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Tips For Choosing The Perfect Rifle Scope

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The task of choosing a new rifle scope isn't the easiest thing in the
whole world. Over the last few years there have been so many new scopes
released to the market it can make choosing a new one very, very tough.
Each new scope claims to be superior to all other scopes in terms of
precision and accuracy. On top of that a good rifle scope doesn't come
cheap - many of them are several hundred dollars. Just remember a high
price tag does not always equal a high quality scope. T...


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The task of choosing a new rifle scope isn't the easiest thing in the
whole world. Over the last few years there have been so many new scopes
released to the market it can make choosing a new one very, very tough.
Each new scope claims to be superior to all other scopes in terms of
precision and accuracy. On top of that a good rifle scope doesn't come
cheap - many of them are several hundred dollars. Just remember a high
price tag does not always equal a high quality scope. There are some
simple tips you can follow to avoid being taken for a ride when buying
your new scope.

Always be on the lookout for slick advertising when it comes to making a
purchase. That glossy cover photo on the magazine says nothing about the
actual product itself. Always read the fine print in the sales material
before making any decision. Watch for accurate comparisons when you're
reading any scope reviews or scope tests. Just like you can’t compare an
apple with an orange and get an accurate comparison you defintely can’t
compare a 32mm objective lens scope with a 50mm variable power scope and
get an accurate idea of whether one is necessarily better than the other.
Look for scopes that are comparably reviewed based on price, objective
size, intended use and power range - these are critical factors.

A key item on any scope shopping list should be the warranty itself.
Never assume that all warranties are created equal - this is so very far
from the truth. Most scopes come with what's called a limited life
warranty but make absolutely certain that you know exactly what is
covered by this type of warranty in case something does go wrong (which
eventually it will). Also check exactly how long the warranty is and
whether or not you need to be the original scope owner in order to be
covered by the scope warranty itself.

It's also worth paying attention to the amount of internal adjustment
that a scope can offer. Most people don't think about this until after
the purchase and are then disappointed. Also look at the type of rifle
you're going to fit the scope to. For example, if your rifle is
particularly hard to mount, you may find yourself in a situation in which
you don’t have nearly the amount of range that you thought you did. When
you’re not able to mount the scope straight on, you lose a lot of range.
Look for scopes that provide a wealth of adjustment, preferably at least
60 inches or more.

Last but not least don't forget to seriously consider the actual assembly
of the scope body itself. Bear in mind that your scope is most likely
going to be subjected to rough treatment on a regular basis. Taking the
time to take this into consideration now will serve you well and save you
money later on.

				
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