scopes at the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
- The Veracity is a first focal plane scope with reticle marks for both windage and elevation and a six position parallax adjustment knob. With objectives ranging from 42 to 50 mm, this scope will fit easily on most rifles. Despite having plenty of magnification, the Veracity isn’t an extremely large, heavy scope. It’s available in 2-10x42, 3-15x50, 4-20x50 and 5-25x50 versions, and the two higher powered scopes come with ballistic turrets. MSRP should range from about $900 to $1,350, making this a moderately-priced tactical scope that is nitrogen filled, fogproof, shockproof, and is backed by Burris’ Forever Warranty. Price: $900 to 1,350