Best Optics For Ruger Charger – Reviews, Guides w/FAQs

Ruger Charger is a rimfire pistol. Pistols traditionally tend to use sights instead of scopes. But when you have a gun like Charger, it can house a scope as well as a sight. That puts me in the dilemma of choosing the best optics for the Ruger Charger.

After all, we now have more options than ever. Let’s talk about it and find out the right optics for you. Let’s get this started.

Best Ruger Charger Optics – [Editor’s Choice]

1. Leupold FX-II 4x28mm Handgun Scope

Leupold is an American optics manufacturer. They are known for their riflescopes and optics for various calibers and guns out there. They make good scopes for hunters and tact shooters and they also make great airsoft scopes as well. The one I have here is a fixed magnification scope for the Ruger Charger.

That’s right, it’s a full-sized scope made for guns like the Ruger Charger. The fixed magnification of this scope is at 4x. It’s enough for tact shooters and whatever you want to do at the short range with the Charger. The scope is made out of high-quality aluminum. It’s extremely durable and rugged. The inside of the scope is purged with nitrogen to make it fogproof.

Besides being fogproof, the scope is also water and shockproof. A gun like the Ruger Charger won’t be able to damage the FX-II with recoil alone. As long as you don’t treat the scope like a trash can, this will probably outlast every other sight you have in your possession.

The lenses here are fully multi-coated. They are bright, clear, and extremely vibrant. There is no chromatic aberration or discoloration present in the scope. Thanks to its waterproof nature, you can use this in the rain as well. Gives you tons of opportunities to use this in places where you couldn’t bring your scopes previously.

Does this come with mounting rings?

No, it doesn’t come with any kind of mounting ring. You will need to buy mounting rings separately from Leupold, or you can choose any other brands. It will work with most.

Is it really American-made?

Yes, it’s really American-made. From the design to manufacturing, everything of this scope is done in the USA. Leupold will take care of your warranty from there as well. They are known for their customer service.

Is this scope good for hunting?

It’s useable in hunting and plinking. The Ruger Charger is not the most used gun when it comes to hunting. You definitely can use it. If that’s what you are asking. The performance is good in hunting as well.

2. Vortex Optics Strikefire II Red Dot Sight

If you are here, it’s safe to assume you have already heard of Vortex by now. Let’s be real, if you search for the best scope on anywhere, you will find at least one Vortex scope in that article. Like you did here. Jokes aside, Strikefire II is one of the best red dot sights for the Ruger Charger you can buy right now.

The optic is made out of high-quality aluminum. The same kind of aluminum Vortex uses in their much more expensive scopes. It’s rugged and more reliable than the original variant of the sight.

The internal of the housing was purged with nitrogen. That makes the sight immune to moisture and prevents both internal and external fogging from happening.

The lenses are fully multi-coated. They are extremely clear. As clear as you expect a red to sight to be. The best part is, it is an illuminated red dot sight. It comes in two variants. One is in red dot only and the other one with red or green illuminated dot reticle. There are 11 adjustable brightness level settings available in the sight.

Does this come with mounting rings?

You don’t need any. The sight has a mounting plate attached underneath. That will work with Picatinny/Weaver mounting rails.

Is this sight good for plinking?

It does okay in plinking. Generally, you would want a higher magnified scope for plinking. After all, you are supposed to have fun in plinking.

Does Vortex offer a warranty?

Yes, they offer a lifetime warranty. One of the best in the industry. As long as there is no physical damage done to the scope, Vortex should cover it in their warranty.

3. Burris Handgun 2-7x32mm Plex Reticle Pistol Scope

Burris is another well-known optics maker. They make great budget riflescopes for hunters. This one here is an offering to handgun users. As the name suggests, it’s specifically designed and made to be used with guns like Ruger Charger and other rimfire-firing weapons.

The scope is made out of durable aluminum. The outside has a matte black anodized finish. It looks and feels premium to the touch. You can really appreciate how durable the entire structure is. The inside of the scope is also purged to be fogproof. There won’t be any moisture leaked inside the scope either.

The lenses are fully multi-coated. When you add in the water and shockproof factor, you get a scope that is useable in almost any kind of environment. Even under rain, this scope will hold its ground quite well. Light transmission capability with the big 32mm objective lens is good. It gathers plenty of light to operate in low-light conditions.

While the low-light performance is nothing to write home about, it’s not something you take lightly of either (pun intended). The scope is quite lightweight. It’s worthy of calling itself one of the best scopes for the Ruger Charger.

Where is this made?

It’s made in the USA. Yes, Burris is an American-based company that operates and manufactures in their factory. They will take care of your warranty from there as well.

Does this scope come with any mounting rings?

No, it doesn’t come with any kind of mounting accessories. You will need to buy the mounting rings separately. Burris does sell them separately.

Is this scope good for hunting?

It’s good for hunting. As long as you are using a rimfire weapon, the scope is really good for hunting. It won’t be that good for hunting with larger calibers.

4. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope

Bushnell red dots are some of the most recommended sights in many forums and videos. They make quality sights and their customer speaks volumes for them. I have one such sight here. It’s called the TRS-25.

Trophy TRS-25 is made out of high-quality aluminum. It’s durable, rugged, and has an excellent finish overall. You will realize it feels much better than most other red dot sights in this price range. The inside of the sight is fogproof as well. The exterior is shock and waterproof. Making this sight an excellent pairing with the Ruger Charger for all-weather shooting.

The lenses of this sight are fully multi-coated. They are extremely clear and bright. The color accuracy is off the chart as well. As the sight has a 25mm objective lens, the field of view is really wide. Like every other reflex sight, unlimited eye relief is also present in this sight.

The reticle size of this red dot sight is 3 MOA. It’s an illuminated reticle as well. There is a total of 11 levels of adjustable brightness settings present on the sight. Changing the brightness is simple and neat. You will find yourself playing around with the brightness quite often.

Does this sight come with mounting rings?

It has a built-in mounting system. At the bottom, you will find a plate that can be mounted on a Picatinny and weaver mounting rail. It’s compatible with pistols, shotguns, rifles, and muzzleloaders.

Can you use this optic for hunting?

Short-range hunting? Yeah, you can do that. Anything above short-range is out of the menu. No chance in that distance.

Does Bushnell provide a warranty?

Yes, Bushnell provides a limited lifetime warranty. In that period, if your sight fails on its own, they will replace it for you or fix it for free.

5. Bushnell Banner Dusk & Dawn 3-9×40 Riflescope

Another amazing scope from none other than Bushnell. This is not the first time I’m featuring this scope on TargetChaser. Banner Dusk & Dawn is one of the best beginner riflescopes you could ever purchase. From the price tag to performance, it’s quite respectable.

The scope is made out of high-quality and durable aluminum. While it’s not the lightest scope in the shed, it’s quite balanced nicely. Internal of this is purged with nitrogen. That makes the scope immune to fog and moisture. As there won’t be any waters leaking inside, this can be used in all kinds of environments.

The lenses are coated. They are clear. Certainly, one of the cleanest pairs of lenses in this price range. There is no chromatic aberration or color inaccuracy present on the scope. Even at maximum magnification, they are really clear. Low-light performance is praiseworthy as well. If you are a hunter, you will find yourself using this scope more often than you would think.

Overall, it’s one of the best optics for the Ruger Charger. Just for the price alone, it’s the number one choice for most beginners out there. Can’t blame them either. After all, we love cheap stuff that can do the job and do it well.

Does this scope come with any mounting rings?

No, it doesn’t come with any kind of mounting accessories. You will need to buy them separately from the market. Either from Bushnell themselves or from any other brands.

Is this scope good for hunting?

Yes, it’s good for hunting and plinking. While it’s not suitable for long-range hunting, you can do short to mid-range hunting with ease.

Does Bushnell provide warranty?

Yes, Bushnell provides a good amount of limited warranty. Within this period, they will take care of your scope for free or replace it. Make sure you don’t break their T&C. Or else you might not get a warranty.

How To Choose The Best Optics For Ruger Charger?

Here are a couple of pointers that will help you choose the best scope for your gun. Even if you are choosing a different gun, you will find this part useful.

Build Quality

A scope needs to be durable to stand in any given weather and environment. If the scope in your shortlist isn’t durable, don’t pick it.


Warranty is another part that we always don’t pay enough attention to. If you don’t take a scope with a good warranty, you will suffer down the line.

Lens Quality

Lenses are some of the most important parts of a scope. They will be your medium to bring the target closer. So, you will need to choose a scope with great lenses.


Just like you have tons of smartphones to choose from, the same can be said for scopes as well. There are tons of good optics available out there for rimfire pistols. I tried to showcase some of the best optics for the Ruger Charger over here. A rimfire pistol that surely deserves all the love you are about to give.

I hope you found the optic you are looking for. Good luck with your newly bought scope and I will see you on the next one. Take care.

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