Even though your hunting gun might be so powerful, the gaming experience can be enhanced by having a good scope and hunting camera. There are various AR15 scopes suitable for AR15 guns. Rifle scopes should be highly mobile and easy to attach on a rifle while the best trail cameras are those that can capture high-quality pictures, as well as featuring durable battery life, high detection speed, high-quality design, and discerning programming.
Finding a good rifle scope may not be an easy task since you need to check a few things such as material build, reticle, and glass quality. Similarly, trail cameras must have specific features that make them worth to buy.
Therefore, this article will unfold vital information regarding scopes and trail cameras so that you can pick the best that fit your needs.
Beginner’s Guide when Choosing AR15 Scopes
Since there are many different types of scopes in the market, it might be difficult for you to spot the best scope to suit your needs. However, the experienced hunters may not get stuck while looking for scopes, but new gamers need to understand what to look for before making a purchase. Features are the basic factors to consider, and therefore, we recommend you to check the following tips.
- Magnification is a core feature because it determines the ability to focus on distant targets. Variable and Fixed Power are the two main magnification types, but variable offers a range of magnification power while its counterpart offers a constant magnification. Most hunters prefer variable, though it may depend on what you want.
- Even with a proper magnification of your scope, accuracy is also very important. Reticle plays this role, and the dot and duplex are the common variations. You may have heard people talk of crosshair – this is simply the cross you view in the scope. Duplex is usually used for camouflage hunting activity while dot for targeting distant objects.
- Either you are an experienced or inexperienced hunter, probably you have experienced a situation where the reticle is not maintaining its middle position while focusing. This scenario happens even when the scope is not moved, and it is referred to as parallax. Parallax challenge can be eradicated by having variable objective lenses.
- Due to the recoil of the rifle, ideal AR15 scopes must be designed in a manner that there is a significant distance between the eye and the scope. However, the distance should not compromise the ability to view full image of the object. The distance is known as Eye Relief and keeps the eye a bit far from the scope to prevent black eye effect.
Beginner’s Guide when Choosing Trail Cameras
Buying a good trail camera for the first time might be overwhelming because there are some basic features you need to understand before buying. The following guidelines will help you know what to look for when selecting a trail camera.
Quality of image
Quality of image can be known by asking the seller of the trail camera to show you both day and night photos taken using the camera. You should check contrast, resolution, clarity, and color. Night images are placed into three categories; no glow, red glow, and white flash. No glow cameras produce darker images. Red glow emits a red glow while taking a photo, and the images are brighter than no glow cameras. White flash emits bright white flash while taking a photo at night, and produces color images or videos at night and also with a wireless connection, sends these photos to your phone directly.
Detection circuits are used to detect an object like a moving animal. Quality of these circuits depends on three factors; trigger time, recovery time, and detection zone. Trigger time is the amount of time a camera takes to sense motion of an animal (object) until an image is captured. Recovery time is how fast a captured image can be stored and the camera sets itself for another photo. Detection zone is the coverage a camera is able to sense an object and take a photo. Therefore, check these features so that you can buy a camera that performs well based on your hunting needs.
It may be difficult to know the battery life of a camera unless you have used it before. But you can look for trail camera reviews online, because reviewers usually test how long the camera’s battery can last while in the field. Cameras with long battery life will definitely save you money, as well as reduce the amount of e-waste you generate over time.
Air Rifle for Hunting
The hunter who wants to hunt with an air gun has a pretty wide choice of different, yet suitable, rifles. Every type has a number of advantages and disadvantages. This description is made more for the recreational users than the expert and/or professional to help him or her choose the right type suitable for their hunt.
The variable pump air rifle is a timeless classic. Thanks to the variation of the number of strokes and the air under high pressure these pump rifles have the advantage among other because they offer the shooter variable power. There is no external device required when pumping the rifle eight or ten times, they are light and short for a rifle of their power. The major disadvantage is the fact it is slow on reloading.
Break action rifles are highly used in hunting mostly because they produce high velocity. Most shooters find it a little bit trickier to shoot with because it requires more practice to shoot accurately. These rifles are, in general, long, heavy and pretty noisy when fired from them.
Recharged pneumatic rifles are desirable because of the quick and pretty much noiseless reloading; they are generally very powerful and also very accurate. The reservoir of the rifle may be left filled if wanted so the rifle can be ready for use at any time. It sounds as a perfect rifle but they have a disadvantage too, the trick is that the reservoir must be filled by a special pump.
But when everything considered this one is pretty awesome;
Air rifle for hunting has survived a lot of things in the past century; it went through many developments and improvements. New gadgets and versions come out really often but these three will be entering the history real soon thanks to its efficiency, easy use and power.