Carrollton, Kentucky
106 4th St
Carrollton, KY 41008
(502) 732-4005

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Gun Scope for Hunting August 9, 2016

Carrollton, Carroll
3 Tips for Choosing the Right Gun Scope for Hunting, Carrollton, Kentucky

Whether you use a crossbow, handgun, or shotgun, selecting the right gun scope for your firearm is important. Regardless if you are interested in long-distance hunting or shooting at the range, the correct scope will improve your accuracy and skills. To choose the appropriate gun scope for your use, Glauber’s Sports in Carrollton, KY, suggests considering the type of gun that you’ll be using, the type of hunting you’ll be participating in, and your own personal preferences of operating a firearm.

Check out these tips for choosing the appropriate gun scope for your hunting needs:

  • gun scopeOptical Power: The first aspect of a scope you should consider is the magnification needed for your intended use. As a general rule, a scope that’s less than 10x will enhance performance within the 500-yard range; on the contrary, a scope with a higher magnification would assist with longer distances, though it usually requires the use of some sort of support, like a bipod or sandbags.
  • Size: After choosing your magnification, you’ll need to consider the size of the objective lens. This lens is responsible for focusing the image in your scope. Most hunters choose a lens that’s large, but not too cumbersome to affect the performance or overall balance of the firearm. Choosing an objective lens that’s too large could result in damage to your gun scope.
  • Reticles: While you may make your decision on magnification and size based on what you’re hunting, picking the right reticles relies more on personal preferences than anything else. Duplex reticles are the most common for hunting, though the mil dot and bullet drop compensator can be used for improving your shot during target practice.

For more information on choosing the right gun scope for your hunting needs, call Glauber’s Sports today at (800) 557­-3380. Visit them online to see their full list of guns and shooting accessories.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Glauber's Sports
How to Pattern Your Gun for Turkey Season, Carrollton, Kentucky
Spring has officially arrived, waving in turkey-hunting season in the Midwest. If you’re planning a hunting trip, now is the time to pattern your shotgun to ensure your experience in...read more
How Tactical Lights & Laser Sights Help With Home Defense, Carrollton, Kentucky
Criminals trying to get inside your home will most likely strike at night. Moving around in the dark can be dangerous if you need to defend your property. That’s where a ta...read more
5 Gun Safety Tips for Beginners, Carrollton, Kentucky
Whether you’ve been a firearms enthusiast for years or are just beginning to learn about guns, focusing on safety is essential. For beginners, a gun may seem intimidating. But, ...read more
3 Gun Purchases to Make With Your Tax Return, Carrollton, Kentucky
Many people utilize the yearly lump sum provided by their tax return as an opportunity to treat themselves. If you're a shooting enthusiast or gun collector, then a new handgun or pi...read more
5 Reasons to Shop at Local Stores This Holiday Season, Carrollton, Kentucky
Supporting small, local businesses is a great way to boost your community’s economy and to give back to your hometown. Small businesses such as local gun shops and accessory stores a...read more