Riflescopes for Small Game Hunting
Small game hunting presents some challenges. Small game like rabbits, birds, turkeys, and squirrels are quick, small, and difficult to see. The best hunting scopes for small game are really going to depend on what’s best for your hunting scenario. Bushnell’s small game riflescopes have different magnifications, sizes, and reticle options to suit your needs.
Small game can be quick and hard to see. Small game hunting scopes often have a lower magnification range because the field of view is often needed, and because the shooting distances are often shorter. The Prime 1-4x32 Riflescope hovers perfectly at a 1-4x magnification range. If you’re looking to take some farther shots, you may want to considering stepping up to a 3-9x, 3-12x, or even more depending on your circumstances.
The more cramped your hunting quarters, the wider field of view you’ll really need. With a wide field of view, you can use your peripheral vision to detect a rabbit or squirrel’s subtle movements. If you’re out in a more open area and anticipate taking longer shots, you can bump up the magnification and narrow that field of view a bit.