Have you ever had that bad feeling after missing a target? If yes, we’re in the same team.
To get most out of the crossbow, it should always be powered by a top-of-the-line scope. If you have a crossbow with a low quality scope, you better think of changing it, because your crossbow bolts are always going to miss the target and only best crossbow scope can give you a great shooting and hunting experience.
Crossbow scopes comes in different styles, intensities and colors. According to my views the camouflage colors seems more attractive than any other color, but what really matters in a best crossbow scope is the magnification, high quality optics and reliability.
If you’re new to this, you can get help from our best crossbow scopes buyer’s guide 2018.
So without further talking, let’s get straight into the reviews.
Best Crossbow Scope Reviews 2018
|Nikon Bolt XR|
|Leapers UTG||8.19 inches||4X|
|Simmons Reddot 1x 30mm||5.50 inches||1X30mm|
|Excalibur Shadow Zone||13 inches||2X to 4X|
|Truglo Crossbow Scope||8 inches||4X|
1. Nikon Bolt XR – Best Crossbow Scope For The Money
The first that comes in our list is Nikon Bolt XR, best crossbow scope that allows you to have a clear sight of a target even from 60 yards. Why i included Bolt XR to our list. Let’s discuss everything in details in Nikon Bolt XR review.
The scope comes with 3x magnification and high quality optics. The magnifier allows you to zero in on target even from 60 yards.
Speaking of optics quality, Nikon Bolt XR optics shows a crisp and clear look of your target. I tried it from 73 yards and had the same results as i had from 60 yards. It comes with BDC 60 reticle that delivers great aiming points and works perfectly from 60 yards.
Speaking of the Nikon Bolt XR field of view, it’s pretty accurate, the field of view is 35.6 at 100 yards and it’s pretty simple to focus in on large area.
Moreover, the scope is weather friendly and fog proof, you can use it in poor weather conditions with out any hesitation.
Overall, it’s the best crossbow scope that offers some great features and specs in good price. The scope is easy to sight in, has high quality optics that shows a crisp and clear view of a target, and has high quality magnifier. Nikon Bolt XR specs makes it one of best scopes out there in the market. In short, it’s one of the high quality scopes for hunting crossbows and highly recommended for you guys.
- Comes with 3.5 inches of excellent eye relief.
- High quality optics.
- 3x magnification.
- Easy zero in on target.
- No scope rings.
- No illumination reticles.
Here comes another best crossbow scope, leapers UTG 4X32 1″. The crossbow scope that i reviewed before (Nikon Bolt XR) is more expensive. Speaking of UTG 4X32 1″, it comes with some interesting features within affordable price. let’s get into the review so that you can have the information about this best crossbow scope before buying it.
First let’s talk about the leapers UTG 4X32 1″ dimensions. The scope weighs only 12.3 ounces and is 8.19 inches in length along with 1 inch flare. Also it’s 1.65 inches in width.
Speaking of it’s objective lens, it’s 32mm. In short i would say, it’s the best crossbow scope that fits perfectly on any device with out any issues and you can shoot with ease because you’ll find alot of space between you and the scope during aiming at the target.
Moreover, the scope has high quality optics, 32mm lens and magnification fixes at 4X which is great. During shooting a target you’ll experience a crisp and clear resolutions even from 50 yards. Comes with illuminated reticle that has the perfect brightness setting.
You also have the two illumination dots option, red and green. It also has 5 brightness settings that you can use for both red and green illumination dots.
- To eliminate glare you have the option of integrated sunshade.
- Great quality optics.
- 4X magnification.
- Zero in with ease.
- There isn’t any bolt speed compensation in leapers UTG.
3. Simmons Reddot 1x 30mm 3-Dot, Red Illuminated – Best Affordable Crossbow Scope
Simmons red dot scope 30mm is another best crossbow scope that made it into our list of 2018. One of the interesting facts about this scope is that it provides good specs and features within cheap price. I have tested this several times and what it offers is just phenomenal. Anyhow, let’ get into the simmons red dot review.
First i would like to mention one of the interesting facts about simmons red dot scope 30mm. The crossbow scope comes with 3 MOA colors, so you have the option of red, blue and green illumination dots and the scope also provides 4 clicks adjustments which is great. Moreover, it has 1x magnification with 30mm objective lens.
Speaking of its material from which it’s made, simmons red dot scope 30mm is coated with aluminum that makes it pretty strong from outside.
The crossbow scope weighs only 5.6 ounces that makes it pretty lightwieght and its design follows the black-matte color. Moreover, it has great eye-relief of 3,74 and comes with CR2032 battery type.
Overall, it’s the best crossbow scope in the market that is easy to use and shows high quality graphics even from 100y. It has great eye relief, great magnification and good design. I had great shooting experience with it and now it’s your turn.
- 3 MOA.
- 1×30 magnification.
- Easy zero in.
- Good design.
- Good eye relief.
- Had problem with mounting.
4. Excalibur Shadow Zone 2-4X32mm – Best Crossbow Scope For The Money
Crisp and clear image is one of the factors that matters in best crossbow scope and Excalibur shadow zone 2-4x32mm has it at its best. Not just the image but the crossbow scope has more to offer. Lets get into the review so that you can have more idea about Excalibur shadow zone 2-4X32mm.
First let’s talk about the dimensions of the scope. Excalibur Shadow Zone weighs exactly 204.117 grams and is around 13 inches long. Because of its dimensions, the best thing about this crossbow scope is that it fits perfectly in the crossbow case even if the scope is mounted.
Speaking of its price, unlike other crossbow scopes that i reviewed before, the Excalibur shadow Zone is more expensive. The reason it’s expensive is because of its phenomenal features, specs and design. However, other scopes in our list has great design but after comparing the specs and features of Excalibur Shadow Zone 2-4X32mm and other crossbow scopes that i reviewed before, i think Excalibur Shadow Zone came out the best one. Anyhow, Let’s get into Excalibur shadow zone scope specs.
The scope comes with 32mm objective lens that allows you to zoom from 2X to 4X with ease. The shadow Zone isn’t a powered crossbow scope, but the thing is that, with shadow Zone you can take down a game from 60 yards with outstanding resolutions and clarity. Isn’t it awesome?
Speaking of the optics, shadow Zone comes with multi-coated optics that is meant to resist against glare and refection when shooting the target. Moreover, the multi-point crosshair reticle with 20 to 50 yards aiming points. Excalibur shadow Zone 2-4x32mm scope also includes red and green illumination with 5 brightness illumination options for each color.
- 3x40mm objective lens.
- Zoom-in with ease.
- Absolutely clear display even in zoom-in mode.
- Good dimensions and design.
- Good eye relief.
- High quality optics.
- Red and Green illuminated.
- Brightness settings.
- Comes without rings.
5. Truglo Crossbow Scope 4×32 With Rings APG – Best Archery Scope
Crossbow scopes with camouflage color are my favorite and i am sure many of you also does, so here comes the Truglo crossbow scope with camouflage color and attractive design . Don’t believe me? have a look at it in the picture. Not just the color and design, the crossbow scope has more to offer with in affordable price. Let’s get into it.
Truglo Crossbow Scope 4×32 is one of the best archery scopes out there in the market that delivers 4X magnification. It’s really disturbing when you go for a hunting, you see your hunt and your scope doesn’t show you a clear picture of you target. But it’s not the case here, Truglo 4×32 is one of the best crossbow scopes that show you a clear picture of your target having a field view of 100 yards. Isn’t it impressive?
The crossbow scope comes with 4 inch eye-relief which is great. The crossbow scope is 8 inch long and is made of high quality aluminum. Truglo Crossbow Scope also offers high quality optics that are completely coated so that makes the crossbow scope fog proof and water proof. In short, you can use it harsh conditions without any hesitation. Moreover, you might have seen some of the scopes that are shinny that is one of the reasons for loosing your game. Trugalo camouflage color isn’t made shinny so that it don’t grab the attention of your game during hunting.
Overall, it’s the best crossbow scope that is offering many features within affordable. According to my views it’s way better than BSA 30mm Red Dot Scope but also a bit expensive than this one. Its field view allows you to spot your target even from 100 yards. The company doesn’t provide any information on 50 yards distance, But for me it was a killer.
- High quality optics.
- Attractive design.
- High field view.
- Made up of high quality material.
- 4″ eye relief.
- 4X magnification.
- May not be suitable for some crossbows.
- Not illuminated.
Crossbow Scope Magnification
Magnification is one of the most important factors that matters a lot in best crossbow scope. If the your scope lens is low quality, you probably going to experience low quality vision of your target. The more powerful the lens, the more clearer the image of your target.
Another Important factor is dimensions. If you have the crossbow scope that is heavy and long in size, it’ll make your crossbow out of balance and you’ll miss your shot. So always look for crossbow scope that is light weight and is small in length.
View Of Field
There are many crossbow scopes out there in the market that doesn’t deliver a clear and concise field of view. Before buying the crossbow scope always notice this factor because if you’ll not spot a target with clear vision, you’re never going to hunt.
- Look for a crossbow scope that is made up of high quality material, a material that is fog proof and water proof because durability matters too and can be used in harsh situations.
- Scope with high magnification is better rather than buying a low quality crossbow scope that offers low magnification.
- A crossbow scope with view of field of 100 yards is way better. Other than that you can go for lower one, but not too low.
- Good quality optics also matters. Always go for a crossbow scope with high quality optics.
- A scope should be easy to use. if the sighting-in functions aren’t easy to use, it compromises the reliability of the scope.
A best crossbow scope should be reliable, durable, should have high quality optics, lens, and should deliver clear image of the target.