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    Posted: February/04/2019 at 21:13
Hi Guys

I just bought a rifle with a scope on it (3x9x40)

My friend asked me if it was a TARGET SCOPE? I couldn't ans.
him.
Can you guys tell me the difference between a regular scope & a target scope ?

I have CZ 455 22cal. rifle.
Would like a 4x scope.

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A simple explanation. Target scopes typically have uncovered turrets that you can set to a “0” and then make elevation and windage adjustments for different distances and wind.

Regular scopes or hunting type scopes have covered turrets that are designed to set them at a zero like 100 or 200 yards thenyou screw the caps back on and leave them alone.

Good target scopes will have robust internals to deal with the constant adjustments you are making. Often have higher magnifications, have more specialized reticles, and side mounted parallax adjustments.

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Well...it depends entirely on your definition of "target." In simplest terms, a "target" scope is any scope that meets the needs (and often, the sanctioned rules) of a given target shooting discipline. There are many different competitive shooting disciplines, both formal and informal, that are considered "target shooting." Likewise, there are "target" scopes for every discipline, some very different from the others. What ST described above is more of a "field target/tactical" scope, and for some forms of competitive shooting, such a scope would be a poor choice. For instance, if your definition of "target" is Benchrest shooting, the ideal scope would be a high magnification fixed power scope with super fine crosshairs or crosshair dot reticle and extremely fine increment turret adjustments such as 1/8 MOA click values. Such a scope would be classified as a "target" scope just as ST's example, but for an entirely different form of target shooting. Some classifications of "Hunter BR" and "Rimfire BR" require a fixed 6X. 1000 yd BR might call for a high magnification variable scope. A wide variety of fixed and variable power scopes are used for rimfire silhouette shooting. Most target scopes will also have parallax adjustment, but not always.

In general, any scope that has a traditional duplex style reticle, low profile capped adjustment turrets, and no parallax adjustment would definitely not be classified as a "target" scope, even though such could be used for informal and in rare cases, some formal target shooting.
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