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Is a side focus scope the same as an adjustable objective scope?
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Yes, just more user friendly!
Some side focus adjusters have a bit of whiplash in them, notably the Leupold, so to focus and stay focussed you have to dial all the way to one side and then slowly up to focus point.
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I have a Nikon Buckmaster 6x18 with Side Focus, its the only Side focus I have. I tried to twist the front off the darn thing the first couple of times I used it but I have gotten use to it now, so far its OK....
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Seems to me it would save a lot of confusion if they called them AO scopes with a SIDE ADJUSTMENT DIAL or simply adjustable parallax scopes.   Or I am the only one who was ever confused by this?  Big Grin

So.... On my current (regular) scope that everyone says is wrong for a .22, I can turn the eye piece and it will focus the image but the parallax is set by the factory.   The only way to adjust parallax is by focusing the front lens?  Is this correct?

Does the eye piece not move on an AO or side focus scope or will I have to focus both ends?
That seems like a lot of fiddling.  Boo Hoo

Before I start feeling intellajent here and try to make an edjukated decision as to what I want, is there anything ELSE I need to know about rimfire scopes?
Once I buy an AO scope will I then find out I needed one that was color matched to my eye so I dont suffer any prismatic error as the image strikes my pupil?

Does everyone really have to learn all this just to pick out a scope for a rimfire?  Whacko
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What's your use for the rimfire? I have 5 rimfires all with different scopes, all for different functions. They range from 3x9 to 6x24.....
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Originally posted by FlyingTiger FlyingTiger wrote:

Seems to me it would save a lot of confusion if they called them AO scopes with a SIDE ADJUSTMENT DIAL or simply adjustable parallax scopes.   Or I am the only one who was ever confused by this?  Big Grin
Because when you adjust for parallax you also bring the target into focus.

Quote So.... On my current (regular) scope that everyone says is wrong for a .22, I can turn the eye piece and it will focus the image but the parallax is set by the factory.   The only way to adjust parallax is by focusing the front lens?  Is this correct?

The focus at the eye piece is for bringing the cross hairs into focus - period. You bring the target into focus using side focus or an adjustable objective.

Quote Does the eye piece not move on an AO or side focus scope or will I have to focus both ends?

Once set you should rarely have to move the rear focus adjustment.

Quote Does everyone really have to learn all this just to pick out a scope for a rimfire?  Whacko
Because you're shooting at such close distances - yes, if you're shooting for scores. For hunting and plinking a fixed 4x or a 2-7 variable rimfire scope won't need parallax adjustment.  They come factory set at 50yds and that's good enough for 25-100yds for this purpose. They're also faster on target because you're not messing with adjustments. It's when you're looking to make one hole 5rd groups that parallax becomes a PIA. Then you need an adjustable objective.

For hunting and plinking the Weaver 4x or 2.5-7x28 non-AO rimfire scopes are about ideal. For plinking and 25yd target shooting the RV9 3-9x32 w/AO rimfire is perfect. For 50-100yd target shooting the Weaver V16 4-16x40 or V24 6-24x40 w/AO are ideal and real bargains for the quality of the glass.
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