What Are Bullet Drop Compensation Scopes and How Do They Work?

Bullet drop compensation scopes are one of those rifle scope topics that seems to be filled with a marvelous combination of advertising misinformation, horror stories, topped off with a spring of magic. Ask ten different shooters to provide their opinion of a bullet drop compensation scope (which is more commonly called a BDC scope), and … Read more

What is Scope Eye Relief and How is it Adjusted?

Example of Properly Set Eye Relief

Judging from the number of questions and emails I get regarding various aspects of rifle scopes, one of the more confusing scope related topics seems to be the concept of eye relief, and how to change or adjust it. As such, I thought I’d take some time to go over the concept of eye relief … Read more

FFP Scopes versus SFP Scopes – Which is Better?

FFP reticle on 20X

If you’ve been shopping for a new rifle scope or considering a new rifle scope, there’s an excellent chance that you’ve seen or come across a reference to a first focal plane scope, or as it’s more commonly called, an FFP rifle scope. These days, at the scope counter, some of the more common questions … Read more

Understanding Rifle Scope Rings and Bases

Rifle Scope Rings

So you’ve bought your new rifle scope, and now need to start the process of actually mounting it to your rifle. Now is the time to start thinking about scope bases and/or scope rings. Bases and rings mean different things, but both are directly related to mounting a scope on a rifle, shotgun, or pistol. … Read more

What do Rifle Scope Numbers Mean?

STAC-4-20X50 with MOA 2 Reticle

If you are just starting out shopping for a rifle scope, there are all kinds of numbers and terms that you may want to become familiar with. Those terms and numbers will help you navigate the sometimes-confusing world of rifle scopes. And, if you’re anything like me, you certainly don’t want to walk into a … Read more