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parallax has nothing to do with power.
scopes with non adjustable parallax are generally set at a typical range for their intended use
you can buy a better quality fixed power scope for the same money as a variable with a parallax adjustment
on some older scopes the user can actually rest the parallax by loosing the turret and moveing it fore or aft. I just
did this on an early Weaver k6 with double TK Lee dots that will go on a 22 RF. I reset it to 75 yards
(only for old unsealed no gas filled scopes!)
the best thing is to get the lowest power most expensive fixed scope suitable for the game you intend to hunt.
for example: Woods White Tails 1.5, 2 or 2.5x antelope 4 or 6x moose, elk 2.5 or 4x. Almost all hunters my guide
friends (way out west) see are overgunned and overscoped. A 30-06 with proper ammunition and an excellent
quality 4X scope will kill any Elk or moose a competent guide will put you on. I'd rather hunt with a ancient but
accurate 06' with a Schmidt & Bender 4X on it than a fancy 300 Weatherby with a Bushnell 6-24 variable. Total cost
about the same but the former will do better in the field. As Finn said:" a big game animal to far away to shoot with
a 3X scope is too far away to shoot at." (Back in the 70s he used an ancient Weaver K2.5 in Weaver mounts on a
grizzled model 70 375 H&H!) Don't let the gunstore experts oversell you. You'll put a lot more meat in the freezer
with a beat up (but accurate) Remington 700 BDL 30-06 and the scope shown below than with some whiz-bang
over hyped magnum and a bargain scope. As the Schmidt & Bender ad says: " Only the rich can afford a cheap
scope."

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Man you totally lost me. My point was that for allmost all big game hunting applications, parralax is a non event and adjustable ones are a pain in the butt. KISS is the operative way to do it.

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see the rifle post by chris on scopes at the beginning of this forum

rifle scopes lack an iris apparatus that increases depth of field, as a result parallax occurs.

it is power or magnification dependant-- dot devices with no power have no parallax problems

it is a converging railroad track problem. the further down the tracks your looking the less problem

the problem is using a high mag at close ranges.

5000 yds per year and accuracy in the same gun is an oxymoron (military intelligence, honest politician)

according to some however, the gun may broken in just right for hunting.

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Okay, I misunderstood your objective (No pun intended) in the initial question. A top brand 6X scope will have no detectable parralax at 500
yards and need no adjustments. If you want a big variable, things change
and adjustments are required. If we knew where and what you hunt and under what conditions our suggestions could be more focused.
A top brand scope will handle 5000 rounds with no sweat BUT unless you're shooting a 22 RF or cast bullets, you'll need a new barrel a lot sooner.
One of the Savage bolt guns might be a good choice as barrel changes are a do it yourself item with the bbl nut wrench and a headspace gauge the only tools needed. (And the are terribly accurate rifles as well)
Please tell us more. thanks.


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Parallax is the apparent movement of the Target relative to the Reticle when you move your eye away from the center point of the eyepiece. It occurs when the Image of the Target does not fall on the same optical plane as the reticle. This can cause a small shift in the point of aim. In a normal hunting situation you should have no Parallax problems, However if you shoot long range there are factors that do cause problems such as heat waves distorting the target,along with Parallax. I regularly shoot out to distances of 600,700 and 800 Yards. I currenttly shoot with 2 weapons both On the Remington VLS frame   http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/centerfire_rifles /model_700/model_700_VLS.asp

1 is in .308 and the other is .204 and I use Remington Factory loads, Remington Ballistics software to get my Data, and the Optics I choose are Leupold 8.5x25x50 LR w/Fine Duplex on both Rifles. http://www.leupold.com/products/products_highlights.asp

I softened my trigger pull to 1.6 Lbs and shoot from Bags and Bench at Varmint and Stand for deer. Both Rifles have taken game at over 400 yards!

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R308, thanks for your service! What does one hunt in Afghanistan ?
Probably a bit more dicey than woodchucks! Take care!!!!!
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Remington308 if you are in afganistan please be safe, I dont want this to be the last communication anyone ever hears from you.  get home soon.




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