Rifle Scope Product Details
Sniper 4 x 32 Compact Riflescope, Black 4X32MAOL
Sniper 4 x 32 Compact Riflescope, Black 4X32MAOL
Rifle Scope Product Features
About the Sniper Scope Maker
Sniper is a premium producer for firearm scopes, optics, mounts, and other accessories used for guns like rifles and long guns. They style and build their scopes, mounts, and related products using elements which are long lasting and resilient. This includes the Sniper 4 x 32 Compact Riflescope, Black 4X32MAOL by Sniper. For more shooting products, visit their site.
Rifle scopes enable you to precisely aim a rifle at various targets by lining up your eye with the target over a range. They do this through zoom by making use of a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be adjusted to take into account various environmental elements like wind speed and elevation decreases to make up for bullet drop.
The scope’s purpose is to understand exactly where the bullet will land based on the sight picture you are seeing via the scope as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended point of impact. The majority of contemporary rifle scopes have about 11 parts which are found within and on the exterior of the scope. These scope parts include the rifle scope’s body, lenses, windage turrets, objective focus rings, and other components. See all eleven parts of a scope.
The Types of Rifle Scopes
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of optics. Going for the perfect type of rifle optic depends on what type of shooting you plan to do.
Info on First Focal Plane Optics
Focal plane scopes (FFP) feature the reticle in front of the zoom lens. These styles of scopes are helpful for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance types of shooting
- Shooting situations where calculations are small
- Experienced shooters who know their target “hold over” as well as “lead” ratios for their rifles
- Shooters who do not mind the reticle is bigger and uses up more visual sight room than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Optics
Second focal plane glass (SFP) include the reticle to the rear of the zoom lens. This triggers the reticle to stay at the same scale in connection with the level of zoom being used. The outcome is that the reticle dimensions change based on the zoom employed to shoot over lengthier ranges given that the reticle measurements represent different increments which fluctuate with the magnification level. In the FFP illustration with the SFP optic, the 5x “zoom” one hundred yard tick reticle measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick. These varieties of glass work for:
- Long distance styles of shooting where shooters have more time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most shots occur within much shorter spaces and ranges
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic sight picture without room taken up by the larger sized FFP reticle
The quantity of zoom a scope offers is determined 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.
Info About Fixed Single Power Lens Glass
A single power rifle optic or scope uses a zoom number designator like 4×32. This suggests the zoom power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The magnification of this type of optic can not adjust since it is set from the factory.
Variable Power Lens Glass
Variable power rifle scopes use enhanced power. The power adjustment is accomplished by making use of the power ring part of the scope near the rear of the scope by the eye bell.
The Power and Range of Optics
Here are some advised scope powers and the distances where they may be successfully used. High power glass will not be as useful as lower magnification level rifle scope glass considering that too much zoom can be a negative aspect depending on your shooting distance. The same concept relates to extended distances where the shooter needs to have adequate power to see exactly where to properly aim the rifle.
Scope Lens Coating
All contemporary rifle optic and scope lenses are covered in special coatings. There are different types and qualities of finishes. Lens coating is a crucial aspect of a rifle when looking into luxury rifle optics and scope equipment. The glass lenses are one of the most critical parts of the optic since they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the target. The finishing on the lenses protects the lens surface and improves anti glare capabilities from excess light and color recognition.
About Optic Lens Coatings – HD Versus ED
Some scope makers will also use “HD” or high-def lens finishes that take advantage of various procedures, rare earth compounds, polarizations, and components to enhance separate colors and viewable target definition through lenses. This HD finishing is frequently used with more costly high density glass which reduces light’s capability to refract through the lens glass. Some scope suppliers use “HD” to refer to “ED” signifying extra-low dispersion glass. ED handles how certain colors are represented on the chroma spectrum and the chromatic aberration or difference which is similarly called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration can be visible over items with well defined outlines as light hits the item from particular angles.
Info on Single Finishing Versus Multi-Coating
Different optic lenses can also have different coatings used to them. All lenses generally have at least some type of treatment or finishing applied to them before being used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can offer protection to 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 coated lens depends on the scope manufacturer and how much you paid for it.
Some scope manufacturers also make it a point to specify if their optic lenses are covered or “multi” covered. Being “better” depends on the producer’s lens treatment innovation and the quality of materials used in constructing the rifle scope.
Anti-water Optic Lens Covering
Water on a lens does not help with maintaining a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Lots of top of the line and high-end scope makers will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic finish.
Optic Mounting Choices
Mounting approaches for scopes come in a couple of options. There are the basic scope rings which are separately installed to the optic and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These various types of mounts also typically can be found in quick release versions which use throw levers which permit rifle operators to rapidly mount and dismount the scope.
Hex Key Rifle Scope Rings
Standard, clamp style 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 two different rings to support the optic, and are made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum which are designed for long distance accuracy shooting. This type of scope mount is excellent for rifles which require a long lasting, sound mounting solution which will not move no matter how much the scope is moved or abuse the rifle takes.
Rifle Glass Mounting Solutions with Quick-Release Cantilever Rings
These kinds of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly attach and take off a scope from a rifle. Multiple scopes can also be swapped out if they all use a complementary style mount. The quick detach design is CNC crafted from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers connect solidly to a flat top style Picatinny rail. This lets the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, taken off of the rifle, and remounted while retaining precision. These kinds of mounts come in beneficial for shooting platforms which are carried a lot, to take off the scope from the rifle for protection, or for aiming systems which are employed in between numerous rifles. An example of this mount type is the 30mm mount from Vortex Optics. It normally costs around $250 USD
Info on Optic Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Wetness inside your rifle glass can mess up a day on the range and your pricey optic by inducing fogging and generating residue within the scope’s tube. A lot of scopes protect against humidity from going into the optical tube with a series of sealing O-rings which are water resistant. Usually, these water-resistant 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 humidity prevention for standard use rifles for hunting and sporting purposes, unless you anticipate taking your rifle aboard a watercraft and are concerned about the scope still performing if it is submerged in water and you can still rescue the firearm.
Rifle Scope Gas Purging
Another component of preventing the accumulation of wetness inside of the rifle scope tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Considering that this space is currently occupied by the gas, the glass is less influenced by temp changes and pressure distinctions from the outside environment which could possibly permit water vapor to leak in around the seals to fill the void which would otherwise exist. These are good qualities of a decent rifle scope to look for.