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Optics GrassHopper
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Hi Guys Big Smile

I own a 10/22 TakeDown Ruger .22cal. Rifle.
Would love to put a scope on it. However, I'm so new to target shooting and rifles scopes!
For instants: 
What does this mean with magnification on the scope?
Please explain in layman's terms.

There's two example if you will please.
What does this mean of a rifle scope? 6-24x44mm?
And the difference to this? 16x42mm?

Really CONFUSED Yippee about the meaning of these numbers and the mm's?
Thanks Guys 

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The 6-24X44 is  variable power scope. The first number 6 is the minimum  power or times the image is increased. Example: The image will appear 6 times larger through the scope than to the naked eye. Since it is a variable power, the image can be increased up to 24 times, or anywhere between 6 to 24 power.
The 44 is the objective lens diameter in millimeters. Generally, the larger the objective lens the more light enters the scope to make the image brighter. Of course there are a lot of variables to this, such glass quality, and atmospheric conditions, but this is a very simple answer to your question.
Oh yes, the 16X42 is a fixed power scope, meaning it only has one power setting, and the 42 is the objective lens (the lens on the front of the scope) diameter.
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Great explanation.
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