Choosing a Long Eye Relief Scope
Whether you are hunting or just striding around the yard, having a pair of quality long eye relief scope is very important. No matter how close or how far away you are from your target, if you have eyes that are not comfortable and in pain, you will have a hard time hitting the target. This is especially the case when you are hunting. Here is a closer look at this piece of equipment.
There are two main types of long eye relief scope; optical and gas powered. They both accomplish the same end result, which is to provide you with a clear image of your target. Long eye relief scope are basically the only kind of scope which can be utilized for handguns. And while they are definitely quite compact and they do give you a good amount of eye relief, you still need a good amount of eye relief for the right placement for shooting.
In order to determine the distance to your target, you need to be able to see at least fifteen yards. You can use the long eye relief optics to ensure you are seeing everything clearly. If you have a pair of long eye relief optics, the distance will appear much smaller because the eye piece is only a few inches in length. However, it is still accurate enough to determine the target's location. When you are hunting, this can really come in handy. The best part about it is that you don't have to wear glasses to use one of these scopes, although it would be nice to wear some for comfort.
Gas-powered scopes are generally the better option for those who want the flexibility of a long eye relief scope, but they do have some drawbacks as well. These scopes can work great, but they are heavier than others and can be difficult to operate and hold. The gas powered scopes typically operate using a propane or kerosene fueled system. These are generally the best long eye relief scope options because of their reliability and ease of operation.
Night vision scopes offer a very clear image, but they have some limitations as well. These optics often use infrared technology which has some problems when viewing night lighting conditions. They can work fine in normal light conditions, but when you are hunting, you need a scope that can handle low light conditions and provide you with a clear image. Some of these scopes use a red dot for night vision, but they can sometimes be tricky to hold and can produce a lot of cross glare. Most hunters find that they don't always get the results they want from these optics, but it is often worth the extra cost.
For hunters, a reticle can make a huge difference in how effective your scope is. The reticle is the line between where you aim your scope and where your shot will hit. With some scopes, you can adjust the reticle so that you are looking at your target at all different angles and this can help with low light hunting. Most of these scopes come with an adjustment in the elevation knob so that you can adjust your elevation to get an accurate hit on your prey.
Scopes come in many different sizes, so finding one that is right for you is important. Some scopes are made to fit certain firearms so it may be necessary to measure the firearm you will be using with the scopes. Once you have the measurements, you can compare them to find out which scopes will be the best option for your needs. Most long lens scopes have ring rings for comfort and convenience so that the scope ring will not interfere with your vision.
Once you have found the best fit, you should test-fire the rifle you plan on using with the scope. The reason for testing it is to see how well the scope holds up to recoil. The last thing you want is to buy a scope that will not work well because you did not test it first. If you are buying a scope specifically for hunting, you should test it several times at various distances to make sure the scope will hold up to the range you will use it at.