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

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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.

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