Welcome to the holiday rush! We are in full swing now, and if you're looking for a really nice gift for the hunter or competitive shooter in your life, then look no further than a good optic. Guns.com has chosen some of the hottest, best-selling optics of the year for those shopping for scopes or red dots.

You're also in luck, because it's Black Friday week. So you can get all of the optics below for 20% off this week only!

LVPO FOR THE CASUAL HUNTER OR BEGINNER COMPETITOR

 

U.S. Optics TS 1-6x scope
The U.S. Optics TS 1-6x proved to be a capable and affordable optic through our testing, making it perfect for the beginner competitor or deer hunter. (Photo: Paul Peterson/Guns.com)


It's true that optics can be very budget friendly or set you back thousands. If you're shopping for the casual deer hunter or someone who is just getting into competitive shooting, then there is no reason to drop tons of money. Below, we've selected some of the best LVPO optics available that won't break the bank.

ULTIMATE PRECISION FOR THE MARKSMAN

 

 Leupold MK5 HD scope
Few scopes perform better than the Leupold MK5 HD for next-level precision. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)


If you are ready to take that next step as a competitor or go longer distances as a serious hunter, then serious glass is called for. This is where the rubber meets the road, however, and bigger bucks are required to stretch those rifles out to greater distances and extreme precision. If you're reading this during Black Friday week, that 20% off will help a lot. Below we've curated some of the best optics trusted by top-level competitors and professional hunters the world over.

DON'T FORGET THE DOTS...

 

Delta Point Red Dot
The Leupold Delta Point Pro has been a big favorite of concealed carriers and competitors alike. (Photo: Ben Brown/Guns.com)


For those who like to shoot optics on their handguns or those who like quick target acquisition with their AR, then a red-dot optic is the name of the game. Below we've put together a list of red dots that range the spectrum in terms of features, but all feature rugged reliability. 

... AND THE RINGS!

 

Athlon scope
No matter what scope you end up buying, you'll need rings to mount it. (Photo: Don Summers/Guns.com)


If you're going through the trouble of buying someone an optic for the holidays, then you should probably go the extra mile and get some scope rings to mount the optic. There are lots of different options at all sorts of price points. We've highlighted some of the best we have on our site below.

RED DOT DEAL OF THE WEEK

 

The Sig Sauer Romeo5 red dot is one of the best on the market for those looking to add a 1x optic to their firearm. In addition to featuring the rugged reliability that Sig has become known for, this dot also features the MOTAC system. This motion-activated illumination system automatically shuts down when the optic is not in use, saving you batteries. This week only, find an extra-special price on this legendary red dot below.

SEE MORE WITH BINOS AND SPOTTING SCOPES

 

Leupold Binoculars
A good pair of binoculars can be useful for much more than just hunting. (Photo: Kristin Alberts/Guns.com)


Binoculars and spotting scopes are part of any hunter's repertoire, but they are often the last thing to be upgraded. A good pair of binoculars can also come in handy in places outside of the hunting field, which makes them an excellent gift for the hunter or bird watcher in your life. Check out some of the best binoculars and spotting scopes available below.

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