Scopes are ideally meant to increase your accuracy when shooting at long distance. This happens by magnifying the image you are targeting. Scopes also provide you with a reticle that helps indicate exactly where you are aiming. Rifle scopes require the same core competencies used with traditional iron sights. However, the rear sight aperture and the front tip are replaced with a magnifying object. The magnifying object resembles a telescope.
Top tips for choosing rifle scope
Understanding your rifle scope
Rifle scopes are designed with pre-drilled and a tap for a scope base. Also, you should understand your rifle turrents. A different scope has a different diameter. Ensure the mounting rings have correct measurements with your rifle scope. However, there are some rifles which come with installed scopes and hence you don’t need any mounting hardware.
Reticle and eye relief
The reticle is the image portrayed on the lens of scope indicating exactly where your rifle is pointing. Align your reticle till it resembles a cross. You need to adjust and loosen the mounting rings. You will notice many variations, rotate your scope till the reticle shows a cross sign. Adjust the lens of your scope to your desired distance. Eye relief is the actual distance between your eye and the eyepiece.
Variable power lens and single lens
A scope with a variable power lens consists of a ring that enables you to choose different levels of magnifications. A single lens scope indicates one level of magnifications. To confirm the lens of your scope, there is a power selector ring that is placed before the objective lens. The selector ring will allow you choose the different level of magnification that your scope can provide.
The strength of your scope
You can tell the standard of magnification that your scope provides by its model number. The scope model numbers indicate two significant essentials; the objective lens diameter and the scope’s level of magnifications. Note that a higher level of magnification will make your image target darker on your lens.
A high-end scope permits you to adjust a third variable which is the parallax. Parallax is the movement of the targeted object which relates to the reticle. Mostly nearly all scopes have an established and non-adjustable parallax; this is because it’s complicated to adjust.
The rifle scopes come in various models and with different magnification levels. The magnifications levels can be anywhere from 1 to 50 of your aimed target. Note that stronger or higher magnifications don’t make you a perfect shooter, practice does.