Welcome to the Opticswarehouse blog; this is home to all the latest rifle scope, scope mounts and optics news. This is a great space to keep track of any new products in the optics & scope mount world that have just been launched, coming into stock to us or that we are genuinely excited about. Our aim, is to allow you to keep track of the newest technologies in riflescopes, night vision stuff, and thermal imagers, using our info to keep you ahead of your competition.

  • GB .50CAL TEAM GB .50CAL TEAM TRAINING SESSION Tuesday 30th April 2019- Optics Warehouse is proud to be sponsoring the GB .50CAL Team for 2019. The team will be entering a number of competitions throughout this year and we wish them the very best of luck. Last weekend the team were training at Orion Firearms in Wales. Despite the challenging weather conditions, it was a successful warm-up… Read more...
  • Why you SHOULD choose BKL for your Air Rifle or Rimfire. Tuesday 26th March 2019- Strong One-Piece Clamping Base allows easy mounting of 1-inch and 30mm rifle or pistol scopes. Patented Auto-Centering technology solves the problems created by varying mounting rail widths. Clamping Legs move equally as the clamping screws are tightened keeping the scope centered on the rail. Oversize mounting rails? No problem. Clamping screws can be switched to… Read more...
  • How To Mount a Riflescope HOW TO: Mount a Rifle Scope – using Two Piece Rings. Tuesday 5th March 2019- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oE_uLdywso This short video explains how to mount a riflescope with ease. Step 1: Slot rings onto the rail. Tighten to finger strength. Step 2: Using standard/supplied Allen key, tighten. When 'tight' finish with 1/8'' turn. OR use Vortex Digital Torque wrench and tighten to 4n/m. Step 3: Gently rest riflescope on mounted rings. Align… Read more...
  • How do you use a shooting bag? How do you use a Shooting Bag? Tuesday 26th February 2019- Ulfhednar Multipurpose Cordura Support Pillow In the sport of long-range precision shooting, Support Bags and Pillows are an essential part of the competitor's kit. Want to increase your accuracy and improve your technique?Then consider grabbing yourself one of these support accessories. Click HERE to view our full range. Below are a collection of demonstration videos… Read more...
  • Introducing: Xmount® Clamp - allowing firing from all positions. Introducing: Xmount® Clamp – allowing accurate firing from all positions. Monday 4th February 2019- Tactical Shooting Solutions Xmount® Clamp In the past, long range shooting has been taught on the most stable platform available; the ground. In the complexity of modern day military operations and challenging civilian shooting events, only a small amount of shots are actually taken from the age old “prone position”. Traditional shooting methods will always… Read more...
  • Valdada Recon G2 4.8-30×56 FFP Illuminated SF Rifle Scope Introducing: Valdada Recon G2 4.8-30×56 FFP Illuminated SF Rifle Scope Thursday 24th January 2019- Valdada Recon G2 4.8-30×56 FFP Illuminated SF Rifle Scope How Did This Riflescope Come About? The Valdada Recon G2 was created by Val of Valdada Optics in Texas, USA, who has been the states importer for IOR Bucharest Optics for years. He has taken his wealth of knowledge and experience from selling the complete IOR… Read more...
  • Vignetting WHY IS THERE A SHADOW IN MY FIELD OF VIEW? Friday 18th January 2019- It’s physically impossible for a scope to be perfect at its extremities because when dialled at this level of elevation or windage, the light that is coming through is bending. This is physics. And it’ true term is ‘Vignetting’. Vignetting Riflescope Vignetting only occurs at the extreme adjustments of the optic’s available travel (both in… Read more...
  • Delta Stryker Zero Stop Locking Turret Tutorial A Quick Tutorial : How to set the Delta Stryker 5-50×56 Locking Turret. Friday 11th January 2019- STEP 1. The turret cap at the top - above the main turret grip - has a 'grippy' top-edge and loosens easily by hand through turning anti-clockwise. No tools or force required! STEP 2. Once the top turret cap is unscrewed it can be pulled off completely. STEP 3. The main turret with the graduations… Read more...
  • Come & See Us At The Great British Shooting Show 2019 Wednesday 9th January 2019- From 15th to 17th February, we are pleased to announce that we'll be exhibiting at The Great British Shooting Show. We are very excited to attend this prestigious show and share our huge range of products and knowledge with everyone. Where You'll Find Us You will find the Optics Warehouse team at Stand B5 ready… Read more...
  • 101 RIFLE CLUB – ALTCAR RANGES All Distance Challenge & Laurels Rutland Teams Event November 2018 3 101 RIFLE CLUB – ALTCAR RANGES: All Distance Challenge & Laurels Rutland Teams Event – November 2018 Friday 30th November 2018- 101 RIFLE CLUB - ALTCAR RANGES All Distance Challenge & Laurels Rutland Teams Event November 2018 WORDS: Richie Jones For many shooters around the UK, the end of October marks the close of the competitive season. The hustle and bustle of the long summer days are a distant memory, and as the trees are shedding… Read more...
  • Jonny_Anderson A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BINOCULARS – By Jonny Anderson Wednesday 28th November 2018- A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BINOCULARS:  All The Basics You Need To Know by Jonny Anderson In this article, Jonny an experienced bird watcher and outdoor enthusiast shares his knowledge on binoculars.  Binoculars are two side-by-side telescopes that magnify a distant image – but understanding more about how they work and what spec suits your requirements… Read more...
  • LIMITED EDITION: The Maverick41 Collection from Accuracy International BACK IN STOCK Friday 2nd November 2018-   We are extremely excited to announce that we have these incredible Sniper Carry Systems from Accuracy International the Maverick41 collection is BACK IN STOCK and at unbelievable prices! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Limited edition and not to be available again, you do not want to miss out! Grab one before they’re gone... for good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SHOP ...… Read more...
  • OPTISAN FACEBOOK COMPETITION WINNER Tuesday 30th October 2018- CONGRATULATIONS to BARRY EAYRES! The winner of an Optisan EVX 3-12x44 Riflescope. A massive thank you to all of those who entered and made this competition so successful! We were overwhelmed with the amount of entrants.   Words from Barry; 'The Optisan EVX 3-12x44i riflescope is mounted on my CZ 452 17hmr 16” varmint, zeroed at 100 yards.  I’m… Read more...
  • BEST FIELD TARGET RIFLESCOPES OF 2018 Tuesday 30th October 2018- BEST FIELD TARGET RIFLESCOPES OF 2018 Shaun and John Farbrother - 2018 BFTA & WFTC SPRINGER CHAMPION - from OpticsWarehouse give their round-up on the Best Field Target Riflescopes of 2018.   01:00 : Hawke Sidewinder 8-32x56 01:42 : Falcon T50 10-50x60 02:48 : Nikko Stirling Daimond 10-50x60 03:42 : Sightron SIII 10-50x60 04:47 :… Read more...
  • 2018’S TOP FFP RIFLESCOPES UNDER £500 Tuesday 30th October 2018- 2018'S TOP FFP RIFLESCOPES UNDER £500 Shaun from OpticsWarehouse presents the Top First Focal Plane Riflescopes of 2018. 01:27 : Falcon S18i 3-18x50 02:31 : Falcon S30 5-30x56 04:02 : Athlon Argos 6-24x50 & 8-34x56 05:31 : Optisan EVX 6-24x50 F1 07:04 : Hawke Sidewinder 6-24x56 07:45 : Hawke Frontier 3-15x50 Listen to what Shaun's… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: 2018 Yukon Photon RT Night Vision Riflescope Series Tuesday 30th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: 2018 Yukon Photon RT Night Vision Riflescope Series Review Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews the 2018 range of Yukon Photon Rt Series Night Vision riflescopes.  The new Yukon Photon RT 6×50 is a digital night vision riflescope, with advanced features, now providing 6x to 12x variable mag, twinned with enhanced recognition distances up to… Read more...
  • We’ve been away but now we’re BACK! Monday 29th October 2018- We've been away but now we're BACK! See what's been happening at Optics Warehouse lately and hear what we've got coming your way. www.opticswarehouse.co.uk  Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: UTG 3-9×32 1” AO BugBuster RGB Mil-Dot Riflescope Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: UTG 3-9x32 1'' AO BugBuster RGB Mil-Dot Riflescope Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews UTG's 3-9x32 1'' AO BugBuster RGB Mil-Dot Riflescope. Features; - Built on True Strength platform, completely sealed and nitrogen filled, shockproof, fogproof and rainproof. - 1 Inch tube with emerald coated lens for crystal clear viewing with maximum light transmission. -… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Falcon S18i 3-18×50 FFP & S30 5-30×56 FFP Riflescopes Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: Falcon S18i 3-18x50 FFP & S30 5-30x56 FFP Riflescopes Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews Falcon S18i 3-18x50 FFP & S30 5-30x56 FFP riflescopes. Falcon's S18i 3-18x50 FFP is a medium to high powered variable magnification riflescope with a versatile 6x zoom ratio and illuminated reticle. Falcon's S30 5-30x56 FFP is a high powered variable… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Sightron SIII 45×45 ED Riflescope Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: Sightron SIII 45x45 ED Riflescope Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews the Sightron SIII 45x45 ED Riflescope. Designed for the competitor the Sightron SIII 45×45 ED Glass Target Dot Reticle riflescope has all the features to provide a winning combination. With an ED glass objective providing high quality images and superior target definition, a Side… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Vortex 6-24×50 & 4-16×44 Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: Vortex 6-24x50 & 4-16x44 Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews the Vortex 6-24x50 & 4-16x44 Diamondback Tactical Riflescopes. The Vortex Diamondback Tactical range feature a first focal plane reticle - a feature ordinarily reserved for 4-figure-priced optics - allowing shooters to use the informative EBR-2C reticles for ranging, holdovers or windage corrections… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Vortex 5-25×50 PST GEN II Viper Riflescope Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: Vortex 5-25x50 PST GEN II Viper Riflescope Shaun from OpticsWarehouse reviews the Vortex 5-25x50 PST GEN II Viper Riflescope. This updated favorite hands an unfair advantage to shooters who seek to keep the upper hand in every situation from close quarters to long-range shots. The illumination dial is cleanly integrated into the side… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Schmidt & Bender’s NEW LRR Mil Reticle Monday 29th October 2018- Quick-Fire Review: Schmidt & Bender's NEW LRR Mil Reticle Shaun from OpticsWarehouse.co.uk chats about Schmidt & Bender's NEW LRR-Mil (Long Range Reticle-Mil) which is a milliradian based intelligent reticle designed for the tactical precision shooter. The design is clear, modern and comes with easy-to-reference features. You can use this more intelligent mil-based reticle for aiming… Read more...
  • 2018 BFTA & WFTC Springer Champion: Congratulations to John Farbrother! Thursday 25th October 2018- John Farbrother - OpticsWarehouse - has this month been crowned the 2018 BFTA and WFTC Springer Champion! We caught up with John for a quick chat to discuss this incredible achievement.   How does it feel to be both BFTA and WFTC Springer Champion? It feels great! Not something that I was expecting, obviously you set yourself… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - U.S. Optics B25 5-25x52, B17 3.2-17x50 & B10 1.8-10x42 Overview Quick Fire U.S. Optics B25 5-25×52, B17 3.2-17×50 & B10 1.8-10×42 Overview Monday 25th June 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHYMiLy3kE Shaun speaks about the U.S. Optics B Series which includes the B25, B17 & B10. He chats about the range of features the B Series from U.S. Optics offers the shooter which include locking elevation & windage turrets, EK2 Stop, Revolution counter, tool-less elevation zero and single button illumination control which is now integrated… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - Schmidt & Bender PM II Ultra Bright 4-16x56 & 3-12x54 Riflescope Quick-Fire Review Schmidt & Bender PM II Ultra Bright 4-16×56 & 3-12×54 Riflescope Monday 18th June 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=digrnWOSQyk Shaun gets his hands on the one of the latest series of PM II riflescopes the Ultra Brights. The Schmidt & Bender PM II Ultra Bright Riflescopes are split into two magnifications the 4-16x56 & 3-12x54. The Schmidt & Bender PM II Ultra Brights boast a 96% light transmission and these scopes offer the… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - Optisan EVX 6-24x56 SFP Illuminated Quick-Fire Review Optisan EVX 6-24×56 SFP Illuminated Monday 11th June 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu3l76o391g Shaun chats about the new GEN 2 Optisan EVX 6-24x56 SFP Illuminated which offers the shooter a quality yet affordable optic perfect for centerfire or air rifle use. The Optisan EVX 6-24x56 SFP has some tall tactical, re-settable to zero turrets with a 0.1 MRAD click value. It features a matching Mil based reticle… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - IOR Crusader 5.8-40x56 FFP Illuminated Quick-Fire Review IOR Crusader 5.8-40×56 FFP Illuminated Monday 4th June 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-stMsLHewY Shaun presents a quick overview on the IOR Crusader 5.8-40x56 FFP consider one of the best riflescope on the market today even 5 years on since its release. Here Shaun gives some quick and useful information on how to bring the best out of your IOR riflescope plus runs over the key features of… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - Falcon T50 Mark 2 10-50x60 MOA 1-8 MOA Field Target Scope Quick-Fire Review Falcon T50 Mark 2 10-50×60 MOA 1/8 MOA Field Target Scope Tuesday 29th May 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSkqFUY1k10 Shaun shares the new Falcon T502 10-50x60 which is the new and improved Mark 2 version of one the best entry level Field Target Riflescopes on the market today. The Brand new Falcon T502 10-50×60 MARK2 is the newest version of the popular Falcon T502 and features Falcons brand new elevation turret design with… Read more...
  • Quick Fire Review - Delta Titanium 2.5-15x56 HD Quick-Fire Review Delta Titanium 2.5-15×56 HD Tuesday 22nd May 2018- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmVji2nryvY Shaun shares an overview of the superb Delta Titanium HD 2.5-15x56. If you are looking for a quality Japanese made low light hunting scope, look no further then the Delta Titanium HD 2.5-15x56. The Delta 2.5-15x56 HD features a large 56mm front objective which is paired with Delta's HD glass which helps to offer… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review Delta Stryker HD 5-50×56 SFP and Delta Stryker HD 4.5-30×56 FFP Monday 19th February 2018- https://youtu.be/a1TvOTxNXQE Shaun shares an overview of the brand new Delta Stryker HD Series of riflescopes. This includes the Delta Stryker HD 5-50x56 SFP a large magnification range second focal plane riflescope designed for a range of target shooting disciplines that include F-Class, Field Target Shooting, Benchrest to name a few. The other model is a… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review Karl Kaps Classic 2.5-10×56 FFP Non Illuminated Friday 9th February 2018- https://youtu.be/cnLKNieB2Kk Shaun welcomes the Karl Kaps Classic 2.5-10x56 Non Illuminated which is a classic sleek German hunting scope perfect for low light shooting. Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review Roundup of Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5×56 ED Illuminated Riflescopes Friday 26th January 2018- https://youtu.be/KpkBjYf0k24?list=UU-duxH2HDL1YVTlWe5EHthQ Today Shaun gives a reminder of the ever growing series of Sightron S-Tac 2.5-17.5x56 ED riflescopes and explains the differences between the different styles within this model range. Read more...
  • Scope Ring Height and Clearance Calculator Scope Ring Height and Clearance Calculator Friday 19th January 2018- Use this quick and easy calculator to see if your scope ring and mount combination will clear your rifle's barrel. Objective bell diameter Millimeters Inches Wrap thickness Millimeters Inches Scope Ring Height Millimeters Inches Scope Mount + Barrel Taper Height Millimeters Inches Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: SWFA SS Rear Focus Riflescope Round Up Friday 19th January 2018- https://youtu.be/aZyDi11eXQQ Shaun chats about the range of SWFA SS Riflescopes that Optics Warehouse have secured the UK Distribution for. Be sure to take a look at our full range of SWFA Scopes Read more...
  • Nikko Stirling Diamond Series Quick-Fire Review: Nikko Stirling Diamond Riflescope Series Wednesday 15th November 2017- https://youtu.be/1hZjkn3r_7Y Shaun shares an overview of the Nikko Stirling Dimond Riflescope Series. This includes the Nikko Stirling Diamond Long Range 4-16×50 Illuminated Zero Stop Riflescope, the Nikko Stirling Diamond Long Range 6-24×50 Illuminated Zero Stop Riflescope and the new Nikko Stirling Diamond Long Range 10-40×56 Illuminated Half Mil Dot Riflescope. Featuring 30mm tubes, side focus… Read more...
  • Rudolph Tactical T1 6-24x50 FFP T6 Quick-Fire Review: Rudolph Tactical T1 6-24×50 FFP T6 ¼ MOA Riflescope Monday 6th November 2017- https://youtu.be/JhaY_7JZLRQ Coming out of the Light Optical Factory in Japan, the Rudolph Tactical T1 6-24x50 FFP T6 ¼ MOA Riflescope features side focus down to 50 meters, 30mm main tube which provides 70 MOA of internal adjustment and features the super fine T1 reticle. This is a fantastic value scope when you consider the build… Read more...
  • Athlon Cronus BTR 4,5-29x56 FFP IR Mil 34mm Quick-Fire Review: Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29×56 FFP Illuminated Mil 34mm Riflescope Wednesday 25th October 2017- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuwPP4xEHz4 Shaun is back with another Optics Warehouse Quick-Fire review! This time he will be introducing you to the fantastic Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29×56 FFP Illuminated Mil 34mm Riflescope. Whether you are looking for a scope for precision long-range shooting and tactical applications, or extreme long-range hunting adventures, the Athlon Cronus BTR 4.5-29x52 is just… Read more...
  • Pulsar Thermal Monocular Range Quick-Fire Review: Pulsar Thermal Monocular Range XQ38F, XP50 and XQ30V Wednesday 18th October 2017- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL0vKEPeo1M Shaun from Optics Warehouse introduces the 2017 Pulsar Thermal Monocular range. The Pulsar range of Thermal monoculars are split into the Pulsar Quantum lite which is the cheapest option then the Pulsar Helion series which is split into the XQ & XP series. This video will explain the difference between each model within the… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Nikko Stirling Diamond 10-50x60 Illuminated Mildot Riflescope Quick-Fire Review: Nikko Stirling Diamond 10-50×60 Illuminated Mildot Riflescope Monday 18th September 2017- https://youtu.be/CdZeNNe_Pqc Here’s Shaun with another Quick-Fire review, this time we’re looking at the Nikko Stirling Diamond 10-50x60 Illuminated Mildot Riflescope. This has been our best-selling 10-50x60 riflescope for the past five years. The scope features target turrets under caps and top quality Japanese glass. The versatile 10-50x60 magnification is perfect for field target and long-range… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Hawke Airmax 30 SF 8-32x50 AMX IR Riflescope Quick-Fire Review: Hawke Airmax 30 SF 8-32×50 AMX IR Riflescope Friday 15th September 2017- Shaun shares a two-minute overview of the Hawke Airmax 30 SF 8-32x50 AMX IR Riflescope. We think this is the perfect entry level scope for those looking to get into Field Target shooting, no wonder it’s one of our best sellers! Read more...
  • Mil to MOA Calculator Mil/MOA Measurement Converter Friday 15th September 2017- You can use this handy MOA/Mil converter to convert MOA to Mil or vice versa. It also converts to centimetres and inches. Read more...
  • Night Vision Our Suggested Night Vision Air Rifle Scopes Wednesday 13th September 2017- These are our top picks for Air Rifle Night Vision. We've chosen these based on our experience of using these scopes in the field. Night vision units come in a few different designs: Add on units, Digital units and Tubed Units. Read more...
  • Air Rifle hunting Our Recommended Scopes for Air Rifle Hunting Monday 11th September 2017- Entry Level Hawke Airmax 4-12×50 AMX AO Riflescope £179.99  £159.00 The Hawke Airmax 4-12×50 AO AMX Riflescope comes with 16 layer fully multi coated optics for exceptional clarity aswell as a glass etched reticle to withstand high recoils. The Hawke Airmax 4-12×50 AO is constructed along a 1 inch mono-tube chassis for superior strength and… Read more...
  • Newton Meter Converter Newton Meter Converter Sunday 10th September 2017- Use this useful converter to convert Newton Meters to inch pounds, foot pounds and Meter Kilograms. Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: IOR Recon 4-28×50 Illuminated FFP MIL MIL Riflescope Quick-Fire Review: IOR Recon 4-28×50 Illuminated FFP MIL MIL Riflescope Sunday 10th September 2017- Shaun gives us a two-minute overview of the fantastic IOR Recon 4-28×50 Illuminated FFP MIL MIL Riflescope. With 120 moa (34. MRAD) of elevation adjustment and 50 moa of windage adjustment this scope provides the ultimate in long-range shooting. A wide field of view and parallax correction from infinity to less than 8 metres (9… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Schmidt & Bender 5-25x56 PM II Double Turn or Single Turn Riflescope Quick-Fire Review: Schmidt & Bender 5-25×56 PM II Double Turn/ Single Turn Riflescope Saturday 9th September 2017- In the first of our quick-fire reviews, Shaun provides a two-minute overview of the world-renowned Schmidt & Bender 5-25x56 PM II Double Turn/ Single Turn Riflescope. This is one of the most versatile and highest performing long-range riflescopes in the world. Read more...
  • Benchrest Our Favourite Air Rifle Benchrest Scopes Friday 8th September 2017- Entry Level Hawke Sidewinder 30 SF 8-32×56 Riflescope with Free BSA Shooting Rest/Bag and Scope Rings £439.99  £369.00 The Hawke Sidewinder 30 SF 8-32×56 was built with long range shooting in mind, with this being said it ticks all the specific boxes that long range shooting requires when choosing an optic. The Hawke Sidewinder 30 SF 8-32×56 delivers… Read more...
  • Quick-Fire Review: Athlon Argos BTR 8-34x56 FFP Riflescope Quick-Fire Review: Athlon Argos BTR 8-34×56 FFP Riflescope Tuesday 5th September 2017- Shaun from Optics Warehouse gives us a Quick-Fire review of the Athlon Argos BTR 8-34x56 FFP Riflescope. Coming in at under £400, this scope offers excellent value for the shooter looking to pick up a high-magnification first focal plane riflescope without breaking the bank. Read more...
  • Air Rifle Our Top Picks for Air Rifle Hunter Field Target Shooting Monday 4th September 2017- Entry Level Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9×50 AO Illuminated Half Mildot + Free Scope Rings £174.99  £85.00 The Nikko Stirling Panamax 3-9×50 AO Illuminated Half Mildot Riflescope has been designed around an extremely wide angle field of view which is approx 20% more than the average comparable 1” scopes on the market today. Continuing with our… Read more...