Customer: "What does it mean when a scope is 4x32?" Me: "It means the scope is a four power with a 32mm objective lens." Customer: "What does four power mean?" Me: "It means that if your target is 100 yards away, the target appears as if it's only 25 yards away" Customer: "Does the bullet still have to go the entire 100 yards?" Long silence. Me: "No, sir, The target merely appears to be 25 yards away. Having a scope does not warp the space-time continuum."