Faster Adjustable Objective (AO) Response, Advice Needed

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    jp_over
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    Friends,

    I have both of Leupold's EFR scopes (3-9×33 AO & 6.5-20×40 AO) but am looking for a faster objective adjustment.  In other words, taking the scope from 10m – 40m in a quick few turns.  I mainly use my rig for pesting and hunting and want a faster AO to go from feeder shots to fence line shots.

    Any suggestions on other scopes of similar quality that I should check out?  I'd like to keep the ability to adjust parallax down to 10m or less.  

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Joe

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    starlingassn
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    any scope with side parallax adjustment will be faster to adjust than an adjustable objective scope.

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    hawkeye69
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    A side wheel also makes it faster:

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    alex2865
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    the bugbuster.its a 3×12.great litttle scope.side parallax. alex

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    Hunt4Dinner
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    With the price of quality scopes being affordable these days I can’t see buying one that isn’t side parralax. It makes focusing so much easier on a target that could possibly be moving about. 

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    tommyb
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    Joe

    I also have the Leopold 6.5-20X40 EFR on a DS Regal and use for pest control mainly. Love the glass but the Duplex reticle is problematic for longer range holdovers, and it is a real pain to adjust the Objective especially with fast moving squirrels.  I’m sorry I did not go with an FFP and side parallax and a reticle that had hash marks.  

    Great scope but I’m going to replace it with something that addresses those shortcomings, for me anyway.                                                      

    I have missed far too many pests because of fumbling with adjusting the Objective on the front of the scope.

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    markT
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    I ordered a Burris Scope about 4 weeks ago, Its been on back order since I ordered it. It has the side focus..

    My friend uses Burris and really likes them so I look forward to receiving it and providing a report,

    All my firearms I use for prairie dogs are Leupold VXIII with side focus and they work great,,,

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    jp_over
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    Thanks for all the feedback – I guess the part I'm struggling with is getting glass that's of similar or better quality as the Leupolds.  I've sent an e-mail to US Optics to see if I can get a B10 which will adjust down to 10m parallax.  https://www.usoptics.com/b10-1-8-10x/  Certainly, it's a bit costly.

    tommyb – that's the exact issue I'm having.  My shots go from 7m to 30 or 40m (feeder to fence line at times with multiple targets) and I just need to get my AO adjusted faster.  

    markT – what model Burris did you order?  I do think for long range work (routinely 50+m the Leupold 6.5-20 EFR is darn tough to beat.  

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    JohnL57
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    Some of the FT guys use a device sort of like a cable tie to create a handle on the AO making the adjustment a bit faster. I think Penchetta sells them if I remember correctly.

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    spysir
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    Similar quality to a Leupold but side focus,  how about a Leupold sent the tier custon shop for paralex adjustment ( and you can choose reticle I believe).

    Many FT shooters use the 35 or 40X readjustid by Leupold.

     

    John

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    jp_over
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    tommyb

    Joe

    I also have the Leopold 6.5-20X40 EFR on a DS Regal and use for pest control mainly. Love the glass but the Duplex reticle is problematic for longer range holdovers, and it is a real pain to adjust the Objective especially with fast moving squirrels.  I’m sorry I did not go with an FFP and side parallax and a reticle that had hash marks.  

    Great scope but I’m going to replace it with something that addresses those shortcomings, for me anyway.                                                      

    I have missed far too many pests because of fumbling with adjusting the Objective on the front of the scope.

    Which FFP scopes did you consider?

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    jp_over
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    Gentlemen,

    Thanks again for the comments & feedback; much appreciated.

    I've come to the conclusion that I simply need a side focus scope and likely something custom to meet my non "off the shelf" requirements.  For clarity, I've continued the discussion here:

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/custom-leupold-vx-3i-4-5-14x56mm-sf-illuminated-help-with-reticle-choice/

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    hawkeye69

    A side wheel also makes it faster:

    I haven't thought much about a side wheel but am now giving it some consideration.  Thanks!

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    pmg
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    I too had issues with the adjustment out on the end of the scope because of the additional movement required to adjust it. Yes it cost me a few shots because I got “busted”. I’ve since replaced the scope with a SWFA SS 3-15×42 and I’m happy as a lark. Since glass clarity is a somewhat subjective topic anyway, it should meet all your requirements. I’ve not had any issues so I can’t tell you if SWFA’s warranty is as good as Leopold’s but I’ve heard they stand behind their products. The best thing is the sale they’ve got going on now is even better than the Black Friday sale unless I’ve missed something. I do wish SWFA would come up with their own side wheel. 

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