Some hunting goggles are suitable for the hunt, just like other models are recommended for the lookout, without also forgetting the mixed goggles. Whatever device you decide to adopt, however, it will have:
- an objective (or lens);
- an eyepiece, which will allow you to receive clear images;
- and finally comes the body of the device itself.
The illuminated reticle, often installed in the eyepiece and sometimes adopting the shape of a cross, is also an integral part of the telescope. Its function is to make the sighting as impeccable as possible.
To distinguish a battue scope from another intended for the lookout, it will be necessary above all to refer to the usual notation used for this type of hunting accessory.
Thus, when the diameter of a telescope is high (reception of less light in the lens/objective) while having the least possible magnification (reduced zoom), we will generally be in the presence of a telescope for the beat.
We can take the example of a product showing the notation 1-6 × 24: the diameter of the objective is thus 24 mm, with a zoom which goes from 1 to 6 times.
You can understand that, about the beat, the lowest magnification will always be 1 or close to 1. On the other hand, if it was a mixed product, the notation could have been 1.8 -6 × 42. Finally, with the glasses for the lookout, the diameter of the lens is large but with a possibility of still increasing magnification. We will thus have a 4-12 × 55 telescope.
Difference between red dot sight and battue scope
The red dot sights are perhaps more famous because of their frequent appearance in the cinema. But apart from that, it is still an innovative technology since it also allows the hunter to be precise in his actions.
With this type of viewfinder, there is no longer any question of closing an eye to look into the eyepiece; the two eyes can remain open, and the hunter can be guided by the red light which appears on the game.
Despite such practicality, these accessories with red dot do not necessarily replace the beating scope because they become less efficient when the animal reaches 60-70 meters of distance.
Indeed, the red dot sights do not have a zoom, and the target becomes much too small to be hit with precision (with a red dot appearing larger).
The hunting scope for all hunting conditions
Battue is a classic hunting group in a group, with the big game being close to the range or quite far away. Fortunately, the battue scope can be used in all circumstances: over short and long distances, when the animal flees, or when it comes to a stop.
Whatever the type of hunting, I can advise you to adopt the battue scope because it will simplify your visibility and aim, which would not be the case with scopes made exclusively for close-range hunting.
It is also a type of tool that we would gladly suggest to a beginner who wants to get his hands on and train, whatever the hunting conditions he is facing.
Nonetheless, the scope for the beaten remains an accessory that confirmed hunters like to have in their hands, even when it comes to the cheapest models on the market.
How to choose the best battue scope
For starters, you have to keep in mind that battue scopes are those with magnification starting with 1, although you could also go for a model that is close to 1 (1.4, 1.5, for example, for combination glasses).
This type of device will not have a magnification greater than 8. It’ll be up from each shooter to acquire experience to understand which scopes he needs precisely, knowing that this choice may depend on his area hunting.
Indeed, if the hunting area is not very large, we can anticipate that there will be no need to zoom very much.
The best reticles are those that the hunter can see clearly, which means that the reticle lines should be thin enough.
It will also be helpful to turn to glasses that offer luminous reticles of various colors (blue, red, green, etc.). Which is very practical, especially when the environment in which you have to operate lacks or has too much light.
If the design of a scope appeals to you and the equipment in question matches the type of hunting you want to do, this may be the model for you. Ergonomics can sometimes seem secondary when it comes to such an accessory, but it is certainly not for everyone.