Home » Recreation and Sports » Hunting

Tips for Choosing Your Next Rifle Scope

Oct 9, 2007
It is nearly Fall. The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting cooler and the rut has already begun. Very soon, those trophy bucks will begin the yearly task of fighting and mating. Get your gear together, scout your deer stand, and site your rifle. What's that? This is the year for your new scope? You better get on it. Here are some ideas to start your search.

Buying a riflescope can be a difficult task. With all the available options, it can be difficult to choose a good riflescope with the right specifications to fit your budget. Some of the things you should look for in a riflescope include:

1. Magnification - choose a fixed power riflescope if your subjects are steady, and a variable power one for moving subjects.
2. Objective diameter - the larger the diameter, the more light can pass through. This provides a clearer view and longer hunting hours.
3. Recticle - this is the aiming device used in place of crosshairs.
4. Eye relief - choose a riflescope that has an eye relief. When looking to attach an eye relief to your rifle, make sure that it matches with your rifle's type and model.
5. Field of View - this feature is particularly important in range shooting. A riflescope that provides a wider range is better.
6. Parallax Adjustable/Adjustable Objective - choose a riflescope that has an excellent feature if you are looking to go range shooting.

What brand should you choose? No doubt, go with a trusted brand in high end hunting optics. There are many brands to choose from with solid reputations in the field. Remember, like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. Talk to your hunting buddies, do a Google search for riflescopes, and do a little leg work.

When considering a particular brand, think about those features that you can't do without. For me, a major product feature is a fast-focus eyepiece. I am always challenged to get my rifle shouldered and aimed in that instant the big buck appears out of nowhere. My thought is, I need to be able to see quickly because if you can't see, you can't fire.

Be aware, friend, that some scopes are not cheap. I'm talking well over $1000 for top of the line. This may be a draw back for you. It is for me, I'm just a working stiff! Whichever brand and model you eventually choose, you will need a riflescope come with superb optics, dependability, ruggedness, and accuracy. Your scope, just like you and your rifle, will get rained on, snowed on, will fall (hopefully not from a tree!) on the ground, and may even get stepped on. Certain brands cannot put up with these elements and still perform. Other brands are known for getting smacked around and still staying true. Find out which one is right for you, with the features and price tag you can live with.
About the Author
Doug Garrett is a writer for a Leupold Rifle Scope review site where you can find reviews of the top selling Leupold VX 7 scopes and the premium Leupold Mark 4 rifle scope series, and others. If you are looking to compare the latest offerings in rifle scope technology, please visit rifle-scope-review.com today.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 226
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources