Parallax requirements for airgunnig

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    cmatera
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    I’ve begun to look for a scope for my Leshiy 2 which should ship mid July to mid August.  I have seen some high end ($1,000-$1,500) scopes that have parallax set at 25 yards.  Is that low enough or do I need to look for scopes that go down to say 10 yds?

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    PeterPolska
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    Seems like most air gunners want at least a minimum of 10 yards. 

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    sonny
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    I would go with the 10 yard  as the leshiy is really a medium range (hunter) 20-70 yards generally IMO. The Dedal is the perfect scope for them.

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    cmatera
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    I had 2 Dedals and really liked  them but sold them both.  At 64 years old, I need more magnification.  I can get by with 9x on the top end, but prefer 10x-12x.  6x was just not enough-for me.

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    biohazardman
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    I prefer 10 yards for the parallax also unless I am never going to shoot the gun at less than the twenty five.

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    addison
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    Swfa SS 10X scopes are top notch or any swfa! 

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    JungleShooter
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    Here's a Scope Specs List of middle-low magnification scopes (3-12x, 3-14x, some 3-9x), with emphasis on short and light scopes (as this is for a Leshiy…).

    40 scopes compared.

     

    Specs listed:  Most have a 10-yard side parallax, holdoff reticle, exposed turrets, and are below $500.

     

    More specs: SFP or FFP  |  type of warranty  |  IR

    Max. elevation adjustment  |  Field of View  |  Weight + Length

    MIL or MOA for turrets and for reticle  |  Reticle line thickness, and then some.

    PDF attached. 

     

    Have fun shopping,  😊 

    Matthias

     

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    I prefer 10 yards for the parallax also unless I am never going to shoot the gun at less than the twenty five.

    Exactly.  One never knows when a close shot need might arise but for target shooting at consistent distances that equal or exceed the parallax close setting it isn't so important.  Depends on ones expected usage.

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    Yo
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    If you're seriously wanting to spend that kind of beaucoup ducats  you should really take a look at the Vortex Razor HD GenIII 1-10×24 34mm. You'll probably never ever want to sell it once you have a look through one of them.  It is the CLEAREST non AO close to mid range shooting scope I have ever seen even clearer than the S&B. CHA-CHING!!!  Yo!

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    Yo

    If you're seriously wanting to spend that kind of beaucoup ducats  you should really take a look at the Vortex Razor HD GenIII 1-10×24 34mm. You'll probably never ever want to sell it once you have a look through one of them.  It is the CLEAREST non AO close to mid range shooting scope I have ever seen even clearer than the S&B. CHA-CHING!!!  Yo!

    AMEN!

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    cmatera
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    Yo

    If you're seriously wanting to spend that kind of beaucoup ducats  you should really take a look at the Vortex Razor HD GenIII 1-10×24 34mm. You'll probably never ever want to sell it once you have a look through one of them.  It is the CLEAREST non AO close to mid range shooting scope I have ever seen even clearer than the S&B. CHA-CHING!!!  Yo!

    I did. 100 yard parallax. Would be fantastic on one of my AR’s though.

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    Yo
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    Yea but that 100 yard parallax isn't prevalent on this particular scope (ACCORDING TO MY EYES) it's SO RIDICULOUSLY CLEAR at close range I'd like to get another for a newly acquired Ataman AP16 PISTOL with modular chassis side folding carbine stock for close quarters ratting. You wanna sell yours?  Yo!

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    cmatera

    I’ve begun to look for a scope for my Leshiy 2 which should ship mid July to mid August.  I have seen some high end ($1,000-$1,500) scopes that have parallax set at 25 yards.  Is that low enough or do I need to look for scopes that go down to say 10 yds?

    I've been also looking at a new scope for the Leshiy 2.  So far, the Nightforce NX8 2.5-20×50 has been appealing to me.  Side focus from 11 yards to infinity.  Overall length is 12 inches.  The illumination is daytime bright and when set at 2.5 power, you can use it almost like a red dot with the lit crosshair.  I had a NX8 1-8×24 F1 that I was going to use for the L2 but the parallax was set at 125 yards and was not useable even at lower magnifications besides 1X.  In the end, I sold it to start my funding for a more suitable optic.  NF also has a 4-32×50 in the NX8 series that goes down to 11 yards.  Here's the 2.5-20×50…

    https://www.nightforceoptics.com/riflescopes/nx8

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    cmatera
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    Do you think will require too high of rings or have a clearance issue on the L2?

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    Peskadot671
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    No.  1.5" scope rings should do just fine for the 50mm objective. 

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    JungleShooter
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    Those NX8's are dream scopes!  😊

    Not just their quality, but their magnification ranges are awesome. My list of $500 scopes does not have ONE with those magnifications.

    While still being short!! 👍🏼

    Wow. 😄

     

    "Dream scopes" also because any of these will be mine never in reality but in my dreams!  😊

     

    Matthias

     

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    Nathan
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    https://www.eurooptic.com/nightforce-ultralite-uni-mount-1375-hgt-20-moa-30mm.aspx
     

    https://www.eurooptic.com/Nightforce-NX8-2.5-20×50-Mil-C-Like-New-Demo-Riflescope-C623.aspx

    The eye box is tight at higher magnification with some tunneling at 12x and lower, but easier to get behind. There’s always a compromise, less if you go next tier products $2500-3300. Overall, good glass, turrets, build quality and functionality. I use mine mostly between 8-16x.

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    mtnGhost
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    I don't find parallax to be that big of a deal for hunting. Out of my 4 NF scopes, my 1-8 ATACR and 1-8 NX8 are "worst" with the fixed 125m parallax, but with practice you can get the cheek weld center every time.

    I also ran a Dedal briefly, light transmission was good day and night, but like @cmatera 6x wasn't enough for me. 8x is better, but my ATACR is superior to my NX8 past 100m for smaller targets.

    If you want to drop some coin, you can't lose with NF, but a fixed 10x SWFA might be worth trying on the cheap. I can't get by without these and find no "true" overlap:

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    Nathan
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    I wouldn’t go more than 30oz on the L2.

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    Nathan
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    As far as fixed parallax, some very high praise out there about this one. I’ve been considering it myself.

    https://www.eurooptic.com/53174-Leica-LEICA-MAGNUS-18-12×50-i-L-Ballistic-BDC–MPN-531.aspx

     

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