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Old October 9, 2018, 02:30 PM   #1
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adjusting the parallax ?

I have a Leopold Vari - x III 4.5-14 x 40 scope and am having a problem getting the parallax set right. When I slightly shift my head from left or right the cross hairs move off the target. How do you guys make this adjustment for parallax ?
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Old October 9, 2018, 02:37 PM   #2
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Put the magnification on infinity and aim the scope at the sky --- then adjust the crosshairs.
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Old October 9, 2018, 02:49 PM   #3
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I did that and have a sharp clear pic of the cross hairs. Its the parallax adjustment on the bell of the scope I am having a problem adjusting.
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Old October 9, 2018, 03:05 PM   #4
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"Removing parallax"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIBJILxQ3cE
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Old October 9, 2018, 07:51 PM   #5
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Does the scope have marks with numbers like 100, 200, 300 on the Bell or a knob on the side?
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Old October 11, 2018, 01:59 PM   #6
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What I do is set up the rifle , my setup is rear bag ( bunny ear type ) and bi pod . Position croosshairs on the target , 200yard range and parallax on scope at 200 . Get the proper eye relief through the scope and without moving the position from cheek pressure , I do the same as you up and down and side to side , most scopes are very close . I do this at the range when you know for sure the distance matches the scope markings. Right eye relief ( sight picture ) is important too. How much movement are we talking in both up & down and side to side .
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Old October 11, 2018, 08:14 PM   #7
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The numbers are on the bell. The movement is just slightly moving my head and the cross hair moves about 1/8th of an inch.
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Old October 11, 2018, 08:40 PM   #8
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That's alot , are you sure the distance on the bell , let's say 100 on the bell is looking at a target at 100 yards.?
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Old October 11, 2018, 09:59 PM   #9
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You should be able to twist the Bell until the number matches the distance to the target. When you are set properly at a known distance move your head around. If the crosshair moves adjust the Bell a little and check again. It should be close. If it is way off call Leopold and see what they can do. They will need to know how far off the target the crosshair moves when set up at a certain distance. Or how far off the Bell setting was when you have no parallax.
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Old October 11, 2018, 11:10 PM   #10
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This is the reply I received from Leupold.

I would recommend trying the steps I'm going to list. If your eye focus isn't set correctly it can make it hard to adjust the parallax with the side focus.

First I would set the scope at 100 yards from a target and move the side focus till the object is in perfect focus.

Next you will adjust the eye focus till the reticle is in focus.

Doing that should get both focuses close to each other eliminating any parallax issue.

I would give that a try. If it doesn't work It may need to be sent into us for inspection to make sure everything is working correctly.

I hope you have a nice day,
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Old October 12, 2018, 08:05 AM   #11
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I always found focusing the croosshairs the trickiest , could be my progressive lenses . When looking through the scope your eyes can't focus on two different images at two different distances. Setting parallax your aiming distance 100 yards must be accurate to see how accurate your bell 100 is , your head movement is correct 1/8 of movement is alot if both 100's are correct. I have a issue with my scope with a canted retical but I only shoot at 200 yards so it's no big deal , hopefully there isn't a issue with your scope . Have you had a problem adjusting parallax with other scopes.?
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Old October 12, 2018, 07:53 PM   #12
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Oh no I have been down this road to many times, have a nice day !!!
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Old October 13, 2018, 07:43 AM   #13
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So what have you learned. Helpful advice is appreciated by all.
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Old October 13, 2018, 09:32 AM   #14
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EYE SIGHT has a lot to do with it some scope work some do not that is what I have learned !!!
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Old October 13, 2018, 05:56 PM   #15
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20/20 is a blessing , most aren't that fortunate but even though we find a way to adjust parallax , that is the question.
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Old October 14, 2018, 06:27 AM   #16
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I had thought you need to set the cross hair focus first, is that right or wrong ?
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Old October 14, 2018, 07:24 PM   #17
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Your right.
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