Rifle Scope Product Details
TAC Vector Optics Reaper 4-14×50 Tactical Scope with MP Reticle Long Eye Relief Riflescope Color Black
Objective Lens Dia: 50mm
Ocular Lens Dia: 35.5mm
Ocular Length: 73mm
Exit Pupil: 8.8-2.1 mm
Length: 340mm (13.4” no sunshade)
Weight (net):650g (22.9 Ounce)
Eye Relief: 110-96 mm (4.3-3.8 Inch)
Field of View (@100yds):1.2-4°
Optics Coating: Fully Multi Coated
Reticle: Etched Glass MP
Evaluation Range: 100 MOA
Windage Range: 100 MOA
Side wheel parallax scope designed for sophisticated shooter to achieve highly accurate, Min at 15 Yards
Shock proof (1200g), water proof and fog proof (Nitrogen purged)
High quality aluminum alloy in durable black matte finish
Feature 1/4 M.O.A direct high finger windage and elevation turrets adjustments with audible clicks.
Fast focus eyepiece at ocular lens adjustment (diopter compensation -2 to 1.5)
Free Fitting involved: 30mm weaver (default) or dovetail mount ring, cleaning cloth, flip-up caps and honeycomb sunshade etc.
Rifle Scope Product Features
Side Parallax Correction Min at 15 Yards
Etched MP Reticle
Long Eye Relief
About the TAC Vector Optics Scope Maker
TAC Vector Optics is a premium maker for long gun scopes, optics, mounts, and other add-ons used for guns like rifles and long guns. They style and manufacture their mounts, scopes, and related products by using elements which are durable and long lasting. This includes the TAC Vector Optics Reaper 4-14×50 Tactical Scope with MP Reticle Long Eye Relief Riflescope Color Black by TAC Vector Optics. For more shooting items, visit their website.
Information About Scopes
Rifle scopes permit you to exactly align a rifle at different targets by lining up your eye with the target over a distance. They accomplish this through zoom by utilizing a series of lenses within the scope. The scope’s positioning can be adjusted for the consideration of different natural factors like wind and elevation decreases to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to help the shooter understand exactly where the bullet will land based upon the sight picture you are seeing using the scope as you line up the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended target. Most modern-day rifle scopes have around 11 parts which are located internally and outside of the optic. These optic pieces consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, adjustment dials or turrets, focus rings, and other elements. See all eleven parts of optics.
Rifle Scope Varieties
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of optics. Selecting the best type of rifle scope depends on what type of shooting you plan to do.
First Focal Plane Glass Info
Focal plane scopes (FFP) come with the reticle in front of the zoom lens. This induces the reticle to increase in size based upon the extent of magnification being used. The outcome is that the reticle measurements are the same at the amplified range as they are at the non magnified range. One tick on a mil-dot reticle at one hundred yards with no “zoom” is still the exact same tick at one hundred yards with 5x “zoom”. These types of scopes are useful for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance kinds of shooting
- Shooting circumstances where calculations are minimal
- Experienced shooters who recognize their aim point “hold over” plus “lead” correlations for their weapon
- Shooters who do not mind the reticle is bigger and uses up more visual sight room than a SFP reticle
Second Focal Plane Glass Facts
Second focal plane optics (SFP) come with the reticle to the rear of the magnification lens. In the FFP example with the SFP scope, the 5x “zoom” one hundred yard tick measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick.
- Long distance styles of shooting where shooters have more time to make ballistic estimations
- Shooting where most of the shots happen within much shorter ranges and proximities
- Shooters who would like a clearer optic picture without room taken up by the larger sized FFP reticle
About Glass Zoom
The quantity of zoom a scope supplies is identified by the diameter, density, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The zoom of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Info on Single Power Lens Rifle Glass
A single power rifle optic and 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 kind of optic can not change since it is a set power scope.
About Adjustable Power Lens Optics
Variable power rifle scopes use enhanced power. The power modification is achieved by using the power ring part of the scope near the back of the scope by the eye bell.
The Power and Range of Rifle Optics
Here are some recommended scope power settings and the ranges where they may be effectively used. Keep in mind that high magnification optics and scopes will not be as effective as lower magnification level scopes because increased zoom can be a detractor. The same idea applies to longer distances where the shooter needs to have increased power to see precisely where to properly aim the rifle.
Lens Finish for Scopes
All modern-day rifle scope lenses are coated. There are different types and qualities of finishes. When shopping for luxury rifle scope devices, Lens finishing can be an important element of a rifle. The glass lenses are among the most key components of the glass considering they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the target. The coating on the lenses protects the lens exterior and also helps with anti glare from excess light and color discernibility.
Info on Lens Coatings – HD Versus ED
Some scope makers will also use “HD” or high-definition lense coatings which employ different processes, components, chemical substances, and polarizations to enhance various color ranges and viewable target definition through the lens. This high-def finish is frequently used with more costly high density lens glass which decreases light’s chance to refract by means of the lens glass. Some scope brands use “HD” to describe “ED” implying extra-low dispersion glass. ED handles how colors are presented on the chroma spectrum and the chromatic aberration or difference which is also called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration is often obvious over items with well defined shapes as light hits the item from particular angles.
About Single Covering Versus Multi-Coating
Different optic lenses can likewise have different coatings applied to them. All lenses usually have at least some type of treatment or covering used to them before being used in a rifle scope or optic.
This lens treatment can protect the lens from scratches while minimizing glare and other less beneficial things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the scope. The quality of a single layered lens depends on the scope manufacturer and how much you paid for it.
Some scope manufacturers also make it a point to define if their optic lenses are layered or “multi” covered. This means the lens has multiple treatments applied to them. If a lens gets numerous treatments, it can show that a manufacturer is taking several actions to fight different natural factors like an anti-glare finish, a scratch resistant anti-abrasion covering, followed by a hydrophilic covering. This also does not always mean the multi-coated lens will perform much better than a single covered lens. Being “much better” depends upon the producer’s lens treatment techniques and the quality of components used in building the rifle glass.
Hydrophobic Glass Lens Finish
Water on a lens doesn’t assist with maintaining a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Many top of the line and military grade scope companies will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic covering.
Options for Installing Optics on Long Guns
Installing approaches for scopes can be found in a couple of options. There are the basic scope rings which are individually installed to the optic and one-piece mounts which cradle the scope. These different kinds of mounts also generally come in quick release versions which use throw levers which allow rifle operators to rapidly mount and dismount the optics.
Hex Key Rifle Optic Ring Mounting Solutions
Basic, clamp-on design mounting scope rings use hex head screws to mount to the flattop style Picatinny scope mount rails on the tops of rifles. These styles of scope mounts use a pair of individual rings to support the optic, and are normally constructed from 7075 T6 billet aluminum which are created for far away precision shooting. This form of scope mount is ideal for rifles which need a long lasting, rock solid mount which will not change regardless of just how much the scope is moved about or jarring the rifle takes. These are the design of mounts you want for a specialized scope system on a far away hunting or hard target interdiction firearm that will almost never need to be modified or adjusted. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can additionally be used on the mount screws to keep the hex screws from wiggling out after they are mounted securely in place. An example of these rings are the 30mm style from the Vortex Optics company. The set generally costs around $200 USD
Quick-Release Cantilever Rifle Optic Rings
These types of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly attach and take off a scope from a rifle before reattaching it to a different rifle. Several scopes can even be switched out if they all use a compatible style mount. These types of mounts are convenient for rifles which are transferred a lot, to remove the optic from the rifle for protection, or for scopes which are used in between multiple rifles.
About Rifle Scope Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Moisture inside your rifle scope can ruin a day of shooting and your costly optic by triggering fogging and developing residue inside of the scope tube. The majority of scopes avoid wetness from entering the scope tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof.
About Scope Tube Gas Purging
Another part of avoiding 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 optic is less affected by temperature changes and pressure distinctions from the external environment which may possibly permit water vapor to leak in around the seals to fill the void which would otherwise exist. These are good qualities of a good rifle scope to seek out.