Whether you’re teaching your kids how to hunt or replacing an old scope for one of your seasoned buddies, a new rifle scope makes a wonderful gift idea for hunters. However, like most new gear, a scope comes with some initial steps to get it up to snuff. But just what kind of steps does a scope require to make it 100 percent satisfactory? Discover how to adjust a rifle scope, from the lens to the turrets and more, before it’s taken on the field.
Know Your Rifle Scope Parts
As we break down how to adjust a rifle scope, specific parts will be mentioned. To better understand the steps, it’s essential to become familiar with a scope’s central components, such as the ocular lens, the magnification adjustment and turrets.
Here’s what you’ll be adjusting and working with:
Scope Body – This one is pretty self-explanatory. Used to aim, this is the main tube of the scope where the other parts are attached.
Ocular Lens – This lens rests in the ocular housing and is closest to the eye when looking through the scope.