Posts Tagged: rifle scopes

Ron Spomer

Tips for Scope Care in the Field


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Be Instantly Ready: You might have an hour to make a shot on some animals, but only seconds on others. High magnification scopes are useful for those careful long shots, but a hindrance when action happens quickly right in front of you. So… Get in the habit of carrying your scope on a low setting […]

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Ron Spomer

Insurance in the Field – A Backup Scope


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  It doesn’t have to have all the bells and whistles. In the good old days we carried a basic 4X or 6X because they were cheap and rugged. These days they’re neither cheap nor particularly easy to find, but a basic 3-9X zoom is. And they cost about what a plain Jane 4X did […]

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Ron Spomer

Pick a Power – Any Power


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Neither the guide nor I had any trouble with it, which suggests part of the reason for the incessant scope fiddling: hunters aren’t sufficiently trained in the use of their rifles. You might be a rifle-shooting wizard, but if you sometimes have trouble getting your scope on target and the trigger pulled, I suggest you […]

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Ron Spomer

Scope Settings For Whitetails


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  At 4x small tremors and wobbles — which could amount to significant distances far downrange — are hard to see. At 15X you’ll notice every quiver and either hold more steadily or forego the shot. You might even spot intervening limbs you’d miss at 4X or detect the wind blowing branches far downrange, alerting […]

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