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Hello all you optic experts!  My question to you is this...I have a 7mm Ruger #1 that I planned on mounting a Burris 4.5-14 Ballistic Plex on.  I bought the scope from SWFA by the way.  Is this a wise choice to put  an AO scope on a hunting rifle?  This is the first AO scope I've owned and wonder if in a hunting situation this might cause some problems.  Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.  Thanks!
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If you are going to go above 10X, you need an AO.  I prefer to kee things 10X and below.

 

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Wont cause a problem. You will just have to adjust it when you jump around different ranges. I'd say leave it around the 150 mark and you may not even touch it again.

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Negative! No AO's on hunting scopes.

 

I don't have the luxury where I hunt to "dial" a scope in when I see game. AO's are a waste of money on a hunting rifle. Tactical, varmint, target, sure, they are great.

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Cheaptrick hit what I was worried about right on the head.  In a situation where seconds count, we don't have time to fiddle with a scope ring.  Brady did suggest fixing the objective at 150 yrds and I thought of that too, but I haven't mounted the scope yet so I haven't experimented with any settings.   Thanks for the help guys.
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Well, where I hunt I don't have time to adjust parallax.

I guess guys that hunt out West, that are making 500 yard shot or more, I can see where a AO "might" be an advantage, I guess.

 

When I hunted mule deer in NM a couple of years ago, the outfitter told me most deer are shot under 200 yards. Again, an AO wouldn't be an advantage to me.

 

In North Carolina, in the places I hunt, a red dot scope is ideal.  

 

 

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I guess it depends where and what species you are hunting, but a scope with an AO can be advantageous in long range hunting situations. I live in SK and we have many different big game animals to hunt each with their own unique challenges to overcome. For mule deer and antelope I like a scope in the 4.5-14X range with an AO for the inevitable long range shots that I will have to take. For moose, elk, whitetails and black bear in the forest areas I like my 3-9X or lower variable scopes to cover the close range shots in heavy cover, and also have enough magnification for long range shots in clearings and cutlines. I guess scope choice comes down to personal preference, but I definitely can see the need for a hunting scope with an AO in certain hunting situations. 

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I try to use scopes without an a/o as well.  If it does have one I set it at 150 and don't mess with it for hunting applications.  A scope without an a/o is usually set at 150 yards from the factory for parallax.

 

What exactly is parallax anyway?

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