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Im relatively new to shooting in general so take it easy on me

I have a handful of scopes (all low to mid range in terms of quality) mounted on an assortment of weapons (long guns, handguns, xbows) and im having the same issue with every scope i look through.

If i focus on the reticle, it is clear as day but my target blurs slightly... If i focus on the target, it is clear as day but the reticle blurs... what am i doing wrong?


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Do your scopes have adjustments for parallax?
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This is long, but it might be helpful:


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Don't know about anyone else but my eyes can only focus on one distance at a time. I do the "clear reticle against the sky" thing but I have a tendency to look thru the reticle and concentrate on the target. Same when shooting a bow - I look thru a peep and concentrate on the target - my pins are a bit blurry but my focus is on the target. And I shoot rh and I'm left eye dominant with both eyes open so I always see double pins - but the ones on the left always work. 

I don't shoot skeet but I would think they just look where the clay is going to be and just point the shotgun towards that spot - imo. 
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Welcome to the OT! Lots of great reading Ilya,Thanks.Newby's take note!
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Sounds like you might need to adjust the Eyepiece (Ocular) Adjustment dial. That simply adjusts the clarity of the reticle. It's different based on each person's vision. Good luck! And welcome to the OT.
 
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It's kind of interesting when you think about how rifles with iron sights (at least like the M1 Garand) are meant to be fired with both the ghost ring and the target blurry, focusing on the front sight. (I've always, of course, focused on the target first, then let it blur.
 
But that's an observation for ironstalk.com. Either the ocular or parallax (if available) need adjusting if we're talking optics.
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I have found with scopes if I apply the focus on the front sight meaning the reticle I shoot better.  Not saying they should not be in the same plane (target and reticle), but it works well for me to do that. 
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