The Ultimate Rifle Scope Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

What is the most important part of a rifle scope?

The lenses are the crucial part.

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How many lenses does a rifle scope have?

A scope has two lenses.

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Which lens is the larger of the two?

The objective lens is the larger.

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Rifle scopes work similar to what other instrument?

Rifle scopes work similar to telescopes.

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What is the purpose of the crosshair?

The crosshair lets the shooter aim precisely at the target.

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What is another name for crosshair?

The reticule is the same as the crosshair.

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For what distance do most manufacturers set the focus?

Most set the focus for a distance of 100 yards.

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Which scope setting does the windage adjustment fine-tune?

The windage adjustment fine-tunes the horizontal settings on the scope.

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Which scope setting does the elevation adjustment fine-tune?

The elevation adjustment fine-tunes the vertical settings on the scope.

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

The main body of a rifle scope is the tube.

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What is a tube diameter of a rifle scope?

Rifle scope tubes are usually one inch (30 millimeters) wide.

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What is a common gun sight?

Common gun sights include: open, aperture, red dot and laser.

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What other sight is similar to an open sight?

The aperture sight is similar to an open sight.

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

The first two numbers mean the site's magnification ranges from 5 to 12 times; while the number 42 is the size of the objective lens in millimeters.

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

A scope of 7x or 8x will be sufficient for hunting from 100 yards (91 meters) away.

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

For greater distances, you will need a higher size.

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

If your rifle has a kick upon firing, you will need adequate eye relief.

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How should mounting rings be tightened?

Mounting rings should be tightened so as to have a gap between them.

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What professional can mount your scope?

A gunsmith is the craftsman equipped to mount a scope.

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What will reduce scope glare?

Scope glare can be reduced by a special synthetic coating on the lenses.

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About This Quiz

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.

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