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Old April 10, 2021, 12:04 PM   #76
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Parallax (from Ancient Greek παράλλαξις (parallaxis) 'alternation') is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.

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Old April 10, 2021, 12:37 PM   #77
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Technology

I lean more to the budget end of the scale on scopes as well. Here's why.

There have been many technical advances in optics and coatings over recent decades. Technological advances typically drive down cost, faster, cheaper, better. Just look at the advances driven by virtually unlimited cheap computing power on optics design.

Not sure how that would relate in cost to my rifle, it was manufactured about 70 years ago, and has changed darn little in the last 150 years.
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Old April 10, 2021, 03:26 PM   #78
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'Tis my opinion that mechanical quality is much more important than optical quality. Especially for variable power scopes.

Does your variable power scope pass a hysteresis test at both ends of the power range? That's a figure 8 path the reticle makes as the zoom changes direction. It's a common problem.

Too bad scope's image quality is not measured the same way camera lenses are. It's easy enough to do with a digital image sensor in their second image plane. Focus accuracy can easily be measured to see if any error is present that can cause parallax issues.

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Old April 17, 2021, 07:43 AM   #79
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just received my new scope for my cz455. sIII 8x32-57 1/8 minute dot. almost as much money as the gun, yuck yuck.
....it really depends on what shooting you are planning. hunting, plinking, formal target shooting or in this case rimfire bench rest.
,,,generally speaking most of my more accurate guns wear iron sights or scopes that match or exceed price of the gun. fwiw.

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Old April 24, 2021, 07:00 AM   #80
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One of the best scopes I ever had was a 2.5x20 Simmons shotgun scope. Light, compact and simple. With 5.5 inches of eye relief, it was super easy and quick to get behind. It was the perfect scope for a 45-70 Guide Gun. I paid $19.99 for that scope on sale. A golf ball at 100 yards didn't stand a chance.
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Old May 3, 2021, 09:43 PM   #81
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Then you are very lucky. Every Simmons scope I wasted money on was a colossal pile of .

I wouldn't expect to repeat your results.
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM   #82
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I "Pulled" the trigger on one of these. Not sure what rifle I will put it on, but a buddy of mine has one and really likes it.
https://shopdunns.com/product/burris...-scope-200349/

Burris Fullfield E1 4.5-14x42mm Ballistic Plex Reticle Rifle Scope #200349
WAS $397.95 NOW $179.99 with Free Shipping It has a side focus.
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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM   #83
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One of the guys I shoot 22 matches with uses this scope and he loves it. He paid $700+ for it so this looks like a good deal.

I have looked through his scope similar to this and it is very clear and accurate. It was more money than I wanted to spend on my 22 rifle.

https://palmettostatearmory.com/bush...f32456bs9.html

BUSHNELL FORGE 3-24X56MM SFP ZERO STOP RIFLESCOPE, BLACK - RF32456BS9 $499.99
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Old Yesterday, 10:20 AM   #84
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Just wondering. Any body know which manufacturer started this rumor about spending more on the scope than the rifle? Been reading about it a long time but never actually bought into it.
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Old Yesterday, 03:06 PM   #85
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I've never cared much about a scope's optical quality.

Mechanical quality is 12 times more important. Adjustments have to be very repeatable from shot to shot. Low cost Weaver model T fixed power scopes may well have been the best.
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