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Old 07-03-2020, 07:41 PM
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100 yard parallax scope on a rimfire gun - Question



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I'm looking around for a used 2-7 scope for my 10/22. I'll be shooting at 25 - 50 yards.
Ideally I would want a rimfire scope with 50 yard parallax. But if a good deal comes up on a centerfire scope with 100 yard parallax, I want to know whether to consider it.
My question: How will a centerfire scope with 100 yard parallax perform at distances of 50 yards and under? Will I notice any difference (blurred sight picture, etc.), since I'll be using it at distances significantly less than 100 yards?
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:06 PM
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It's doable with a 100 yard parallax set scope, but the closer in you shoot, the more the potential parallax. The way to work around that when shooting in close is to be careful about placing your eye in the same position behind the scope for every shot. That's easier to do on a stock specifically made for shooting a scope, so you'll have a bit more work to do with the 10/22.

As far as blurry in close at 25 yards, I've had some big game scopes scopes that were and some that were not. Low power variables like a 2-7, though, typically are clear at 25 yards, especially at that 2x-4x setting.

Best of luck in your search.
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:19 PM
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It is fairly simple to change the parallax on most scopes. I probably would not do it to a high dollar scope but I have done it to a cheaper scope. Or look for a scope with an AO or side focus. There are quite a few out there. I dont know what your budget is.
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Old 07-03-2020, 08:31 PM
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Thank you both. Based on what you're saying, I think I will look for a rimfire-specific scope.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:59 AM
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It has been my experience that a 100 yd. scope works OK at 25 yds. as long as you keep it at 5x or below. There are plenty of scopes out there that are plenty good with an AO for under $200. That's the way I would go.
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Don't do it you will be unhappy with the scope nothing will be in focus at the short ranges you are shooting, my brother in law went that route and regret it most of his shooing was done at the same ranges that you are shooting at. You can buy a good air rifle and it can be focused down to 10 yards to infinity.
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gunsrfun1, I have several 3-9 and fixed power centerfire scopes on which I've adjusted the focus (parallax-free setting) down to 50 yards, the same distance that many "rimfire" scopes are set for. These include Redfield, Sightron, Bushnell, and Japan Tasco. I prefer A/O or side focus for my scopes, but if you are going with a fixed parallax-free setting, adjusting them yourself works just fine. There's a thread here with a lot of discussion on the topic, and it's pretty easy to do.
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AO. Is the way to go. Thhs one is fine. https://www.amazon.com/UTG-3-9X32-Hu...%2C210&sr=8-32

Or https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...R8g1mg4sAhcBtN

Somettmes if you shop around you can find te fr $60
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What price range you looking for?
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:12 AM
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I've adjusted a scope to be parallax free at the distance I plan to shoot the most at. Bushnell Sharpshooter 4x to be more specific. I think the original setting was 50 yds, I set it to 30.
Not hard to do, as long as you can get the objective lock ring loose.
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I found that I cannot shoot any tighter groups, unless by pure luck, than the parallax error of my scope. Some of mine are/were worse than others, all checked in a fixed rest at 50yd. and moving my eye behind the scope.
A scope made suitable for spring piston air rifles will have what you need and the recoil from a 22 rimfire certainly will not hurt one.
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If you want accuracy, you have to address the issue of parallax, not fudge it. Either adjust the optics to an optimal range, or get an AO scope.

The other thing is that a centerfire scope will almost always be bulkier and heavier. I can do without that.
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:05 PM
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I'm going to assume where your only looking for a 2-7 scope your not planning on using it for precision BR shooting in which case parallax isn't going to be too big of an issue for you. My first 10/22 shot just fine @25 - 50 yards with a Vortex Crossfire II 2-7 for a long time. I don't remember what the parallax is fixed at on that scope but I believe it's somewhere between 100 - 150 yards. Parallax isn't an issue at all if you can line up all your shots consistently (which isn't exactly the easiest thing to do). Point being if you don't own a scope with AO then you'll never miss it. Once you do you'll probably never buy another scope without it.
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Here are three options I am looking at, let me know what you think, esp. if you have personal experience with any of them.

I have both Burris and Vortex Crossfire scopes, and they are both very good, and both have good customer service. One plus on the Burris is that it's made in the Philippines, not China like the other two. I have no personal experience with the Hawke:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0106BYBPM/ref=dp_cerb_1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Burris-Drop...5/143389784626

https://www.opticsplanet.com/hawke-s...cle=ao-mil-dot
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:13 AM
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I have a Hawke and would get another.
Iirc Optics Planet is an RFC supporter and may give a discount.
Might keep yer eye on the Trading Post here too, that is how I got my Hawke from a member.
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