Gun Scope Basics
Simply put, gun scopes magnify an image and put your eye on the same optic plane as the image you are viewing. Looking through the glass, the image is magnified by bending light rays through a series of lenses within the scope. All gun scopes have a reticle or cross hairs built in to reference the center of the field of view seen through the scope. There are other considerations when thinking about choosing the best gun scope for your needs such as field of view, magnification levels, what kind of reticle do you prefer, parallax error, resolution, lens coating, and price you’re willing to pay.
Many enthusiasts and experts say they would rather spend money on a great scope than on a great gun. If you can’t see where to place the bullet with accuracy, the gun is useless. Many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars can be easily wasted on ammunition, hunting and other costs if you do not intimately know your gun. Understand how to use your gun scope well because in moments when it counts, like in hunting situations, you often have enough to think about, like scent, concealment, and accommodating your body to different elevations. Do the work ahead of time so you can enjoy the entire experience.
Buy a Gun Scope Today
Gun scopes range in value from just under $100 to several thousand dollars. The old adage rings true here: you get what you pay for. But then again, you need to pair the right gun scope to your gun and needs. Get the right tool for the job and make sure you consult your gun merchant to help you fit the best scope onto your firearm. They are experts and know how to get you to where you want to be.