The Best 1,000 Yard Scopes
When you really want to reach out and touch something, you’re going to need a good long range scope. Of course it doesn’t hurt if you’re putting your scope on a capable AR-15 or Remington 700 either. We examined several different scopes that are capable of helping you hit targets 1,000+ yards away consistently and rated them.
If you’re looking to buy the best 1000 yard scope on the market, this post is a must-read. So let’s go over what 1000 yard scopes our experts picked as the best below.
The reticle design on this 6-24x scope is pretty unique, and designed specifically for long-range shots. The front optic measures 50mm, providing good-enough lighting even at really high magnifications, though, as always, you will get the brightest images at the low end of the spectrum. With long range optics that is always going to be a concern.
The tube is constructed from a single piece of 30mm tubing sealed with o-rings to prevent moisture from invading. The optics are clear, but this isn’t HD glass. The coatings work well enough.
All around, this is a quality optic for high magnification at an affordable price, and it holds zero really well.
The immediate reaction to this scope is that you might need to get a bigger mount. Secozoom Optics puts you behind probably the most versatile zoom range you will find, from 4-50x! The objective is huge. At 75mm and cut from ED glass with anti-haze coatings, you are going to get the brightest sight picture possible for magnifications up to 10x, and plenty of light at even higher magnifications.
Multi-coated glass at this size is going to be heavy, and could throw off the balance of your rifle a bit, but for a picture this clear, it’s worth it, especially at this price.
One major drawback is going to be finding a proper mount. The tube is 35mm wide, which is great if you want a sturdy scope mount, but not the easiest to find. The mil-dot reticle is illuminated for use at night. If you are looking for a big sniper scope, then this is the one.
The do-it-all hunting scope from Optics for Hunting. A 56mm objective is bigger than most high powered scopes, and it has a low magnification setting for panoramic views, but still dials up to 35x.
The coatings are amazing, fully multi-coated and almost 97% light transmission, and the reticle has five illumination settings for low-light conditions. The scope is rugged enough to toss on a 50 cal, so it’ll work fine on your Lapua or .308. The turrets are adjustable in 1/8 MOA clicks, and even at the highest power you still get a 1.6mm exit pupil and a comfortable 3.5 inches of eye relief.
If you are on a budget, but you still want it all, then be sure to check out this scope from Monstrum Tactical. For a scope in this price range, you would expect nothing, but Monstrum has a reputation for doing the impossible, and putting out high quality glass on a budget.
The 50mm optic is enough for the 6-24x range of the scope. You won’t get the benefit of a low magnification option on your rifle, but a red dot or laser can always be added. The focal plane range-finder makes it easy to range your targets and estimate holdover. Reticle illumination is controlled by touch button, so you can set your preferred brightness once and click it on or off.
The scope even comes with a honeycomb filter for shading the objective lens. Constructed from aircraft aluminum, the tube is sealed and nitrogen purged, making it fog and water resistant. It also comes with scope rings and a battery.