Category Archives: Optics

Leapers UTG 2-7X44 30mm Long Eye Relief Scout Scope, AO, 36-color Ruger Gunsite Scout Optic Update

Since I first provided reviews on the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (see my reviews @ @ and the rifle has been shot on several occasions. With the AIM 2-7x32mm LER optic mounted, I found myself wanting a little … Continue reading

Ruger American Rimfire® Target Model Number: 8349/Caliber: 22 WMR

.22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rifle) cartridges ( have been produced since 1960. The .22 WMR is, essentially, a 125-yard maximum PBR (that’s Point Blank Range and not Pabst  Blue Ribbon) with 30-grain, 40-grain, and 50-grain hollow point bullets being its … Continue reading

Sightmark Core HX 2-7×32 HHR Hog Hunter Riflescope (SM13067HHR) Finally, Some Eye Relief!

One of the issues when mounting a magnified optic to a long gun is eye relief.  Normally, the scope is adjusted to your eyes at the highest magnification setting, which provides the least amount of eye relief.  A balance; however, … Continue reading

The Sightmark COREsx 1×24 Shotgun Scope – Part I A Simple 1X Sight for Sore Eyes

For those of use who wear corrective lenses, and especially those of us who wear bi-focal lenses (graduated or not), the challenge of viewing the open sights on a firearm is quite a challenge at times. While I usually do … Continue reading

Leupold VX-1 Shotgun Scope 1-4x 20mm with Turkey Plex Reticle Scoping a Defensive Shotgun!

Baa-Baa, my favorite HD/PD shotgun, a Mossberg 500 20-Gauge, has been adorned with a UTG Red/Green Circle Dot sight or a reflex sight, which has guided my POA with the shotgun quite well for some time. Recently; however, I discovered … Continue reading

Hi-Point 4595TS and 995TS WC Advanced Optics Project More Optical Delusions!

I had purchased a Hi-Point 4595TS Carbine and was so impressed by it that a 9mm version soon followed; the 995TS WC. As with the Hi-Point 4595TS, the 995TS WC went through some modifications to include removing the rear and … Continue reading

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown Optics Project Mine Eyes Hath Seen the Glory - And not so glorious!

The Ruger 10/22 Takedown project (Ruger 10/22 Takedown (Model 11100) Project A Journey That Comes Apart!: lead me to yet another sub-project – adding an optic to the 10/22 TD. With my eyesight, an optic, magnified or not, is … Continue reading

Optics and the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival Rifle Is the Challenge Worth It?

I recently wrote an article about mounting a scope to the CZ 527M Carbine and the challenges that I faced when doing so. Surprisingly, placing an optic on the Henry AR-7 U.S. Survival rifle is no less a challenge due … Continue reading

Weaver T-22 2-Piece Adapter Scope Base 3/8″ Grooves to Weaver-Style Base Matte Adapt and Conquer!

THE CLAIM: “The Weaver T-22 2-Piece Adapter Scope Base allows you to use Weaver-style rings on a rifle designed for use with 3/8″ dovetail accessories. It provides a sure, tight fit for the ultimate in reliability”. – Source: Weaver Optics … Continue reading

Scoping the CZ 527M Carbine

Scoping the CZ 527M carbine has been a contentious project for me. So much, in fact, that I decided to write a separate article so that you can learn from my mistakes should you decide to purchase a CZ 527M … Continue reading