Rifle Scope Product Details
AK-47 8×42 Scope (side mount)
Russian POSP 8×42 scope with side rail mount, fits all AK style rifles with side rail. Large 42mm objective lens for good light gathering, illuminated reticule for poor lighting, range finding grid to calculate range out to 1000m. Uses redily available U.S. watch batteries (included). This is a fabulous scope and would cost $300-400 if made here. Made in the original factory in Belarus, former Soviet Union. Comes with rubber eyepiece, batteries and English instructions in protective pouch.
Rifle Scope Product Features
About the Russia Manufacturer
Russia is a premium company for rifle scopes, optics, mounting solutions, and other add-ons used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They style and make their products using building materials which are long lasting and resilient. This includes the AK-47 8×42 Scope (side mount) by Russia. For additional shooting goods, visit their website.
Info About Optics
Rifle scopes allow you to specifically aim a rifle at different targets by lining up your eye with the target at range. They accomplish this through magnifying the target by using a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be dialed in to account for varied ecological things like wind speed and elevation decreases to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s purpose is to help the shooter understand exactly where the bullet will land based on the sight picture you are seeing with the scope as you line up the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended target. The majority of modern-day rifle scopes and optics have about 11 parts which are located inside and outside of the scope. These parts consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, windage and elevation turrets or dials, focus rings, and other elements. See all eleven parts of scopes.
About Rifle Scope Types
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of scopes. The form of focal plane an optic has determines where the reticle or crosshair lies in connection with the scopes zoom. It actually suggests the reticle is located behind or in front of the magnifying lens of the optic. Considering the most effective sort of rifle optic is based on what kind of hunting or shooting you anticipate doing.
Info About First Focal Plane Optics
Focal plane scopes (FFP) feature the reticle in front of the magnification lens. This triggers the reticle to increase in size based upon the amount of magnification being used. The outcome is that the reticle measurements are the same at the amplified range as they are at the non amplified distance. As an example, one tick on a mil-dot reticle at one hundred yards without “zoom” is still the very same tick at 100 yards with 5x “zoom”. These kinds of scopes work for:
- Quick acquisition, far away types of shooting
- Shooting circumstances where calculations are minimal
- Experienced shooters who have an idea for their target “hold over” plus “lead” correlations for their long gun
- Shooters who do not mind the reticle is enlarged and occupies more visual sight area than a SFP reticle
Info on Second Focal Plane Glass
Second focal plane scopes (SFP) come with the reticle to the rear of the zoom lens. In the FFP example with the SFP scope, the 5x “zoom” 100 yard tick reticle measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick measurement.
- Long distance forms of shooting where shooters have additional time to make ballistic calculations
- Shooting where most of the shots take place within much shorter ranges and distances
- Shooters who want a clearer optic sight picture without area used up by the larger sized FFP reticle
Rifle Optic Magnification
The quantity of zoom a scope supplies is identified by the diameter, thickness, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The zoom of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Fixed Single Power Lens Rifle Scope Facts
A single power rifle optic comes with a zoom number designator like 4×32. This implies the zoom power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The zoom of this type of optic can not change considering that it is a fixed power optic.
Variable Power Lens Scope Facts
Variable power rifle scopes have adjustable power. These types of scopes will note the zoom amount in a configuration like 2-10×32. These numbers indicate the magnification of the scope can be set between 2x and 10x power. This always utilizes the powers in-between 2 and 10. The power adjustment is achieved by employing the power ring component of the scope near the back of the scope by the eye bell.
Power and Range
Here are some recommended scope power settings and the ranges where they may be successfully used. Keep in mind that high magnification optics and scopes will not be as efficient as lower magnification level optics and scopes due to the fact that increased zoom can be a bad thing. The exact same idea goes for extended distances where the shooter needs to have adequate power to see exactly where to best aim the rifle.
Info on Rifle Glass Lens Finishes
All modern rifle optic lenses are covered in special coatings. There are various types and qualities of glass finishings. When looking at high end rifle optics and scope setups, Lens finishing can be an important component of defining the capability of the rifle. The glass lenses are one of the most important pieces of the glass as they are what your eye sees through while sighting a rifle in on the point of impact. The coating on the lenses offers protection to the lens surface area and assists with anti glare capabilities from excess daylight and color exposure.
HD Versus ED Lens Coatings
Some scope producers also use “HD” or high-definition lens coatings which use different techniques, aspects, polarizations, and chemicals to draw out separate colors and viewable definition through the lens. Some scope producers use “HD” to refer to “ED” meaning extra-low dispersion glass.
About Single Finish Versus Multi-Coating
Various optic lenses can also have different coatings used to them. All lenses normally have at least some type of treatment or finishing used to them before being used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can offer protection to the lens from scratches while reducing glare and other less advantageous things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single layered lens depends on the scope producer and how much you paid for it.
Some scope makers also make it a point to define if their optic lenses are coated or “multi” covered. This means the lens has had multiple treatments applied to the surfaces. If a lens gets numerous treatments, it can indicate that a producer is taking several actions to fight different environmental elements like an anti-glare finish, a scratch resistant anti-abrasion finishing, followed by a hydrophilic covering. This also does not necessarily indicate the multi-coated lens will perform much better than a single covered lens. Being “much better” depends on the producer’s lens treatment techniques and the quality of glass used in developing the rifle optic.
Hydrophobic Coating for Rifle Glass
Water on an optical lens doesn’t support maintaining a clear sight picture through an optic in any way. Many top of the line and high-end scope makers will coat their lenses with a hydrophobic or hydrophilic covering. The Steiner Optics Nano-Protection is a good example of this type of treatment. It provides protection for the surface of the Steiner scope lens so the H2O molecules can not bind to it or develop surface tension. The outcome is that the water beads roll off of the scope to keep a clear, water free sight picture.
Rifle Glass Installing Options
Mounting solutions for scopes are available in a few choices. There are the standard scope rings which are separately mounted to the optic and one-piece mounts which cradle the scope. These various types of mounts also typically come in quick release variations which use throw levers which enable rifle operators to rapidly install and remove the scopes.
Rifle Optic Mounting Solutions with Hex Key Rings
Basic, clamp style mounting optic rings use hex head screws to position to the flattop style Picatinny scope mounting rails on the tops of rifles. These kinds of scope mounts use a pair of independent rings to support the optic, and are normally made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum which are developed for long distance precision shooting. This type of scope mount is ideal for rifle systems which are in need of a long lasting, rock solid mount which will not change no matter how much the scope is moved about or jarring the rifle takes. These are the type of mounts you want for a faithful scope setup on a long distance scouting or competitors firearm that will rarely need to be altered or recalibrated. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can additionally be used on the mount’s screws to stop the hex screws from wiggling out after they are installed firmly in place. An example of these rings are the 30mm style from Vortex Optics. The set typically costs around $200 USD
Rifle Glass Mounting Solutions with Quick-Release Cantilever Rings
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly attach and remove a scope from a rifle before reattaching it to a different rifle. Multiple scopes can also be switched out if they all use a similar design mount. These types of mounts are convenient for long guns which are transferred a lot, to swap out the optic from the rifle for protection, or for scopes which are used between several rifles.
Rifle Optic Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Moisture inside your rifle scope can wreck a day on the range and your highly-priced optic by causing fogging and creating residue inside of the scope’s tube. The majority of scopes protect against moisture from entering the optical tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are water resistant. Generally, these scopes can be immersed beneath 20 or 30 feet of water before the water pressure can force moisture past the O-rings. This should be more than enough moisture prevention for basic use rifles, unless you plan on taking your rifle aboard watercrafts and are worried about the scope still working if it goes over the side and you can still salvage the firearm.
Gas Purged Optic Tubes
Another component of avoiding the buildup of wetness within the rifle optic’s tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Considering that this area is already occupied by the gas, the optic is less altered by temp shifts and pressure distinctions from the outside environment which may possibly permit water vapor to permeate in around the seals to fill the vacuum which would otherwise be there. These are good qualities of a decent rifle scope to seek out.