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I have two Conquest. 4.5-14 & 6.5-20.  What is the best way to focus the scope.  Center tube or side parallax?  Do you focus in with center knob (+ or -) in at 100, then adjust as needed with side knob.  I have the Kenton BDC's on order which should not change anything.

 

Is there a problem shooting at something 150 yards and adjusting the side knob, at 100 or 200 or ...?  Does the side knob parallax adjustment effect point of impact or aim.  If it is clear, am I good to shoot and hit?

 

I do know one thing, I do love those scopes.

 

 

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If I understand your question correctly: The centre knob is at the ocular eye piece or rear of the scope. This is used to focus the clarity of the reticule (cross hair inside the scope). This is done by looking through the scope at clear blue sky and turning the knob in or out untill the cross-hair is crisp. You need to look away and do it, look away and do it, as the eye adjusts for the unfocussed reticule.

The side knob is to adjust for parallax error. that is for misalighment of the eye to the reticule to the target. This is effected by distance to the target. It should not effect point of impact, but point of aim and thus point of impact so to speak. If you can clearly see the target you should be good to go.

Put the rifle in a steady rest and aim at your target. Move only your head slightly about. If the point of aim moves, then parallax is not adjusted correctly for that particular distance. Each time you change distance to the target, your parallax should need to be re-adjusted.

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This may be of some help

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5027&PN=1

 

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Another one that may be of some help thanks to our site provider Chris at SWFA

 

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=5026&PN=1

 

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Never trust the increments on the AO dial as it can vary from actual yardage numbers. As stated above sight the scope at a given distance in a rest or bags, and than while not touching the scope move your eye in tight circles staying in the sight picture and see if the crosshair moves any at all on the target. If it does begin to slowly change the setting a little at a time until the movement ceases. My new conquest is parallax free at 100yds when set on about 140yds.....I made a new mark to allow me to orient off of rather than the factory mark. Getting the parallax eliminated will help your groups....especially if your eye and cheek position aren't exactly the same for each shot. I adjust the ocular focus a little different than most, I focus it on some fine print at 100yds and then raise the scope to the sky and make sure the reticle is still sharp and crisp. It always is, as there is a bit of leeway in the ocular focus where the reticle will stay in sharp focus but allow you to focus for resolution at a given distance. I do this because when I check resolution you need to be well focused at the distance (100yds for me) in order to compare the scopes ability to make out progressively smaller lines. I set the ocular focus first and the side objective for a given distance I will be shooting last.

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Focus, thanks.  Please clarify, when you focus with the eyepiece at 100 yards to start, where do you have your side knob placed? 100 or was that what you said about 140?  I did not follow the 140 line.  But it is starting to clear up for me-thanks.
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I make sure the parralax is eliminated at the distance I wish to shoot at first, it may be spot on where your AO dial says it is or it may be at a slightly different spot on the dial like mine was. After getting the AO setting correct.....which will also put it in perfect objective focus for that same distance.......I fine tune the ocular focus to read fine print at the same distance. Make sure you haven't moved the reticle out of sharp focus (I never have when using this method ) and your good to go at whatever specific range you have chosen. With the conquests resolution you will be amazed what you can read with higher power range at 100yds. Hope this helps.

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