Rifle Scope Product Details
Sightmark Night Raider 3×60 Night Vision Riflescope
The Sightmark Night Raider 3×60 night vision riflescope is a universal night optic designed for nighttime hunting and observation. The Night Raider is a passive starlight device, which means it does not require an artificial or IR light source to operate; however, the built-in IR illuminator substantially enhances viewing capabilities, especially in environments of absolute darkness
Rifle Scope Product Features
About this item
Two-color range finding reticle (red or green)
High quality image and resolution
Close observational range of focus (5m)
Lightweight and durable titanium body
This item is restricted for sale to the state of California and outside the US
Developing Products That Work As Hard As You Do
Long hours, harsh weather, dangerous pursuits: it’s all in a day’s work. You’re devoted to protecting others so your equipment needs to work as hard as you do. Whether you’re in the line of duty, defending your home or serving as a protector of peace- you can rest assured that accuracy and quality come standard in every Sightmark product.
Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art optics and accessories to make the modern shotgun, rifle & pistol as accurate as possible. In addition, each product is designed for the core market, enabling shooters to purchase more high quality items to accessorize their firearm for various needs.
Sightmark has earned several patents and awards from industry associations and publications including Field & Stream, Optics Planet, Outdoor Life and Predator Xtreme. Numerous optics and accessories have been field tested and approved by prominent outdoor organizations such as the North American Hunting Club and the National Tactical Officers Association.
Riflescopes: When you pick up a Sightmark Riflescope, what you will find is a product that has been crafted to match your pursuit. From tactical setups to a hunting scope fitted on your favorite rifle, each optic is designed for a range and reticle style to best match the conditions you’ll find in the field. Embracing this concept, Sightmark is able to provide a riflescope for every shooter.
Red Dot Sights/Reflex Sights
Digital Night Vision Riflescopes
Whether you’re a 3-gun competition shooter, or a dedicated hunter, laying a foundation at the shooting bench is essential, no matter the pursuit. Devoting serious time at the range provides the repetition needed to build confidence in your abilities as a marksman.
At Sightmark, our goal is to deliver confidence by creating optics and accessories that every shooter can rely on. We understand what it takes to prepare and we know that the hours spent hunched over a shooting bench at the range are meaningless unless your products do their job. From riflescopes and binoculars to night vision technology and red dots, Sightmark is committed in our pursuit of building durable, accurate optics you can trust.
About the Sightmark Manufacturer
Sightmark is a premium supplier for weapon scopes, optics, mounts, and other add-ons used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They style and manufacture their scopes, mounts, and related products choosing materials which are durable and long lasting. This includes the Sightmark Night Raider 3×60 Night Vision Riflescope by Sightmark. For additional shooting goods, visit their site.
Rifle scopes enable you to precisely align a rifle at different targets by lining up your eye with the target over a distance. They accomplish this through magnification using a series of lenses within the scope. The scope’s alignment can be dialed in for consideration of separate ecological considerations like wind speed and elevation increases to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to understand precisely where the bullet will land based on the sight picture you are seeing with the scope as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended point of impact. Many modern rifle scopes and optics have around 11 parts which are arranged within and on the exterior of the scope body. These optic pieces include the rifle scope’s body, lenses, modification turrets, focus rings, and other parts. Learn about the eleven parts of glass.
About Glass Varieties
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” kind of scopes. The sort of focal plane a scope has determines where the reticle or crosshair lies relative to the optic’s magnification. It simply indicates the reticle is located behind or in front of the magnification lens of the optic. Choosing the very best type of rifle scope is dependent on what form of shooting or hunting you plan on undertaking.
About First Focal Plane Scopes
Focal plane scopes (FFP) include the reticle in front of the zoom lens. These kinds of scopes are beneficial for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance kinds of shooting
- Shooting circumstances where estimations are minor
- Experienced shooters who understand their target “hold over” and also “lead” relationships for their firearms
- Shooters who do not mind the reticle is enlarged and takes up more visual sight room than a SFP reticle
About Second Focal Plane Optics
Second focal plane glass (SFP) include the reticle to the rear of the magnification lens. This induces the reticle to remain at the exact same overall size in relation to the amount of magnification being used. The end result is that the reticle dimensions change based on the magnification used to shoot over longer distances considering the reticle markings represent various increments which can vary with the magnification. In the FFP example with the SFP glass, the 5x “zoom” one hundred yard tick measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick. These kinds of glass work for:
- Far away forms of shooting where shooters have increased time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most shots occur within much shorter proximities and ranges
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic sight picture with less area used up by the larger sized FFP reticle
Rifle Glass Zoom
The amount of zoom a scope supplies is figured out by the size, thickness, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The magnification of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Info on Fixed Single Power Lens Rifle Optics
A single power rifle scope and optic uses a zoom number designator like 4×32. This means the magnification power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The magnification of this kind of scope can not adjust given that it is a fixed power optic.
Variable Power Lens Glass
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 magnification of the scope could be adjusted in between 2x and 10x power. This always utilizes the power levels in-between 2 and 10. The power adjustment is achieved by making use of the power ring part of the scope near the back of the scope by the eye bell piece.
Power Levels and Range Correlations
Here are some recommended scope powers and the distances where they may be efficiently used. Bear in mind that high power optics will not be as effective as lower powered optics since too much magnification can be a bad thing. The same idea applies to longer ranges where the shooter needs sufficient power to see precisely where to properly aim the rifle at the target.
Info on Lens Finishes
All cutting-edge rifle optic and scope lenses are covered. Lens finish is a significant element of a shooting platform when buying high end rifle optics and scope equipment.
HD Versus ED Rifle Optic Lens Coatings
Some rifle scope producers additionally use “HD” or high-def lens coverings which use various processes, rare earth compounds, polarizations, and elements to draw out different colors and viewable target visibility through the lens. This HD finish is often used with more costly, high density lens glass which reduces light’s ability to refract through the lens glass. Some scope manufacturers use “HD” to refer to “ED” signifying extra-low dispersion glass. ED deals with how certain colors are presented on the chromatic spectrum and the chromatic aberration or deviance which is also called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration may be noticeable around items with hard outlines as light hits the item from specific angles.
Single Coating Versus Multi-Coating
Different optic lenses can also have different finishes applied to them. All lenses normally have at least some type of treatment or covering used to them prior to being used in a rifle scope or optic.
Single coated lenses have a treatment applied to them which is generally a protective and enhancing multi-purpose treatment. This lens treatment can preserve the lens from scratches while decreasing glare and other less helpful things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single coated lens depends on the scope maker and the amount you spent for it. The scope’s maker and cost are indications of the lens quality.
Some scope manufacturers also make it a point to specify if their optic lenses are covered or “multi” coated. Being “much better” depends on the manufacturer’s lens treatment innovation and the quality of materials used in constructing the rifle scope.
Anti-water Finish for Rifle Glass
Water on a lens does not help with keeping a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Many top of the line and high-end scope companies will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic covering.
Alternatives for Mounting Rifle Scopes on Firearms
Mounting approaches for scopes can be found in a few choices. There are the standard scope rings which are separately installed to the scope and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These different types of mounts also generally can be found in quick release variations which use manual levers which enable rifle shooters to rapidly mount and remove the scope.
Hex Key Rifle Glass Rings
Standard, clamp design mounting scope rings use hex head screws to mount to the flattop design Picatinny scope installation rails on rifles. These types of scope mounts use a couple of separate rings to support the optic, and are often made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum which is developed for long range accuracy shooting. This type of scope install is perfect for rifles which require a durable, rock solid mounting solution which will not move no matter how much the scope is moved or abused.
Quick-Release Cantilever Scope Ring Mounts
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly take off a scope from a rifle and reattach it to a different rifle. A wide range of scopes can also be switched out if they all use a complementary designed mount. The quick detach design is CNC crafted from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers connect tightly to a flat top style Picatinny rail. This lets the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, removed from the rifle, and remounted back on the rifle while preserving the original sighting settings. These kinds of mounts are useful and handy for rifles which are hauled around a lot, to take off the scope from the rifle for protection, or for optics which are adopted between several rifles. An example of this mount type is the 30mm mount designed by the Vortex Optics manufacturer. It generally costs around $250 USD
Rifle Optic Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Wetness inside your rifle glass can spoil a day of shooting and your highly-priced optic by inducing fogging and making residue within the scope tube. The majority of optics protect against humidity from going into the optical tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are water resistant. Typically, these scopes can be submerged underneath 20 or 30 feet of water before the water pressure can push moisture past the O-rings. This should be ample moisture content prevention for standard use rifles for hunting and sporting purposes, unless you anticipate taking your rifle on your motorboat and are worried about the scope still working if it is submerged in water and you can still salvage the gun.
Info on Scope Tube Gas Purging
Another part of avoiding the accumulation of moisture within the rifle scope tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Because this space is currently taken up by the gas, the optic is less altered by temp alterations and pressure differences from the external environment which might potentially permit water vapor to seep in around the seals to fill the void which would otherwise be there. These are good qualities of a decent rifle scope to look for.