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    I have poor eyes. I believe I want a wide angle 5x scope as my range is only going to be 30 yards. I need a diopter.
     
    I never used scopes before but I can’t use open sight at all. I looked and looked but can’t find something that seems it would work.  Also, I’ll be walking and standing shooting so too high a magnification becomes a problem.
     
    I’d love suggestions. Peace and Thank You.

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    “moscuba”I have poor eyes. I believe I want a wide angle 5x scope as my range is only going to be 30 yards. I need a diopter.
     
    I never used scopes before but I can’t use open sight at all. I looked and looked but can’t find something that seems it would work.  Also, I’ll be walking and standing shooting so too high a magnification becomes a problem.
     
    I’d love suggestions. Peace and Thank You.

    
Maybe you should look at a quality red/green dot?

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    Have you talked to your optometrist about your vision and your sport?  I am not sure what a diopter is and how it relates to near vision and scope needs?  I have seen it used to describe vision correction, however, I am out of my area of experience.  I had LASIK 20 years ago and have not kept up with opthalmology terms since.

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    dunno red dots are not really for the sizes of targets you shoot with airguns, never got much more than soda can size groups out of em. But if thats what you need.

    I would just opt for a decent quality 3-9×40 one inch tube with the extra wide view of angel. ie hawke panorama or like a nikko sterling diamond max. Set the scope on what ever power you want. For backyard hunting i usually run my 4.5-14 at 6x.

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    Thank you. I liked the Hawke Scopes. Actually, the Hawke Vantage is what I’m leaning to though the Panorama would be more versatile and would be better on my target rifle if I wanted to exchange them (pain to do that though..re-sighting ).  I liked the mil dot alternative and they offer AO for my eyes. Cheers.

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    I use viper connect 3-12×24 excelent for hunting even +100y with scb2

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    A diopter is a rear site used for 10 m air rifle competition with iron front sight. I’m not sure how you would in corporate it to be used with a 5x scope. Maybe I’m to old to know what is new these day but that is what we called a diopter back in the day. their only good to about 10 to maybe 20 m. The hole limits your field of view a lot.
    good luck
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    Thank you for the posts.

    Might not need a gun; the dog’s recently fed me one and I made a great stew.

    I may not be using the word correctly but on cameras, the rear pane (on mine) has a diopter adjustment to adjust the lens to me eyesight.

    On many scopes there is such a rear adjustment.

    Adjustable diopter in a scope is changing the focal length to correct for eyesight variations

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    Almost all scopes have an adjustable diopter(ocular lens).  They call it many different names, such as a “fast focus eyebell” (Hawke), “quick focus eyepiece” (Nikon),  “locking diopter eyepiece” (Vortex)… If your max magnification is 5x there are many, many, many options.  I would almost always recommend some sort of objective adjustment for any Airgun scope.  If you truly don’t use your Airgun for anything else you can get away with a fixed objective lens.  You just need to buy something designed for short range shooting, such as a crossbow scope.  We need more info such as desired price point, type of airgun you’re putting it on, ect to make any recommendations on specific models.

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    BTW, you are using the word correctly, it’s not a common topic or commonly used word in the scope world because it is pretty much a standard feature on all scopes.

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    I can recommend the Vector Artemis 1-8 ffp. It has a very clear and bright reticle with a combined red dot that easily spot your target. 
    Got mine a couple of days ago, and have used it for practice two days now. So far I am VERY satisfied.  A FFP-scope in the middle price range, but with hig end capabilities.   A relatively large 35 mm tube, but the rings came with it. (But check that with your dealer anyhow). 

     
     

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    This scope has great range and not too much$ All the vector optics scopes are great for what they cost
    http://www.vectoroptics.com/Vector-Optics-Taurus-5-30×56-First-Focal-Plane-Military-Tactical-Riflescope-Reticle-High-Quality-Hunting-Scope.html

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