A rifle scope is the one rifle accessory that all gun owners should have. It improves accuracy and allows you to to have an advantage over other hunters.
In no doubt, I can tell you that if you are going to be using a handheld gun or rifle, using a rifle scope will vastly improve your skills and experience.
The main gun user that definitely needs to use a rifle scope is a hunter. Hunters need to be able to accurately and rapidly shoot animals from various distances. It is very important to hit the animal on the first shot, and using a rifle scope increases your chances.
When you finally decide that you are going to purchase a brand new rifle scope there a couple things you need to take into account.
1. Price: Come up with the amount of money you would like to spend on a new scope and create a list of expectations you would like to have.
2. Magnification: What do you plan on using the scope for? Are you going to be using it for hunting, sport shooting or for a hand held gun? If you plan on spending the majority of your time using the scope whilst hunting, you need to pick a scope that has a higher magnification that will provide you with the accuracy you need to hit those far way animals the first shot. If you plan on using the scope for sport shooting, I recommend getting a scope that has a magnification that is in between a hunting rifle scope and a hand gun scope. For hand guns, it is best to purchase a scope that has a minimum magnification that will still provide you with the best accuracy.
3. Features: If you dislike having to figure out the distance between you and your target manually, it is very important that you purchase a scope that has a built in range finder. It will automatically calculate the distance to your target and display it for you to use. Furthermore, if you want a scope that is lighter, you should lean more towards buying a compact rifle scope.
There are plenty of scopes that are priced under $200, but there are only 3 that I recommend to purchase. They are the only ones in that price point that provide great accuracy as well as top of the line features.
1.UTG 30MM SWAT3-12X44 Compact IE Scope
2.Nikon ProStaff 3-9X40 Black Matte
3.SPINA OPTICS 4X32 Airsoft Scope Real Red Fiber Riflescope