How to choose the best scope for small game

Currently the competition to sell more and better air rifles is very strong.
Manufacturers make better products every day and include high-quality accessories to beat the competition.

One of the most important accessories is the Scope. And it is that more and more manufacturers offer the rifle and the telescopic sight sold together, assembled, sharpened and ready to use in the shooting range.

Scopes sold with the rifle vs. Scopes purchased separately

The optics offered in centerfire packages are generally of good quality and up to par with big game game.

For too long, the first rifle for many has been one of these .22 packs with a ½-inch scope attached with take-off mounts.

These scopes are fine for throwing cans in the backyard or shooting at the range in good conditions, often failing the test for those of us hunting small game or small game.

Most .22 rifles made today will outperform their owners, so why put in a scope that doesn’t match the quality of the rifle?

The problem with these scopes is the fact that they are assembled for cheap, without the durability or accuracy of the larger big game style scopes available for rimfire rifles.

However, we can say that low-end small rimfire scopes are the most prone to failure based on my own experience.

However, these tiny visors are also the easiest to replace if they fail.

The best idea, if you hunt small game, is a 1-inch 4x scope with a 30mm objective.

The wider reticle not only gives you a wider field of view, but also makes it easier for you to track moving targets.

What’s better, quality models will retail for around $50. For the avid small game hunter, it’s much better than the tiny entry-level scopes most people think they’re stuck with.

CVLIFE 4x32 Compact Rifle Scope Crosshair Optics Hunting Gun Scope with 20mm Free Mounts

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  • Magnification:4x;Objective Diameter: 1.26" (32mm); Eye Relief: 3.3" (83.82mm) Length: 7.48"(190mm);
  • With the fully coated optical glass, the rifle scope would give you a bright and high-contrast image.
  • Made of high-strength aluminum alloy and with its one-piece tube construction, the scope is definitely for greater strength and durability.
  • Inert gas purged, fog,shock, water proof, this scope can be used under any weather condition.
  • The length of the whole scope is 7.48" (190mm), which makes this compact scope suitable for quick moving and aiming.

MidTen 2.5-10x40 Red Green Illuminated Mil-dot Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Combo - Green Lens Color & 20mm Mounts

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  • 【Illuminated Mil-Dot Reticle & Red Laser】Red/Green reticle tactical scope,5 brightness settings to accommodate your visibility in any conditions;Laser: 2mW, Class IIIA, reaching 100 yards,can achieve rapid shooting,The red laser scope is good for quick acquisition of close quarter and fast moving targets.
  • 【Multi-coated green objective lens】The gun scopes with multi-coated green lens boast an amazing 95% light transmittance,much clearer than that with blue lens and green single layer objective.
  • 【Convenient&Durable】Scope and laser built together,high strength aircraft aluminum construction,waterproof,fogproof,shockproof,great rifle scopes for hunting quickly,and easy to hold zero.
  • 【Easy to Install】 Thanks to its built-in rail (20mm),this gun scope easily mount on any 22 rails (Picatinny or Weaver),can be used as ar accessories,10/22 accessories or other airsoft attachments.
  • 【Customer Service】MidTen hunting rifle scope have one-year warranty and our perfect & responsive customers service can keep you from any loss whenever you need.

CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 6-24x50 AOE Red and Green Illuminated Gun Scope with Free Mount

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  • Magnification: 6-24x
  • Objective Diameter: 50mm
  • Field Of View: 28 ft @ 100 yards
  • Click Value: 1/8 inch @ 100 yards
  • Illuminated Type of the rifle scope: Red and Green

Vortex Optics Crossfire II 2-7x32 Second Focal Plane, 1-inch Tube Riflescope - Dead-Hold BDC Reticle

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  • The 2-7x32 Crossfire II riflescope is one of many configurations in the Crossfire II line. The Dead-Hold BDC reticle is good for hunting/shooting at varying ranges where estimating holdover is a concern
  • With long eye relief and an ultra-forgiving eye box, you'll be able to quickly get a sight picture and acquire your target. The fast focus eyepiece allows quick and easy reticle focusing
  • Anti-reflective, fully multi-coated lenses provide bright and clear views for the user; Max Elevation Adjustment: 60 MOA
  • Capped reset turrets are finger adjustable with MOA clicks that can be reset to zero after sighting in
  • A single piece tube constructed from aircraft grade aluminum ensures strength and shockproof performance. O-ring sealed and nitrogen purged, the Crossfire II delivers waterproof and fogproof performance

BESTSIGHT 3-9X40 Rifle Scope,Red & Green Illumination System,Rangefinder Reticle Riflescope for Hunting with 20mm&11mm Rings

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  • Magnification: 3-9x; Length: 8.66"(220mm);Objective Diameter: 40mm; Exit Pupil Diameter: 67.1mm~90.0mm;Eye Relief: 4.2" (106.68mm);F.O.V: 13-38@100yds;Click Value: 1/4MOA
  • Made of high-strength aluminum alloy, the rifle scope is durable. Completely sealed and 100% nitrogen filled makes the tactical scope fog and rain proof.
  • 3-9x40 AOE scope creates the parallax free view from 15 yards out to infinity. The focus component with moderate damping allows the scope focus fast and accurately.
  • Red and green illuminated crosshair, 5 levels of brightness setting for each color allow shooters to find the perfect brightness needed for lighting and weather different conditions
  • Coming with the free 20mm scope mount, makes it convenient to install the rifle scope.

CVLIFE 3-9x40 Optics R4 Reticle Crosshair Scope with 20mm Free Mounts

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  • Specification: 3-9x40
  • Magnification: 3-9x
  • Objective Diameter: 1.57
  • Exit pupil: 0.2
  • Length: 12.20
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