Selecting the right Riflescope
|Publish Date||19 Feb 2014|
Selecting the Right Riflescope
This info sheet is not intended to be a complete 'course' in the vagareties of optical instruments but rather a brief summary that will help you to gain a better understanding of riflescopes in order for you to make a better informed decision regarding your purchase.
Selecting the correct riflescope to suit both the firearm you are using and the conditions under which you are shooting is vitally important to the success of you shooting whether that be hunting or target shooting.
The main factors in selecting any piece of optical equipment can be broken down into the following areas -
Hunting riflescopes can be fixed or variable power and do not contain contain an adjustable front objective. They are designed for quick 'off the shoulder' shooting and therefore necessitate a more simplistic approach to their operation than target scopes can afford.
The most popular hunting riflescopes for various types of firearms are as follows -
When choosing a riflescope for hunting conditions, you need to consider the following factors -
Target riflescopes can be fixed or variable power and contain an additional control to hunting scopes in that they contain an adjustable front objective.
The size of the magnification that you need for any given target discipline will entirely depend on the size of the target, distance to the target and your need to see the bullet hole in the target.