How Much Should I Spend on a Rifle Scope? Get ready for some firearm sayings… The old rule of thumb was spend as much on your scope as your rifle. Oof. There’s so many factors like your rifle quality and intended purpose… I’d would instead update the advice to buy the best scope you can afford.
If in doubt…I always skew more towards a buy once, cry once mentality since crappy glass is not fun to shoot through… But I have to warn you… I’m about to show you are a pretty penny since they are from some of the most reputable scope manufacturers.
Basic Scope TermsI’ll be using some technical terms so here’s a basic rundown of 8 terms:1. Eye ReliefThe distance from the scope to your eye where you can see the full picture. You want it far enough(I’d say minimum is 3. 5 inches) so if you’re shooting magnums you don’t bash your eye.
You can roughly see how much eye relief each scope has later on by how far I mount each one. 2. Eye BoxThe spot behind the scope where you can see everything at all magnifications. This relates to eye relief but I use this term as how “spot on” you have to be to see everything.
Some scopes are more forgiving than others. 3. Decide on A Lock TypeThe lock type of your safe is going to depend more on how you will interface with the safe. More than your personal preference. For example, it is completely unrealistic to expect to use a combination lock quickly.
When you need your gun in a hurry an electronic or biometric security lock is going to be far superior. Decide on which type of lot is going to suit you best based on how excessively you need to be and how you are physically going to interface with the lock.
The two most common design styles are cone (Figure 2 left) and flat shaped silencers (Figure 2 right). Figure 2: Cone silencer (left) and flat silencer (right)MaterialSilencer housing material should be selected according to application. Housing material will influence the silencer strength, environment compatibility, pressure range, and temperature range.
The housing material should be considered carefully during selection. The most common housing materials are sintered brass, sintered plastic, and stainless steel. Sintered brassSintered brass is a lower cost option for a durable metal housing. An example of a sintered brass silencer is shown in Figure 3. This material is suitable for non-corrosive and neutral environments.