Rifle Scope Product Details
WINFREE 4×32 Rifle Scopes Red Illuminated Horseshoe Reticle Real Fiber Optics Sight
Rifle Scope Product Features
Multi-coated Lenses Provide Superior Clarity and Light Transmitting Capabilities.
Battery-free illumination: Fiber Optic Illuminated Reticle That Automatically Adjusts the Brightness Based on Available Light.
Made of Aircraft-Grade Lightweight Aluminum Alloy.
Dry-nitrogen Filled to Eliminate Fogging.
About the WINFREE Brand
WINFREE is a premium company for weapon scopes, optics, mounting solutions, and other accessories used for firearms like rifles and long guns. They style and supply their scopes and related products by using materials which are long lasting and resilient. This includes the WINFREE 4×32 Rifle Scopes Red Illuminated Horseshoe Reticle Real Fiber Optics Sight by WINFREE. For more shooting goods, visit their website.
Facts About Optics
Rifle scopes permit you to precisely align a rifle at various targets by lining up your eye with the target at range. They accomplish this through magnifying the target by employing a set of lenses inside the scope. The scope’s positioning can be adjusted to take into account various natural aspects like wind and elevation increases or decreases to account for bullet drop.
The scope’s function is to help the shooter understand exactly where the bullet will hit based upon the sight picture you are seeing using the scope as you line up the scope’s crosshair or reticle with the intended point of impact. Most modern-day rifle optics have around eleven parts which are arranged inside and externally on the optic. These scope parts include the rifle scope’s body, lenses, modification turrets, focus rings, and other components. Learn about the eleven parts of scopes.
The Types of Rifle Scopes
Rifle scopes can be either “first focal plane” or “second focal plane” type of scopes. Choosing the best type of rifle scope is based on what type of shooting you plan on doing.
First Focal Plane Scope Facts
Focal plane scopes (FFP) include the reticle in front of the magnification lens. These styles of scopes are beneficial for:
- Quick acquisition, long distance kinds of shooting
- Shooting situations where calculations are marginal
- Experienced shooters who have an idea for their aim point “hold over” plus “lead” relationships for their weapon
- Shooters who don’t mind the reticle is enlarged and occupies more visual sight room than a SFP reticle
Info on Second Focal Plane Glass
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 reticle measurement would be 1/5th of the non “zoom” tick.
- Far away styles of shooting where shooters have more time to make ballistic computations
- Shooting where most shots happen within much shorter proximities and ranges
- Shooters who prefer a clearer optic sight picture without space used up by the larger size FFP reticle
Rifle Optic Magnification
The amount of magnification a scope offers is determined 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.
Single Power Lens Rifle Scopes
A single power rifle scope or optic comes with a zoom number designator like 4×32. This means the zoom power of the scope is 4x power and the objective lens is 32mm. The magnification of this kind of optic can not fluctuate since it is a fixed power optic.
Info About Variable Power Lens Rifle Glass
Variable power rifle scopes have adjustable power. These types of scopes will list the magnification degree in a format like 2-10×32. These numbers imply the magnification of the scope can be changed in between 2x and 10x power. This always incorporates the powers in-between 2 and 10. The power manipulation is achieved by making use of the power ring part of the scope near the rear of the scope by the eye bell.
Optic Power Level and Range Correlation
Here are some advised scope power levels and the distances where they can be efficiently used. Keep in mind that higher magnification optics and scopes will not be as effective as lower magnification level optics and scopes because too much zoom can be a negative thing in certain situations. The same concept goes for extended distances where the shooter needs increased power to see exactly where to best aim the rifle at the target.
Lens Coating for Rifle Glass
All modern-day rifle scope lenses are covered. Lens coating is an essential element of a shooting system when buying high end rifle optics and scope setups.
HD Versus ED Rifle Scope Lens Coatings
Some rifle glass companies even use “HD” or high-definition lense coverings which apply different procedures, polarizations, components, and chemicals to enhance various colors and viewable target visibility through lenses. This high-definition coating is typically used with more costly, high density lens glass which reduces light’s chance to refract through the lens glass. Some scope producers use “HD” to refer to “ED” signifying extra-low dispersion glass. ED deals with how colors are represented on the chromatic spectrum and the chromatic aberration or deviance which is similarly called color distortion or fringing. Chromatic aberration is often obvious around items with hard shapes as light hits the item from certain angles.
Single Optic Lens Finishing Versus Multi-Coating
Various optic lenses can even have different finishes applied to them. All lenses normally have at least some type of treatment or covering applied to them prior to being used in a rifle scope or optic assembly. Because the lens isn’t just a raw piece of glass, they require performance enhancing coatings. It is part of the carefully tuned optic. It must have a finishing placed on it so that it will be optimally functional in numerous types of environments, degrees of light (full light VS shade), and other shooting conditions.
This lens treatment can safeguard 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 makers likewise make it a point to define if their optic lenses are coated or “multi” coated. This indicates the lens has had numerous treatments applied to the surfaces of the glass. If a lens gets multiple treatments, it can establish that a manufacturer is taking numerous actions to fight various natural elements like an anti-glare finishing, a scratch resistant anti-abrasion finishing, followed by a hydrophilic coating. This also doesn’t always mean the multi-coated lens is much better than a single covered lens. Being “much better” depends on the manufacturer’s lens treatment solutions and the quality of products used in building the rifle glass.
Rifle Optic Lens Hydrophobic 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 optic makers will coat their lenses with a hydrophilic or hydrophobic finishing which is water repellent.
Choices for Installing Scopes on Firearms
Installing options for scopes can be found in a few options. There are the standard scope rings which are individually installed to the scope and one-piece scope mounts which cradle the scope. These different types of mounts also typically are made in quick release versions which use throw levers which permit rifle operators to quickly install and dismount the glass.
Hex Key Rifle Glass Ring Mounting Solutions
Basic, clamp-on type mounting optic rings use hex head screws to mount to the flattop design Picatinny scope mounting rails on rifles. These varieties of scope mounts use double separate rings to support the scope, and are made from 7075 T6 billet aluminum or similar materials which are made for long distance accuracy shooting. This form of scope mount is great for rifles which are in need of a long lasting, hard use mount which will not move no matter just how much the scope is moved or jarring the rifle takes. These are the style of mounts you want for a dedicated optics setup on a far away hunting or tournament long gun which will rarely need to be altered or recalibrated. Blue 242 Loctite threadlocker can also be used on the screws to stop the hex screws from backing out after they are installed tightly in position. An example of these rings are the 30mm style made by Vortex Optics. The set normally costs around $200 USD
Quick-Release Cantilever Rifle Optic Rings
These kinds of quick-release rifle scope mounts can be used to rapidly connect and remove a scope from a rifle. If they all use a similar style mount, a number of scopes can also be swapped out in the field. The quick detach mount style is CNC machined from anodized 6061 T6 aluminum and the mounting levers fasten nicely to a flat top design Picatinny rail. This allows the scope to be sighted in while on the rifle, taken off of the rifle, and remounted while keeping the original sighting settings. These kinds of mounts are useful and convenient for rifles which are shipped a lot, to take off the optic from the rifle for protection, or for sight systems which are employed in between several rifles. An example of this mount style is the 30mm mount designed by the Vortex Optics brand. It typically costs around $250 USD
Sealing and Gas Purging for Rifle Glass Tubes
Wetness inside your rifle glass can mess up a day of shooting and your highly-priced optic by resulting in fogging and generating residue within the scope tube. The majority of scopes prevent humidity from entering the optical tube with a system of sealing O-rings which are waterproof. Usually, these scopes can be immersed underneath 20 or 30 feet of water before the water pressure can force moisture past the O-rings. This should be more than enough humidity avoidance for basic use rifles for hunting and sporting purposes, unless you plan on taking your rifle on a boat and are concerned about the scope still working if it goes over the side and you can still recover the firearm.
Rifle Glass Gas Purging
Another part of avoiding the accumulation of moisture inside of the rifle scope’s tube is filling the tube with a gas like nitrogen. Given that this space is already taken up by the gas, the scope is less altered by temperature level shifts and pressure variations from the external environment which might potentially permit water vapor to seep in around the seals to fill the void which would otherwise exist. These are good qualities of a good rifle scope to seek out.