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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by the count, Jun 18, 2012.

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  1. the count

    the count Member

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    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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  2. scramasax

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    I don't think so. The only difference that I know of is the parallax is set at I believe 50 or 75 yds.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    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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