# What Does 4 12×50 Mean On A Scope?

## How do Scope sizes work?

A rifle scope specification includes two numbers.

The first number identifies the magnification while the second number identifies the diameter of the objective lens.

Thus, a specification of 8.5×50 describes a scope with 8.5× magnification and an objective lens that is 50 mm in diameter..

## How far can you shoot with a 16x scope?

1000 to 1200 yards1000 to 1200 yards anyway. Sure I would like a little more magnification for that 1200 yard shot but the 16X will do just fine if everything else is in order.

## What does 4×32 scope mean?

power-power x objective dia.Commonly a riflescope will be expressed in a series of numbers such as 3.5-10×50 or 4×32 (power-power x objective dia.). … So in a fixed power scope, such as the 4×32, the object in view is magnified four times. An object would appear to be four times closer than it would with the naked eye.

## How far can a 3 9×40 scope shoot?

A. For 300-400 yard shots on large animal sized targets, the 3-9x is fine. B. 300-400 yards is only “far” for hunting, not target shooting.

## What does 4 12×40 scope mean?

A 4×32 scope is a fixed powered scope (as in the magnification is fixed at 4 power) with a 32mm objective. The objective is the end of the scope opposite from the end you look through. The 4×32 configuration is probably the most popular fixed power scope configuration ever invented.

## What power scope do I need for 500 yards?

The bare minimum level of magnification that you will need for 500-yard shots is 5X magnification. Even this level of magnification is going to be on the low side for most shots ranging out to 500 yards. Most experts would recommend a 10X magnification for 500 yards in order to give yourself a good shot.

## What magnification do I need to shoot 400 yards?

jmr40 Member. My rule of thumb is about 1-1.5X for each 100 yards is plenty. About 4X-6X would be more than enough. I wouldn’t have a problem big game hunting with a 1.5X or 2X at 400 yards.

## How far can you shoot with a 4×12 scope?

If you’re an occasional weekend deer hunter who uses a lever action 30-30, and hunts in an area where the average shot is 75 yards or less, then a 3X9 or 4X12 will probably work just fine for you.

## How far can you see with a 4 12×50 scope?

This smart rifle scope, with its adjustable 4-12 magnifications and distance, ensures that your shots will be more accurate and precise than ever, even at 100m away.

## What does 6 24×50 mean on a scope?

For example, a 6-24x50mm riflescope has the ability to magnify the object from 6 to 24 times.

## What is a good magnification for a hunting scope?

Meanwhile, most hunters can consistently hit a deer in the vitals out to 200 yards or more with a 3x or 4x scope. Still, variable power scopes that can be set at higher magnifications can make long range shots easier, provided you’ve got a steady shooting rest.

## What magnification do I need for 300 yards?

The answer is really simple: a 3-9X riflescope provides an additional level of magnification for every 100 feet, all the way out to 300 yards (900 feet). For many years, 300 yards was about the limit of what most big-game hunters considered to be an ethical shooting distance.

## What range is a 4×32 scope Good For?

0 to 300 yardsWorks great from 0 to 300 yards, as that is what I have it set up for. Works well on coyotes also.

## What is the best scope magnification for 100 yards?

100 yards divided by 9x is only 11 yards. You should be able to see . 22 caliber bullet holes in paper targets at 100 yards with a good 9x scope. If that isn’t good enough, 4×12 is a good option if you won’t be doing any close range woods hunting.

## Does scope magnification affect accuracy?

Yes POI changes with magnification changes. Not supposed to, but does. Amount of movement depends on focal plane, range of magnification, and not surprisingly cost of scope. If you haven’t noticed, you’re not checking closely.