When I bought my Ruger 10/22 TD it came in a neat compact range bag from Ruger that was designed fit both halves of the rifle when disassembled. But I discovered that when I tried to attach a normal sized 3-9×40 scope, not only did it look ungainly large on the rifle but worse still, it would not fit in the Ruger range bag while attached to the receiver half of the rifle. I bought at UTG Bugbuster, which at under 9″ long, perfectly fit on the rear half of the rifle and allowed me to pack it in my Ruger bag.
Up until I testing Leupolds and higher end Vortex’s and Athlons I was perfectly happy with the optical quality of the BugBuster. It had a MilDot style illuminated reticle (though the turrets are set in MOA), adjustable paralax focus, and had lockable exposed turrets.
Optically it is not much better than many no-name or budget Chinese brands under $100. It suffers noticeable chromatic aberrations, milky warm color tint, and isn’t terribly sharp especially around the edges. But it has a decent eyebox and kept it’s zero despite repeated detachments from my 10/22 to test other optics.
For it’s price tier (I bought 4 years before the pandemic) it’s a decent scope. Not great and not the best optically. But if you’re in need of the smallest 3-9x scope its hard to beat.
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OVERALL RATINGS (out 5)
Holds Zero: 5
Box Test: 5
Eye Box: 3
Objective Diameter: 32 mm
Eye Relief: 4.2-3.2 inches
Field of View: 37.1-14 ft field of view @ 100 yds
Tube Size: 1″
Turret Adjustment: 1/4 MOA
Turret Lock: Yes
Zero Reset: Yes
Reticle Style: MIL Dot
Elevation Adj. Range: 110 MOA 32 MIL
Windage Adj. Range: 55 MOA 16 MIL
Adjustment Per Revolution: 25 MOA
Parallax: AOE 3 Yds – Infinity
Illuminated Reticle: Red/Green
Weight: 13.9 oz