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parallax setting : 50 yards... ?

Postby stef on Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Hi.

newbie question...

when I read that a lot of [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/red-dot-scopes.html]red dot[/link] have parallax setting around 50 yards, Does it means from 0 yard to 50 yards parallax free , or does it mean from 50 yards to infinity, or what does it means exactly ?

thanks
stef
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Re: parallax setting : 50 yards... ?

Postby Trevor_B on Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:10 am

Even though a lot of red dot sights claim to be parallax free, they are not. Most will have the parallax setting from 50 yards or so to infinity. Realistically for how large the reticle is you will notice no error at closer distances. 50 yards to infinity would be the technical correct specification.
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Re: parallax setting : 50 yards... ?

Postby stef on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:09 am

thank you for the explanaion.

what would be a good [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/red-dot-scopes.html]red dot[/link] to put on a .22 semi please?

stef.
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Re: parallax setting : 50 yards... ?

Postby Trevor_B on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:45 am

I'm a big fan of the Vortex Sparc, great sight and it would be perfect for a .22. It you want something a little less in cost, take a look at the TRS from Bushnell. For under $100 its probably my favorite red dot.
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