Best Gun Scopes to Help You Shoot Correctly (and Get the Best Meat!)

A hunter is only as good as his equipment. Skill is essential, but if nothing happens when you pull the trigger then your target will escape. There are ways to work around deficient equipment, but the best strategy is to show up for the hunt prepared. If you have the right gun and the right scope, then your hunt is much more likely to be a success.

 

Even the best hunters can’t shoot what they can’t see. A scope is a tool that allows the hunter to get a better look at their target. The scope does this by magnifying the image of the scene in front of the hunter. They shouldn’t be mixed up with sights, which help focus the eye but don’t offer anything else. There are a variety of different scopes available, and each serves a different purpose. Let’s look at how you can find the best scope. With the right tool you can end your hunt with a freezer full of meat and a chest full of pride.

 

Magnification Strength

 

The first thing to decide on when scope shopping is the  sort of magnification you need. The more powerful a scope is, the closer your target will appear. The level of magnification is usually in the name of the scope. If you see 3x in a scope’s name, then that means it will magnify images to a size three times larger than it would appear to you without the scope.

 

While some scopes are always set at one level of magnification, modern scopes allow for fine tuning. If you see a 3-9x in the scope’s name, it means that it can go between three and nine times larger than the naked eye. A scope with a wide range of magnification is a good investment. A wider range allows you to properly frame targets that are far away and closer up without having to move.

 

Finding the right scope is a balancing act. You might want the most powerful scope possible, but that scope is also likely to be one of the most expensive you’ll find. Power has a price, so ask yourself what you realistically need. 9x is more than powerful  to hunt from 120 meters away. Most hunters aren’t likely to get their money’s worth out of a military grade scope that lets them see targets off miles in the distance.

 

Lens Coating

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No one likes to shoot with the sun in their eyes. Lens glare can make a shot impossible. This can make scopes counter-intuitive in bright and open areas. Fortunately, hunters have a way of dealing with glare. Most scopes come with  minimum coating. However, if you want the best you need to be willing to pay for extra quality and coverage.

 

Even cheap scopes have one lens coated with an inexpensive material. For complete protection you should look for full, multi-coated scopes. This means that all lenses are completely coated for ultimate protection. You can also get water resistant coating for extra protection.

 

Night Vision Scopes

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Not every game animal comes out during the bright hours of the day. Some of the most desirable targets only come out at night. These animals usually come equipped with eyes that are evolved to let them see in the dark. Humans don’t have that luxury. That’s why night vision scopes were invented. Infrared technology scopes allow hunters to spy on their prey in pitch black.

 

Night vision scopes aren’t for everyone. They are more expensive than their daytime counterparts. Extra features cost more money. Night vision scopes make the most sense for hunters that stalk nocturnal animals.

 

Why You Need The Best Scope

 

As a hunter you know that every little bit counts. A slight breeze. A second of delay. Just plain dumb luck. All these can  make the difference between a successful kill and a spooked animal. The most painful part of any hunting trip is the time spent trudging along in silence after a missed opportunity. It can take hours or even days to line up the perfect shot, so why leave anything to chance? The right scope can save you time and agony.

 

Don’t let your prize get away. The proper scope will ensure that your table will be weighed down with fresh meat after your next trip. When you find a scope that offers the right features at an affordable price, then you need to grab it up and put it to use. Aside from successful hunting secrets, we’d also like to recommend this website where you can learn more about the best sniper scope brands and models. Check it out!

How to Correctly Dispose of Waste When Camping

music_festival_campground-jpg-662x0_q70_crop-scaleWhen people learn that I have a blog I run that is strictly about camping there are so many things people say but the 2 top things I hear are below.

One is actually a very positive gesture but the second usually is negative and from those who think camping is just nothing but sweating and bugs annoying you the whole time and having to use the bathroom in a wooded area.

Usually, this is actually very true and most people who assume that are one hundred percent correct. You will run into many bugs and sweat your bottom off and yes most of the time you do have to use the restroom in the deep woods. I can’t deny that this is what you have to endure while you are camping.

When you go camping it can end up being nasty, and you need to know how to keep your trash picked up and not all over the place along with your waste.Not just for you but the animals and others who may camp here.

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Whenever and whatever you pack for when you go camping make sure you throw out any trash ahead of time that is packaged on certain foods. For example, if you buy those noodle cups that have cardboard around them to ensure extra packaging toss that in your trash before you set out for your campsite. You can also place this stuff inside of a reusable bowl of some sort that you can reuse when making your coffee.

When you go camping take a few trash bags cause you no doubt will have trash or you could take a few grocery bags so long as you have something to toss items in when your done with them. You do not want to attract animals so throw your food items away and tie it up well and place it up somewhere.

If you do not hang your food in a tree or somewhere at night when you go to sleep an animal may just surprise you and eat all of your food while you are asleep.

If you have to wash your dishes, empty all leftover food into a trash bag or whatever bag you brought with you for that purpose and wash your dishes somewhere further off and isolated from your specific campsite. If you actually have a sink that is portable you brought with you, you should probably use soap that won’t harm the surroundings you could encounter. You should invest in towels that are quick drying for camping so you can prepare your dishes for the next time you are going to eat.

 

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If you bring batteries or another object similar that have packages throw those out when you are home. If for some reason you do bring that junk make sure you place it where the trash cans happen to be placed throughout the site.

 

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Do not spit your toothpaste wherever you please at your campsite because it can attract animals instead spit it into the bag you use to dump scraps from leftover food items.

 

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If you actually camp in an RV you usually will have a bathroom in the RV and do not have to worry about this but if you do not camp with an RV this is the nasty situations.

You can easily pee and have no issue if you are a guy. If you are a lady they have funnels for women to use now and pee. You want to make sure if you are female when you squat to use the bathroom there is no poison oak or anything around or underneath you.

You usually bring toilet paper which is what you would normally wipe with or you may even decide on baby wipes because they can clean better but just remember to take your roll from inside the toilet paper at home to have less trash. Bring baggies to put your waste products in, instead of leaving it in the woods.

maxresdefaultWhen you use the bathroom at your campsite go off far away from your campsite and away from bodies of water so you have more privacy and do not contaminate anything.

Going number two is a trick for everyone in camping. If you are light with toilet paper you need to start finding things to clean yourself after.

Where are two things you can do either pack poop at the campsite with you and your belongings or bury it as a dog would. If you do indeed bury it you need to go off somewhere that is not on a path and dig a hole at least 6 inches deep and bury it.

Or to make it easier dig a hole ahead of time and squat over the hole then you can easily cover it up and a lot faster.

imageIf a woman is on her period she has a lot more to deal with since she has to use feminine hygiene products. You do not want to bury any of these items nor burn them on a fire keep them in a trash bag tied and sealed tightly.

Wash your hands extremely well after you have used the bathroom and done all of this and if you have hand sanitizer it won’t hurt to use it either.