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Adjustable Parallax

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Category: Scopes
Forum Name: Handgun Scopes
Forum Description: Wheel guns, autos and TC scopes
Printed Date: March/17/2018 at 15:42

Topic: Adjustable Parallax
Posted By: CZJedi
Subject: Adjustable Parallax
Date Posted: April/12/2011 at 16:28
Are there any adjustable parralax handgun scopes availalbe? I have a S&W 617, that I will be shooting mostly at an indoor range (20-50 yards). I'm afraid the 50 yard set ones will be too fuzzy at the closer distance.
BTW, I'm looking for a magnified scope for the longer distance, and not interested in a red dot sight for this particular gun.

May the ForCZe be with you!

Posted By: stork23raz
Date Posted: April/22/2011 at 05:42
Handgun scopes are set at very low magnification. Parallax and blur become more noticeable on higher magnification. IF you have one set at 50yards you should be good. I have never seen one with an adjustable parallax.

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Posted By: leacamille662
Date Posted: March/29/2012 at 05:34
parralax handgun is an light weight gun which is very easy to use.


Posted By: kesi
Date Posted: September/08/2012 at 03:29

Can be used rifle scope with shorter eye relief and shoot with both hands.

I have a question, how big is parallax error in the case of handgunscope set at 75 yards (50 yard) shooting at a distance about 20 metres?

I believe that a very small lens and long eye relief to some extent suppresses the parallax error.


Perhaps eyepiece design will have an impact - how much will allow the eye to move sideways  off center (axis) of riflescope, or perhaps it depends on the exit pupil?

Thank you for your help Smile

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