Best sights in Escape from Tarkov for Assault Rifles, Snipers & more

Best sights in Escape from Tarkov for Assault Rifles, Snipers & more
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

7th Mar 2024 14:11


Changing from one sight to another in Escape from Tarkov can completely shift how you play, but the best sights often encompass many different styles and let you gain precision in your aim.

While avoiding it is very much a valid strategy, combat is undoubtedly at the heart of the game - and having the best sight equipped and ready will allow you to hit your shots and stay alive long enough to escape. Pairing these options with the best ammo and meta weapons will almost guarantee success - so definitely try it out if you're on the hunt for some PMC kills.

What are the best sights in Escape from Tarkov?

  • EOTech XPS3-0 Holographic Sight
  • OKP-7 Reflex Sight (Dovetail)
  • Leupold DeltaPoint Reflex Sight
  • ELCAN SpecterDR 1x/4x Scope
  • Valday PS-320 1/6x scope
  • SwampFox Trihawk Prism Scope 3x30
  • Burris FullField TAC30 1-4x24 30mm Riflescope
  • EOTech Vudu 1-6x24 30mm Riflescope
  • Vortex Razor HD Gen.2 1-6x24 30mm riflescope
  • Schmidt & Bender PM II 1-8x24 30mm riflescope
  • SIG TANGO6T 1-6x24 30mm riflescope
  • Trijicon REAP-IR thermal scope

While there's an abundance of weapon sights to choose from, my picks above are the best of the bunch - offering you clear vision in a number of different scenarios to help you secure more kills.

Collimators & Compact Collimators

Image of the OKP-7 sight in Escape from Tarkov
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I typically bounce between three options when it comes to Collimators - which are your low magnification reflex-style optics - depending on which weapon I'm running.

Despite being my least used of the three, the OKP-7 Reflex is an ideal choice for when I want a full-sight picture - or just want to save a little bit of money. It comes in super cheap at only 19,520₽, and as a dovetail sight, it's typically only used within cheaper weapon builds too.

Image of the EOTech XPS3-0 holographic sight in Escape from Tarkov
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The next step up is the EOTech XPS3-0 which, much like its near identical sibling XPS3-2, is a holographic sight that many players will be innately familiar with. It is a bit chunky which blocks off a bit more of the screen than I'd like, but there are a few 1x sights that I feel more comfortable going fully-auto with than the EOTech.

Image of the DeltaPoint reflex sight in Escape from Tarkov
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Last but certainly not least is the DeltaPoint, which provides a near-perfect reflex that is small yet precise in nature for any close-quarters battles. It's undeniably clean to use and takes up so little space on the screen that you never feel like it gets in the way. There's a reason why this is used on most meta builds - so definitely consider picking it up if you haven't already joined the DeltaPoint club.

Assault Scopes

Image of the ELCAN in Escape from Tarkov
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Assault Scopes do find themselves in the awkward place between Reflex Sights and full-blown Optics, but two do still emerge as excellent picks for me. Ideally, you'll want to keep your battles to the mid-range, but combining them with some point firing helps you cover the gaps.

The first pick is the ELCAN, which is definitely not as popular as it used to be but remains still a strong choice. My favourite part of this sight is the clear red dot reticule in the middle and the flexibility that the two (and a half) magnification levels give you. It is a great all-rounder for most scenarios, but it does struggle a little when the chaos starts.

Image of the SwampFox Trihawk in Escape from Tarkov
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Alternatively, the SwampFox Trihawk is a fantastic 3.5x zoom ACOG-esque sight that is perfect for single-fire DMRs on mid-range maps like Customs. Slapping this on an M14 or RFB is so much fun, and the lack of flexibility from the fixed magnification can actually be a blessing sometimes, as it lets you worry about one less thing and get to shooting.

Image of the Valday PS-320 in Escape from Tarkov
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Rounding off the Assault Scopes is the Valday PS-320, which gives you both 1x and 6x magnification with a super clean reticle. I find this to be one of the easiest weapons to use in single-fire as the thin lines just feel right for getting those crispy one-taps.

It does still suffer from fairly bad loss-of-sight-picture - which is when the black edges of the scope block your view when moving or shooting - but it remains still a great option for less mobile weapons if you're looking for an edge with precision.


Image of the TAC30 in Escape from Tarkov
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The meta for scopes in Tarkov undoubtedly lies within the Optics category, and I've got five different choices that really shine within the current meta.

The TAC30 is by far the worst of our five picks, but its availability and price make it more than worth using in the mid-wipe period. Sitting at around 50,000₽ on the flea market, this sight gives you 1x and 4x zoom options, letting you function effectively anywhere between 1-250 metres.

Before the recoil changes in patch 0.14, the TAC30 was one of the biggest sufferers of camera recoil and loss-of-sight-picture - but this has dramatically improved since and removed a lot of the problems with the optic. The large red reticle isn't a universal favourite either, but I personally enjoy it - especially when going fully automatic.

Image of the Vudu sight in Escape from Tarkov
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The first of the main meta optics in Tarkov is the EOTech Vudu, which gives you clear 1x and 6x magnification levels to really show off your aim. This sight is perfect on pretty much every single Assault Rifle, DMR, and Sniper, giving you everything you need to succeed in your raids.

The biggest strength of this and our next pick is the lack of camera recoil when firing full auto, which can't be said for just about any other optic with this level of precision.

Image of the Vortex Razor in Escape from Tarkov
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Pairing with the Vudu at the top is the Vortex Razor, which offers near identical performance at around the same price too. Once again you have 1x and 6x zoom and can spray confidently and accurately with very little visible recoil. I personally prefer the cleaner black lines of the Razor to the Vudu - especially at max zoom - but it is very much a case of personal preference.

Image of the Schmidt & Bender PM II scope in Escape from Tarkov
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While perhaps quite as popular or universally used as the Vudu and Razor, both the Schmidt & Bender PM II 1-8x24 30mm and the SIG TANGO6T 1-6x24 30mm are both excellent choices and work wonderfully with every weapon type.

Image of the SIG TANGO6T scope in Escape from Tarkov
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Out of the two I probably prefer the Schmidt & Bender over the SIG as it's a little larger and has a clearer reticule - but the latter is around 40,000₽ cheaper on the flea market so that could definitely be the deciding factor for you. The Schmidt & Bender has had issues with sensitivity in the past too, but this has all been resolved, making it an easy choice for one of the best sights in the game.


It feels a bit like cheating to include Thermal sights alongside their standard counterparts, but the Trijicon REAP-IR is by far one of the strongest sights you can use in Escape from Tarkov even considering the extortionate price.

It's one of the flea market-banned items, and thus you can't access it until you've completed Gunsmith 22 and reached Mechanic LL4, but dropping roughly 650,000₽ on this barter will most definitely give you an advantage in-raid.

Using this sight lights up any enemy you encounter with a white-hot blaze against a black background, letting you spot even the most concealed of targets and take them out from a safe distance. Besides the cost, the main downside of this sight is the 35Hz refresh rate cap, which can make hitting moving targets quite difficult. This is made even worse if you're not using the best settings and your framerate is already struggling, so from the outset, this sight might not be for you.

Best overall sight & optic in Escape from Tarkov

Our pick for the best overall sight you can use in Escape from Tarkov is the Vortex Razor HD Gen.2 1-6x24 30mm riflescope paired with the Leupold DeltaPoint Reflex Sight on top. This can be achieved by using the JP Enterprises Flat-Top 30mm ring scope mount and attaching the DeltaPoint to the rail above the front ring.

Image of the Vortex Razor with the DeltaPoint Reflex on top in Escape from Tarkov
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This combination has you covered on all fronts, giving you the precision and accuracy across medium to long range with the Razor, and then the fallback of the DeltaPoint in super close quarters where the main optic might struggle.

This will cost you a fair amount overall, but if you want the best setup and build for your raids, then you're going to have to cough up the cash to fund it.

Should you ADS or point fire in Escape from Tarkov?

While previous patches have placed a much stronger emphasis on point firing, I'd say that you'll want to keep a balance between ADS and point fire in patch 0.14 and beyond.

This is due to the recoil adjustments that have made guns far easier to control when ADSing, meaning that you now have much greater accuracy and don't have to rely on point fire when fully automatic.

I'd say that you'll still want to favour point fire when within the range of 10m - unless you have the jump on an enemy or you're using a semi-auto weapon - but otherwise it's best to stick to ADS as you'll have a higher level of precision needed to win more fights.

Point firing is still an essential skill to learn in Tarkov though, as it can save you in so many gunfights and allow you to be much more flexible with your positioning. Head over to the hideout and practice at the shooting range to get better, and always make sure that you've got a tactical device like a laser or flashlight to aid in your accuracy.

Have an explore of our Escape from Tarkov homepage as there's plenty that you can learn about the complex hardcore shooter, including a list of the best armour in the game, all of the best crafts to use for profit, and the latest player count info if you're wondering how popular the game is right now.

Harry Boulton
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Harry Boulton
Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.
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