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Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by jericho, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. jericho

    jericho Well-Known Member

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    I feel like I should know this but here goes...Do you have to choose scopes according to calibre?lightbulb
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    No, but there are scopes specifically for rimfire rifles. This is because of the normally 22lr short ranges, rimfire scopes will typically have parallax set at 50yds; centerfire rifle scopes will have either adjustable parallax or will be set at least 100yds. Also, pistol scopes will have a longer eye relief than rifle scopes.

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  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    +1. This also applies to air rifles.
     
  4. jericho

    jericho Well-Known Member

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    I think that is what threw me, how many types of scopes there are. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  5. CS T

    CS T Official LRH Sponsor

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    It really just comes down to what is your application with the setup. Are you going to use it for Tactical, Bench-Rest, Hunting, and How far are you going to shot it. Why it would be nice to know the caliber is so you can get a scope that will last or not be overkill.

    Mike @ CSGW