Best LPVO Options Under $600: A Guide by James and Braden from Dirty Bird TV
Navigating today’s optics market can be daunting. With a plethora of choices and an array of opinions, discerning the best options becomes a challenge. Modern firearms boast impressive versatility, and the optics industry has kept pace, offering a multitude of options. Yet, finding affordable and reliable optics remains a task. For a long time, it felt like to get a quality, reliable LPVO, it meant spending over 1,000 dollars. Thankfully that is no longer the case.
One big question we see is that for the money, why not just by a high quality red dot instead of an LPVO of suspect quality. The crux lies in understanding the difference between Low Power Variable Optic (LPVO) and traditional red dot optics. While red dots offer clarity up to 50-100 yards, an LPVO extends this range to 200 yards or more, making them distinctively more advantageous for long-range identification.
Remember, At the heart of shooting is vision. You cannot shoot what you cannot see, and you should never shoot at something you cannot identify. The ability to discern targets accurately, especially from a distance, is paramount. While red dot optics have their place, they limit a rifle’s range to about 100 yards. In contrast, LPVOs are essential for those in expansive environments, like rural patrollers or farm overseers, where visibility beyond 100 yards is crucial. Thankfully, there is no longer a straight line between LPVO price and quality, as James and Braden demonstrate in the video below: