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The Ultimate Rifle Scope Quiz
by Staff
Your hunting rifle is only as good as your rifle scope. There is a wide selection of scopes available, so before making a purchase, learn about rifle scopes. Take this quiz to learn about how to buy the right rifle scope for you.

What is the most important part of a rifle scope?

  • eyepiece
  • lenses
  • power ring

How many lenses does a rifle scope have?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Which lens is the larger of the two?

  • objective
  • ocular
  • same size

Rifle scopes work similar to what other instrument?

  • telescopes
  • binoculars
  • microscopes

What is the purpose of the crosshair?

  • where the shot will reach
  • range of the shot
  • neither answer

What is another name for crosshair?

  • windage bell
  • windage adjustment
  • reticule

For what distance do most manufacturers set the focus?

  • 50 meters
  • 100 yards
  • 200 yards

Which scope setting does the windage adjustment fine-tune?

  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • both settings

Which scope setting does the elevation adjustment fine-tune?

  • horizontal
  • vertical
  • both settings

What is the name for the main body of a rifle scope?

  • eyepiece
  • power ring
  • tube

What is a tube diameter of a rifle scope?

  • half inch
  • three-quarter inch
  • one inch

What is a common gun sight?

  • laser
  • red dot
  • both answers

What other sight is similar to an open sight?

  • laser
  • red dot
  • aperture

If a rifle has a 15-12x42 scope, what do these numbers mean?

  • magnification setting
  • size of the objective lens
  • both answers

What scope would be appropriate to hunt big game from 100 yards away?

  • 7x
  • 8x
  • both answers

For distances greater than 100 yards, should you increase or decrease the scope size?

  • decrease
  • increase
  • neither answer

If your rifle has a lot of recoil, what will you need?

  • adequate eye relief
  • shoulder pad
  • neither answer

How should mounting rings be tightened?

  • so the two rings meet
  • have a gap between them
  • depends on the scope size

What professional can mount your scope?

  • gunsmith
  • welder
  • both answers

What will reduce scope glare?

  • synthetic coating
  • sunglass attachment
  • neither answer