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Thread: Scopes with less than 10 yards parallax adjustment.

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    Default Scopes with less than 10 yards parallax adjustment.

    I am in the market for a new scope.
    The Bugbuster 3-12X32 ticks all the boxes, except I want a bigger scope than a compact scope.
    What other bigger scopes can do what the Bugbuster does?

    PS. I looked at a Tasco 2.5-10X42.Varmint On the spec sheet at the shop selling the scope, locally, it is said the scope has a minimum parallax setting of 10 feet, but after googling its 10 yards.
    I almost bought it

    Ideally I would like a scope with the following specs
    2-10X44, 3-12X44 etc
    Saddle focus from 5 meters to ~
    Illuminated reticle will be nice, but not a must have
    Target turrets.
    I would like to spend not more than R 5 000.00
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    Solution.... Buy a higher mag side-focus scope and get a close focus adaptor made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bludlust View Post
    Solution.... Buy a higher mag side-focus scope and get a close focus adaptor made.
    Who do one ask to built you one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwentyCal View Post
    Who do one ask to built you one?

    SpecSavers
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    10 yards is rather close, any closer and you could whack it with your fly swat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSF View Post
    10 yards is rather close, any closer and you could whack it with your fly swat.
    True lol, but I only have 9 meters indoors. I also do want to take very precise shots at say 5 meters. With a scope like the bugbuster you can rangefind at these small distances. Overkill? Sure yes, but I like overkill
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    The Hawke VANTAGE 2-732 AO MIL DOT IR.
    Will do that for u. There are more. Some of the Descovry one to.


    UTG 1 BugBuster Scope, Side AO, Mil Dot - 3-12x32 | Buy online - Futurama.co.za

    This can work to
    Last edited by Richie Rich; 03-09-19 at 16:14.
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    Which of the three scopes below would you choose? The most dependable, and the one between the three that will hold zero best.
    BSA Sweet 22 (7.5 yards parallax)
    Hawke 2-7x32 (7.5 yards parallax)
    Leapers Bugbuster 3-12x32. Saddle focus. I see I can fit a sidewheel to it.

    Let me add one that I did not know focuses below 10 yards
    Leapers 3-12X40 (focus down to 5 yards) I believer this is what I wanted and described in my opening post.

    Last edited by TwentyCal; 04-09-19 at 08:03.
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    They all good scopes. If u can. You need to go and look through them. To see which one u find the best for u. Hawke are crisp clear. The others I have nt look through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Rich View Post
    They all good scopes. If u can. You need to go and look through them. To see which one u find the best for u. Hawke are crisp clear. The others I have nt look through.
    I owned a Hawke scope about 25 years ago. It did not hold zero at all, since then I never looked at Hawke scopes again.
    Perhaps they have improved in 25 years
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    I have them on both my pcp's. Holds zero.
    And there a few guys a shoot with use them to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richie Rich View Post
    I have them on both my pcp's. Holds zero.
    And there a few guys a shoot with use them to.
    Great. Thanks.
    May I ask one last question since you own them.
    When you change the parallax distance does it change the POI at all?
    I've read it happens with budget orientated scopes.
    One guy complains if he change the parallax from 20m to 10 meter keeping the distance the same, his poi changes with 2 inches. (Nikko Stirling Mountmaster)
    Other scopes are affected too, but the Hawke?

    Then, the guy might just be a terribly poor shooter.
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    I must say, it is not happening with cheap scopes only. I've got a expensive, to me at least, Bushnell Elite 6500 on another rifle. Its POI does change when I use the sidewheel to change the parallax distance. But we are talking about 2 mm at 100 meters. This is confirmed not only by my excellent marksmanship But with a scope collimator.
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    Yes if u change the parallax poi will change on 2rd focal plane scopes. First focal plane it does nt. If memory serves me right
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    On my Nikon Buckmaster 6-18x40mm there was suggested I loosen front objective lens and turn it outward to bring parallax range closer. It was originally 50-1000m it is now 20-55m. Closer than 20m I turn down my magnification and further than 55m the effect is less significant.
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