Welcome back to the 60th installment of my blog, in which I don’t claim to be an expert, in fact, the opposite. I’m a new user of the AR platform and want to share my findings and experiences as I go through and build rifles as well as being the Operations Manager at Tyrant Designs.
If I had a nickel for every time I saw someone get roasted for cheaping out on their optics, I would have a s**t load of nickels. It's a widely
The more you pay the more you get, which includes magnification. The
The short answer is yes. Depending on how you use your rifle, will help you pick a magnification that will suit your needs. The guy using his AR for home defense or to plink at his local indoor gun range will have many different needs than a long-range competitive shooter or hunter. What if you need to use it for a combination of both?
Let's say you want to use your rifle for hunting and home defense. Most of the shots that you need to take while hunting is going to be considered more of a close-range. It can be a seldom occurrence for a hunter to take a shot over 100 meters away. In this case, any optic with a magnification of 6X or even 10X will be sufficient. A close target needs to be acquired and shot quickly. If your scope has too much magnification you may only see part of your target in the viewfinder. Anything over 10X and you risk having to deal with this problem.
The same goes for
Next time you are putting together a new build and your buying your