Rifle Scope Maintenance


Choosing the right scope is almost as important as choosing the right gun — it should be comfortable, durable and accurate. For customers who need more flexibility or a scope that may be moved from one rifle to another, the more traditional second focal plane (SFP) scopes may be the solution. Shooting in low light conditions also tends to require either illumination or a bold reticle, along with lower magnification to maximize light gathering.

The objective lens is housed in the objective bell, whereas the ocular lens is contained in the eyepiece. Magnification, or the scope’s power has an inverse relationship with field of view. In first focal plane scopes, the size of the reticle changes with magnification. scope zen

What many dont know is that the quality of a rifle scope can be more important than the rifle itself. Scopes for use on light-recoiling firearms, such as rimfire guns, can be mounted with a single ring, and this method is not uncommon on handguns, where space is at a premium.

Light traveling through the various lenses in your scope is absorbed or reflected and — at least a small portion — is lost at each lens. The new design also delivers the largest eyebox available throughout the whole range of magnification which results in greater horizontal and vertical, as well as frontal and peripheral movement behind the scope.

Incorporating Simmons’ patented TrueZero adjustment system as well as a QTA (quick target acquisition) eyepiece, the Simmons 22 MAG 3-9×32 Rimfire Rifle Scopes deliver unrivalled performance at their price point. As very few firearms come with built-in telescopic sights (military designs such as the Steyr AUG , SAR 21 and the H&K G36 being exceptions) mounting a scope to a firearm requires additional equipment.

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