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How do you set a scope for parallax?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Topgun, Nov 21, 2004.

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  1. Topgun

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    Been a long time since I did it. I'm sure I did it once but have forgotten how.

    Any step by step steps?

    Thx
     
  2. russlate

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    Some scopes go out with parallax preset. Hunting scopes to XXX # of yards.
    22 rimfire scopes are commonly set shorter ( 50 yards? ) as are muzzleloading and shotgun scopes.

    Others, primarily varmint type scopes and target scopes come with the ability to turn the front bell to a parallax setting.

    Big Game scopes with adustable parallax are in my humble opinion for gadget freaks and gearheads. But then I still like fixed power scopes.

    Does anyone have knowledge of good reason to have adjustable parallax on deer, elk, etc., guns?
     
  3. Topgun

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    Why is this post moved? No one has a scope on their T/C I guess.

    Games.

    :scrutiny: :fire:
     
  4. Art Eatman

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    I've occasionally run across a scope which shows some parallax even out at 100 yards or more. I don't know if I'm doing it right or not, but I guess if it works it's okay: I adjust the eyepiece and move my head around to see if I'm helping or hurting. While this affects the focus, it often seems to reduce the parallax without rendering the scope out of focus for my eye.

    Good luck,

    Art
     
  5. Jonathan

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    This guy made one or two irrelevant mistakes, but everything important is spot on:

    (From https://www.versa-pod.com/uitbig.htm)


    Ok, now some of my own input:

    The scope I use for big-game hunting has parallax adjustment:
    USO SN-3

    It's is by no means a necessary thing to have. Since my elk hunting takes me between 25-yard timber and mile-long meadows, I like the versatility. When I leave the open to head into the tight trees, I dial the magnification down to the minimum and I make sure the focus/parallax is set to 100. It doesn't come off that setting until I glass the open areas again.

    Basically, it's not a hindrance, so why not? The key is avoiding the temptation to play with it and getting caught trying to make a quick shot with the parallax set to 600+ yards :rolleyes:

    If you're involved with longer-range hunting, it's nice to have because shot placement becomes even more important. But in general, there is no reason for adjustable focus/parallax to be a requirement.

    Here's something to play with: http://www.eatel.net/~amptech/elecdisc/parallax.swf
     
  6. Parallax

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    I didn't do anything to you :( :p
     
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