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I am considering purchasing a Swarovski scope ( Z5 3.5-18×44 plex reticle ) with a third turret parallax adjustment to top a new 300WSM I will be using for deer/bear/moose hunting and I am wondering if the turret adjustment affects focus like the bell adjustment does on an AO scope? For hunting can the parallax be set for 100 meters and used for all ranges like a non adjustable variable power scope or do you have to adjust/focus for every range every time?  Also wondering if the Swaro Z3/Z5 scopes have etched glass reticles? Thanks in advance Big Smile

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That seems to vary by scope.  Higher powers tend to require more precise adjustment where low powers tend to be wide angle and therefore have greater depth of field (what is in focus front to back).  Where it will become more obviouls is at close distances and once you are at 100 while it may not be perfect it should be livable at longer distances.  I would not worry about it at all once you work with the scope a day or two you will know where you want to set it that is a great choice of scopes and one I would have purchased if it had illumination.
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How do you tell it parallex Is properly adjusted?
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Originally posted by Rude Robert Rude Robert wrote:

How do you tell it parallex Is properly adjusted?


The image is in focus and the reticle does not appear to move on the target when you move your eye behind the ocular.
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"The image is in focus and the reticle does not appear to move on the target when you move your eye behind the ocular.''
 
Parallax is a mystery to a lot of people. I've read various definitions over the course of time to try and gain an understanding of it. This definition is simple and concise.
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Originally posted by hatton mann hatton mann wrote:

"The image is in focus and the reticle does not appear to move on the target when you move your eye behind the ocular.''
 
Parallax is a mystery to a lot of people. I've read various definitions over the course of time to try and gain an understanding of it. This definition is simple and concise.
Tip'o the hat to Mr. Bulls. 

There is one caveat to this definition.

In order for that statement to be correct, the reticle first has to be perfectly adjusted to your eye via the eyepiece focus.

ILya
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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


In order for that statement to be correct, the reticle first has to be perfectly adjusted to your eye via the eyepiece focus.

ILya


Smarty-pants.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:


In order for that statement to be correct, the reticle first has to be perfectly adjusted to your eye via the eyepiece focus.

ILya


Smarty-pants.

I'll take that as a compliment.

ILya
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