Cyber Monday 2023: The Best Optics Deals on Binoculars, Rangefinders, Scopes, and Thermal

We found the top discounts on binoculars, rangefinders, and riflescopes

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One of the most expensive pieces of shooting gear, optics can run a pretty penny, especially from brands using top of the line glass. We tracked down the best optics deals of Black Friday to save you money whether it’s your first investment or an upgrade. Find discounts on the best brands in binoculars, rangefinders, scopes, and more below.




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Best Optics Deals of Black Friday


Leupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD Binoculars are 22 percent off

Compact and lightweight, the Leaupold BX-4 Pro Guide HD binoculars perform well in low light conditions. With glare-resistant contrast, you’ll be able to track game at key hours like sunrise and sunset with clarity. Right now you can find them for $100 off at Cabela’s.

Sig Sauer KILO6K 10×32 is 9% off

These Sig Sauer binos won the best value award in our test of the best rangefinder binoculars.


Leupold RX-1600i TBR/W Rangefinder is $150 off

This lightweight rangefinder for hunting is compact with a maximum range of 1600 yards. It delivers increased accuracy and wind calculations up to 800 yards. You can get it $150 off at Cabela’s


Bushnell Forge 3-24x56mm Rifle Scope is $700 off

The Forge 3-24x56mm by Bushnell is a mid to long range scope with eight brightness settings. It’s reliable in both hunting and tactical applications. The 56mm objective lens offers excellent light transmission, and right now it’s $700 off at Euro Optics.

Sightmark Presidio First Focal Plane Rifle Scope is 51% off

Sightmark’s Presidio won best precision scope under $400 in our test of the best rimfire scopes. And for Black Friday, it’s less than $200.

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AGM Rattler TC35-384 Thermal Clip-On is 11% off

The AGM Rattler won our best value clip-on award in our test of the best thermal riflescopes.

Zeiss DTI 3/35 is 31% off

Zeiss’s DTI 3/35 won the best handheld thermal riflescope award.


Q: Are more expensive scopes worth it?

Since even good budget spotting scopes average over $1,000 and premium optics can cost up to $4,000, spotting scopes are among the most price-prohibitive pieces of outdoors gear. That means you want to be sure you’re buying the best scope for your use. You frequently get the glass you pay for, so an expensive scope can be worth it.

Q: Where are the best optics made?

For hunters who want a very clear, crisp image, even out beyond 400 yards, consider a European brand with best-in-class optics. If you’re looking for a model that combines excellent optical glass, versatile crosshairs, positive turret movements, and useful illumination modules, look to the European brands such as Zeiss, Kahles, and Leica. But if you want decent glass and battle-proven controls plus an ironclad fully transferrable warranty, look to American brands such as Nightforce, Vortex, and Leupold.

Q: What magnification is best?

For general use binoculars, a 10-power is considered the most versatile because it provides a good balance of field of view, compact size, and viewing objects at far distances. If you’re exclusively looking at objects far in the distance, a 12 or 15-power binocular used in conjunction with a tripod is a fantastic setup. Or if you are using your binoculars in tight quarters, an 8-power bino is an excellent choice.  

Final Thoughts

Optics are not only a big investment, but also a crucial piece of hunting gear. Make sure you’re getting the best tool and the best price with the best optics deals:




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Ashley Thess

Assistant Gear Editor

Ashley Thess is the Assistant Gear Editor for Outdoor Life, where she edits and writes gear reviews. Originally from Missouri, she now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she keeps an unruly gear closet.