How to choose your rifle sCOPE

If the selection criteria for a rifle scope aren't particularly clear to you, you’re in the right place! Or, if you just want to confirm your instincts, you’re also in the right place!

how to choose your telescopic sight

First of all, let's start with some explanations: what does a 1-4 x 24 scope signify?
1 is the minimum zoom and 4 is the maximum; as for the 24, it is the diameter of the objective (lens on the target side).


Should you choose a high zoom or a low zoom?This will depend on your shooting distance and the stability of your position. Indeed, a high zoom will result in a less stable image because your scope will be more sensitive to vibrations. In the case of a freehand shot, we advise you to use a zoom between 1 and 6. If you are in a relatively stable position, you can use a zoom of between 6 and 12. Finally, if your position is perfectly stable, you will be able to use a zoom greater than 12.

Zoom rifle scope
Field of vision of rifle sights


As a reminder:The field of vision is associated with several criteria. The field of view refers to the distance observable through the optics at 100 metres. This value varies according to the magnification. The weaker the magnification, the larger the field of vision.

Advice: we advise you to compare the fields of vision of similar lenses, two scopes with the same magnification will not necessarily have the same field of vision. How can this difference be explained? it depends on the scope's internal architecture.


To obtain high light transmission, you require a rifle scope with a large diameter lens. Why? The larger the lens, the more light it will receive. However, this is not the whole story, as the quality of the lenses and surface treatments is almost as important as the diameter of the lens itself. This explains why some models with similar characteristics can have prices ranging from one to five times higher.

If this is all clearer to you, let's move on to choosing based on practice!


Most shots taken in a driven hunt are usually at very short distances, requiring quick reaction times. Thus, a low magnification scope with a large field of view is required in order to quickly detect the target in the scope.

In our range for a driven shooting, we offer a 1-4X24 rifle scope with a field of view of 33.5m to 100m at a zoom of 1. This enables fast target acquisition even with both eyes open.

rifle scope driven hunt


The optical needs for this type of hunting are specific. Indeed, this type of hunting usually takes place early in the morning or late in the evening. A time of day when light conditions are at their weakest. Thus, it is important that the optics feature good light transmission characteristics in order to extend the duration of the session by a few minutes.
This light transmission characteristic is established as a percentage. For 100% of light received by the lens a certain percentage reaches your eye. The higher the percentage, the better the optical quality.

red dot illuminated rifle scope

For example: 92% transmission is better than 80%. CAUTION: There is no standard for reporting this technical data. Thus, it is up to the manufacturer to provide them, knowing that the measurement conditions are not the same from one manufacturer to the next.

Moreover, if the light becomes too dim, it is very difficult to observe the crosshairs in the dark. Therefore, it is essential that the scope be equipped with an illuminated crosshair (image on the product page with landscape mounting behind).

In our product range, we have a 3-12x50 scope, a zoom ratio enabling shooting at any distance, a bright red dot, and a suitable light transmission.


You are a recreational shooter in your garden.

Pellet rifles, because of the vibrations of the spring, strongly influence the sight. Shooting distances are generally very short, from 5 to 40m. Thus, you need a low magnification scope with a solid mounting to guarantee the durability of the adjustment and the scope.

You are shooting in a stable position on a table or with a stick at a short distance of 50-200m.

The idea here is to opt for large zooms in order to distinguish the target and your impacts as well as possible. You regularly change distance and therefore often manipulate the turrets of your scope. Hence, you are looking for a high magnification scope with reliable and repeatable operation.

rifle scope driven hunt

You engage in long-distance shooting:

Long range shooting requires significant adjustments to compensate for the projectile's trajectory. Thus, it is important to ensure that you have a large elevation range to avoid being restricted in the firing distance due to a turret with an elevation stop: in other words, prefer a scope with lots of clicks. To make corrections easier, we advise you to choose a scope whose turrets use milliradians (European unit) as this is easier to use than the American "Minute Of Angle" (MOA) unit.

Now that you know more about rifle scopes, it's time to choose yours!