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Taking a Closer Look: TruGlo Eminus Riflescope Review

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By Pete Rogers

For hunters and shooters, selecting a good optic to sit atop our prized rifles is akin to selecting a date for our daughters. It’s loaded with trepidation. For many of us, we are brand loyal when it comes to good optics for our rifles. We buy another Leupold or another Zeiss and move on. Others of us are neither brand loyal or specific at all. We enjoy dating around. We like each of our rifles to have a different optic so we can try new things and compare. More so, they just make each rifle unique.


Recently, while looking for a new optic for my Rock River RRAGE AR platform rifle, I plowed through a ton of different tactical scopes to find one that met the need I planned for this rifle. I determined this specific rifle would be used mostly for predator and hog control in my local area (or anywhere else I may have the chance to go). This meant I needed a lot of optical clarity and magnification adjustments. I also wanted an illuminated reticle to help with my aging eyes and to benefit in the low light conditions often found in hog hunting.

This is when I discovered the TruGlo Eminus. TruGlo has always made excellent optics but seem to not have the same reputation as other brands for some reason. The Eminus could change all of that. For my RRAGE, I chose the 4x16x44 illuminated reticle version.

TruGlo Eminus Riflescope

The TruGlo Eminus Riflescope is designed for those who build rifles for extreme accuracy. With Quarter-MOA locking turrets that are tuned to correspond with the illuminated TacPlex reticle, shooters are able to track shots more consistently and accurately.


The Eminus is designed for practical and detailed shooting. The 30MM tube enables increased turret adjustments and brightness. The multi-coated lenses provide clarity equal to optics costing five or six times the Eminus.

The Eminus comes with the TruGlo APTUS M1 mount that fits all rail systems and ensures a solid platform for all applications. The ease of just opening the box and tightening some screws to be ready to shoot is a bonus. Having a solid base to hold the scope is a must, and with the Eminus, the base is included with the scope ensuring a perfect mate and solid platform for the scope to perform. A side focus adjustment allows for the target to always be in focus from 20 yards to over 500 yards. A quick turn of the focal turret allows for perfect focus.

Built a little larger than some tactical scopes, the Eminus excels in other scenarios as well. It is a long range, durable and dependable scope that is guaranteed to ensure extreme accuracy at most distances for hunters and target shooters. The TacPlex reticle allows for precision measurements without a crowded sight picture.



Personally, I never like a busy sight picture, and the Eminus seems about right. Just enough encouragement to coach me for perfect windage and holdover, without being confusing.

The TruGlo Eminus is an excellent scope for all AR platforms and really any platform where accuracy and dependability are a priority. With a MSRP of just $350, the Eminus is a bargain. When you factor in the lifetime limited warranty, this is a scope you can depend on for decades.

Pete Rogers

Pete Rogers earned his BA from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary. He discovered the outdoors as a young teen growing up in Saluda, SC. As a hunter, angler and trapper, Pete spends hundreds of days afield annually in pursuit of various game across the country. Over fifteen years ago Pete began merging his love for writing with his love of the outdoors. By using his passion for the outdoors along with the written and spoken word, Pete strives to move people to action through his words. Currently Pete writes well over one hundred articles annually for numerous publications. Pete is a member of several professional organizations and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the South Carolina Outdoor Press Association (SCOPe). Pete’s stories and articles have won numerous awards. His first book Times Well Spent: Ramblings from a Sportsman’s Life won First place in an Excellence in Craft competition in 2012. Pete annually speaks to numerous clubs, banquets, and churches and has grown a reputation as not only a writer but also an excellent speaker. Currently he resides in Greer, SC and when not afield, he spends his time with his wife and five children.

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