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Old 09-04-2019, 03:27 AM
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Guys, do anyone now if the POI changes when you change the parallax distance on the following scopes?
I heard this can be a problem on budget orientated scopes.

Bugbuster 3-12X32 Saddle Focus
BSA Sweet 22
Hawke 2-7x32
Leapers 3-12X40 AO (5 yards min focus) ( I think for now I prefer this one )

I just cannot make my mind up which to choose between these 4 scopes for my FAC .22 PCP air rifle.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:18 PM
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Cyclops, an airgun enthusiast and video presence on You Tube likes the Hawke scopes pretty well, the others I believe he does not care for. Check out his videos, good info and entertainment.
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Old 09-04-2019, 12:46 PM
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If you change your parallax setting on any scope your poi will probably change if your shooting at the same distance with both settings. I'm not sure I really understand what your asking. You adjust your setting to eliminate parallax error for whatever distance you are shooting at. And since (once it is set correctly) you only change it when moving to a different distance then your poi is going to change due to the trajectory of the bullet.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:45 PM
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If you change your parallax setting on any scope your poi will probably change if your shooting at the same distance with both settings. I'm not sure I really understand what your asking. You adjust your setting to eliminate parallax error for whatever distance you are shooting at. And since (once it is set correctly) you only change it when moving to a different distance then your poi is going to change due to the trajectory of the bullet.
Let me explain it like this.
You sight in at 25 meters. But when you go to 50 meters and change your parallax to 50 meters, your poi moves 1" to the right.
That while the poi should have been lower only due to gravity, but why now 1" to the right.
I had a scope that did worse than this while changing magnification.
I could hit the target at 4x, but the moment I dailed it up to 16x, I missed cleanly. What a crappy scope that was.
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Understand now. Just one of the many differences between a good scope and a not so good one.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:34 PM
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Understand now. Just one of the many differences between a good scope and a not so good one.
So whitch of the 4 would you get?
Or is your answer non of the above
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I'd go for the Hawke. I think it's better suited for PCP use.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:53 AM
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I have two Hawke Sport Optics Vantage riflescopes, both with adjustable objectives.

One is a fixed magnification 4X32 and the other a 3-9x40. I have used them on Ruger 10/22s and have been quite happy with both of them.

I usually use these for target shooting at ranges from 25-50 yards. I have not noticed any need to rezero for windage when adjusting the objective between 25 and 50 yards. With a crappy scope in which the objective lens is not properly aligned with the long axis of the scope tube, I can see how a lateral shift in POI would be possible with changes in the position of the objective lens.
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Understand now. Just one of the many differences between a good scope and a not so good one.
So whitch of the 4 would you get?
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If I had to choose from one on your list then I would go with the Hawk. They are designed for airguns. But then again I don't know a whole lot about airguns.
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My only Hawke has done fine for me.
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Airguns that are 'hard on scopes' are spring-piston powered. The PCP guns are charged air and can use any cartridge gun scope you can mount up; ie, 'air-gun capable' not required.
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I have a Hawke that has been on my Diana 34 and is now on my FWB 300 and have never had any issues. I'm seriously considering buying one for my Miroku 52.
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Let me explain it like this.
You sight in at 25 meters. But when you go to 50 meters and change your parallax to 50 meters, your poi moves 1" to the right.
That while the poi should have been lower only due to gravity, but why now 1" to the right.
This most often happens when dialing the parallax by the numbers on the nob rather than by the focus through the scope when turning the parallax nob.
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Fwiw, the 3-7 x 40 c/w AO and target knobs that I have on my HW97K isnt any too much power at 30yds, wish I had more. Aiming at the target isnt enough, aiming at a particular spot on the target is. Im seriously considering swapping my ?-16 onto it from my 50yd bench 22lr and getting a 20-24x for it.
AO is a requirement and I do so love target turrets.
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