UTG BugBuster Scope

Last updated date: July 22, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the UTG UTG BugBuster Scope placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
2,571 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Easy to change settings in the field w/click dials. Waterproof, fog-proof, and rugged. Parallax-free viewing as close as 3 yards. Durable scope that will work well in the field over many hunting trips.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Fоr undеr 100 buсkѕ, іt’ѕ bееn lоаdеd wіth fеаturеѕ thаt уоu’d tурісаllу оnlу ѕее оn hіgh-еnd ѕсореѕ. Fоr ехаmрlе, іt hаѕ раrаllах аdјuѕtmеnt wіth іtѕ АО fеаturе thаt саn bе fіnе-tunеd tо аѕ а сlоѕе аѕ 3 уаrdѕ.
- Target Tamers
January 14, 2018 | Full review
The range estimation reticle allows you to see as close as 3 yards to infinity, as mentioned, but what we love is the safety of this hunting scope, being shockproof, fog proof, and rain proof – durability for all weather and climates.
- The Outdoor Land
January 7, 2019 | Full review
The scope comes with 2” sunshade, high-quality lens caps that can be flipped open, and detachable rings.
- Hunting Note
The UTG BugBuster scope with a magnification within the range of 3-9x and an objective lens of 32mm, it is perfect for both expert shooters and beginners. It doesn’t matter what the weather condition is, the UTG BugBuster scope is designed with a nitrogen sealed tube that makes it be shockproof, waterproof and fog proof.
- Optic Gear Lab
With this scope, you get all the benefits of a magnified optic but get an extremely simple fully multicoated design out of the box. It includes quick detach rings and an illuminated red, green and blue mil dot reticle.
- iOutdoor Pursuit
February 9, 2019 | Full review
The Bug Buster is an excellent optic for those on a budget, and for those looking to outfit a rifle for holdovers. The lenses proved to be clear out to most distances, and holdovers worked well for the AK series of rifles.
- Rifle Optics World
Made of high-quality materials, this scope offers a great amount of durability by being waterproof, fog proof, shockproof and rainproof. Great for any level of shooter, and easily mountable to virtually any rifle of any caliber, the scope offers a great amount of usability.
- Shooting And Safety
February 28, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
May not mount properly to all rifles. Inexpensive parts can't quite match performance of more advanced models.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Uѕеrѕ ѕау thаt thеу’vе оnlу bееn аblе tо gеt аbоut а уеаr оr twо mахіmum оf uѕе frоm thе rіflе ѕсоре. Whіlе thіѕ іѕ а nеgаtіvе, ѕіnсе уоu dоn’t рlаn оn rерlасіng ѕсореѕ thіѕ оftеn, іt’ѕ а rіflе ѕсоре thаt dоеѕ lаѕt а lоt lоngеr thаn mаnу оthеr сhеар ѕсореѕ іn thе mаrkеt.
- Target Tamers
January 14, 2018 | Full review
Perhaps due to its compact design, the eye relief is limited.
- Hunting Note
You can’t shoot from a relaxed position due to its compact size and limited eye relief.
- Optic Gear Lab

From The Manufacturer

Here is a UTG red dot, one of the most efficient UTG's products. This red dot can switch from red to green when the light comes on. It can be fix on a Picatinny 21 mm rail. This scope is most usually used for Airsoft assault rifles. The UTG 3-9x32 Bug Buster scope is completely sealed and 100% nitrogen filled. It is shock, fog, and rain proof for maximum reliability when mounted on your firearm or airgun application. Dual red and green illumination and an accommodating eye relief makes this scope a no brainer for all shooters who find themselves in the most diverse of environments and weather conditions. Standard for the SCP-M392AOLWQ is the included 2” sunshade, quality flip-open lens caps, and quick detachable rings. This 3-9X32 Bug Buster is ready to meet your shooting needs right out of the box. The innovative True Strength(TS) Platform is a signature scope construction platform. Most significantly, it includes a Smart Spherical Structure(SSS) controlling the joint-like interaction between a scope’s inner and outer tubes. The design provides long lasting reliability in these interactions to guarantee precise and responsive windage/elevation adjustment over time. TS has been at the heart of every genuine Leapers scope for more than a decade and has been fully tested on scope-killer airguns and elephant rifles with extreme recoil. We perform our testing based on actual users' input. We gather usage intelligence from all deployment aspects, carefully analyze their impacts and develop appropriate test parameters to ensure optimal performance under all conditions. TS has been at the heart of every genuine Leapers scope for more than a decade and has been fully tested on scope-killer airguns and elephant rifles with extreme recoil. Well-designed and constructed target turrets allow for crisp, consistent and precise windage and elevation adjustments. Its locking and re-setting features protect and complement one of the most critical parts in the optic for proper zeroing. Uncommon throughout the market, this particular scope series achieves an impressive and unparalleled parallax free view from as close in as 3 yards out to infinity using its adjustable wide angle front objective. Leapers/UTG pioneered red AND green reticle illumination in this industry in 2004, allowing for even more effective scope use under diverse environments and lighting conditions. The innovative side wheel control was then introduced for the RGB illumination, getting away from the traditional bulky rheostat on the eye piece and giving users quick and easy access for reticle light. Leapers/UTG started introducing mil-dot reticle optics from as early as 2003, pioneering the Range Estimating concept as a useful tool for hunters and shooters around the world. Today, the mil-dot reticle is widely accepted and used in this industry. Leveraging our years of experience in this area, UTG developed and refined the unique Tactical Range Estimating(TRE) mil-dot reticle and offers this feature in almost all of our optics. With some patient learning and practice using our TRE, shooters can enhance accuracy and performance in ways not imagined before. Regular mil-dot reticles found on the market usually have 4 dots in each direction of the cross hair, giving you 9 different aiming points for either windage or elevation. If you count the 2 inner tips of the opposite duplex cross hairs, you get 11 aiming points. In contrast, Leapers/UTG 36 Mil-Dot Tactical Range Estimating Reticle (TRE) has 9 dots on each direction of the cross hair, giving you 19 aiming points or 21 including the inner tips of the duplex cross hairs. UTG aims to provide application and solution oriented products, including useful and most commonly sough-after accessories. In addition to the flip-open lens caps, a 2” sunshade and a pair of medium profile Max Strength heavy duty rings are included. The rings, with a saddle height of 15mm, fit on Picatinny/Weaver rails and are secured with patented, fully adjustable quick detach lever locks.

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