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Mounted a Vortex Diamondback 4-12 x 40 on my sons Weatherby Vanguard 308 and after 20 rounds and a gun smith visit learned that there was 4 inches of parallax and the scope was bad.

So now I am questioning my purchase.  What scope should I mount now?  Another Diamondback or should I go with a Leupold?  Also considering Nikon.

Budget is $350 or less.

This gun and scope is a gift to my son from my father and I convinced him to purchase the Vortex over the Leupold initially.  He is a die hard Leupold fan.

Thoughts?  
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I'm kind of curious, how did your gunsmith come to the conclusion that you have 4" of parallax?

Your Diamondback should have  the parallax preset  @ a range of 100 yards. With a 40 mm objective, you should have around 1.5" of parallax @ 100 yards. This would be the same with most 40mm objective scopes that have preset parallax.


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Maybe parallax is the wrong term. Basically I could not get the gun to group. I could place two shots within 1/4 inch then the next shot would be 5 inches up, down, left or right.

So left it with an expert and after 3 shots they called and said the scope had 4 inches of parallax and couldn't be sighted in.
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I have been very happy with the Sightron SII rifle scopes. They have some decent glass, and excellent tracking for your price range.  You can probably even find an SII Big Sky for around $350.
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Vortex has a great customer service reputation. Send it back and they will make it right. For a couple more dollars over your $350 budget you can get a Meopta 3-9x42mm. I think I got mine a couple weeks ago for $355 delivered :)
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Originally posted by cropslx cropslx wrote:

Vortex has a great customer service reputation. Send it back and they will make it right. For a couple more dollars over your $350 budget you can get a Meopta 3-9x42mm. I think I got mine a couple weeks ago for $355 delivered :)


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