The Benefits Of Illuminated Scopes
There are so many nice gun scopes out there for a low price, but when the sun starts to go down, you will be limited to your usage again. If you have considered purchasing a new scope, complied this guide of the top Illuminated Scope options available. Armed with this knowledge, you can pick the scope that is right for you and your weapon.
The first type of Illuminated Scope is the most popular, the Visible Range (VR) model. These reticles have many features including an adjustable windage, for greater accuracy, and self-cleaning baffle system for increased durability. It has an easy to find grid system for aiming at your target, and an easy to flip, or flip-up button on the side to reset the grid. This model offers a range of two hundred feet. Most shooters prefer this style because it is the least strenuous on the eye for fast, smooth aiming.
For some hunters, the best overall value may be a Vortex Optics Crossfire Riflescope. This reticle is designed to use iron sights. It offers the best overall value because it is the most durable, and offers a one-eighth ground radius for pinpoint accuracy. It can handle magnifiers up to five hundred, and comes in two different scopes: a ground and a rotary vane sight.
For another option in an excellent scope, consider the Hunter XO scope series. These models are extremely lightweight and accurate, offering better target acquisition than most other Illuminated Scopes. They use low-resistance ocular glass and offer an eight-degree viewing angle. Best of all, these models are available in models available for both left-hand and right-handed use!
Some hunters want a scope with the option of numerous adjustments. In addition to the power of magnification and eye relief, it's important to have adjustments to make for wind conditions and shot placement. Some models available feature illuminated controls for the first four adjustments on a vertical axis, while additional choices include rotating scopes, anti-clockwise and anti-counterclockwise adjustments. Some models even provide a side-focus option to focus the beam for the center of the target. With many models, a click of a button will return all the adjustments to their normal positions.
Some shooters prefer the brightness settings of a scope to illuminate the target instead of having the brightness of the crosshairs. In this case, it's best to find a model that has at least three brightness settings, and possibly more. Brightness adjustments let the user control how visible the crosshairs are, making them much more effective for hunting. If using a laser rangefinder, the illuminated reticle scope will provide the hunter with more illumination at the top of the range, allowing him to hit those soft points more effectively.
Another factor to consider is whether to use a fixed or adjustable lens. Fixed magnifications range from four thousand to seventy thousand feet, while adjustable optics offer a greater range than either four thousand or seventy thousand. The latter can also be used with a tactical laser scope, making it perfect for military and police applications. Hunters using a scope with an adjustable lens will find that using a bright red dot makes the target stand out, allowing them to eliminate most night time activity. This makes a significant difference in a quality game.
Illuminated scope technology has been developed and refined for decades, and is constantly being improved. Improvements in materials and manufacturing techniques have led to the durable build of scope frames as well as sturdy construction of the lens and reticles. The result is an extremely strong and resilient product that is easy to use and reliable in any circumstance. The bottom line when it comes to scope technology is the user's ability to judge the accuracy of his shot and adjust the scope for more pinpoint accuracy. With the correct accessories and a clear sight picture, the hunter can enjoy his hunt without worrying about being shot down by a would-be prey.