Rifle Scope Product Details
Vector Optics Harpy 1×22 AR Red Dot Sight Scope with QD Riser Picatinny Mount
Objective Lens Size: 22mm
Exit Pupil: 22mm
Eye Relief: Free
Optics Coating: Multi coated
Field for View: 50′ @ 100 yards
Overall Length: 67mm (2.6 inch)
Riser Mount Base Length: 48mm (1.9 inch)
Low Mount Base Length: 51mm (2.0 inch, build-in)
Height of Riser Mount: 18mm (1.0 inch)
Width: 40mm (1.6 inch)
Weight: 150g (5.3 ounce)
Click Value: 1MOA
Parallax: 1 MOA at 80 yards
Dot Intensity: 8 levels by digital control
Dot Size: 3MOA
Elevation Range: 40 MOA
Windage Range: 40 MOA
Battery: CR2032(not include)
New designed circuit board offers 20,000 hours battery run-time
For close-in work and general shooting
Shockproof, water resistance and weatherproofing
High quality aluminum alloy 6061 in durable black matte finish
Skeletonized picatinny riser mount
Package includes: retail package, riser QD picatinny mount, low picatinny mount, lens cover, hex keys and cleaning cloth etc
Rifle Scope Product Features
About this item
3MOA Dot Size; 20,000 Hours Run-time
W/ QD Riser Picatinny Mount
Design for Real Fire Caliber (tested on .30-06 .308win 12ga)
8 Dot Intensity Levels
About the Vector Optics Brand
Vector Optics is a premium supplier for rifle scopes, optics, mounting solutions, and other accessories used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They create and supply their mounts, scopes, and related products making the most of materials which are resilient and long lasting. This includes the Vector Optics Harpy 1×22 AR Red Dot Sight Scope with QD Riser Picatinny Mount by Vector Optics. For more shooting items, visit their site.
Rifle scopes enable you to exactly aim a rifle at different targets by aligning your eye with the target at range. They do this through zoom by utilizing a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s alignment can be adapted for consideration of separate ecological factors like wind and elevation increases or decreases to make up for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to help the shooter understand exactly where the bullet will land based on the sight picture you are seeing through the optic as you align the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended target. The majority of modern rifle optics have about 11 parts which are found within and on the exterior of the optic. These optic pieces consist of the rifle scope’s body, lenses, modification dials or turrets, objective focus rings, and other components. Learn about the eleven parts of glass.
The Types of Rifle Scopes
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” style of scopes. The style of focal plane a scope has establishes where the reticle or crosshair lies relative to the scopes magnifying adjustments. It actually suggests the reticle is located behind or in front of the magnifying lens of the scope. Looking for the most ideal sort of rifle scope is based upon what form of shooting you plan on doing.
First Focal Plane Optic Facts
Focal plane scopes (FFP) include the reticle in front of the magnification lens. These types of scopes are useful for:
- Quick acquisition, far away kinds of shooting
- Shooting circumstances where computations are very little
- Experienced shooters who recognize their target “hold over” as well as “lead” relationships for their rifles
- Shooters who don’t mind the reticle is bigger and uses up more visual sight space than a SFP reticle
Info About Second Focal Plane Optics
Second focal plane scopes (SFP) feature the reticle to the rear of the zoom lens. In the FFP example with the SFP scope, the 5x “zoom” 100 yard tick would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick measurement.
- Long distance types of shooting where shooters have more time to make ballistic calculations
- Shooting where most shots happen within much shorter distances and ranges
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic picture with less space used up by the larger sized FFP reticle
About Rifle Scope Zoom
The amount of magnification a scope provides is determined by the diameter, thickness, and curvatures of the lenses inside of the rifle scope. The magnification of the scope is the “power” of the scope.
Fixed Single Power Lens Optics
A single power rifle optic comes with a zoom number designator like 4×32. This indicates the magnification power of the scope is 4x power while the objective lens is 32mm. The zoom of this kind of scope can not fluctuate since it is fixed.
Variable Power Lens Rifle Optic Info
Variable power rifle scopes use variable power levels. The power modification is performed by making use of the power ring part of the scope near the rear of the scope by the eye bell.
Scope Power and Range Correlation
Here are some recommended scope power levels and the distances where they may be successfully used. High power rifle scope glass will not be as effective as lower magnification level scopes since too much magnification can be a bad thing. The exact same concept relates to longer ranges where the shooter needs sufficient power to see precisely where to properly aim the rifle.
About Lens Coverings
All modern-day rifle scope and optic lenses are covered in special coatings. There are various types and qualities of finishings. When researching high end rifle optical setups, Lens coating can be an important component of a rifle. The glass lenses are one of the most essential parts of the glass because they are what your eye looks through while sighting a rifle in on the point of impact. The covering on the lenses offers protection to the lens surface and also improves anti glare from excess sunshine and color recognition.
HD Versus ED Glass Lens Coatings
Some scope makers also use “HD” or high-definition lens coatings which use various procedures, chemicals, polarizations, and elements to draw out separate colors and viewable quality through the lens. Some scope producers use “HD” to refer to “ED” indicating extra-low dispersion glass.
Single Glass Lens Finishing Versus Multi-Coating
Various optic lenses can likewise have various finishes applied to them. All lenses generally have at least some type of treatment or finish used to them prior to being used in a rifle scope or optic.
Single layered lenses have a treatment applied to them which is normally a protective and boosting multi-purpose treatment. This lens treatment can preserve the lens from scratches while reducing glare and other less beneficial things experienced in the shooting environment while sighting in with the optic. The quality of a single covered lens depends upon the scope manufacturer and how much money you spent on it. Both are signs of the lens quality.
Some scope producers also make it a point to specify if their optic lenses are layered or “multi” coated. Being “much better” depends on the manufacturer’s lens treatment technology and the quality of materials used in constructing the rifle scope.
Hydrophobic Lens Coating
Water on a lens doesn’t help with keeping a clear sight picture through a scope at all. Lots of top of the line and high-end optic companies will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic finish.
Scope Installation Choices
Mounting solutions for scopes can be found in a couple of options. There are the basic scope rings which are separately mounted to the scope and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These various kinds of mounts also generally are made in quick release versions which use manual levers which enable rifle shooters to quickly mount and remove the glass.
Hex Key Scope Rings
Standard, clamp-on type mounting optic rings use hex head screws to mount to the flattop style Picatinny scope mount rails on the tops of rifles. These types of scope mounts use two separate 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 very good for rifle systems which require a resilient, hard use mount which will not move despite how much the scope is moved about or abuse the rifle takes. These are the design of mounts you should have for a dedicated scope setup on a far away hunting or sniper competition long gun which will almost never need to be changed or recalibrated. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can additionally be used on the mount’s screws to stop the hex screw threads from wiggling out after they are installed tightly in position. An example of these rings are the 30mm style made by the Vortex Optics brand. The set normally costs around $200 USD
Rifle Glass Mounts with Quick-Release Cantilever Rings
These kinds of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to quickly remove a scope from a rifle and reattach it to a different rifle. If they all use a similar style mount, several scopes can often be swapped out on the range. The quick detach design is CNC machined from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers attach tightly 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 back on the rifle while keeping accuracy. These types of mounts are useful and convenient for rifles which are transferred a lot, to take off the scope glass from the rifle for protection, or for aiming systems which are adopted between numerous rifles. An example of this mount style is the 30mm mount from the Vortex Optics brand. It typically costs around $250 USD
Details on Rifle Glass Tube Sealing and Gas Purging
Wetness inside your rifle optic can destroy a day of shooting and your pricey optic by bringing about fogging and developing residue inside of the scope tube. The majority of scopes prevent wetness from going into the scope tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof.
Gas Purged Scope Tubes
Another part of avoiding the accumulation of wetness within the rifle optic tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Given that this area is currently occupied by the gas, the scope is less influenced by temperature level changes and pressure variations from the external environment which could possibly enable 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 look for.