7 Best Scopes For The Tavor – Best Tavor Optics Reviewed

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Have you recently purchased a Tavor from IWI? Now that you have your Tavor chosen, you need to find a great optic to mount to it. I have put together a comprehensive list of the seven best optics you can mount to your Tavor and included a list of what to consider when choosing the right optic for you.

Whether you purchased the 9mm, 5.56, or the unique .300 AAC Blackout caliber Tavor these optics will serve you well in any environment or application. Firstly, I want you to start considering your application of the optic, and if you prefer a red dot or scope. Here is a short history while you contemplate.

The IWI (Israel Weapon Industries) Tavor is a centerfire rifle that is the carbine of choice for Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The IWI Tavor is a multi-award-winning centerfire semi-automatic rifle with a 30 round magazine. Similar to the M4 in many ways, the Tavor was designed specifically for the environment Israel produces.

The Israel Defense Force chose the Tavor over the M4 for a multitude of reasons. The majority of these reasons are Israel-specific; for example, the reliability of the M4 suffers when exposed to dust for long durations of time. The Tavor is shorter, and therefore easier to get into smaller spaces.

The Tavor is also easier to field strip and clean, allowing the IDF to ensure they are operating at full fighting power at all times. I am willing to bet that the majority of you readers are not members of the IDF so you purchased a Tavor for differing reasons, if you are a member of IDF comment in the comment section below and tell us if you enjoy the IWI Tavor!

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Products

BEST FOR BRIGHT IMAGE

Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS

Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS

  • Diameter: 20mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 4.56 in
BEST FOR ACCURACY

Sig Sauer ROMEO 5 Red Dot Sight

Sig Sauer ROMEO 5 Red Dot Sight

  • Diameter: 20mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 4.72 in
BEST FOR LIGHTWEIGHT

Trijicon ACOG 3×30 Dual Illuminated Reticle

Trijicon ACOG 3×30 Dual Illuminated Reticle

  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Magnification: 3x
  • Length: 6.10 in
BEST FOR VIVID IMAGE

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second 1-6×24 SFP

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second 1-6×24 SFP 

  • Diameter: 24mm
  • Magnification: 1-6x
  • Length: 10.5 in
BEST FOR FAST TARGET

Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Sight

Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Sight

  • Diameter: 25mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 5.4 in
BEST FOR DURABILITY

Leupold Carbine Optic

Leupold Carbine Optic

  • Diameter: 32mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 3.6 in 
BEST FOR RELIABILITY

Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight

Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight

  • Diameter: 30mm
  • Magnification: 1x
  • Length: 5.1 in

For the rest of our readers, here is a list of the five factors to consider when purchasing a scope or red dot optic for your IWI Tavor.

5 Factors To Consider When Buying A Scope/Optic For Tavor

1. Cost

Our list consists of varying priced scopes and optics. Consider the budget you have set aside for an optic purchase for your Tavor before reviewing all of the optics listed.

2. Durability

Whether you shoot recreationally or for a living, a durable optic is a must. Make sure that the optic you choose is durable enough to outlast you on the bad days and handle any accidental drops or scratches along the way. 

3. Quality of material

This consideration is directly reflected by the price of the optic, but ensure the material your scope/optic is made of is a high-quality material that will support the unit’s durability.

4. Magnification

Are you looking for a wide field of view red dot with 1x magnification? Or would you rather have an optic that allows for a greater magnification range for more application of shooting?

5. Application

  • Why are you shooting your Tavor? Are you a recreational shooter, competitive shooter, military, or law enforcement shooter? The application of your optic and Tavor largely dictates what type of optic you want to consider. 
  • Close range shooting you want an optic with a wide field of view, and quick acquisition technology. Longer distance shooting requires a greater magnification range and easy adjustments.

1. Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS

best optic for tavor

To start our list we have the Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS (red dot sight). The Mepro Tru-Dot RDS is built with situational awareness at the forefront of design. With four differing reticle brightness levels, an outstandingly clear red dot, and a large display window the Tru-Dot RDS is built to conquer any 3-gun course or CQB situation.

The Mepro Tru-Dot is built to be lightweight, utilizing aluminum for construction. Built rugged enough to pass various drop tests, the Mepro Tru-Dot also uses LED technology to increase the battery life for hundreds of hours of continuous usage. The Mepro RDS is compatible with magnifying scopes as well as GEN II and GEN III night vision devices.

With strong battery life and brightness adjustments, the Mepro RDS is sufficient for long-range night vision target shooting. Utilized worldwide by the military, law enforcement, and recreational shooters alike. The built-in LED technology allows for low power consumption and features an auto shut-off mechanism to save battery power even further.

The Mepro RDS is equipped with an integral Picatinny rail adapter and requires very little maintenance as a whole. Made in Israel, the Mepro RDS utilizes a 1.8 MOA reticle and weighs in at 10.5 ounces totaling 4.56 inches in length, this is a great addition to your Tavor. The Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS can be found for a great price on Amazon.

Meprolight Tru-Dot RDS

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2. Sig Sauer ROMEO 5 Red Dot Sight

tavor x95 optics

The Sig Sauer Romeo 5 red dot is a great option for the budget conscientious shooters reading this article. Budget-friendly doesn’t mean, however, that Sig Sauer overlooked any details on the Romeo 5.

The Sig Sauer Romeo 5 compact red dot sight provides recreational shooters and armed professionals a 1x magnification aiming solution for any situation. Designed with a low parallax, the dot remains parallel with the bore of your Tavor.

Unlimited eye-relief allows a shooter to acquire their target and view the dot from any angle behind the sight. A single battery in the Romeo 5 is good for 40,000 + hours of usage. The battery is side-loaded in the Romeo 5, which makes replacement easy.

The Sig Sauer Romeo 5 is equipped with a unique MOTAC (motion-activated illumination) system. This system powers up your dot when it senses motion and powers down when it does not.

This is a great way to save battery life and ensure you don't have to attempt to quickly turn on your dot in an emergency. The Romeo 5 is IPX-7 rated waterproof and fog-proof. The Romeo 5 has a 2 MOA red-dot that provides 10 illumination settings, eight daylight, and two-night vision; providing a lighting solution for any environment.

An integrated Picatinny rail allows for differing mounting options and the Romeo 5 has a low mount riser and co-witness 1.14-inch riser mount included. The Sig Sauer Romeo 5 is a great addition to your Tavor and is built for hunting, tactical, and recreational shooters.

The objective lens diameter is 20mm, and the Romeo 5 weighs 5.11 ounces. With a length of 4.72 inches, the Romeo 5 sits atop your Tavor with ease, and with plenty of excess room to add more optic goodies.

SIG Sauer ROMEO5

Sig Sauer ROMEO 5 Red Dot Sight

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3. Trijicon ACOG 3x30 Dual Illuminated Reticle

tavor acog

Of course, I had to add an option from the legendary Trijicon ACOG series. The ACOG I feel fits best on the Tavor is the 3x30mm dual illuminated horseshoe/dot .223 ballistic reticle. Magnified to 3x, with a 30mm objective lens diameter, this is a serious scope built with a mission in mind.

The Trijicon ACOG 3x30 was designed for law enforcement and military applications by combining magnification, low light capability, and long eye relief. This specific model of the ACOG features a dual illuminated horseshoe dot and a .223 ballistic reticle that utilize both fiber optics and tritium.

As many of you may know, the ACOG was originally designed for the military and the full name of the ACOG is (advanced compact optical gunsight). This is the first magnified scope on our list, and also the first option slightly over a thousand dollars. How does Trijicon justify this price?

The ACOG 3x30 dual illuminated housing is built from military-grade aluminum alloy generating a weight of 11.64 ounces and is designed with both-eyes-open aiming in mind for rapid target acquisition in any lighting condition. This ACOG also features longer eye-relief at 1.9 inches and is internally adjustable to create a more rugged design.

The ACOG dual illuminated is waterproof to 100 feet, and a nitrogen-filled tube allows for fog-proof technology. The fiber optics in the ACOG are automatically adjusted to your surroundings and lighting conditions without the use of batteries

Included with anti-reflective lenses, which are also coated to provide clarity and excellent light collection with zero distortion. The ACOG dual illuminated is great for hunting, target shooting, tactical usage, and moving target applications. Trijicon offers a lifetime warranty and this ACOG is available for purchase at

Trijicon ACOG 3x30

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4. Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second 1-6×24 SFP Riflescope

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second 1-6×24 SFP Riflescope

The second scope on our list is an offering from the dependable brand, Vortex Optics. Built with a wider range of magnification than the ACOG, the Vortex Strike Eagle is also considerably cheaper. The Vortex Strike Eagle has a magnification range of 1-6x and an objective lens diameter of 24mm.

The Strike Eagle has greater magnification than the ACOG, but less light collection due to having a smaller objective lens. I chose this scope for application to a Tavor as it offers the functionality of 1x rapid engagement at close distances, but then can also stretch its legs out to 6x magnification.

The Vortex Strike Eagle includes a thread-in throw lever which is a game-changer for 3-gun competitors. Magnification indicators on the Strike Eagle are visible without having to lift your cheek from your position. Throw levers are a personal favorite of mine and I always recommend purchasing them, with the Vortex Strike Eagle you don't have to!

The Strike Eagle comes equipped with an illuminated BDC3 (bullet drop compensator) reticle which focuses your eye on the target quicker and allows for holdovers out to 650 yards. A nitrogen-purged o-ring seal allows for waterproof and fog-proof ratings.

The Vortex Strike Eagle is made from a 30mm tube made of one-piece aircraft-grade aluminum generating a shockproof scope that has no issue with any amount of recoil. The Strike Eagle weighs in at 19.2 ounces and has an overall length of 10.5 inches.

Great for hunting, target shooting, and any application you can throw at it, this is a great quality scope for the Tavor. All of these features are mixed with Vortex Optics VIP warranty and your Tavor is set for life. 

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second 1-6×24 SFP Riflescope

Vortex Optics Strike Eagle Second

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5. Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Sight

tavor iron sights

Switching back to the red dot side of optics again we have the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot sight. This red dot is the most budget-friendly option on our list today for mounting to your Tavor.

Bushnell is another great name in the optic game and we can see that through their attention to detail on this TRS-25. The 25 represents the 25mm objective lens size, and TRS meaning (trophy red dot sight).

This matte black red dot optic has a 3 MOA dot reticle and comes equipped with 11 brightness settings allowing for a bright red dot in all environmental light settings. The TRS-25 mounts easily to Picatinny rail systems and is compatible with pistols, shotguns, and rifles.

The TRS-25 is completely submersible in water using o-ring seals to generate waterproof durability. The TRS-25 is also shockproof and can withstand drops, recoil, and roughness of the field. Fog-proofing on the TRS-25 is achieved through nitrogen purging of the internals of the scope.

With a weight of 4 ounces and a length of 2.48 inches, this is the smallest red dot on our list today. Covered by Bushnell’s lifetime ironclad warranty, the Bushnell TRS-25 is a great budget-friendly red dot for all target shooting and tactical shooting Tavor owners.

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot 1Sight Riflescope

Bushnell TRS-25 Red Dot Sight

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6. Leupold Carbine Optic 

Leupold Carbine Optic

From one end of the pricing spectrum to the next, the Leupold Carbine Optic (LCO) is the most expensive red dot on our list today. You know you take your red dots seriously when you pay the same price for a red dot as you would a mid-range rifle scope.

The LCO field of view keeps your peripheral vision free of unnecessary knobs, dials, or scope housing. With a 1 MOA dot, the LCO provides 16 different brightness settings to match any condition you find yourself in. Whether your shooting in blinding sun or heavy rain you can be sure your red dot will be visible and on target.

Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, the LCO can withstand being drowned in 33 feet of water and comes outperforming like it was fresh out of the box. Leupold pressure tests each LCO in 33 feet of water before boxing them for you to purchase.

The testing doesn't end there, as Leupold also tests the LCO to ensure performance between -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensuring that while you're out, your optic is ready to take any extremes that you are. 

The LCO has a magnification range of 1x and weighs in at 9.5 ounces. Lightweight mixed with a length of 3.6 inches, this is a small optic that would make a great addition to, or be the main show on your Tavor. All covered through Leupold’s lifetime guarantee

Leupold Carbine Optic

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7. Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight

Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight

Last, in our lineup, we have a battle-tested red dot reflex sight offered by Aimpoint. The Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic) was designed, as the name implies for law enforcement officers. The Aimpoint PRO was designed to handle the adverse conditions police officers operate in, and provide them with an optic they could put their faith in.

The Aimpoint PRO has an astonishing battery life of 30,000 hours of constant-on battery life. That is 3 years of continuous usage without turning off the optic. When you do turn the Aimpoint PRO off, it only adds to the 3-year battery life.

The Aimpoint PRO uses a 2 MOA red dot and has 10 brightness settings, six daylights settings, and four-night vision settings. The PRO comes equipped with a super bright top end-setting for shooting in bright sunlight.

Unlike the Meprolight at the beginning of our list, the Aimpoint PRO night vision settings are compatible with ALL generations of night vision devices. The Aimpoint PRO weighs 7.68 ounces and is 6.75 inches long. Submersible to 150 feet, the Aimpoint PRO is waterproof, shockproof, and fog-proof.

The Aimpoint PRO is designed to provide premium performance and durability you can rely on. This is a great red dot choice for Tavor owners who enjoy target shooting, 3-gun competitions, or CQB scenarios.

Aimpoint PRO Red Dot Reflex Sight

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Parting Shots

In this article, we covered the best scope options for the IWI Tavor. I put together a list of both red dot optics and scopes that are best suited for the Tavor platform. With cost, durability, quality, magnification, and application in mind; you now have the necessary tools at your disposal to choose an optic that best fits your individual needs.

Which of these sights did you like best? Let us know in the comment section below! Also check out, “10 BEST AR SCOPES UNDER $500 (LONG & SHORT RANGE)” for more applicable scope options.

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