Riflescopes 101

homepageToday, more and more shooters want only the right optical sighting device to use for their guns. They want their rifle work at its best, especially those using handguns and shotguns. High quality riffle scopes are available in all objective sizes, magnifications, bells and whistles. So choose the right scope that is most useful for your hunting tasks.

Why do you choose this right optical device?
1. The answer is “simplicity”. It is so simple to use. With more accuracy, you can remove a third portion of the sight complexity of what you’re aiming at. With the right scope, you only need to line up the reticle (crosshairs) towards your target. Unlike the metallic sight, you need to line up your rear sight with the target and the front sight.

2. It is not difficult to shoot using a scope, instead of the iron sight. Most scopes can magnify, and because of that you’re getting a nearer sight of your target. With this, you can clearly see the object, giving you the best shot once you pull the trigger.

3. Hunters with impaired vision can simply adjust the focus of the reticle. It is found in the eyepiece portion of the scope. It helps get clearer and better sight of the image. Without optical device, adults may have more difficulties changing their efforts from rear sight to front sight. This effort is really frustrating for them. However with scopes, such frustration can be eliminated.

What scope range you use for your hunting?
Before buying a scope, you should know already what to hunt for and what range you are going to use. You can choose a particular scope with features and range that will work for your hunting task.

1. Scope range for white tail deer hunting

Most hunters have the whitetail deer target. They normally hunt and shoot in thick wooden places, where there’s obstruction on the eyesight line. This results to largely taking the shots with a distance of 200 meters or less. For this condition, buying a power scope with range of 9x to 10x makes a good job for the hunter. The fact that targeting a whitetail deer happens during dusk or dawn time, the size of the objective lens really matters, including the light transmission.

Basically, objective lens within 40 to 44 mm distance is already enough for the scope. By then, the hunter will get the improved light transmission he needs.

2. Scope range for mule deer hunting

When you want to hunt a mule deer in western region of USA, most likely your magnification is 16x or more. This will be fine because you’re in a less dense place. Usually, you can shoot even farther compared to hunting a whitetail deer.

3. Scope range for prairie dogs hunting

When you plan to hunt prairie dogs and other smaller targets in wide open plains, you can magnify it from 20 to 20x. Most probably, you’ll have the longer distances and can maintain the maximum magnification at all times.

While there are varying opinions set into choosing the right rifle, scope is always a late addition. But in reality, a scope can be equally significant to a rifle. Keep in mind that when using your rifle, it is in fact the scope that functions all when aiming at your target. Hitting your target depends on the scope you’re using. So spend time understanding the kind of scope you will use.