Best Scope For Browning BLR – Reviews & Buying Guide w/FAQs

Browning BLR is a lever-action rifle. How the BLR works is a fascinating subject to watch. But we won’t be talking about that today. We got something more important to discuss. When the BLR first came out, first question people asked was, can you put a scope on a Browning BLR?

As you can see, that answer is yes. Now, what about which scopes? You can’t just buy a scope from the market and mount it on the gun. I mean, you can but why would you? Finding the best scope for Browning BLR is not the hardest task in the world. But without proper guideline, it’s nearly impossible.

That’s where I come in as your local scope guide. Ha-ha, jokes aside. Let us begin the fun.

Best Browning BLR Scope – [Editor’s Choice]

1. Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X40mm Riflescope

Leupold is mainly known for their mid-range to high-end scopes. But they make some great budget scopes as well. As a brand, Leupold doesn’t need an introduction. They have proved that countless times already.

Made from CNC machined aluminum, this thing is one beauty to look at. Gold circles around the edge of the scope adds really nice depth and texture to the scope. Entire tube is nitrogen purged. Making it fog proof. As this scope is mainly made to be a hunting scope, it’s also water and shock proof.

Lenses used on this sight are fully multi-coated with different chemicals. They are scratch proof as well. As the reticle is glass etched, it won’t move away from accidents either. Thanks to the chemical coatings Leupold uses, this scope is extremely bright in different light condition. Still, it’s not a night vision scope by any means.

Does this scope come with mounting rings?

No, it doesn’t come with any mounting rings. You will need to purchase mounting rings separately. Make sure to buy the Browning BLR scope mounts.

Where is this scope made in?

All of Leupold products are made in Oregon, USA.

How to choose the right caliber?

It doesn’t work like that. You provide Leupold with the information of what Caliber you shoot and they will send you a custom unit with dialed in information based on your firing calibers.

2. Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 Black Matte Riflescope

Nikon is a world class lens maker. They have over a century of experience in making lenses for cameras, and other equipment that requires a lens. Their cameras are known for being some of the best. Of course, their sights are equally good if not better to some degree.

Made from high-quality aluminum, Nikon didn’t cheap out while making this scope. Build quality is super good and durable. It’s also water and fog proof at the same time. As it’s made from durable material, it can take some hit as well. So, if you plan to change gun down the line, you can use this scope on that gun as well.

Lenses on this scope are fully multi-coated. As you can guess already, it’s some of the best lenses you will ever put your eyes on. Sure, the Prostaff 5 has better and upgraded lenses. But that doesn’t mean older one had bad lenses.

Does this scope come with lens cover?

Yes, it comes with a pair of lens covers. They do the job but wouldn’t call them the best or anything.

What flip-up covers fits this scope?

Measurements of this scope’s lens are bit off in some charts. But if you follow Butler Creek Chart, you will end up with 19 on the eyepiece and 31 in the objective lens. Both of those readings should help you find the right flip up cover for Prostaff.

Can I use this with .308?

It fits 30-06 without any issues. It holds the zero with heavy recoil as well. But I would recommend you to get at least medium scope mounts. Low profile can create some issues.

3. Vortex Optics Viper HS Second Focal Plane Riflescope

Vortex Viper series of product is one of their most successful lineups. Under the banner Viper, Vortex also makes other equipment. Spotting scopes and binocular is to name a few.

Vortex Viper HS is a second focal plane scope made with CNC anodized aluminum. Matte black finish on this scope suits it greatly. Turret of this scope is capped. They hold the zero pretty well and won’t move around at all. It’s also water, fog, and shockproof.

Lenses of this scope are fully multi-coated. While it’s not completely scratch proof, it’s scratch resistant to some degree. Normal dirt or nail scratches won’t be an issue for it. Brightness is not an issue with this scope either. It gets extremely bright in any given condition.

It’s not a night vision scope, but it performs decently well under low light. I wouldn’t recommend it as a long-range scope either. Good for mid-range hunting with a breeze.

What is the reticle of Vortex Viper HS?

The reticle of this scope is called Dead Hold BDC. It’s an easy to grasp reticle with almost no extra details to work around. Just hits the bullseye.

Does this scope come with sunshade?

Yes, this scope comes with sunshade. Great for a shiny day.

What is the main purpose of Vortex Viper HS?

Hunting. It’s made for hunting. The feature it offers, magnification, size, everything screams of hunting.

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4. Zeiss Conquest V6 Reticle Rifle Scope

Zeiss is an expensive brand. All of their scopes are premium. You are getting a premium product for a premium price. But does the premium price warrants a good scope?

Simple answer, yes. It’s a good scope through and through. Zeiss used high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum to make this scope. On top of that, they also anodized this with matte black finish. With a small blue logo saying Zeiss. Turrets are open style but they hold zero without an issue. Conquest V6 is water, fog, and shock proof.

Lenses used here are fully multi-coated. Let’s be real here, we all know how well Zeiss makes lenses. Their lenses are used in Sony cameras even. Not a lot of companies are capable of competing against Zeiss when it comes to lens accuracy.

Color accuracy, depth, warmness, and details were sharp. Crystal clear vision helps you to spot preys faster at full magnification. There is no chromatic aberration or distortion at max magnification either.

Is the tube diameter 30mm or 34mm?

It has a 30mm tube aka 1” tube. Entire tube is nitrogen purged.

Does this feature zero stop?

Yes, it does feature zero stop. Unfortunately, you cannot customize it per caliber.

Is this good for long-range?

It’s actually made for long-range. Perfectly sized and weighed to be used on a sniper rifle as well. Performance of this in long-range is a sight to behold. 100% pun intended.

5. Redfield Revolution 3-9x40mm Riflescope

Redfield scopes are part of the hunting community for decades now. Over they years they have adapted modern way of making sights. Since then, improvement on their sight has been clearly noticeable. Often their sights are featured as best budget scopes.

Revolution is made from aluminum. It got a durable chassis with a huge objective lens. As the inside of the scope is nitrogen purged, you won’t be seeing any fogs inside the scope at all. Further sealing prevents water from going inside as well. On top of that, it’s also shock proof.

Lenses are fully multi-coated. Accu-Range reticle is etched on to the objective lens. As it’s on second focal plane, reticle won’t zoom alongside the scope. Vapor-deposition coating makes sure it offers the best light transmission in low-light. It’s still not capable of doing night hunting.

Does this scope come with dust covers?

No, it doesn’t come with dust covers. You could easily buy them after market. As it comes with standard lens sizes.

Is this scope good for long-range?

It’s decent for long-range. Wouldn’t call it long-range specialist or anything. But it gets the job done.

Where is this scope made in?

It’s made in the USA. You will get warranty from directly the factory as well.

How to Choose The Right Scope for Browning BLR

We featured a good amount of scopes with each set of unique abilities. But how do you choose the right one from them? After all, it’s not just one scope.

Build quality

Cheap scopes tend to use thinner materials to save cost. Don’t worry, we didn’t feature any of those type of scope here. It’s a good idea to grab a scope that won’t break from an accidental drop.


A huge scope won’t fit on the BLR. As the rail can accept only so much. Keeping that in mind, you might want to go with the longest scope on the list or the shortest. That’s completely your preference.


Heavy scope can make the gun feel heavy. On top of that, it can make the gun feel imbalanced. As the balance point gets shifted. Choose the scope that is light and offers a good weight distribution.


BLR is technically capable of sniping. We will also use it for hunting. Which automatically makes you want to get a high-magnification riflescope. It’s not mandatory but high-magnification is nice to have.


Browning BLR is a great gun. No doubt about that. Choosing the best scope for Browning BLR was a fun task.

I know you might still be confused, in that case I suggest you to go through the review again. I am sure, you will find the answer you are looking for.

Or you could grab one randomly, ha-ha. Either way, good luck with your endeavors.

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