This guide will clarify the technical specifications to bear in mind when choosing your rifle scope.
These are all requirements that must be assessed on a case-by-case basis and well considered because everyone deserves to find his or her ideal perspective, without co-promises and without unknowns. Then have a good trip to the Konus vademecum that will make you a true connoisseur!
When reading the plate data of your optic you will come across measures such as 4×32 well remember that the first number of an optic expresses its magnification. This is a very important data because magnification actually means the power of your telescope. In the example shown, 4 indicates that the target you are aiming at will appear 4 times closer to you with the telescope than observing it with the naked eye. So how to navigate in the midst of such different magnifications? Well, the high magnifications are used for precision shooting, motionless targets or shooting shapes while the optics with medium or low magnification find their use in hunting as the field of vision is wider and the image is sharper. They are also the perfect choice for low to medium range shooting and moving targets in general.
Simplifying a bit, we could summarize that for target shooting up to 100 meters and for hunting small game an optic with magnification from 1 to 4x is sufficient, if instead we increase the target distance up to 200 meters or we orient ourselves on game of large dimensions or hunting in enclosed landscapes such as forests or mountains then you will need a magnification between 5 and 8x. If, on the other hand, the hunt takes place in open landscapes or the target is over 200 meters, then a scope between 9 and 12x will be chosen. The most powerful models are generally for long range shooting.
DIAMETER OF THE OBJECTIVE:
In the example of the previous point, the number placed after the x expresses the diameter of the objective, that is, a 4×32 optic has a diameter of the objective of 32 mm. This figure determines the brightness of your optics so it should not be underestimated. In general, diameters less than 40-44 mm are not used for hunting, if you are shooting at long range or using high magnifications or if you are hunting in low light conditions it is better to choose a diameter of 50 mm or greater.
FIELD OF VIEW:
This term expresses the depth/distance at which our target is observed. It is expressed in meters and refers to a distance of 100 meters. By increasing the magnification the field of view decreases so it is right to find the perfect balance as too many magnifications actually penalize the framed portion.
VALUE OF THE CLICK:
The adjustment of the elevation and of the derifa allows to align the point of aim according to the magnifications. For example, a click value of .25 “(0.63cm) will change the point of impact by 0.63cm to 100m up or down, left or right (depending on which turret you adjust).
This is the distance that can be kept between the rifle scope and the eye of the user so that the field of vision is full and circular. By increasing the eye relief, the use of the optics will be easier especially if the shooter wears glasses.
DIAL FOR PARALLAX COMPENSATION:
The center of the reticle and the target should be arranged on an imaginary straight line that makes the optical axis coincide with the visual axis. If this is not done, there is a parallax error. Rifle scopes are generally designed so that the parallax error does not occur at a predetermined distance of 100 meters, which means that at this distance the image of the target is in the same plane as that of the reticle. There are many models in the Konus range that are equipped with a side ring that allows automatic adjustment of the parallax at any distance from a minimum of 9 meters, this is undoubtedly a great advantage as it allows you to always count on maximum shooting accuracy. This ring is usually placed on the left side of the optic and is increased to facilitate its adjustment when wearing gloves as well as to facilitate reading of the various distances.
TACTICAL LOCKABLE TURRETS:
Most Konus optics have elevation and derivation turrets that work with the special instant locking system called “Konus Impact System”. The advantage is both to make adjustments faster than traditional riflescopes, and to fix them and make them permanent knowing that they will not be altered even in the event of a fall or impact.
Some Konus-branded optics are designed for use in very long-range shots, or when even the smallest attitude error can significantly change the trajectory of the bullet. For this reason, a level bubble has been inserted inside the eyepiece, positioned so as not to disturb the vision. The bubble allows the shooter to have the immediate perception of alignment with the target.
QUICK FOCUS SYSTEM:
Once you have found the optimal focus, you will have the possibility to fix it thanks to a special locking ring so as not to risk moving and losing it.
All Konus models (except Konushot and Konusfire) are hyper impermeable to water and humidity, and are filled with nitrogen gas to avoid any fogging. They can therefore also be used in the event of rain, snow or fog.
AUTHENTIC 30MM DIAMETER OF THE OPTICAL TUBE:
Unfortunately, there are models on the market that have only the outer diameter of the optical tube of 30 mm while the inner diameter is only 25 mm. All Konus models on which we declare the diameter of 30 mm have an authentic diameter of 30 mm also inside them and this ensures far superior performance compared to “camouflaged” one-inch optics. The advantage of the 30 mm diameter is due to the greater capacity of absorbing light which allows to obtain sharper and more contrasted images.
EYEPIECE COVER AND FLIP-UP LENS COVER:
The eyepiece and lens are protected by plastic covers that can be fixed with simple rubber bands or can be flip-up in order to open and close the lid with a click mechanism operated with the fingertips.
Most Konus optics include a lens hood that can be screwed onto the lens to prevent the sun’s rays from reflecting on it and compromising the target’s vision.
ENGRAVED RETICLE 30/30:
It is the favorite reticle of hunters all over the world and is well suited for most medium to close range hunts. To be understood, it is the lattice with the four thickest signs positioned at the opposite halves of a circle. At 4x magnification the distance between one internal point and the other of the reticle is 75 cm at 100 m and at this distance a medium-sized deer should completely occupy this space. If it occupies only half of the space, we can therefore assume that it is located at 200 m. If it occupies a third of the space, the target is 300m away, and so on. The 75 cm corresponds to the approximate distance in an adult deer of medium size from the chest to the rump so if the same 75 cm target covers only half the distance of the reticle this allows us to understand that the target is at 200 m and so on. In all Konus optics (except for Konushot and Konusfire) the reticles are engraved on the glass and therefore guaranteed to resist even the recoils of the most powerful rifles.