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July 18, 2008, 07:46 PM
Just purchased a Weaver RV- 7 rimfire scope 2.5 – 7, 28mm. I was never able to officially determine the parallax setting of the scope before ordering. Ordered it anyway thinking that if it is a rimfire scope, it’s probably set for around 50 yards.. Best I can tell from the directions received with the scope, the parallax is set at 100 yards. 95 % of any shooting I do will be at or around the 50 yard mark. I’m new at this and not sure how much of a problem the parallax will be. Do I need to have the parallax re-set to 50, return the scope, or not be concerned? Thanks.
July 18, 2008, 09:52 PM
Usually (rule of thumb) rimfire are set to 50yds, shotgun to 50 or 75yds, and rifles to 100yds. If you don't get a good answer here I'd ask at rimfirecentral (http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/)'s optics forum and/or SWFA's Optics Talk Forum (http://www.opticstalk.com/).
Edit I found a pdf (http://www.nimax-gmbh.de/downloads/weaver06catalog.pdf) of Weaver's catalog and it says 50yds.
July 18, 2008, 10:35 PM
I looked all over their site, but did not find anything nor did I find any info on sites that were selling the scope. Never thought about the catalog having it and the site not.
Thanks for the help. It's a relief knowing it's set at 50.
July 19, 2008, 06:54 AM
I have an RV-7 Weaver on a 22 rifle, and it is supposed to have the parallax set for 50 yards. I never checked it, but never noticed any parallax problems shooting the rifle at 50 yards. Their shotgun scopes are supposed to have the parallax set for 75 yards.
July 19, 2008, 10:21 AM
A very few companies do set their shotgun scopes to be parallax free at 75 yards but Weaver isn't one of them. Take a look at the link to the catalog pdf I posted above. Weaver uses the more common setting of 50yds for its shotgun scopes. BTW big Weaver fan here. I have a T24 on my CZ453, V24 for one of my tricked out 10/22s, a RV9 for a class styled 10/22 build, and a Classic Shotgun for my 9433.
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