Crossbow sights & scopes are a necessity for hunting, as this allows the hunter to be able and aim for clean shots faster and accurately. Sights and scopes come many shames and sizes. The design and style must suit the hunter and the crossbow used. Also, they are made of different materials that will determine their weight, durability, and wear.
Types of Scopes
Red Dot Sight - It provides a red dot for aiming. It’s easier to use than most scopes.
Iron Sight - It uses metallic markers for aiming accurately. It has two sights in the rear and the front of it, the first sight and second sight respectively. The first sight is adjustable.
Reticulated Scope - A scope with cross-hairs either wired in, etched or illuminated.
Laser Sight - It shoots a laser to display where the target will probably be hit. Especially useful for hunting moving targets.
Types of Rails
Make sure to match the scope rings with the type of rail you have.
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Horton 7/8" Weaver Style Scope Mount Base[/caption]
- Dovetail Rail - It has a parallel set of grooves that clamps on to small raised ribs in the middle of the scope base.
- Weaver Rail - It typically clamps to the outside beveled edge of scopes, and are usually made sturdier than other styles.
- Picatinny Rail - It can typically raise optics by ½”, which makes it suitable for red dot sights.
Common Materials Used