Just ordered a Leupold rimfire scope. Any reason it can't be used on an AR?


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the count
June 18, 2012, 05:53 PM
I ordered a Leupold Leupold VX-1 2-7x28mm rimfire scope for a Volquartsen .22LR. At around $200 this scope seems to be a bargain for a Leupold gold ring model. Is there a reason this scope could not be used on a larger caliber like a .223? Just not made for the pounding or is is just a marketing thing?

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scramasax
June 18, 2012, 06:41 PM
I don't think so. The only difference that I know of is the parallax is set at I believe 50 or 75 yds.

Haxby
June 18, 2012, 07:40 PM
It's a rimfire model because of the fine duplex and the 60 yard parallax setting. It's built as tough as any Leupold VX scope.

the count
June 18, 2012, 07:46 PM
It's a rimfire model because of the fine duplex and the 60 yard parallax setting. It's built as tough as any Leupold VX scope.
I have fine duplex on other scopes and like it. What is the parallax on the "non-rimfire" scopes and how would that affect the shooter?

rcmodel
June 18, 2012, 07:49 PM
Centerfire scopes are set parralax free at 150 yards or so.

Actually, I don't think you will ever notice any differance with the rimfire scope being set closer.

Gofer It!
A .223 certainly isn't going to break it.

rc

the count
June 18, 2012, 07:54 PM
Centerfire scopes are set parralax free at 150 yards or so.

Actually, I don't think you will ever notice any differance with the rimfire scope being set closer.

Gofer It!
A .223 certainly isn't going to break it.

rc
Thanks RC. I have a bunch of scopes in the sub $200 range and while most are OK, I am pretty sure the Leupold will blow them away. If it works out great I might sell off all the Burris', Nikon and whatever :-)

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