If you are already a professional, I’m pretty sure you already know what you want in your crossbow and its accessories. But if you are still a beginner who’s looking to have what’s best out in the market, then it might take you a little longer. I, myself, have been there – looking for what’s going to fit my crossbow best. And in my search, I found that crossbow scopes are a must-have if you want to maximize the potential of your weapon.
Hunters usually know the importance and the role of crossbow scopes and know how to make the best out of them. Crossbow scopes are important to use to make your hunting day more effective and more successful as they make the shooting available in a farther distance. In the modern market where preferences and needs of people grow, producers try to reach higher qualities to satisfy consumer needs. And due to this invisible market power, currently there are varieties of hunting equipment available for any preference, whether you search for low price or high quality, or just both in one place.
Crossbow scopes are coming in various types, sizes and instructions to use. In the up-to-date market, the availability and the big number of scopes is extremely high and the buyers usually get confused with which one to choose. And as someone who has been using different scopes for a while now, I want you to get a glimpse of the best crossbow scope on the market.
What needs to be considered before buying crossbow scopes?
There are some important issues which need to be taken into consideration before you decide which crossbow scope to purchase. You need to search first for the items which have good feedback and positive reviews. Usually, for the items you are not familiar with it is better to rely on the products which have these as this will help you a lot in making your decision. Why? People have actually used the item in their own conditions. You would be encountering reviews from beginners and professionals, so you would definitely have an insight on both sides. Their own experience can give you a better knowledge about the product and the advice that come along with it might be useful in case you get on the same instances.
The other thing you need to focus on while searching for the best crossbow scope in the market is the price. The prices for crossbow scopes range from a few dozens of dollars to hundreds of dollars depending on their professionalism, quality and additional regulations. But if you want high quality, then you should not save your money on this. Just make sure you are buying a quality item.
Next, you must read the instructions carefully on how to NOT get in trouble once you have the item. Producers include all the information about the crossbow scopes and their instructions in the description part of their item. So, please take your time to read them carefully.
Make sure also that the crossbow scopes zoom effects comply with your preference and that the image can be clearly captured while zooming. Make sure they are easy to fix and adjust during hunting process. The crossbow scopes to be searched for need to be waterproof and fog proof to avoid unwanted incidents and to make your hunting easier, without limiting your view.
The best crossbow scopes based on positive feedback and reviews
As the market offers a large number of products under the same name, it becomes a headache for most buyers to choose among them and to find the quality and features up to their needs. To make your searches easier and more effective among the large number of crossbow scopes, I’m going to relay my top 3 of the best crossbow scopes that I found to be highly professional, high-rated, good performance and affordable.
Presented along with their pros and cons, I hope this will help you get a clear image of the product. We have included the information which will be important to you to understand how reliable they are. You can read and compare the three items presented here to find out the best match for you.
- Nikon Bolt XR Crossbow Scope Black Matte (BDC 60)
This is one of the most demanded and popular crossbow scopes currently available in the market. Many hunters prefer this as it goes very well with professional as well as unprofessional hunters who need a more easy-to-use crossbow scope. This scope has a nice design; it is relatively light and can be easily fixed on a hunting gun. Besides, you can use your own rings on it. Based on the reviews of people who have used it, I came up with the following conclusions about the product:
- It has a good quality in general with quality parts like high standard glasses, optics, etc., and is easy to use
- Crossbow scope with 3 to 32x magnification and 32mm objective lens
- It has a crystal clear view and nice zooming effects
- In case of low light conditions the view is still clear due to the optics
- Excellent view from 50-60 yards and more graduation
- Scopes easily adjustable
- Waterproof, fog proof, and shockproof
- No illumination for late afternoon shots
The average price of the product is $140 depending on where you buy it from. This item will not upset you.
- Excalibur Shadow Zone 2-4X32mm Scope
The second crossbow scope is Excalibur Shadow Zone 2-4X32mm Scope. This scope also has high ratings. This is especially good for hunters who mostly hunt during the daylight. As every product does, this also has its advantages and shortcomings.
- Speed ring available
- Weighs 7.2 ounces, and is a little less than 13 inches long
- 32mm objective lens, and zoom capabilities from 2X to 4X
- Clear image from 40 yards
- Crystal Clear Optics
- Easy to sight in and the yardage marks
- Sharp focus
- Good for hunting deer
- Not a high-powered scope
3. Vortex Viper XBR 2.5-10x44mm Crossbow Scope w/ Illuminated XBR-1 MOA Reticle, Black VXBR-1
When we talk about professionalism that is where Vortex crossbow scopes should be mentioned. This product will satisfy the buyers with toughest preferences with its high quality. This product comes with many advantages.
– Easy to sight in
– Good light-gathering, clear sight picture
– Good scope quality
– Scope parallax set for longer distances
– Good night view in a distance with illumination
– Protection of exterior lenses from dirt and oil
– XD extra-low dispersion glass increasing the resolution and color fidelity
– Fog proof and waterproof
– Distances for more than 60 yards are not crystal clear
– Intermittent of Illuminated reticle in the beginning of the use
– Mil instead of BDC
As crossbow scopes come with different features, types and prices, it is up to you to decide which features to choose. The three mentioned above are based on the reviews and of course, criteria on what makes the best crossbow scope on the market, well – the best. However, you should keep in mind that it might be different from person to person. Each and every single one of us do not have the same preferences and it always comes down to where we use our scope. I love to hunt with my crossbow so I choose one that will fit my needs. After all, “best” is a subjective term and could vary between people.
Knowing what to consider before buying could help you not only in saving time, but also saving money. When you get what you want and need, it is unlikely that you would buy another in a short span of time – and that would be considered what is best for you and your crossbow.