Rifle Scope Product Details
Micro H-1Sight 4MOA
12940 Features: -Micro H-1 sight. -LRP throw lever base. -Not extra mounts or parts needed. -Factory mounted 39mm spacers, provides a 0.5 co-witness. Product Type: -Red Dot Sights. Product Type: -Tactical.
Rifle Scope Product Features
About the Aimpoint Brand
Aimpoint is a premium manufacturer for firearm scopes, optics, mounting solutions, and other add-ons used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They style and build their mounts and related products by using building materials which are resilient and long lasting. This includes the Micro H-1Sight 4MOA by Aimpoint. For additional shooting goods, visit their website.
Info About Glass
Rifle scopes enable you to exactly align a rifle at different targets by aligning your eye with the target at range. They accomplish this through magnifying the target by employing a series of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be dialed in to take into account separate natural aspects like wind speed and elevation increases to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s purpose is to help shooters understand exactly where the bullet will hit based on the sight picture you are viewing with the scope as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the target. The majority of contemporary rifle scopes have around eleven parts which are arranged within and externally on the optic. These scope parts consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, windage turrets, objective focus rings, and other parts. Learn about the eleven parts of scopes.
Rifle Scope Types
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of scopes. Selecting the best type of rifle glass is based around what type of shooting you plan on doing.
First Focal Plane Scopes
Focal plane scopes (FFP) come with the reticle in front of the magnification lens. This induces the reticle to increase in size based on the extent of magnification being used. The benefit is that the reticle measurements are the same at the enhanced range as they are at the non magnified range. For instance, one tick on a mil-dot reticle at one hundred yards without having “zoom” is still the exact same tick at one hundred yards using 5x “zoom”. These kinds of scopes work for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance kinds of shooting
- Shooting circumstances where calculations are minor
- Experienced shooters who recognize their aim point “hold over” plus “lead” relationships for their firearm
- Shooters who don’t mind the reticle is enlarged and occupies more visual sight room than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Optics
Second focal plane scopes (SFP) feature the reticle behind the zoom lens. This triggers the reticle to remain at the exact same dimensions in relation to the amount of zoom being used. The effect is that the reticle measurements adapt based on the zoom employed to shoot over longer distances considering the reticle markings represent distinct increments which change with the zoom. In the FFP example with the SFP glass, the 5x “zoom” 100 yard tick measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick reticle measurement. These particular types of scopes work for:
- Long distance types of shooting where shooters have increased time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most shots take place within shorter distances and ranges
- Shooters who desire a clearer optic sight picture with less room taken up by the larger size FFP reticle
The quantity of scope magnification you need on your optic is based on the style of shooting you would like to do. Virtually every kind of rifle glass supplies some degree of magnification. The level of zoom a scope supplies is determined by the dimension, density, and curvatures of the lenses within the rifle optic. The magnifying level of the optic is the “power” of the scope. This denotes what the shooter is looking at through the scope is amplified times the power aspect of what can typically be seen by human eyes.
Single Power Lens Rifle Glass
A single power rifle scope will have a zoom number designator like 4×32. This implies the magnification power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The zoom of this type of scope can not fluctuate given that it is a set power scope.
Variable Power Lens Glass Facts
Variable power rifle scopes can be adjusted between magnification power levels. These types of scopes will list the zoom amount in a format such as 2-10×32. These numbers imply the zoom of the scope could be adjusted in between 2x and 10x power. This additionally incorporates the power levels in-between 2 and 10. The power adaptation is achieved by making use of the power ring component of the scope near the back of the scope by the eye bell.
Rifle Scope Power Level and Ranges
Here are some suggested scope power settings and the distances where they could be efficiently used. High power glass will not be as effective as lower magnification rifle scope glass due to the fact that too much zoom can be a bad thing. The exact same concept applies to extended ranges where the shooter needs to have enough power to see where to best aim the rifle at the target.
Optic Lens Finishing
All modern rifle optic and scope lenses are coated. There are various types and qualities of coverings. When looking at luxury rifle optical devices, Lens finish can be a vital aspect of a rifle. The lenses are among the most key pieces of the scope considering they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the target. The coating on the lenses shields the lens surface area and improves anti glare capabilities from refracted light and color visibility.
HD Versus ED Lenses
Some scope companies will also use “HD” or high-def lense finishings which apply various processes, polarizations, elements, and chemicals to extract separate color ranges and viewable target definition through lenses. This high-def coating is often used with higher density glass which brings down light’s potential to refract by means of the lens glass. Some scope suppliers use “HD” to describe “ED” meaning extra-low dispersion glass. ED handles how certain colors are represented on the chroma spectrum and the chromatic difference or aberration which is similarly called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration may be visible around things with hard edges and outlines as light hits the item from specific angles.
Single Scope Lens Coating Versus Multi-Coating
Different scope lenses can also have various finishings applied to them. All lenses typically have at least some kind of treatment or finishing applied to them before they are used in a rifle scope or optic. This is because the lens isn’t just a raw piece of glass. It is part of the carefully tuned optic. It requires a coating to be applied to it so that the lens will be optimally functional in many types of environments, degrees of light (full VS shade), and other shooting conditions.
This lens treatment can protect the lens from scratches while lowering glare and other less helpful things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single covered lens depends on the scope maker and how much you paid for it.
Some scope manufacturers also make it a point to specify if their optic lenses are layered or “multi” covered. This implies the lens has had multiple treatments applied to the surfaces of the glass. If a lens gets several treatments, it can show that a manufacturer is taking numerous steps to fight different natural factors like an anti-glare finishing, a scratch resistant anti-abrasion covering, followed by a hydrophilic covering. This also doesn’t necessarily suggest the multi-coated lens will perform better than a single layered lens. Being “better” depends upon the maker’s lens treatment solutions and the quality of products used in building the rifle glass.
What to Know About Hydrophobic Finishing
Water on a lens doesn’t help with retaining a clear sight picture through an optic whatsoever. Numerous top of the line or high-end scope manufacturers will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic covering. The Steiner Optics Nano-Protection is a good example of this sort of treatment. It provides protection for the surface area of the Steiner scope lens so the water molecules can not bind to it or create surface tension. The result is that the water beads roll off of the scope to maintain a clear, water free sight picture.
Scope Installation Alternatives
Installing options for scopes are available in a couple of choices. There are the basic scope rings which are individually mounted to the scope and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These various kinds of mounts also usually can be found in quick release variations which use toss levers which enable rifle operators to rapidly mount and remove the glass.
Hex Key Rifle Scope Ring Mounts
Basic, clamp style mounting optic rings use hex head screws to fix to the flattop design Picatinny scope mount rails on the tops of rifles. These styles of scope mounts use double separate rings to support the optic, and are normally made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum or similar materials which are manufactured for long distance accuracy shooting. This kind of scope mount is great for rifles which need to have a resilient, unfailing mount which will not change regardless of how much the scope is moved or abuse the rifle takes. These are the type of mounts you should have for a dedicated optics system on a far away hunting or interdiction long gun which will rarely need to be altered or adjusted. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can also be used on screws to stop the hex screw threads from wiggling out after they are mounted safely in position. An example of these rings are the 30mm type from the Vortex Optics company. The set typically costs around $200 USD
Quick-Release Cantilever Rifle Optic Ring Mounts
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to rapidly remove a scope from a rifle and reattach it to a different rifle. If they all use a similar style mount, multiple scopes can often be swapped on the range. The quick detach mount style is CNC machined from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers attach solidly to a flat top design Picatinny rail. This enables the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, removed from the rifle, and remounted while preserving precision. These kinds of mounts come in handy for shooting platforms which are moved a lot, to take off the optic from the rifle for protection, or for aiming systems which are utilized in between multiple rifles. An example of this mount style is the 30mm mount designed by the Vortex Optics manufacturer. It generally costs around $250 USD
Rifle Optic Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Moisture inside your rifle glass can mess up a day on the range and your pricey optic by inducing fogging and creating residue inside of the scope’s tube. The majority of scopes prevent moisture from entering the optical tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof. Typically, these optics can be immersed underneath 20 or 30 feet of water before the water pressure can push moisture past the O-rings. This should be sufficient moisture content avoidance for standard use rifles, unless you plan on taking your rifle boating and are concerned about the optic still working if it goes over the side and you can still recover the rifle.
Rifle Optic Gas Purging
Another element of preventing the accumulation of moisture within the rifle scope’s tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Because this space is currently taken up by the gas, the scope is less impacted by temp alterations and pressure distinctions from the outdoor environment which might potentially permit water vapor to leak in around the seals to fill the vacuum which would otherwise exist. These are good qualities of a decent rifle scope to seek out.