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Category: Scopes
Forum Name: Rifle Scopes
Forum Description: Centerfire long gun scopes
Printed Date: December/14/2018 at 08:46

Topic: Optics book
Posted By: Stud Duck
Subject: Optics book
Date Posted: September/12/2011 at 14:15

I wasn't quite sure where to post this; mods please move if there is a more appropriate forum.

Is there a book out there that y'all have read and would recommend that covers optics for hunting? I realize I'm painting with a broad brush, but I figured if you have read anything worth its salt pertaining to this subject, you'll let me know.

Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: September/12/2011 at 19:29
What kind of information are you looking for in that book?

John Barseness wrote a book called "optics for the Hunter" quite some time ago.  It is a good book in terms of general principles, although the specific scopes discussed are likely very outdated.

There is plenty of information on the itnernet, but you kinda need to have an idea of what you are looking for.  I had a request to put together something for people new to riflescopes some time ago, so I put together a series of articles on Riflescope Fundamentals a little while back.  However, I was mostly aiming at people new to optical sights, not specifically hunters.


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Posted By: Stud Duck
Date Posted: September/14/2011 at 06:47
I was looking for something along the lines of Barseness' book, but I agree it's outdated.
I was just looking to increase my knowledge base, i.e., the different types of prisims used in binos and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Just advanced general knowledge, for lack of a better phrase.

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