Best Rifle Scope under $1,000 – Top 5 in 2024 [REVEALED]

You want to know what kind of scope you can get for up to $1000, huh?

​When finding the best scope for under $1000, the value better be there …

‘Cause paying a lot of money on a rifle optic doesn’t mean that it’s going to be amazing.

There are a lot of factors that go into paying for a premium rifle scope. You still want the best scope for the money, even if you are paying up to $1000.

Top 6 Best Rifle Scopes under $1000

  1. Bushnell Elite Tactical G2​ 6-24x50mm
  2. Vortex Viper Pst 6-24x50mm
  3. Nightforce SHV 4-14×56 .250 MOA 30mm
  4. Trijicon Accupoint 1-4x24mm
  5. Bushnell Laser Rangefinder 4-12x42mm
  6. Sightron SIII SS 10-150x60mm

I feel like there are just as many rifle scopes in this high price range as there are in the lower price range, the difference is that you are likely getting much higher quality and a lot more features.

If you are buying a premium rifle scope under $1000, you have a certain level of expectations. One of the main differences between a scope under $1000 and one under $500, is that your scope should be remarkably clear and provide a bright picture.

Top 6 Best Rifle Scopes Under $1000 in 2024

Rifle Scopes under $1000 Price Rating
Bushnell Elite Tactical G2 6-24x50mm

(Editor’s Choice)​

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Vortex Viper Pst 6-24x50mm

(Editor’s Choice)​

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NightForce SHV 4-14×56 .250 MOA 30mm  $$$$$ Check Price
Trijicon Accupoint 1.-4 X 24mm $$$$$ Check Price
Bushnell Laser Rangefinder 4-12x 42mm $$$$ Check Price
Sightron SIII SS 10-50x60mm $$$$$ Check Price


These scopes allow you to shoot at short range, medium range and long range scopes and with more accuracy because of the clear and bright picture. They meet the demands and the stand up to the recoil on large calibre rifles better much better do to their higher quality.

A short range premium optic that is under a thousand dollars is usually designed for close quarters. The optic needs to be clear, and easy to use, but should be incredibly durable, as close quarters optics tend to live a rough life.

Medium range premium optics should have both great clarity, and durability. A medium range optic is best for hunting in brush of thick woods. As you’re bumping into trees, limbs, and exposure to harsh elements, you’ll need to have a durable optic to withstand those things. You’ll also need clarity, and precision for taking longer shots across fields, up or down hills, or down rivers.

Long range optics should also be incredibly accurate, and strong. A long range optic around a thousand dollars should have features like zero reset turrets, fully multi coated lenses, single piece construction, and of course should be extremely precise.

Best Rifle Scopes under $1,000 Reviewed

Night Force SHV 4-14×56 .250 MOA 30mm

The Night force SHV is a very robust long range scope and it one of the most high performance and well balanced scopes we’ve reviewed. It’s made out of aircraft grade aluminum alloy and it packs lots of high end features such as:

  •  A sophisticated 56mm objective lens,
  • An optimum precision and light transmission
  • Rugged construction with weather and shock proofing
  • Dual reticles
  • Reliable adjustment controls
  • All this while also managing to keep its price below the $1000 mark.

Note that it may be a bit wider and bulkier due to its 56mm objective lens diameter.

Overall, this is one of the best scopes out there for under $1,000.​