What are the dimensions of a rifle scope?

What are the dimensions of a rifle scope?

At the moment there are three popular tube sizes used by scope manufacturers; 1”, 30mm and 34mm. While there is no golden rule for what tube size is used for a certain type of rifle scope they can be loosely categorized.

What does 3-9×40 mean for a rifle scope?

In a 3-9×40 scope, the 3 means three power, or 3x. This means that the image you see through the scope appears three times (3x) closer than it does with your naked eye. The 9 means nine power, or nine times (9x) closer than it appears with your naked eye. The forty (40) is the objective lens diameter in millimeters.

What does 4 12 50 mean on a scope?

Normally the magnification range is marked with 2 numbers separated by a dash, but in this case the dash was left off. So, the 4 to 12 means that the scope has a magnification range that starts at 4x and adjusts all the way up to 12x. The 3rd number, which is 50, means that the scope has a 50mm objective.

What’s the difference between a 40 mm scope and a 50 mm scope?

There isn’t much difference between 40mm vs 50mm scope objective lenses. Also, contrary to popular perception, a 50mm lens doesn’t necessarily guarantee a brighter target image. A 40mm scope with premium lens and coating can also do just as good, if not a better job at that.

How far can I shoot with a 3x9x40?

1,000 yards
You can shoot out to 1,000 yards just fine with a 3-9×40 if it has good turrets and decent optical quality, so it’s tough to pick just one perfect magnification range for long-range shooting because everyone will have their own preferences.

What distance is a 6 24×50 scope Good For?


Includes: 6-24×50 FFP-G3 Scope, Flip-Up Lens Covers, Scope Rings, Battery, Hardware, Manual
Reticle: Illuminated Type-H Reticle
Materials: 6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum
Compatibility: Rifles with Picatinny Rail
Scope Range: Long Range, 1000+ Yards

How far out is a 3×9 scope Good For?

The answer is really simple: a 3-9X riflescope provides an additional level of magnification for every 100 feet, all the way out to 300 yards (900 feet). For many years, 300 yards was about the limit of what most big-game hunters considered to be an ethical shooting distance.

What does mm mean on scopes?

Tube Diameter (mm) That’s the diameter of the central part of the tube of the scope. Having a bigger tube doesn’t affect the optical quality, but it can mean that you can adjust the scope higher from the rifle than with a slimmer tube.