|1. EYE PIECE|
|2. EXIT PUPIL|
|3. OCULAR LENS|
|4. POWER RING|
|5. WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT|
|6. ELEVATION ADJUSTMENT|
|7. OBJECTIVE BELL|
|9. OBJECTIVE LENS|
The higher the power of magnification, the less bright the image and the less field of view.
High power serves a very useful purpose, but only in the right circumstances. In general, use high magnification when some or all of the following apply:
1.For target and silhouette shooting.
2.With a bench rest or other support.
3.For small game (varmints).
4.When the target is motionless.
With lower magnification, you enjoy a brighter image and a wider field of view. Use low powers when some or all of these conditions apply:
1.In dense foliage where a wider field of view is preferable.
2.In low light conditions.
3.For moving targets.
4.At short range, especially with dangerous game.
FIXED vs VARIABLE
Variable power scopes, or zooms, offer the benefits of high, medium and low powers, all in one scope. Zooms are particularly advantageous in changing light, weather, environmental conditions or geographic locations and when you're hunting different types of game. In short, variables enable the hunter to use the scope under various circumstances - from close-in brush hunting to open range hunting.
Fixed or low power scopes are recommended for hunting dangerous game, especially at close range or in dense foliage where a wide field of view is required and where a mistake in distance estimation could have dire consequences.
30/30: Four picket-shaped posts are set at 90 degrees from one another. The center point is created by the crossing of fine crosshairs that connect the opposing pickets. This pattern can be used to measure distance. Using the 30/30 reticle, the crosshair lines represent an area 30" across at 4x from 100 yards away.
Crosshair: A simple pattern consisting of thin horizontal and vertical lines that cross, forming a center aiming point.
Pro-Shot: A 30/30 reticle with an inner center circle that provides an exact aiming point for shotgun use and works as a rangefinder too.
True Mil-Dotâ„? Multiple aiming points to determine the exact distance of a target and also the correct aiming points regardless of distance.
OPTICAL COATING TYPES
Optical coatings reduce reflection both internally and externally and thereby increase the amount of light that reaches the eye which improves brightness and contrast.
Coated: Lens surfaces are coated to improve light transmission capability.
Fully Coated: All air-to-glass surfaces are coated.
Multi-Coated: One or more surfaces or lenses have been coated with multiple films and all surfaces are coated at least once.
Fully Multi-Coated: All air-to glass surfaces have multiple films.
Magenta Coating: Reduced reflection, fully coated optics throughout.
HDCâ„?High Definition Coating: Heat-treated, multi-coated objective and ocular lenses. Fully coated throughout.
RubiconÂ® Coated: This coating consists of 14 layers of multi-coating on the objective lenses and is characterized by ruby-red coloring on the objectives. It provides excellent bright daylight and glare conditions viewing because it filters out red light.
SuperConâ„? Heat-treated, fully multi-coated optics throughout.
Red Dot: A single red electronic dot placed in the center of the field of view.