Vulcan Circle Optics subscription service
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You just bought a new rifle and you want to kit it out with the best optic you can afford. But it’s taken a long time to save your cash and you really don’t want to make a mistake buying a scope that’s isn’t exactly right for you. That’s where Vulcan Circle comes in, a new subscription service that sends you high-end scopes, red dots and reflex sights to try for three months at a time.

Think of it as Netflix for your rifle. You’ve had your eye on a Zeiss 5-30×50 Conquest V6 for your Ruger Precision Rifle, but $1900 is a lot of samolians. You want to be sure before you buy. You’re also thinking that a Leupold LCO would be the perfect sight for your Daniel Defense DDM4. But you’ve never tried one yourself and don’t want to regret writing that $600 check.

Or maybe you’d love to top your Nosler Model 48 with a first-rate optic — something like the Steiner 3-15×50-T5Xi — for an upcoming hunt. But you don’t want to buy one, you just want to use one for your trip.

Vulcan Circle lets you try before you buy, offering various membership options to give you access to different optics depending on how many and how long you’d like to use them. Here’s their press release . . .

Vulcan Circle Launches All-New Optics Subscription Service

Vulcan Circle, which officially launched this month, has sought to revolutionize today’s shooting sports market by offering an optics-rotation subscription service.

“We have found many firearm enthusiasts, including ourselves, purchase an optic that took months of savings, to then find the ‘next best thing’ just hit the shelves,” says John Luke Tippetts, President of Vulcan Circle. Tippetts hopes to eliminate this feeling by allowing members of Vulcan Circle to receive and use high-end optics from brands like Vortex, Leupold, and Swarvoski and send them back to receive a new item every 3 months.

Vulcan Circle Optics Subscription Service

Sign-up is simple with plans starting at only $45 per month for their Legionary Armory, which includes optics like the Aimpoint T2, Trijicon ACOG, and more. Vulcan Circle also offers a step up from their Legionary Armory, the Centurion Armory. This plan includes optics like the Elcan Specter, all optics found within the Legionary Armory, and more. The final plan, the Tribune Armory, is the highest level offered by the company and includes optics from Tangent Theta, U.S. Optics, all optics found within the Legionary and Centurion Armories, and more.

As interest in the shooting sports continues to grow, Vulcan Circle seeks to help those new to the idea familiarize themselves with optics and determine their needs. “Instead of purchasing the optic up-front, members have unprecedented access to the most advanced firearm optics on the market,” says Tippetts. He goes on to say, “Even better, members can exchange optics every 3 months to experience something else.”

Vulcan Circle also offers a point-based rewards program for its members. The “Vulcan Honors” program allows members to redeem points which are accrued every month for products like tents, binos, rangefinders, YETI coolers, and more. Members are rewarded with points for continued membership and for returning optics on time and in good condition.

“We really wanted to spice things up, so we searched hard and found a quality often underemphasized in this industry. That quality is exclusivity,” says Tippetts. “As a member, our goal is to create an enriching experience through a “club-like” atmosphere never seen before in respect to the commerce of firearm accessories. From our recurring giveaways to our Vulcan Honors program, our goal is to provide you access to experiences often found unattainable.”

For more information on Vulcan Circle and to start your optics subscription, visit

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  1. Seems like an extremely small part of the overall gun market. $45/mo minimum is a bit steep too. Usually, people with the money to buy nightforce optics don’t worry about wasting their money, since 98% of everywhere has some sort of return policy, and rich people generally get what they want in that regard.

    • “Usually, people with the money to buy nightforce optics don’t worry about wasting their money,…”

      This isn’t for those kinds of folks.

      Years back, a high-end audio manufacturer surveyed those who bought their gear, and discovered something unexpected.

      A sizable percentage of their customers had an income substantially lower that what they expected. There are those folks who will buy expensive nice stuff, even if it means it will be delayed gratification.

      This kind of business is for those kinds of scope buyers. If they’re gonna drop serious cash (from their perspective) for a scope, try-before-you-buy is a way to assure themselves they’re making the right decision to purchase. So, it’s a legitimate investment.

      Personally, I hope someone starts a similar business for carry holsters. How may folks do you know that have a drawer full of holsters they weren’t happy with, bit didn’t dare toss them in trash because of how much they cost?

      Something like that would be ideal…

      • I think it’s a great idea and I hope that it works out for them. You should pitch the holster rental idea to Vulcan, that would be amazing.

  2. “YETI” aren’t those the Chinese-built coolers that dropped the NRA with their virtue signalling? How long before YETI virtue signals this organization because they supply optics to dreaded gun owners, shooters and hunters?

    I like PR’s idea of trying out holsters…I have a large box full of current and past holsters that I use or that didn’t work out, didn’t fit or are for firearms that I don’t even own anymore (so many duty holsters for revolvers, Beretta’s, HK’s and and my old P220…)

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