Worldwide Industry for Riflescopes to 2025 – The Military Segment is Expected to Register the Highest Growth –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Riflescopes Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to’s offering.

The riflescopes market is projected to register a CAGR of more than 3% during the forecast period.

The growth in military spending to support the soldier modernization programs of various countries is propelling the investments in the procurement of new riflescopes that offer higher magnification and accuracy of the target.

The rise in recreational shooting activities, like sporting and hunting, is driving the growth of riflescopes. Due to the presence of a higher number of manufacturers (mostly regional) in the market, the market is highly fragmented. Companies are developing new riflescopes integrated with advanced technologies to increase accuracy.

Companies Mentioned

  • Leupold & Stevens Inc.
  • Bushnell Corporation
  • Burris Company
  • Scmidth & Bender GmbH & Co.
  • Hawke Optics
  • BSA Optics
  • Nikon Corp.
  • Trijicon Inc.
  • Carl Zeiss AG
  • Nightforce Optics
  • Sig Sauer Inc.
  • FLIR Systems Inc.

Key Market Trends

The Military Segment is Expected to Register the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period

The military segment is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period, owing to the modernization programs of various countries. The procurement of new and advanced infantry weaponry, like sniper rifles, light machine guns, and automatic weapon systems, may drive the growth of the segment. For instance, in the coming years, the US Army plans to procure over 120,000 new light machine guns and rifles to replace M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapons. Such robust plans are anticipated to generate demand for new and advanced riflescopes during the forecast period. Also, the procurement of advanced scopes by the armed forces for higher accuracy and effectiveness to hit the target may propel the growth during the forecast period.

In February 2020, the US Marine Corps awarded a USD 64 million contract to Michigan-based Trijicon to supply squad common optic (SCO) riflescopes. These scopes can be mounted on the M27 infantry automatic rifle and the M4 rifles and have a continuously adjustable magnification range moving from 1X to 8X magnification. Similarly, many developing countries are spending heavily on army warfare modernization. These trends are expected to drive growth during the forecast period.

Asia-Pacific is Projected to Register the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period

Asia-Pacific is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the rapid military modernization plans of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as China, India, and South Korea, which are some of the biggest defense spenders in the world. The major emerging economies in the region, like China and India, are aggressively increasing their investments in the defense sector for soldier modernization, owing to the territorial issues and geopolitical tensions.

For instance, in 2018, the Defence Acquisition Council of India received approval from the government to procure 745,000 assault rifles (including 5,719 sniper rifles) for the armed forces of India. Similarly, the Philippine Army received 80 assault rifles from the US government under the Military Assistance Program, in March 2019. Such initiatives by the governments of the countries to increase the capabilities of their frontline troops of armed forces are anticipated to generate demand for new riflescopes, during the forecast period.

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Study Assumptions

1.2 Scope of the Study




4.1 Market Overview

4.2 Market Drivers

4.3 Market Restraints

4.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis


5.1 Application

5.1.1 Sporting and Hunting

5.1.2 Law Enforcement

5.1.3 Military

5.2 Sight Type

5.2.1 Telescopic

5.2.2 Reflex

5.3 Geography

5.3.1 North America United States Canada

5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Russia Rest of Europe

5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific

5.3.4 Rest of the World


6.1 Vendor Market Share

6.2 Company Profiles

6.2.1 Leupold & Stevens Inc.

6.2.2 Bushnell Corporation

6.2.3 Burris Company

6.2.4 Scmidth & Bender GmbH & Co.

6.2.5 Hawke Optics

6.2.6 BSA Optics

6.2.7 Nikon Corp.

6.2.8 Trijicon Inc.

6.2.9 Carl Zeiss AG

6.2.10 Nightforce Optics

6.2.11 Sig Sauer Inc.

6.2.12 FLIR Systems Inc.


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