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Hunters and tactical shooters need scopes with good low-light performance. For a scope to perform well at dawn and dusk, it needs good light transmission. AEON has fully multi-coated optics for maximum light transmission. The scopes are constructed from a single piece of aluminum for a lifetime of use.

They are nitrogen filled to make them fog-proof and will take the recoil of magnum rifles or the vibration of spring-guns. AEON scopes are designed by airgunners for airgunners; the DU-Line reticule is designed for Hunter class in Field Target. 

Choosing a High-Magnification Scope:
Buying the right scope for precision target shooting can be very simple, or you can spend weeks agonizing over the decision. You should carefully inspect focus, clarity, the alignment of the cross-hairs, eye relief and the exit pupil size. Buying a cheap 32-power scope is just going to make you miserable if it isn't sharp or if the exit pupil is too small. If possible, before you buy, examine scopes at a gun store or check out the scopes on your buddies rifles. Try out the turrets, check the 'feel' of the parallax adjustment, and view a variety of different reticules. You may find you have a strong preference for a particular cross-hair thickness, or you may want the ranging capability offered by Mildot and Trajectory or multi-line [Christmas tree] reticules. Aeon scopes have all three available. 

Image Contrast:
Take two scopes with equal optical resolution (sharpness), and give one better image contrast and it will be better for target use. More contrast helps you resolve fine lines and pick out bullet holes better. Some scopes have excellent light transmission, but they would appear much sharper if they were tuned for better contrast. Image quality can also be improved with lens coatings that filter out UV and specific blue wavelengths that degrade perceived image sharpness. 

Eye Relief:
Mount the scope on your rifle and see if you can easily view the centered full image in a stable, comfortable shooting position with the butt touching your shoulder. With some scopes, excessive eye relief makes this impossible. If you're acquiring a zoom scope, check for eye relief variations as you change the magnification. A scope that offers near-constant eye relief is much easier to use in the field. You're not constantly moving your head back and forth to get a consistent image through the eyepiece. 

Exit Pupil:
Given objectives (front lens elements) of equal size, the more magnification the scope, the smaller the exit pupil. Remember that the exit pupil, a tiny circle of light, must deliver ALL the optical data your eye receives. Bigger is better by far. Too small an exit pupil will make a good scope dim and hard to use. Of course there is a maximum limit the human eye can use. In low light, the human eye can typically dilate to 5mm - 7mm. The exact amount of dilation varies with the individual, and typically declines, with increasing age, from 7mm (at age 20) to a dark-adapted pupil of about 5-5.5mm by age 65. To take full advantage of a scope's light-gathering capacity, the diameter of an eyepiece exit pupil should be no larger than the max diameter of your eye's dark-adapted pupil, so that all of the light collected by the scope enters your eye, rather than falling on the iris. A large 8mm exit pupil may seem good, but it would be partly 'wasted' on a shooter in his 60s. 


Adjustable objective or side-focus:
The popularity of high magnification scopes with side-wheel parallax adjustment has made the job of calculating the range to target much more achievable and certainly more user-friendly.  All AEON scopes are side-focus down to 10 meters.