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Planning to buy the SWFA SS 12x42 (after almost picking the 10X) and was thinking of adding the Butler Creek flip-up caps.
 
Would adjusting the parallax cause the cap to turn with the adjustment - or would it only turn with reticle focus - or both?
 
If anyone has experience with this set up, the advice will be appreciated very much!!  Thanks!
 
P.S. - the sunshade looks rather short....is it worth the xtra $ ?
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The rear focus SS scopes adjust focus at the front part of the rear housing the lens cap never touches that area. The eye piece at the very back of the scope closest to the eye is covered by the lens cap but once you adjust it correctly you do not need to re-adjust it so it  does not cause a problem having the lens cap over it.  To adjust the eye piece at the back of the scope you look at the sky and turn it and watch for the crosshair to look very crisp and sharp. Look away and then make an adjustment then look through then look away then look back. If you continuously look through the scope your eye will adjust trying to correct for what you are seeing so you must glance away then back to get it to the best setting. Once its there it doesnt need to change.  The rear focus is at the front of the back housing and must be adjusted when you are looking at targets at different distances.  Higher magnification scopes have a narrower field of view as far as what is in focus front to back.  I have owned most of the models and suggest you select based on how the scope will be used. If you plan to hunt deer use 6x or 10x and if you plan to target shoot the 12x and 16x are fine choices. The 20x is nice in bright daylight but in low light looks a bit grey.  The 6x is much brighter in low light than any of the other scopes.  The 16x and 20x are enough power to not need to take a spotting scope to the range to see the bullet holes.  It is very hard to get onto moving animals under 100 yds with anything other than the 6x.
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Thanks for the detailed post!
 
The majority of my shooting is with bolt actions in 308 at 100-300 yards.  Occasionally out to 600 but rarely shoot under 100.  Want to be equipped to shoot further when the opportunity arises.
 
I have no clue how guys can say they're totally fine shooting with a fixed 10X power scope out to 1,000 yds and further.  My current scope is an Accupoint 5-20x50 and can just barely make out 308 holes on paper at 200 yards at 20X, so I'm worried about getting the SS 10X and entertained the 16X.  
 
Can't afford to buy a spotter as well as a scope.  Maybe I should be considering a variable power?
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

   To adjust the eye piece at the back of the scope you look at the sky and turn it and watch for the crosshair to look very crisp and sharp. Look away and then make an adjustment then look through then look away then look back. If you continuously look through the scope your eye will adjust trying to correct for what you are seeing so you must glance away then back to get it to the best setting. Once its there it doesnt need to change.  


Good advice, but I would add one thing to this and that is to set the parallax setting to infinity when doing this.
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Originally posted by Billy7 Billy7 wrote:

 
I have no clue how guys can say they're totally fine shooting with a fixed 10X power scope out to 1,000 yds and further.  My current scope is an Accupoint 5-20x50 and can just barely make out 308 holes on paper at 200 yards at 20X, so I'm worried about getting the SS 10X and entertained the 16X.  
 


When you say you have no clue how guys can say they're fine shooting a fixed 10x at a 1000yds. Are you expecting that they can see their bullet holes?
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

   To adjust the eye piece at the back of the scope you look at the sky and turn it and watch for the crosshair to look very crisp and sharp. Look away and then make an adjustment then look through then look away then look back. If you continuously look through the scope your eye will adjust trying to correct for what you are seeing so you must glance away then back to get it to the best setting. Once its there it doesnt need to change.  


Good advice, but I would add one thing to this and that is to set the parallax setting to infinity when doing this.
 
Now that's something I wouldn't have ever thought of doing No Clue -- Great info, Thanks!
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

Originally posted by Billy7 Billy7 wrote:

 
I have no clue how guys can say they're totally fine shooting with a fixed 10X power scope out to 1,000 yds and further.  My current scope is an Accupoint 5-20x50 and can just barely make out 308 holes on paper at 200 yards at 20X, so I'm worried about getting the SS 10X and entertained the 16X.  
 


When you say you have no clue how guys can say they're fine shooting a fixed 10x at a 1000yds. Are you expecting that they can see their bullet holes?
 
haha.... No, of course not!! 
 
My old, tired eyes have a hard time seeing small targets at 300 yards.  Can't imagine shooting 1,000 at 10X.  Sometime's at the range I try powering down to 10 to simulate a fixed 10X, It's doable but I'm not happy about it.
 
From all the great reviews on the fixed power SS's lead me to believe they'll be at least as good as my Trijicon glass.
 
 
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The variable SS scopes will be every bit as good as the Trijicon glass the fixed power that are not HD will be good but not as good because you cant get $1000. glass for under $300. but they are quite acceptable and the mechanicals on them are very nice.
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