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what makes a scope a shogun scope?

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Topic: what makes a scope a shogun scope?
Posted By: axaviere
Subject: what makes a scope a shogun scope?
Date Posted: January/22/2016 at 17:23
I was going to post this in the rimfire section, but this might be a better spot. I have a 10/22 international. I wanted a 1-4x scope with no front bell so it would look "right" on a Mannlicher stocked rifle. I looked and didn't see anything with a 50y parallax or side focus that would work on a rimfire. I spotted a vx-1 leupold with the turkey plex reticle and it was on sale for $186 shipped.

so other than parallax, and before I break the seal on the box, lol, does anyone see any issues with using a shotgun scope on a 22?

just a guy with a rifle

Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: January/22/2016 at 17:32
Usually it is just eye relief and parallax that is the diff.  A shotgun scope often has a bit more eye relief for the added recoil. 

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Posted By: axaviere
Date Posted: January/22/2016 at 17:41
I was going to edit it in, I looked at the other VX-1 that's not labeled shotgun/muzzle loader. its the same eye relief, same everything else too. I guess ill mount it up!

just a guy with a rifle

Posted By: urbaneruralite
Date Posted: January/23/2016 at 09:37
The main thing about shotgun scopes is the light weight. It is difficult to keep a heavy scope from sliding in the rings when you've got that kind of recoil.

I prefer shotgun scopes for rimfires, because the parallax is often set a little farther out than .22 scopes. Having them set too close is more of an issue than too far if you like to plink past fifty yards or so.

Posted By: everydaywine
Date Posted: May/11/2016 at 13:35
there's no difference, Pistol scope yes i understand but shotgun scope is just talk

Posted By: hatton mann
Date Posted: May/11/2016 at 17:01
"vx-1 leupold with the turkey plex reticle "

I'm not sure what a 'turkey plex' is, but I'm thinking it will subtend most of a squirrel at fifty yards.

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