With the AR-15 being the top sporting rifle of choice, many Americans are ensuring they get the best functionality out of their riffle. While some may opt for a red dot optic, if you would like to know which ar 15 optics is right for you, read this article to the end.

Now there are two main categories of scopes you have to choose form when seeking a way to enhance the optics of your rifle; these are the Fixed Power and Variable categories.

The Fixed Power Category

Now if you are looking for a scope with a low price point to enhance the optics of your AR-15, you have way more chances finding one in this category. These types of scopes, while more suitable for tactical use, there are still readily being sold though there are not a lot of designs to choose from.  More by Brittanica here.

Another plus to these types of scopes is the denseness in its design. Fixed Power scopes are lightweight and very compact. However, what some may view as a downside is its often low to mid-power magnification ability.

The Variable Category

Now if you plan on doing a lot of long distance shooting, this may be the perfect option for you. This is the type of scope everyone uses on the AR-15. There are hunters, soldiers, competitors and plinkers who use a variable scope.

Variable scopes contain various levels of magnification with a wide variety to choose from being readily available. These scopes are also very adaptable and can be used to ensure you land your target with speed and accuracy at varying distances.  Ask any Soldier of Fortune weather or not they agree.

But as we get back to the first type of scope listed here, this type is often times much larger and takes a bit more practice to perfect. While a variable magnifier can be more pricey than a Fixed magnifier, it is still relatively easy to find one that suits your price point and can still do what you require from a magnifier.

Five picks for the best AR-15 scopes
Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm – Budget Variable Scope
This is affordably priced scope has been designed by Bushnell from scratch and provides several options to choose from. But AR-15 users [https://huntingmark.com/best-ar-15-scopes/#tab-con-5] have listed the 1-4x24mm model as the best scope from this brand. This scope allows accurate shots of up to 500 yards. You can Purchase this rifle here – https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Optics-1-4x-24mm-Scope/dp/B00R3HRTSE

Nikon BDC 600

According to Gunbacker, this is another great scope best suited for long range shooting. This scope is designed to shoot in low light area a sit is designed by Nikon with it’s multicoated optics for maximum brightness and light transmission. And also features hash marks from 100 to 600 yards.

UTG Bug Buster

This one comes with a 1 inch tube coated in Emerald to ensure there is maximum light transmission and also features premium zero lockable and resettable turrets with 1/14 MOA per click adjustable.

Users of this scope over at Optics Planet [https://www.opticsplanet.com/reviews/reviews-leapers-utg-3-9×32-compact-cqb-bug-buster-rifle-scope-w-rings-sunshade.html] are all saying this scope is a great buy for any AR-15 user at a great price point.

Ultimately, the scope you choose for your AR-15 depends upon the conditions in which you will be using your riffle. For example, if you plan to operate your rifle for hunting, then it will make sense to purchase a scope that has allows a clear shot from various angles and distances.