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Shotgun scopes whats the difference

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Topic: Shotgun scopes whats the difference
Posted By: sillybeef
Subject: Shotgun scopes whats the difference
Date Posted: November/27/2011 at 18:43
Can someone help me learn the difference between a Rifle scope and a shotgun scope?
 



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: November/28/2011 at 07:58
Normally its the paralax setting that differs


Posted By: sammie
Date Posted: April/15/2012 at 21:13
Not much....other than shock resistance.   Also most shotguns don't shoot out past 100-200yds so a longer range scope isn't necessary


Posted By: AaronSurin
Date Posted: July/19/2013 at 00:32
Generally a shot gun or muzzle loader scope have lower power magnification ,due to the blaze arms shorter effective range . as well as lesser objectives lenses on them so that they can be mounted smaller and closer to the receiver . so correct view picture through them is obtained with out having to raise your head off the stock to to get that sight image. like you would have to do with a scope with a 40-50 mm objective lens and higher scope rings.

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Posted By: sholling
Date Posted: September/07/2013 at 23:35
Usually a shotgun scope will be set to be parallax free somewhere between 50-75yds (depending on the manufacturer), while a rifle scope will be set to parallax free at 100-150yds  (again depending on the company). The shotgun scopes that I've used also had extra long eye relief.

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