Colt LE6920 is a sibling of the combat expert brother M4. Both of them share a lot of similarities. Just like the bigger brother, this one is quite picky when it comes to scope as well. Not all scopes are suitable for a burst firing gun.
While trying to find the best scopes for Colt LE6920, I was shocked that there aren’t many suggestions revolving around this gun.
Then I said to myself, “fine, I will do it myself”. Having previous experience on scopes and guns, it wasn’t easy for me to hunt down the suitable candidate for this gun. What are those candidates then? Let’s find out.
Things To Know While Buying An Optic For LE6920?
Build Quality. Burst rifles tend to have a different recoil pattern. That can hit your scope with sudden movements. Which can lead to scope dysfunction. We don’t want that to happen. To prevent from that ever happening, you should look for a scope that is capable of taking recoil hits with ease.
Magnification. While browsing for a sight for your LE6920, the first thing that will come to your mind is the zooming power of the sight. You wouldn’t enjoy a scope that wouldn’t offer a good magnification. While you don’t need the most powerful scope in the world, a medium-range scope will suffice.
Lens Quality. If we are going for budget sights, then lens quality matters a lot. Most of the time budget sights don’t have good quality coating on them. Look for something that has a decent bit of coating.
Warranty related to glass like objects matters more than we care for. You don’t want a broken crossbow hanging over your gun and hindering your performance. Try to take something from a company that offers a decent warranty.
Best Optics For Colt LE6920 – [Editor’s Picks]
1. Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6X24mm Rifle Scope
It’s a good scope that is versatile enough to run a M4 without and issue and is decent for other type of rifles as well. Heck, you can try hooking it up on a sniper rifle for all Vortex care. We have featured this on many of our previous reviews as well. You can try some of them to have and idea why this scope is so good. It’s a bang for the budget riflescope.
Can it Strike?
It’s a super versatile scope that you can keep even after drifting apart from your M4 or Colt. It can be used in AR-15’s as well. Besides these, you are also getting the great build quality from Vortex and their praiseworthy optics.
Vortex’s lens are so good that other manufacturers by lens from them. When it comes to their own scopes, they won’t slack. Stock lenses on this scope are fully multi-coated with multiple layers of chemicals that brightens up the glass. It’s also scratch resistant to some degree.
When I said it was versatile, I meant that. It’s built like a tank. Some recoil hits won’t do anything to it. Your reticle setting or magnification won’t change from a bit of gun’s recoil.
The inside of the scope is also nitrogen purged. It will keep it clean from moistures and fogging issues. Water can’t get inside of the scope either. All of the holes of this scope is sealed with O-rings. That prevents from water going inside or staying near the rings.
- The updated Strike Eagle 1-6x24 is defined by speed and versatility. A true 1x on the low end adapts to a wide range of scenarios, letting shooters rapidly engage targets from point-blank to extended ranges.
- The magnification ring has been updated and now includes a thread-in throw lever, and the magnification indicators can now be seen without coming off the scope.
- The new illuminated BDC3 reticle focuses the shooter's eye to the target faster and holdovers allow for immediate use out to 650 yards for targets of known distance.
There can’t be all good and sugarcoating all over, right? Of course not. We are not getting paid for this so we can’t be biased honestly.
One of the things that bugged me a lot about this scope is the focal plane. I know it’s quite cheap. Yet, all the features this scope has to offer will perform a lot better in first focal plane.
2. Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight with QRP2 Mount
Red dots are fancy as well. Design of this sight is quite mesmerizing. Wouldn’t be surprised if you guys mistake it for a 2/3x scopes instead of a reflex sight.
Huge Battery Life
The claim from Aim Point is insane to say the least. Up to 3 years of battery life from the included battery. That’s a bold claim. I cannot vouch for the 3 years claim. What I can vouch is, it will outlast any scope that uses a battery for sure.
Night Vision Compatible
It comes with four night vision compatible settings. As the sight took more of a scope approach, the prism inside can put up solid performance.
Now that’s an amazing thing. You don’t need to worry about parallax at all. Super cool Aim Point. Really impressed.
- Absolute co-witness with iron sights (with the supplied spacer installed)
- Features 2 MOA red dot for accurate target engagement
- Includes front and rear plastic flip cap lens covers
The night vision mode isn’t the best. If you are taking a sight for night vision, I would say go for night vision riflescopes instead. Otherwise, solid performing sight all around.
3. Leupold VX-Freedom 3-9X40 Rifle Scope
Leupold is not a new name to anyone. If you have searched about any riflescopes, you have seen the name Leupold appear at least once. The one we have here is the 3-9x40mm variant of Freedom. It’s a medium range riflescope that supports Colt LE6920.
The Good Things?
All of the scopes featured in this list has to offer something worthwhile for you. Why else would you want to buy these optics?
Most of the scopes that support M4 also supports LE6920. VX Freedom is one of them. It offers Leupold’s latest technology and their famous lens.
What really impressed me is how well-built this optic is. I know it’s expected from Leupold to have a well-built scope. Considering the price-point of this scope, it’s quite sturdy. It’s 100% waterproof.
The inside of this optic is also nitrogen purged to make it fog proof. If you are wondering about how the recoil pattern will affect this scope. Don’t worry. It won’t affect the scope a bit.
On top of fully multi-coated lens, you are also getting a scope with Leupold’s twilight light management system. It’s a system that can use low-light and balance between low/bright light.
What I am trying to say is, no matter what’s the condition (besides pitch dark), the scope will always show you clear and vivid pictures. A big win in my opinion.
Suitable For Extreme Condition
It’s surprising to see a scope like this is resistant again cold temperature. Usually, they tend to give up on life if you take them near a snow mountain or something similar. With this one you don’t need to worry about that. Your gun may freeze but scope won’t. Suffering from success.
- Leopold Model #174180 - VX Freedom 3-9x40mm with Duplex reticle and Matte finish
- 100% Waterproof, fog proof, & shockproof
- Made with 6061-T6 aircraft quality aluminum and punisher tested to a lifetime of performance even under harshest recoil.
Tell Me The Cons Already
The main con for me was the fixed parallax. You couldn’t do anything about that. Low-profile turrets aren’t meant for everyone either. They are good without gloves, but they are not that good with thick gloves on.
4. Vortex Optics SPARC Gen II Red Dot Sight
Vortex Sparc Red Dot sight is second generation red dot sight from Vortex. We all know how good Vortex riflescopes are. How about their sights? Let’s find out.
Tell Me About The Good Stuff
We are not here to make a drug deal but I will tell you about the good stuff. And you will know where to find the good stuff as well. Corny jokes asides, it’s a red dot with tons of features. Let’s talk about some of those features.
Bright Red Dot Reticle
A lot of red dot sights have issues showing the dot in broad daylight. Thankfully, we don’t have any of those here. To take full advantage of the sight, Vortex recommends you to keep both eyes open. With this, you can cover more area and hit the target while looking at the broad terrain as well.
Windage And Elevation
To change either of those, you will need to remove the turret cap and adjust according to your needs.
The build quality of this sight is quite good. It’s one of the best sights for Colt LE6920 without any doubt. You can fit it on the rail of that gun without any issues. It will fit their snuggly and stay there. It’s shockproof as well. Don’t worry about the recoil hit.
- The updated SPARC features rugged construction that’s still compact, with a lightweight form-factor. The 2 MOA dot is quick to acquire in close ranges, but fine enough for pin-point accuracy at extended ranges.
- With up to 700 hours of battery life on the highest setting, 50, 000 hour on its lowest, and night-vision compatibility at the lowest two settings, the SPARC red dot will keep working in a variety of conditions.
- Increased light transmission with multiple anti-reflective coatings on all air-to-glass surfaces. Unlimited eye relief for rapid target transitions. 12 illumination settings to change the dot intensity to the situation at hand.
It’s a good red dot sight but it uses a AAA battery to powerup the red dot illumination. This will add a little bit of weight and an inconvenience. If you run out of batteries in the middle of a hunt, you will be quite angry. Keep some batteries on your pocket as backup.
5. Bushnell 4.5-18X40 Riflescope with DZ 223 Reticle
The last optic for Colt LE6920 in our list is from Bushnell. Most of you probably already heard of them by now. They are a company that makes scopes for all ranges of budget and guns. The one here is one of the best optic for Colt LE6920 without a single doubt.
Why Bushnell 4.5-18×40?
What makes the Bushnell 4.5-18×40 stand out from the rest of the contestant? Bushnell 4.5-18x is a mid-range riflescope that will compliment your Colt LE6920. We all know it’s a close brother of M4 rifle.
M4 is quite well performer in the mid-range arena. Why not pair it with a scope that is capable of doing just that? After all, we are looking for the best scope for colt 6920 here, aren’t we?
This scope features Bushnell’s all new multi-turret setting. It features BDC turrets for all popular chamberings. The turrets on this is exposed. Which allows you to use them easily even with your gloves on. Every time they will be precise and you can set them up at any magnification.
Quicker Magnification Change
This scope comes with two PCL. They are there to help you aim faster and precisely at any magnification. If the installed PCL looks smaller to you and you are having trouble using that, use the longer pole included in the package.
It’s definitely one of the best sight for your Colt L6920 that’s for sure. It’s not super expensive either. A win-win situation.
- 4.5-18x magnification range for mid to long range shooting
- Waterproof Construction for use in rugged conditions
- Adjustable length throw lever for fast magnification changes even while wearing gloves
Bad Sides Of The Bushnell 4.5-18×40?
While the objective lens of this scope is quite big, it doesn’t gather enough light during the low-light condition. That can bother a lot of hunters and tactical shooters.
6. Vortex Optics Spitfire 1X Prism Scope
It’s not a red dot sight. It has a DRT reticle and 1x magnification. Red dot sights don’t have any magnification and the crosshair is a red dot.
Is It Any Good?
I had my doubts as well. 1x scopes aren’t the most powerful thing in the world. While talking about magnification is pointless, some other things aren’t.
Adjustable Reticle Focus
You can adjust the focus of the reticle by moving the ring around the objective lens. It will act like setting focus on a riflescope. Neat.
Dual Ring Reticle
There is a small ring around the red dot crosshair. It’s designed for instant combat mode. Dual ring design makes the eye focus instantly on the red dot crosshair. Making your reflex faster. The reticle is etched on the prism directly. There is 0 chance of this thing moving around.
- The Spitfire Prism Scope has been built from the ground up to maximize the fast handling performance in close to medium range applications. This prism scope is backed with all the features you need in an optic.
- The generous sight picture and forgiving eye box get you on target effortlessly in any scenario. Fully multi-coated lenses offer true to life clarity and brightness.
- The DRT reticle is etched on the prism providing you with a visible point of aim whether powered up or not. Ten intensity levels perfectly match ambient light conditions while you also have an option between red or green illumination.
Any Bad Thing!
With batteries comes responsibilities. It will run on any AAA batteries. And you need the battery to illuminate the reticle. Illuminated reticle is a game changer so we can’t compromise there. You might or might not run out of battery in the middle of something. It’s better to carry some around. Like a weirdo, I always do that. You never know.
7. Trijicon TR20 AccuPoint 3-9X40 Riflescopes
Trijicon AccuPoint 3-9×40 is a mid-range riflescope. It’s capable of magnifying and base magnification is enough for tactical shooting.
Why We Recommend It?
It’s a good scope for the money and the reticle on this is quite good as well. The scope is balanced in terms of weight and specification. Whoever designed this, had to put some thoughts behind it.
Lenses are the sole carrier of a scope. If they are not good, the scope is not good. Thankfully, that’s not the case here. I was surprised by the clarity of this lenses. At 9x magnification there is no chromatic aberration or blurriness on the edge.
Like all other scopes on the list, it’s constructed from high-quality aluminum. The same sort of aluminum that is also used in the Navy and Aircraft making.
It’s shockproof and waterproof. While there is no O-ring isolation to make 100% sure of that. It won’t be affected unless you decide to submerge it for a couple of hours. Inside of the scope is also nitrogen purged. Making you tension free in a cold day.
- Superior Quality Lenses: Multi-coated lenses provide superior clarity and light gathering capabilities with zero distortion
- Battery-Free Illumination: Fiber optic technology automatically adjusts the brightness level and contrast of the reticle aiming point to available light conditions and a tritium phosphor lamp illuminates the reticle in low to no light
- Aircraft-Grade Aluminum Housing: All-weather rugged construction protects against the toughest elements
Here Comes Johnny (Cons)
The scope offers 3 different reticles to choose from. All of them are good in their own regard. But a newbie might get confused. Choosing process is not beginner friendly.
Frequently ASKED Questions
Is A Sight Mandatory For Colt LE6920?
Why can’t I go full John Wick and use the iron sight only? If he can do that I can too, right? Maybe, you can. But most of us definitely can’t. A sight will improve your vision game and make you more accurate. If you are getting good accuracy, what’s not to like?
Red Dot Sight vs Rifle Scope
Red dot sights offer no magnification but is quite accurate. Depending on the red dot you are buying, you might get a different color of dot or a cross axis crosshair. Both red dot and scope serves different purpose. Scopes aren’t good for close combat and red dots aren’t good for long-range. Let them serve their purpose and go with the one that serves your purpose.
Are You Sure These Are The Best Optics For Colt LE6920?
Any doubt? Well, you have them. That’s why you asked this question. Yes, I am sure these are some of the best optics you can pair up with a M4 or M4’s brother LE6920. The name has a nice ring to it, right? Okay, enough jokes for today.
Well, that wasn’t too bad. I love M4 and I love LE6920. No doubt about the capabilities of the gun. But most of the owners are always in doubt about what scope to buy. I hope you were able to find the answer you are looking for. If you are more confused, don’t be afraid to reach to us. If not, sayonara. See you next time, stay well, stay blessed.