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Old 04-30-2014, 05:47 PM
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help with the parallax setting on my scope.

i have recently bought a nikon prostaff 5 3.5-14x40 from my browning x-bolt long ranger hunter in 300wsm and it is the first scope i have ever owned one with an adjustable parallax setting on it, and i have no clue what to do with it, from my research on line i understand that most scope have the parallax set at 100 yards and you cant ajust it, and if i want to i can set the parallax knob to 100 yards and leave it and that will be sufficient for most hunting needs. but i never payed all that money for a long range rifle and scope and not to use all the features of it, so if someone can help me understand it and how to use it that would be great, thanks
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

GunWerks on YouTube has a short video on parralax adjustment its probably the best way to show you
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

thanks i will take a look
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:37 PM
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

there are two different spellings Gunwerks is the one you want
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

just realized Len has the parralax video from the video library in the longrange pursuit /gunwerks / g7
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

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i have recently bought a nikon prostaff 5 3.5-14x40 from my browning x-bolt long ranger hunter in 300wsm and it is the first scope i have ever owned one with an adjustable parallax setting on it, and i have no clue what to do with it, from my research on line i understand that most scope have the parallax set at 100 yards and you cant ajust it, and if i want to i can set the parallax knob to 100 yards and leave it and that will be sufficient for most hunting needs. but i never payed all that money for a long range rifle and scope and not to use all the features of it, so if someone can help me understand it and how to use it that would be great, thanks
Just adjust it back and forth until your target image is as clear as possible. If it has range marks on the dial they should be fairly close but don't count on them being at all precise.
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Re: help with the parallax setting on my scope.

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Just adjust it back and forth until your target image is as clear as possible. If it has range marks on the dial they should be fairly close but don't count on them being at all precise.
Going to have to disagree....a little bit, anyway. I have seen scopes that the best focus and the correct paralex setting were off a bit. All were higher end scopes.

Simply set the crosshair on the target with a steady rest and simply wiggle your head around. If the crosshair moves around off of the aim point, your will need to adjust the paralex knob till head movement will not move the crosshair off of the mothball. If the rest isn't steady enough, then simply find the best focus like Wildrose stated...the little bit that the paralex may be off is a moot point....your rest isn't steady enough for it to make a difference.

Paralex and focus are two different things.

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