Selecting a correct rifle scope is just as important as the choice of the rifle itself. If you want to select the most appropriate rifle scopes for accurate dependable rifles then its minimal cost should be around fifty percent of the price of your weapon. A scope with such price ratio would show the potential of your rifle in the best possible way. It could definitely cost a lot more but it shouldn’t cost less.
It’s very difficult to locate two similar scopes, however, getting two similar scopes is very difficult. Despite the fact that the exterior could be almost or completely identical, they might still vary from each other. In addition, the price on the rifle scopes with similar appearance and same characteristics may differ 10-20 times! So what’s the difference?
Lenses are the major parts!
Lenses are the most vital things in the scope and this is what forms the image. So how do you arrive at a choice and know the difference between?
Firstly, the image quality is dependent on the method of manufacturing the glass as well as its chemical composition. While inexpensive Chinese rifle scopes possess poor quality glass, you would not find this issue in the costly US models. The smallest issues with the glass are invisible to the ordinary eye- the smoke, pebbles, or bubbles – distort the image in addition to making it blurry. Unclear glass would surely decrease aperture ratio of rifle scope that would impact your shooting at a high magnification or in low light conditions.
All these defects and drawbacks often happen in inexpensive rifle scopes. Therefore if the budget lets you purchase a quality product then you should go ahead. Manufacturers make use of special optical glass to arrive at a very good rifle scope. This glass possesses outstanding characteristics (dispersion, transparency, refractive power and uniformity) and could be employed in binoculars, camera lenses, telescopes and other optical apertures.