If you are a hunter, than you know that a good scopes will make or break your hunting season. Sure, you can fire your rifle or crossbow without a scope at a range under perfectly controlled conditions. The problem will come when you get into the woods, propped up on an insect covered log, trying to hit a moving target. A scope can’t hurt you, so they are worth their weight in gold in the long run.
Most people think of a scope as a device that is used to magnify your aim so that you get a more accurate shot. While this is true, there are a lot of other reasons that hunters chose to use scopes. Those reasons are outlined below.
The first reason that hunters chose to use a scope is for the zooming capability it provides. They give you the ability to see your target much closer. This allows you to have more accuracy and see the target better than you would with the old iron sites.
You can now aim for the perfect shot, instead of aiming generally at that deer 250 yards away. Why would you pass up the chance to have a more accurate and successful shot if you had the opportunity?
If you have ever tried to hit a target with the sun in front of you, you will know how much of a pain that is. You can always throw your sunglasses on and attempt the shot but that will throw you off. Most scopes that are worth buying are coated with a solar resistant material. This will allow you to shoot the sun itself is that is what you want to do.
On that direct opposite side of things, I’m sure you have also attempted to hunt at dusk and had trouble spotting the target. When you get down into position and get ready to fire, things start to blend together when it is getting dark. Next thing you know, you are aiming at a tree that looks just like that deer you thought you were targeting.
A quality scope will illuminate whatever you are looking at to make brighter and easier to identify. This will give you a much better chance of success when hunting in adverse conditions. All you have to do is adjust the brightness on the fly and you will be ready to go in no time.
Extends Your Range
Being able to zoom will also extend your range over iron sights. You can barely see a target that is 400 yards away, never mind hit it with any accuracy. With a scope that had 4-6 times zoom, you can hit that deer with extreme accuracy from ridiculous distances.