Sunday, September 14, 2008

Prescription scopes

I followed a link from Instapundit to Armed and Dangerous about the pending crash of entitlements in the United States. Reading comments, I noticed the following from one of the commenters:
I’m also chuckling over the image of a bunch of old geezers starting a revolution because their entitlements are reduced. Will they have prescription scopes on their rifles?
To which I'd reply. Uuuh, yeah! Everyone has a prescription scope on their rifle. Just in front of the eyepiece there is a small locking ring. Unlock that ring and you can focus the scope to your individual eye. If you wear prescription eyewear you have the option of focusing the scope to your eye with or without your eyewear.

I wear glasses and I favor hunting rifles. I tend to focus my scopes so that the image is in focus with my glasses and I want the image to be in sharp relief when I "throw up" my rifle from a standing position. If I had a benchrest rifle, I might prefer to focus the scope without my glasses. It's all in the individual preferences of the owner.

It's fairly simple to focus a scope. On a pretty day when the sky is blue, unlock the focus ring on the scope and step outside. Quickly look through the scope at the blue sky. Adjust the focus until the crosshairs are sharp and clear. You'll need to do this quickly because your eye tends to compensate for being slightly out of focus. It normally takes me four or five tries before I get the scope properly focused for my eye. The idea is that when you look through the scope, the crosshairs are immediately in fine focus. Lock the locking ring, and you're done.

Then, come the revolution, you'll have a prescription scope, properly fitted to your eye.

12 comments:

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Khea said...

And also, if you have to adjust it every time you want to hunt what is the point of adjusting the scope in the first place? You said that it takes you at least four or five tries until you get it right, and you said that you have to adjust the scope fast, if it takes all that effort, then why not just wear your glasses?

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Unknown said...

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