How the Rifle Scope Works

Several individuals confuse gun sights with Nikon rifle scopes. A great unwritten rule is that gun sight  does not give some magnification level, whereas the rifle scope does provide. Both the gun sight and rifle scope help hunters take aim at an object they want to shoot. Several sights are incredibly plain, while some sights utilize lenses that are the same to the lenses of a scope.

Open Sights

This needs the shooter to align 2 sights on a gun to aim a gunshot. Usually, the hindmost sight looks like a U or a V. On the other hand, the opposite sight is a plain perpendicular projection.

Aperture Sights

These are almost the same as open sights. However, it utilizes a ring for the hindmost sight. You line up the ring within the front sight while aiming at an object.

Red Dot Sights

These sights show a red dot on top of the target’s image. The dot does not show out the sight’s end.

Laser Sights

These display a laser beam that aims towards the object.

Let us say you are using a 5-12×42 rifle scope. The first thing that comes to mind is, “what do the numbers mean?” Well, the 1st two numbers signify the setting of magnification for that certain riflescope. In the scope mentioned above, the target you see through the scope would be at least 5x bigger than it will look to your normal sight. The scope mentioned above is also a variable scope. This means that you could change the settings for magnification. Several riflescopes are fixed, meaning you cannot adjust the setting for magnification.

The last number, 42, signifies the objective lens’ size in millimeters. It would tell you the amount of light the scope would be able to transfer to the lens.