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Old 09-21-2019, 10:44 AM
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Thank you all for the informative responses. I concur with everyone's reasoning for having parallax adjustment on a multi-use rimfire.
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Just a FWIW, the new Meopta Optika6 scopes are available in 44,50 & 56mm objectives and parallax down to 10 yards on some as well as being Air Rifle rated. All around a great new series of scope
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For my 452 I have a 3-12 with AO. For my 10/22 I have a nitrex 3-9 that I reset the parallax to 50 yrds. After putting a green mt barrel on the 10/22 shoots the same as the 452 and I prefer it for squirrel for the follow up shots and simplicity of not messing with the scope. I chose the nitrex for the clarity and brightness in low light which is great for what I spent on it. Big fan of fast focus also on a scope that doesnt have AO just incase its out of focus. AO will do that focusing for you.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:44 PM
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When you are looking for a new scope for your rimfire, do you take into consideration whether it has a fixed or adjustable parallax setting? A lot of guys are using centerfire scopes with a fixed parallax at 100 yards, would you rather have a parallax you can dial down to 25 yards or lower? What other features would you like to see on an adjustable parallax scope? How big of an objective would you want, 42,44,50 or 56mm?
It depends on what I am doing with that scope. If I'm packing it around hills to hunt with I may forego AO and get a 42mm to save weight. If it is a bench rifle I insist upon AO (side-focus) and prefer 50mm or 56mm.

I don't mind if a squirrel, etc., is out of focus when I shoot it, but it drives me nuts to shoot fuzzy targets off a bench for 25 or more rounds.
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Rather than offer yet another opinion, here is a link to a calculator that measures parallax error at various distances based on the scope used.

https://www.lelandwest.com/parallax-...calculator.cfm
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Rather than offer yet another opinion, here is a link to a calculator that measures parallax error at various distances based on the scope used.

https://www.lelandwest.com/parallax-...calculator.cfm
Neat! Thanks for that.
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Chasbo00 I sent you a PM on this subject for an opinion.
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Properly adjusted parallax improved my groups 0.10 - 0.15" at 50 yd.
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None of my shooting requires the light-gathering of a large objective, so on that account I have maxed out at 42. Personally, I would opt for AO long before a large objective.
I agree.

For a plinker .22 rifle (a Marlin), I found the best price for an AO scope on a site that sells airsoft guns and accessories.
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:52 PM
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That's why good quality airgun scope are nice. SWFA and Vortex also have a lot of scopes that AO down to 10 yards or so.
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I have used adjustable for years but I also have some scopes that the factory set at the distances I requested.

Not only are the adjustables faster for the sight picture they are more accurate. When hunting squirrels and working for head shots, it makes a difference.

Lots of good and helpful replies here.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:30 AM
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"How important is parallax for your rimfire"
Well the snotty response is how important is POI to you on anything you shoot?

So unless we are talking about a shotgun then an AO scope will give you the best crisp cross-hairs. True as another person said, it's critical for tiny and small group target shooting. But just killing cans... skip it.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:17 AM
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Wow, that link to the calculator was very useful. I found out that with a 100 yard-set centerfire scope with 40 mm objective, I could be off about 1/2" at 20. This explains for me, why I've been successful without AO, on squirrels, in my youth before I knew about AO.

I do like the ability to really fine tune, with AO, a clear sight picture though.

Almost all my rimfire scopes are AO. I like SF but they are hard to find in the compact sizes I like, and even some of those don't go down below 50.
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On a hunting 22lr with 6-9x40 I don't see the need for adjustable parallax or focus. But on centre fire it's almost a must. Then side adjustment is my preferred.

Adjustable Objective is a pain in the %%% for hunting. How many critters will sit still while you reach forward to make the adjustment - and then you lose sight of your intended target and it gets away..? Yes for target shooting and off the bench no problems.
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On a hunting 22lr with 6-9x40 I don't see the need for adjustable parallax or focus. But on centre fire it's almost a must. Then side adjustment is my preferred.

Adjustable Objective is a pain in the %%% for hunting. How many critters will sit still while you reach forward to make the adjustment - and then you lose sight of your intended target and it gets away..? Yes for target shooting and off the bench no problems.
Sir for the most part I will agree with you...it all depends on what your shooting paper or game...with game most people know what range there are shooting...for rabbits and such setting your scope to 75 yards you good to go.

Now if your like me and shooting Gophers up to 300 yards out with a 17hmr then a A/O is golden...most of my shots are 125 to 150 or so and when one shot is 15 yards out and the very next is 175 then you need to adjust your Objective to get a good sight oicture. For me and my collection of weaver V-16 scopes I have learned to adjust the Objective with my left hand using my thumb and middle finger and not even think about it...all it takes is 2 seconds to tweak it enough to work for me. But that is just the way I do things. It the same for me when I am hunting rabbits because I live in the high desert when stalking game they run and then stop to look back...and that is when I have about 10 seconds to aim and shoot...it gives me time to adjust the magnificstion ring to get a better picture. That is why I love a 4-16x scope.

Anyway that is how I roll...everybody is different...For me I don't hunt with a 22lr anymore because my hunting area is too wide open and I need to shoot at longer ranges.

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