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Top Hunting Scope Brands
Made in the USA

By Matt Mullins – updated July 21, 2020

These excellent brands still proudly make hunting scopes in the USA. This American made directory includes brands like the legendary manufacturer Leupold which my grandparents, parents, and myself have mounted on our rifles.

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American Made Hunting Scopes & Optics

Eotech

Eotech is best known for their rugged holographic red dot sights which are in use by US special forces. However, they also produce high quality illuminated reticle rifle scopes that excel for low light hunting and aging eyes. For closer range hunting, Eotech’s red dot sights are popularly used on brush guns and crossbows. Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Brownells.com

More Info/Pricing at SportsmansGuide.com

Leupold

Leupold has been in the optics business since 1907. Their scopes have long been a favorite of American hunters including myself. I’ve looked through many scopes by many brands including top performers like Zeiss and Swarovski; I find that Leupold competes with any scope in any price range and tends to be more durable and lighter weight. The VX-3 line and above is where the wow factor really comes into play. Although, the budget VX Freedom line also looks clearer to me than similarly priced glass like the Vortex Diamondback or Nikon Prostaff series.  Leupold scopes have been in use by US military snipers for decades. Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Amazon

More Info/Pricing at Brownells.com

More Info/Pricing at SportsmansGuide.com

Nightforce

Their top of the line BEAST and ATACR scopes are made in the USA with Japaneses lens glass (like most other USA built scopes). Most other Nightforce scopes are primarily made in Japan but assembled, tested, and packaged in the USA. Nightforce has a good reputation for building premium long range rifle scopes. Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Amazon

More Info/Pricing at Brownells.com 

Redfield

Redfield is now a budget brand of Leupold, thus Redfield scopes are made in the same American factories as Leupold scopes. I would rate them as comparable to Leupold’s VX Freedom line, which means they are excellent affordable scopes that will reliably bring down game for any competent hunter. I wonder if they are being discontinued, since I’m no longer finding them at most retailers except on Amazon.  Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Amazon 

Trijicon

Most famous for their ACOG scopes and RMR Type 2 red dot sights used by the US Military, Trijicon has a solid history of producing reliable battle proven optics in the USA. Trijicon also makes my favorite tritium night sights. Most Trijicon products are fully made in the USA, but their Accupoint and Accupower rifle-scopes are assembled in the USA with some Japanese and Czech Republic components. Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Amazon 

More Info/Pricing at Brownells.com

More Info/Pricing at SportsmansGuide.com

US Optics

The US Optics Foundation line of premium scopes complies with the Buy American Act, which means it has 51% or more of the parts and labor sourced in the USA. However, their new TS line is built overseas. Where to find them:

More Info/Pricing at Brownells.com

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