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A bunch of terms are used to describe what people see when they peek through a tube. What are some valid quick tests, and/or more detailed tests to do that can narrow your choices down to your needs?

What is it called when aiming into a light, the scope shows a circling white glare around the edges? Depending on the position to the light, the circle will move around and cover more or less of the outer edges of the scope? - How much does this say about the scope's overall performance? (like low light / resolution / clarity etc..)

For example, when looking at three scopes tonight, I noticed that staring into a neon light - the vortex diamondback would get some of that glare, the bushnell elite had considerably less (almost none), and the vortex viper had none (that I could detect). What would that say about the overall comparison between these scopes?

I would love a discussion on how to evaluate scopes with my own eyes so I can make better assessments of my own gear and when trying out some stuff, either in a store or someone else's gear at the range.

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I wrote a series of articles on riflescopes a while back and some parts of it may be useful to you.


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Thank you thats perfect.
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