Reading Mirage in a Spotting Scope

Reading Mirage in a Spotting Scope

Mirage can cause shooters to miss shots when shooting long-distance. Understand the basics of reading a mirage in a spotting scope to make corrections.

Even if you have one of the best spotting scopes in the world, you will find that mirage can still render it nearly useless if you don’t know how to read it properly and account for the mirage. Having a high-quality spotting scope is important but reading mirage in a spotting scope is what will help shooters be able to hit their target.

For those who are relatively new to shooting, mirage might not have become a problem yet. However, as you start to take shots at longer distances and in different conditions, you will start to notice a distorting blur effect through your spotting scope, and even your rifle scope. It can cause your shots to be far off the mark.

In this article, we will be looking deeper into what mirage is and how to properly compensate for it. We will also provide some information on a high-quality rifle scope from Vortex Optics that can help to make the observation of mirage and wind easier.