Posts Tagged: rifle scopes

Ron Spomer

Tips for Scope Care in the Field


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A rifle scope is the best sighting device for a general big game rifle — if you work it properly. We hunters don’t just carry scopes, we work them, manipulate them, maintain them and should adjust them even as we hunt. Here’s how and why: Be Instantly Ready: You might have an hour to make […]

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Ron Spomer

Insurance in the Field – A Backup Scope


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I’m a big believer is hauling two rifles to any hunt — just in case one malfunctions. But there’s a less expensive alternative. A backup scope. No, a second scope isn’t going to help with a broken firing pin or stock, but if you’re hard up for space or can’t afford a whole new rifle, […]

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Ron Spomer

Pick a Power – Any Power


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Hunting guides complain about scope fiddling all the time. “I put these hunters on a good buck or bull and then they proceed to twist and crank and fiddle with their scopes while the deer gets away.” I’ve seen this myself, most recently last week when a shooter, lined up on an African antelope inside […]

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Ron Spomer

Scope Settings For Whitetails


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Yes. Both sides of this debate are partly right, partly wrong. The power hungry scope buyers may be going a bit too far with magnification. The 4X traditionalists aren’t going far enough. Here’s the scoop: While magnification of 4X certainly is sufficient for aiming at the chest of a deer well beyond the range 98 […]

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