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Lucky Scott
07-25-2010, 10:34 AM
I googled and cant find answer, perhaps it is too basic of a question.

I got a 4X32 scope on my rifle. I measured the scope and it is 1 and a half inches across, so where is the 32 come in? How do I compare the 32 to a 40 or whatever? Is it a optical number rather than a size number?

How much bigger is a 40 in inches?

What works best on a big caliber rifle than is just target shooting at 100 to 300 yards?

07-25-2010, 10:44 AM
the 32 is called "effective lens diameter," basically how big that front lens is; in millimeters.

the larger the lens, the more light it will gather. it doesnt necesarily mean it is any more accurate. (basically)

Lucky Scott
07-25-2010, 1:48 PM