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I have been looking at 2 different scopes for my .22-250, and was wondering if the side focus on the 4.5-14x40LR the same as the 4.5-14x40AO?  Can anyone help me on this one?  What are the advantages and disadvantages...

http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-30mm-Riflescope-P12698.aspx


http://swfa.com/Leupold-45-14x40-VX-3-Riflescope-P12691.aspx
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Check out this thread.
 
 
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Personally, I'd go for the SF. I just bought an AO scope after having 3 SF's. Now the AO seems like a pain, e.g.: you can see the yardage readings on the SF without moving your head as you must do with the AO; parallax adj. during off-hand shooting is much easier with SF. SF scopes are, however, usually a few oz. heavier, although I don't think that's the case with those Leupolds you're looking at; plus the LR has more adjustment range. If there's a difference in optical quality, I can't tell it, although SF in some lower-price models may or may not be the cause of the "tunnel vision" on some of those.
And then there's the rear-focus Super Sniper. That's really convenient for RH shooters...
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I, being a lefty, prefer AO's or moreover, the rear focus to SF.    
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I recently purchased my first SF scope. I cant imagen going back to AO. AO is prob better for rimfires though,  due the fact most the ones I have seen some go down to as low as 7 yards. Generally the SF low about 50 yards. But 50yards plus, SF is the way to go IMO. 

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I did a search not to long ago and I believe it was on the 6mmBR site that I found an article on this subject.  While they both do the same thing there are difference and like most things, there are trade offs between the two.
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What exactly did it say?
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