- Excellent field of view
- Deer-sized reticle
- Durable, scratch-resistant, and non-reflective camouflage finish
- No illumination
- Rings may not fit all crossbow scope mounts
Welcome to our review of the TRUGLO Camo Crossbow Scope (amazon.com link). If you’re looking to step up from the scope included with your crossbow, or if your crossbow didn’t come with a scope, you’ve probably seen this one and been attracted by the price. How well does it stack up against the competition, though?
The TRUGLO Camo Crossbow Scope features a 32mm objective with 4” of eye relief, and a 1” tube diameter. The scope itself is 8” long, made of aircraft quality aluminum, and it includes 1” rings for mounting on your crossbow.
How Much Magnification Do I Get From the TRUGLO Camo Crossbow Scope?
This crossbow scope provides 4X magnification, which is pretty standard. You get a nice clear picture of your target and beyond, and the scope features a special range finding trajectory compensating reticle.
How is the Optics Quality on the Scope?
The optics are fully coated, making the scope waterproof and fog-proof. The brightness, clarity, and contrast through the optics are quite good for such an inexpensive crossbow scope.
What’s the Light Gathering Capability Like on the Scope?
The TRUGLO 4×32 is not illuminated, but it does have quite decent light gathering capabilities. It’s not perfect for use in low-light situations, but it is usable during the dusk and dawn hours.
How Wide is the Field of View?
With this scope, you get a field of view that is 24’ wide at 100 yards. This is a decent field of view for a 32mm scope. I was quite happy with the scope’s ability to help me track a target even out to 100 yards.
Of course, crossbow hunting at 100 yards is a pipe dream, so the field of view closer than 100 yards is what is most important. TRUGLO does not advertise what the exact field of view is at 50 yards, but my estimate was a field of view of around 50 feet. This makes for fantastic tracking of a deer or any other target, since you have plenty of room to find and then acquire your target.
The range finding and trajectory compensating reticle is deer-sized, which makes it quite simple to place your shot right at the chest of the deer. I was able to use this scope along with my TenPoint Titan to take down a twelve-point buck last winter, and the scope performed flawlessly in helping me set up my shot.
How Easy is the Scope to Mount?
The scope includes rings that match the camo of the scope itself, giving you everything you need to get started right away. I’ve read reports of the rings not fitting on some crossbow’s scope mount, but it fit right on all of my x-bows (TenPoint, Barnett, and Horton x-bows). I had this baby mounted in less than five minutes.
How Easy is the TRUGLO Camo Crossbow Scope to Sight In?
Like any third-party scope, some fine-tuning is required to zero in on the target. This scope is no different, but the fingertip windage and elevation knobs are very easy to use. The durable leaf springs for the windage and elevation adjustments make the scope hold zero very well, so I’ve only had to sight this scope in once in two years.
Crossbow Scope Summary
Thanks for reading our review of the TRUGLO 4×32 camo crossbow scope. This scope includes everything you need to swap out for your old scope, including the rings. The quality of the scope goes far beyond the price, so I can strongly recommend this as an upgrade or first scope for your crossbow. Check today’s price on Amazon.com