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Hello, Fellow Hunter

My name is Mike Fellon, creator of Scopes Reviews and the biggest hunting hothead in the Lone Star State. I’ve always been fascinated by the attention, dedication, and focus associated with hunting (family heirloom), and that’s why I decided to dedicate my career and life to it.

Mike FellonHowever, you need the right rifle to hunt properly, and no hunting rifle is complete without an appropriate scope. This is why I decided to create Scopes Reviews. To provide my fellow hunters with all the information they need to get the best scopes for the best hunting experience.

I can’t even count how much I’ve spent on scopes and how many of them I have tested (for now). What I can say is that having tested all of them, I know that many of the products you see online are total rubbish. My guides will ensure you only hunt with the best scopes, that I can assure you.

You can read more about me here.

Why Trust Scopes Reviews?

Simple. I buy and personally test every scope I review.

Every review I’ve written and will ever write is honest and hundred percent unbiased. I don’t accept any paid reviews from manufacturers or include product placements. If a scope wants to gain my trust, it has to first earn it.

I’ve never and never will give a positive review to a manufacturer or scope without having tested it first. All the reviews and buying guides you find on my site are thoroughly researched and tested.

And frankly, even if someone paid me for a review, I still wouldn't guarantee a positive review.

I’m committed to providing my readers only with tried and tested information. That’s why I created my site in the first place, and nothing will ever change my attitude. 

Why? Because I wouldn’t want to buy a supposedly top-quality scope that turns out to be rubbish. I value my readers’ time and money because I know first-hand how expensive scopes can get and how vital they are when it comes to hunting.

That is why all my reviews are unbiased, exposing the good, the bad, and the ugly of every scope I get my hands on.

How Do I Review Rifle Scopes?

Every scope that I purchase and review needs to go through a scrutinized test before I decide whether to recommend it.

How do I test my scopes? The process takes a few steps, which are:

  1. First, I look at the packaging, but not whether I like the design, but whether the scope is well protected.
  2. The next step is reading the manual. It’s vital for me (and you) to understand how to use the scope properly.
  3. After reading the manual, I take out the scope and check how it looks and how much it weighs.
  4. After the initial eye test, I mount the scope onto the rifle following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. When mounted, I sight in the scope to check how many bullets it takes to zero.
  6. Once I sight in the scope, I try it out, shooting from different ranges. While at it, I try to move the scope around to assure it stays at zero.
  7. I also try to test how the scope reacts in various situations and conditions.

Once I’m done with my tests, I write down my initial thoughts about the scope. What I liked and disliked about it, any fun features I enjoyed using, etc.

Also, while I don’t believe scopes are something you should try to save your money on, the price does play an important role in my rating. For example, if two scopes offer very similar features and experience, I’d always recommend the one that comes at a lower price.

Once I have all the information I want, I sit down and write my review.

And that would be all about it. However, if you notice any mistake in my review (yes, I can make mistakes) or don’t agree with my opinion, feel free to contact me.

What Do I Get Out of It?

Now, while reviewing scope is something I love, I don’t do it for free. But wait; if my reviews are free, and I don’t publish paid reviews, how do I make money?

Simple, through affiliate links.

I’m a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program, which means I make money by advertising and linking to Amazon. I also participate in the affiliate program from Opticsplanet.com. And frankly, these are the two sites I strongly recommend for your scope purchases (not just because they pay me).

Okay, but how do I make money out of it? The process is quite simple:

  1. You read my comprehensive and entirely free reviews.
  2. You find a scope that interests you and click on my affiliate link that redirects you to the product page.
  3. If you purchase the scope, I get a commission, and you get your top-quality scope. This is a classic example of a win-win situation.

I use the commission to run the site and keep those sweet, honest scope reviews coming.

In other words, it is you who help me share my passion with the world. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my reviews as much as I enjoy writing them.

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