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Every scope I review is hand-tested, torture-tested, and paid for with my own money.


How I Review Scopes

Each scope reviewed on Scopes Field is put through a series of rigorous tests designed to evaluate its performance in various shooting conditions and environments.
Learn more about my review process.

Hand-tested

I hand-test everything from clarity to eye relief at various magnifications and distances.

Torture-tested

My torture tests vary from intense impacts to full water submersion to see how they hold up.

Unbiased

I fund all my reviews myself—no sponsorships, no free samples, no advertising.


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The Man Behind This Website

Hello, I’m Richard Douglas, a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Advisor, National Defense Security Consultant, and the voice behind Scopes Field. I write all of the content here on this site. You can learn more about me here.


Courses I Teach

Beginner to Advanced Rifle Scopes Course

A 4-week hands-on training program where you’ll learn everything from how to choose the right scope to shooting over 1,000 yards and everything in between.


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