Truglo Tru Brite 30 Review | 1-6x30mm Rifle Scope | Born For Hunters!


If you would be told me 15 years ago that I would write a positive review about a $200 scope somedays, I would make fun of you. I mean can you blame the man who used to buy ACOG’s for $2000. It’s hard to believe how far we came in terms of technology.

15 years ago, you couldn’t even imagine getting a 2nd hand riflescope for decent pricing. Today, people are selling brand new riflescopes with variable magnification for $200. Truglo tru-brite are one of them. So without further ado let’s start the brand new Truglo tru-brite 30 review.

There are 2 versions of Tru-Brite available. We have the 30mm IR SPC edition. The other cheaper version is a 4x scope. In my opinion, taking the 6x one makes more sense.



Truglo Tru Brite 30 Review: Features & Benefits

Magnification 1 - 6x
Objective Lens 24 / 30/ 40 mm
Eye Relief 3.75"
Sport Type Hunting
Tube Diameter 30 mm
Shock Resistant 1000 G
Windage / Elevation 1/2 MOA

Build Quality

The first thing that we notice in a cheap product is the build quality. If the build quality doesn’t strike as good, it’s a signal that the rest of the component won’t be that good either.

It seems like Truglo was after my praises. Truglo makes red dot crossbow scope & many more  other products besides riflescope. They used to make crossbow scopes. If you have used one of those, you know Truglo doesn’t usually disappoint. With the Tru-Brite 30, they didn’t disappoint either.

The aluminum build with a matte black finish looks quite sleek. The scope is waterproof. There are no official IP ratings, I would think twice before hunting in the rain with this. 

Optics Quality

Both versions feature a 30mm objective lens. The lenses are coated with multiple layers of coatings. Some of them are anti-glare coatings. Thanks to those coatings the visual performance of this scope is quite good. 

If you have read a few of my past reviews, you know I don’t recommend scopes that have issues with their lenses. It doesn’t seem right to me suggesting something that I won’t use ever. What about Truglo Tru-Brite? Will I use it again? 

Who says I am not using it as we speak? The eyepiece offers 3.75-inch eye relief. You pair that up with the crystal clear visuals, you got a killer scope. It was born for hunters. 


The name of this reticle is hard to remember. It’s called 8516TL. Who came up with the idea of naming the reticle like this? I just want to talk with you for 30 minutes.

Anyway, beating the person who gave the name aside. This is an impressive reticle. You don’t need to think hard to read the reticle either. It’s a good thing, I don’t want to go bald at a young age from overthinking. The adjustments are in MIL. Talking about adjustments.


The design of Tru-Brite was quite well thoughted. You have to give credit to Truglo for making such a versatile riflescope. If you want to use it on an AR rifle you can do that. If you want to use it on a sniper, you can do that too. But I request you to not use it with high caliber riflescopes. 

A Video Review


Turrets are an important part of a good riflescope. Over the years I have seen so many different styles of turrets it’s insane. Tru-Brite uses BDC turrets. 

Truglo includes two of them. Both of them are calibrated for .223 and .308 calibers. With this setting, you can shoot at up to 800yards! A $200 scope, out of the box calibrated for 800 yards. How insane is that? Honestly, are there more surprises left for me Truglo? 

Truglo Tru Brite 30 Review: Conclusion

Truglo surprised me through and through. I was ready to throw Truglo under the bus, but thankfully it didn’t come to that. 

On the contrary, if I don’t recommend this one to you guys, it would be injustice towards Truglo. If you have any questions left, the comment box is always open for you. 

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