Frequently Asked Questions
What is the thickness (line weight) of the reticles in MOA?
The weight of each line is optimized based on the model of scope. The weight as well as all other measurements for each reticle can be found on the product page.
What are the outer diameters of the eyepiece and objective tube (for aftermarket scope covers)?
This information is under the “details” tab of each product, all relevant measurements are listed as each model is unique.
What is the diameter of the 1-6 “Speed Ring” in MOA?
The “Speed Ring” on the Vudu 1-6x has an OD that subtends approximately 240 MOA and from tip to tip the outer tic marks subtend 300 MOA. All reticle measurements can be found on the product page.
What part of the reticles are illuminated?
The illumination on each reticle is optimized based on its design and intended use, for this reason each reticle is different. The reticle illumination points will be called out in red on the reticle dimension drawing that can be accessed from the product page.
Which models have locking turrets?
5-25x50 FFP has a locking elevation turret with a capped windage turret. All the SFP models have capped turrets, and the remaining FFP scopes have exposed tactical turrets.
What models have zero stops?
5-25x50 FFP, 3.5-18x50 FFP, and the 2.5-10x44 FFP each feature our EZ Chek Zero Stop.
What recoil are the scopes rated for?
The complete Vudu line of scopes is designed around and tested to G force loads that exceeds any modern sporting cartridge. If you do manage to break one due to recoil forces, please tell us the amazing story when you send it in for repair or replacement at no charge using our Vudu Advantage Warranty.
Why is the illumination on reticles not visible in bright daylight?
Only the center dot on the 1-8x SFP is designed to be visible in bright daylight. The other models are all etched reticles with illumination in key areas for use in low light conditions and with clip on ancillary devices (i.e. thermals). The trade off to get brighter illumination on etched reticles is cost, battery life, heavy reticle lines and/or illuminate more of the reticle. Each of these options detracts from the overall value, and/or usefulness of the optics primary role. We have attempted to optimize the reticle line weight for the intended precision role of each optic while giving good illumination for low light conditions.
It is important to remember that Vudu is a precision magnified optic, not a Red Dot Sight (RDS) and certainly not a Holographic Weapon Sight (HWS) which are specifically designed for bright daylight conditions.
What is the overall length of each scope?
The dimensions of each scope is listed on each product page.
What is the difference between FFP and SFP?
First Focal Plane (FFP) scopes have the reticle lens located in the FFP so as the magnification changes, the apparent size of the reticle changes at the same ratio. This is helpful because the sub-tension (what the reticle measures/ covers at distance) is always the same regardless of the magnification. This is a necessary feature if you plan to hold elevation or for wind at different magnification settings, as with a Mil-Dot or Horus reticle.
Second Focal Plane (SFP) scopes have the reticle lens in the SFP so the reticle stays the same size regardless of magnification. This is helpful if you plan to use the rifle for hunting or fixed range sport shooting as the reticle remains easy to see at all magnification levels. Sub-tensions are only accurate at a single power (usually the maximum magnification).
There are a number of references available online that can give you the fine points of FFP and SFP reticles, there are also MANY debates on which is better. We prefer you research the different reticles to determine which best fits your needs.
What is the total travel of the windage and elevation turrets?
The total travel of the turrets is specific to each model and can be found on each product page.
How much do the Vudu QD 1-piece mounts weight?
The exact weight can be found on each product page.
What is the size of the Dot?
Each reticle varies in size based on the model, but the dimensions can be found each product page.
What is the difference between Mil and MRAD and MOA?
MRAD and Mil are just different terms for Milliradian, MOA stands for Minute of Angle. Both are units of angular measurement.
A Minute is 1/60th of anything so a Minute of Angle is 1/60th of a degree. Since this is an angular measurement it “grows” as the arms get further away from the starting point (vertex). At 100 yards, an MOA measures approximately 1 inch (exactly 1.047”) and continues to grow at the same rate. You can estimate 1 MOA is 1” times the distance in yards.
A Milliradian is a metric (SI) derived minute of angle that is 1⁄1000 of a radian (0.001 radian). Most rifle scopes using a MRAD based design adjusts in 0.1 MRAD increments (0.1 MRAD per-click). 0.1 MRAD is equal to 1 cm at 100 m (or approx. 3.6” at 100 yards).
What type should you choose? We recommend whatever you’re comfortable with as it really doesn’t matter as long as you match your turrets to your reticle (all Vudu Rifle scopes are matched), and PRACTICE with your system.