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Re: Recoil reduction

07 Sep 2014
@ 04:00 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Hi Dan, I have shot out to over 1000 yards without parallax adjustment on a very basic Leupold VX1 with 4-12x40 with retro fitted target turrets. Adjustable parallax is kind of a pain. One the hand, its another step that has to be taken before you can shoot (if the scope is fully reliant on parallax setting). On the other hand, without it, it can make long range shooting very difficult. For example, with my old 4-12x40, I had to be very careful about my eye position, otherwise the shot would be a long way off at truly long ranges.

Generally speaking, with the 3.5-10 or 4-16 type scopes, you can pull off a shot with the parallax set at around 150 yards without losing time if a shot needs to be taken quickly. But as you go further up in power (eg 22-24 power), you will find that unless the scope is set at a low power setting, it is impossible to focus the scope without parallax adjustment.

Turrets are more of an issue though Dan. If the turrets are mis-calibrated, the scope will not print true to drop charts. This forces us to either do the math and make manual conversions or use an iphone application / software that can work around scope errors. I tend to do the math- a pain in the butt.

Its a shame that you had retina problems with the 150gr Core-Lokt. Velocity for this load is around 2900-2925fps. Hopefully you can pick out some useful info from this thread and formulate a plan.

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