Best Optic to Choose?

Best Optic to Choose?

This is a quick video that covers only the basics of choosing an optic for your rifle. This video does not cover reticle options or other features that may affect your decision. Thank you for watching.
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  1. Tank on December 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Ok, not sure if you still get questions on such an old video, but here goes…
    I currently run a Vortex Strikefire 2 on my Tavor, but plan on going with an illum 1-6×24… My question is, will the Strikefire hold up on my mag feed 12 gauge???

  2. Frank Gonzalez on December 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Good stuff, very informative

  3. Erik Mc on December 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Great video. Thanks for the info. Sign up for patreon

  4. Eüro Nasty on December 6, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    What was really missing from this video was holographic sights. Also, mentioning some of the popular optics and the costs of those optics (Eotech, ACOG, Vortex 1-4×24, Trijicon RMR, etc.) would’ve been really helpful to newbies. That would’ve really helped me when I was just getting started.

  5. Kenney Chappuis on December 6, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    What do you need it for? Impressing my buddies at the range.

  6. Mr Pib on December 6, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    For the budget part. I’m a poor ass but one thing I will never cheat on his my equipment because my life depends on it

  7. THE STATE OF REAL on December 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Practice “ready ups” without fully resetting the trigger between shots. This will increase speed and tighten shot groups. Great video otherwise!

  8. Robert Howard on December 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    Hi, Great video with a plethora of information! My question centers around my AR 15-22. I currently have a 3-9×40 Prostaff Rimfire ll. My gun ranges are from 25yds. To 100yds. I haven’t had the luxury of anything further than that yet. I’d like to have the target closer without affecting the accuracy. When I zoom in I get all of the minutiae unstableness. My goal (or should I say challenge) is to hit within a dime size from 100yds. & 25yds. Would be just automatic. Is that too much to ask for a AR 15-22? I’m shooting premium ammo. My budget is less than $300. Thanks!

  9. The Gulf War Airsofter on December 6, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    Airsoft prototype. It’s cheaper lol

  10. Merica Fk Ya on December 6, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    i normally don’t ever like videos or dislike but i liked yours when you said you don’t ask for money for free <3

  11. Brandon Bennett on December 6, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Max Price- $150
    Use- Airasoft sniping out to 100 yards max
    Must be compatible with a 2 part rail, almost like what is on an M14 DMR

    Any recommendations?

  12. MattheLord on December 6, 2021 at 8:20 pm


  13. Humeii on December 6, 2021 at 8:21 pm


  14. Sundin Gouesh on December 6, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Anyone have BLUE dot or laser sights on actual long rifles? Or assault rifles? Guessing only military.

  15. K155 on December 6, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Thank you for your Discount code it saved me some funds on my VCOG and I couldnt be happier that you make the videos you make! Keep up the amazing work!

  16. Josh Harris on December 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Wow thanks a lot for telling the names of these scopes, not helpful at all

  17. Andrew Symmons on December 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    *Yeah that’s right NJ I have a high capacity BB gun, and I love it.>>>**** Seriously how is this a "firearm?" You need to get your sh’t together NJ. I could shoot myself at point blank with this thing and barely feel it. My father had to fill out the same paperwork to purchase a sniper rifle just to get me my first air rife, and that was years ago.*

  18. Yee Yee on December 6, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    I need something for home defense but also for coyotes and sometimes deer

  19. Big Dog on December 6, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    are there any optics that can pivot to the side when you don’t want to use it?

  20. Abeer1 Aboulnasr on December 6, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Fuch you

  21. Mossy Shotgun590 on December 6, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Question, What kind of muzzle break are u using on the rifle your shooting at 4:50 ??? Thank you…

  22. Sandy Mitchell on December 6, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    I have a ruger ar 556, bought a cheap bushnell tr 25 red dot and i just cant get comfortable with it?? i find it takes a lot more effort to tilt my head look thru it and find what im aiming it just me? im i not used to it? is it the red dot? (ie brand) like do i need a more expensive one,which i doubt ? i bought a cheaper one to figure out if i like it before i plop &300 plus for one….. any help or comments from other shooters would be appriciated,ive always used 3`9`40 scopes on my hunting rifles and have no problem with them. i just cant get the concept of fast shooting with a red dot and its uncomfortable…..thanks

  23. Zin-Ho Park on December 6, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Great Video, Thanks For The Advise!

  24. Walter Pacheco on December 6, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    Red dot for 200 yards? Wtf? I can’t see shit past 50 yards! Hahahaha 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️😜😜😜

  25. Adil Mehmood on December 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Great video budd! I submit to Sub++

  26. deshaun spencer on December 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Just a question because I don’t know ……can you use these on an air rifle

  27. MasterWitchDoctor on December 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    geezus 5:44 and you didnt answer anything I want my 5:44 back.

  28. Mannequinwizard on December 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    👍 😠

  29. skinnyy on December 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    What about acog sights something for people that dont necessarily care for red dots but still not to big and is light enough

  30. RiverRuns NC on December 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Just the video I was looking for! Thank you! I recently built a 10.5" pistol.. and wasn’t sure what to purchase for home defense and maybe target shooting up to 300 yds.

  31. MyKoL & Those Other Guys on December 6, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    I need a 3 9×40 for my 12g Bullpup…that doesn’t cost ad much as my gun. Lol

  32. MyKoL & Those Other Guys on December 6, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    A thousand yard huh? Lol

  33. Terminus XRP on December 6, 2021 at 8:45 pm

  34. Dragon Demon GDP on December 6, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    The scope looks like a ACOG scope

  35. Silverwood Capital on December 6, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    how good are the factory scope rings???

  36. Sirke on December 6, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Buy holo sight and holo sight zoom so you have 1x and 4x scopes

  37. puneet7301 on December 6, 2021 at 8:51 pm


  38. Bobcat Arts on December 6, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    This is a very helpful explanation, thank you! I was trained on iron sights but am looking for something to get pretty quick target acquisition at medium/short range and didn’t know where to go.

  39. Jack on December 6, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    What’s a good red dot sight like sight that has mils or dots to Kentucky windigded or however you spell windage.

  40. Nikolaos Chatzikyriakos on December 6, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Excuse me, but you forgot defence from zombies. What can use if zombies attack me?

  41. Jas D on December 6, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Can I put a red dot on a 30-06 rifle

  42. Hulk Smash on December 6, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    this video must have a small objective because it didn’t help me find my target budget

  43. $tartfresh on December 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    Very helpful

  44. William Lopez on December 6, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    Hey I used your code at optics planet to get my optics set up for my AR 15. Could you do a review for the strike fire 2 with the 3x magnifier? I appreciate all the info I get from your Channel

  45. Tiny_A_Dog on December 6, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    I weary with a red dot for my airsoft gun. Just getting into it and I’m excited to hit the ranges 😁

  46. tdubblz on December 6, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    This was helpful

  47. David Gonzalez on December 6, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    What red dot scope do you recommend for a ruger AR 556 for basic plinking from low to medium distance shooting? No more then about 100 yards without breaking the bank? I’m in a tight budget but don’t want to by junk.

  48. Terminus XRP on December 6, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    I always buy my optics from

  49. Kylethefish on December 6, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Genuinely curious here. Just bought my first gun and wanted to throw a sight on there. Turns out the sight I got is too tall for the cheek and am looking for a lower sitting sight. My question is what’s the difference between say an 80.00 dollar sight compared to a 200.00+ sight?

  50. Shape Shift Inc. on December 6, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    4:04 that is not how you pull the trigger because you are supposed to SQUEEZE the trigger. That is what my drill sergeant said.