In recent years, the Rifle combat optic has become a mainstay in any modern military. The combat optic often extends the effective range of any soldier and has made a real difference in modern combat.
In 2004, an investigation was launched into the amount of headshots U.S. Marines were getting in Iraq, the investigation found that there was no foul play and the kills were justified. The investigation found the Marines equipped with rifle combat optics were more accurate than weapons with iron sights.
A rifle combat optic is defined as being a close range optic, typically with a magnification of at least 1 x and a maximum magnification of 6 x. Most rifle combat optics feature a 4 x magnification or less. These are the top 5 rifle combat optics from around the world: