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Old 11-30-2021, 01:12 AM
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Ok most of my shooting at my buddy's farm with the 22lr is around 50 yards with a bipod on a picnic table. Sometimes I reach out to 75ish and at the most (which is rare) 100 yards. I do some offhand shooting closer to 25 yards also.


I've been eyeballing the Leupold VX3-HDs in both 2.5-8 and 3.5-10 power. If I was to get either of them and set the parallax to say 50ish yards do you think I'd be ok?

Closer in I'd have the magnification down low and only crank it up higher when it's on the bipod.

I know I'd be better off with something adjustable but I'm just not seeing anything I'm real crazy about that's an AO. I've seen some on eBay but they're asking ridiculous prices right now.
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Old 11-30-2021, 03:20 AM
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How are you giong to set parallax to 50 ish without AO?
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:23 AM
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Greg, keep an eye on the classifieds here. A leupold VX 2 in 6x18 was just sold for $425, great deal. There is currently a VXii 4x-12x in there for $400 another good buy.

TOOmany, haven't bought any of the new VX3 HD but I assume he will just loosen the front, set his parallax and then tighten it back up.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:30 AM
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Greg, keep an eye on the classifieds here. A leupold VX 2 in 6x18 was just sold for $425, great deal. There is currently a VXii 4x-12x in there for $400 another good buy.

TOOmany, haven't bought any of the new VX3 HD but I assume he will just loosen the front, set his parallax and then tighten it back up.
Yeah they appear to be like all the other scopes where you can loosen that front cap and adjust it.

(I always thought someone could make a lot of money if they came up with a kit to retrofit scopes to add an AO.)
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:43 AM
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Dont you lose the. Nitrogen if you do that? Andrisk it fogging Up?
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Why not just buy a rimfire scope to start with? There are a lot of decent ones out there and more in tune to the size of the action.
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:52 AM
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Dont you lose the. Nitrogen if you do that? Andrisk it fogging Up?
Apparently not. I've only done it once but it's just a matter of removing the front cap and turning the object lens assembly a bit. It's the exact same thing they do when sending to the factory for an adjustment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T97GCZqbZio&t=65s
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Old 11-30-2021, 08:54 AM
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[QUOTE=Lerrab;12541991]Greg, keep an eye on the classifieds here. A leupold VX 2 in 6x18 was just sold for $425, great deal. There is currently a VXii 4x-12x in there for $400 another good buy.

I had not thought of that. I'll go through there and take a look maybe there's something akin to what I'm looking for!
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Just buy this https://gun.deals/product/vortex-opt...reticle-moa-bl
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Why not just buy a rimfire scope to start with? There are a lot of decent ones out there and more in tune to the size of the action.
That probably would be the best option. Haha. I am terrible at buying scopes for rimfire rifles. I'm so used to buying expensive glass for centerfires that I end up looking at some of the rimfire scopes and wondering if they're good enough.
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Dont you lose the. Nitrogen if you do that? Andrisk it fogging Up?
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Apparently not. I've only done it once but it's just a matter of removing the front cap and turning the object lens assembly a bit. It's the exact same thing they do when sending to the factory for an adjustment.

I've done 5 or 6 Leupolds and a couple might've been factory set for 150yds that required quite a bit of adjusting for 50yds.. They all took 2 rubber strap wrenches to loosen up as Leupold cranks em down pretty good at their factories. One must use extreme caution when adjusting the objective ring so as not to scratch the glass.
There's long thread in this forum about doing it at home Too.

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This might be the better bet although I have zero experience with Vortex.
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:22 AM
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I've done 5 or 6 Leupolds and a couple might've been factory set for 150yds that required quite a bit of adjusting for 50yds.. They all took 2 rubber strap wrenches to loosen up as Leupold cranks em down pretty good at their factories. One must use extreme caution when adjusting the objective ring so as not to scratch the glass.
There's long thread in this forum about doing it at home Too.



This might be the better bet although I have zero experience with Vortex.
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Yeah the only one I've done was a Leupold VX3i and man it was on there tight.

I had one Vortex scope ages ago. It was nice but if I remember right real heavy.

I have to admit I am kind of a Leupold guy. I see they've got a few rimfire options these days but I'm still not sold on those new fangled VX-Freedom models. I'm not sure how they stack up to the VX3i's I've owned a few of, and I'm spoiled by the VX6HDs I have on a couple of my nice bolt guns.

As someone else said that VX-II 4-12 AO in the trading post might be a good option.
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If I don't get an AO or Side Focus...

Get and try an air rifle side focus or vortex side focus. I donít think you will be disappointed.


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Get and try and air rifle side focus or vortex side focus. I donít think you will be disappointed.


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I'll take a look at those.

I tell ya what I'd love to find is a 3-9x40 or 4-12x40 with either AO or side focus and an uncapped elevation turret. With a 1" tube and a simple Duplex reticle. Leupold's got one that's an EFR and one that's got the elevation with the CDS style knob but they only offer either or. If those two scopes had a baby I think we'd have a winner lol.
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Pretty good deal on these.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1020880099?pid=183809

Or if you want more magnification.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1648188659?pid=188659
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