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Choosing the Right Hunting Scope

Here at X-Vision, we know selecting the right optic is extremely important. We offer a wide variety of optics to fit any hunter's objective. Here are some ways to help to choose between our various selections.

What Firearm are You Using?

This is the first important question to ask while choosing an optic. Rifles and long-range firearms are best suited for distant targets. For these firearms, it is best to use an optic with higher magnification. In contrast, hunters primarily equip their shotgun with a non-magnified optic. If using shotgun slugs, opt for an optic similar to a rifle scope. Pistols and handguns not frequently equipped with a magnified optic. There is an exception in the form of hunting revolvers, which may use a magnification to take advantage of larger calibers. This is most popular in hog hunting. Make sure the mounting system of your selected optic matches your firearm. All of our X-Vision products mount on standard Picatinny rail systems. This is one of the most popular and convenient firearm mounting systems.

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What are Your Conditions Like?

X-Vision offers a wide variety of optics to cover your needs in any scenario. We specialize in night vision and thermal hunting optics. Night vision is specifically geared towards usage at night with some level of ambient or artificial light. Thermal optics work for both night and day without external or ambient light sources. This means night vision is best for usage primarily at night, and thermal optics work for a mix of both. Regardless of your shooting conditions, we have you covered.

What is Your Target Like?

Your ideal optic will also depend on the animal you’re hunting and the distance they will be found at. For example, game like deer tend to be engaged at long distances, meaning you will want to use magnified optics. In contrast, hunters targeting turkey or other fowl should use optics without magnification, like red dot sights. Red dot sights are the most popular choice for fast-moving waterfowl like ducks or geese. Predators and hogs are a different story. Knowing this, it is best to hunt predators or hogs at night. In this scenario, a thermal or night vision scope is your best choice. Night vision and thermal optics offer a distinct advantage on any expedition.

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Are You Doing Any Scouting?

Depending on your choice of game and hunting environment, you may choose a separate optic to scout with. For example, a monocular is lightweight, but will offer you a restricted field of view compared to binoculars. In contrast, binoculars will provide a greater field of view, but may be heavier and take up more space. If you want to learn more about different options, check out our store. We offer monoculars and binoculars with night vision capabilities for scouting at night. Now that you know what to look for, explore your options today! If you still have questions, continue your research or explore more of our blog.