The Buckline from TRUGLO sets new expectations in value-oriented optics.
by the Shoot On staff
Sometimes, we just need an optic to “throw on” something without making a budget-denting investment. TRUGLO‘s new Buckline rifle scope was designed for just that scenario.
Priced from $29.99 to $59.99, depending on the model, the Buckline delivers all the expected performance of higher priced magnified optics but at a price you won’t feel uncomfortable installing on that seldom-used centerfire, extra muzzleloader, or the third AR upper receiver you just built.
The Buckline comes in two fixed-power 4×32 models and four 3-9X models, with robust knurling on the magnification ring to easily adjust the power setting. Objective lens sizes include 32, 40, and 50mm. The 3-9X models include a BDC dot reticle for holdover adjustment. Included with the scope is a chart covering the more popular centerfire rifle cartridge bullet weights and velocities to calculate holdovers from 200 to 500 yards when zeroed at 100 yards, and holdovers for 300 to 600 yards when zeroed at 200 yards.
The eye relief is surprisingly generous, and we like the lock ring eye piece on the 3-9X40mm model (some models come with a fast-focus eye piece). Elevation and windage adjustment are 1/4-MOA per click.
We also found the glass to be quite clear with minimal edge distortion—something you typically do not see in optics within this price range. Of course, the glass is fully coated, and the scope is water-resistant and nitrogen gas-filled to prevent fogging.
For a price-conscious scope, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better than the TRUGLO Buckline.