Anonymous
Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 month ago

whats the difference between a scope and a magnifier?

obviously a scope will have a reticle and can be sighted in but are there any other differences? can you use a scope as a magnifier behind a red dot?

3 Answers

Relevance
  • BBean
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

     Of All the years of USAFishernumb`s1 answers...this one is very accurate and I rate it as an excellent example in layman`s terms that anyone should understand. TU to that answer.

    I say another difference is from $4 for a magnifier to $4,000 for a rifle scope.

  • 1 month ago

    A magnifier loosely means something that makes something small look bigger.   Such as a microscope,  a magnifying glass,  etc.  Often they are just one lens.    A scope by design is to make things at a distance look closer for them to work they usually have two or more lenses.  

  • C T M
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    whats the difference between a scope and a magnifier?

    A magnifier is used to aid sighting with a red dot or holographic sight.

    a scope will have a reticle and can be sighted in but are there any other differences? 

    A magnifier does not have a reticle. It is used to enlarge (magnify) the field of view when used in conjunction with a red dot or holo sight. The sight has the reticle, the magnifier doesn't.

    can you use a scope as a magnifier behind a red dot?

    No, that will not work. The scope optics are not set up to focus that closely, the magnifier optics are.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.