22 Lessons Learned: Firearms


A Guide to Selecting the Best Gun Optics Accessories

Having a clear sight of your target is important if you want to make an accurate shot using your firearm. That is how important clear vision is when you want to make the best shots, and for that matter, gun optics accessories are available to provide aid. These accessories are available at gun stores, and the following guide would be helpful in selecting the right optic accessory.

If you are a professional shooter, then probably you know your shooting range, but if you are not, you must establish your range before you buy an optic accessory. The average shooting range is usually 300 yards, but that can be varied depending on several circumstances. When you know the range, it is easy to select a BUIS scope to match it.

When you get to the gun store, it is necessary that you understand the specifications on the optics accessories. The specifications display the magnification and lens power of the scope so that you can view the target as close as possible. The digits after the multiplication sign indicate the diameter of the lens.

Positioning your eye beyond the scope can be risky suppose the gun you are using has a heavy recoiling effect and that can cause injury to your eyes. For that reason, most gun manufacturers have developed eye relief feature which keeps your eyes at a safe distance from the scope. Eye relief is a safe distance between your eyes and the scope which allows you see the target clearly and shoot accurately.

The scopes also have different rectiles, and it is upon you to choose the most suitable one. There are different types of rectiles such as mildot, bullet drop compressor, and duplex. Some of the rectiles have dots, stripes or both dots and stripes. Your choice of the best rectile depends on conditions prevailing at the shooting site, your vision, and the shooting range.

In some conditions, your target might be in motion, and therefore, it becomes hectic to lock the target. The parallax feature enables the reticle to lock your target even if it is slightly in motion. Scopes have different parallax capability, and you need to pick the right one.

Take a look at the lens of the scope and see whether it has some coating or not. Blurred vision can cause poor shots, and when the lens of the scope is coated, it reduces the light intensity and gives a clear vision. There are different variations of coatings, and that dictates the cost of the scope. Some of the popular coatings include; coated, multi-coated and fully multi-coated.

Choose an accessory that is within your budget. Scopes are priced differently depending on their complexity. In most cases, you might not use all of these aspects of the scope. A simple scope that has what you need will have an affordable price.

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