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Old 04-07-2021, 08:48 AM
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I have a 1969 54 sporter and some 1" scope rings. I shoot at a buddy's place where he puts targets at 15 and 50 yards. So I need something that will focus down parallax-free to 15 yards and has enough mag (at least 12x) to get to 50 yards with some precision. Would like to be under $500. Leupold, Vortex, etc. are all fine - I'm not crazy about no-name brands but will consider anything if the specs are good and the price is reasonable. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:01 AM
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You could try this https://muelleroptics.com/products/m...14x40ao-black/

Or go up in price and magnification.
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Old 04-07-2021, 09:31 AM
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:23 AM
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You could try this https://muelleroptics.com/products/m...14x40ao-black/

Or go up in price and magnification.
That magnification is fine, but the length is too much. I just bought leupold medium 1" rings for the vari-x 3-9 that I had, and I need the new scope to fit behind the rear sight. A 40mm objective will hit it with the medium rings if the objective end is very long.
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Old 04-07-2021, 10:02 PM
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If you are looking for high-end, look at the NX8 scopes from NightForce.
Parallax adjustable down to 10 meters (11 yards).

When I was trying to match a good scope to an Anschutz air rifle, I was looking for
parallax adjustment down to 10 meters/11 yards.

I found these charts in Italian, but you can figure out the meanings. It shows scope
brand, parallax, etc.

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Old 04-08-2021, 11:13 AM
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While I've never done less than 50 yard shooting,(nor do I see the appeal or challenge) I've never done better shooting with any scope or any gun, than I did with just a Leupold M8 12x ao with fine duplex on my Ans. 1422 sporter.(very similar to yours)
On good days, I could put five rounds in the same hole at 50 yards. Dime size and nickel size groups very routinely.
I doubt that it has the ability for PA at 15 yards, but they also have a gloss finish which looks good on a sporter, are not too big, and can be found for less than $350.
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Old 04-08-2021, 01:08 PM
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While I've never done less than 50 yard shooting,(nor do I see the appeal or challenge) I've never done better shooting with any scope or any gun, than I did with just a Leupold M8 12x ao with fine duplex on my Ans. 1422 sporter.(very similar to yours)
On good days, I could put five rounds in the same hole at 50 yards. Dime size and nickel size groups very routinely.
I doubt that it has the ability for PA at 15 yards, but they also have a gloss finish which looks good on a sporter, are not too big, and can be found for less than $350.
I agree - I have never shot less than 50 yards til I started shooting with this buddy of mine, but I expect this will be a lot of my 22 shooting in the future and I want to make sure my scope can handle it parallax-free.
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Thank you, esk808 ! These 4 charts are really helpful.
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Thank you, esk808 ! These 4 charts are really helpful.
Yes, those are really helpful. Hopefully I can find a fit on there. Thanks ESK808!
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