Choosing Your First Rifle Scope

A rifle scope can help extend your shooting distance. Scopes both eliminate the need to use clunky metal sights and offer magnification. With a rifle scope, you can pull the trigger with more confidence. The easy, cross hair display makes precision shooting possible.


Finding the Right Scope

With hundreds of rifle scopes on the market, the challenge lies in selecting the right one. Nikon lenses are some of the best available for cameras, but that doesn’t mean Nikon is an automatic winner when choosing your rifle scope.

First, you need to ensue any scope you buy is compatible with your rifle. Ideally, you want something that may work with much of your rifle collection.

Second, keep your game in mind. If you’re hunting deer, you don’t need a ton of magnification. In fact, too much can make you miss on close up shots where all you can see is a hairy mass through the scope.

Finally, try out several options. An essential, precision-tuned rifle scope with a reasonable magnification is likely the best option. However, the only way to know is to try several varieties. Your local gun range will probably have some rifles available with scopes, so you start shopping.