Leupold VX1 4-12 x 40

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by THOMAST, Oct 12, 2007.


    THOMAST Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2005
    I am keen on getting this scope for a .308 rifle (BRNO ZKK601) destined for my 16 yr old son.This will be his first rifle and he is very excited about it. I have a question: would parralax be a problem at the 12x magnification?
    Would it be wiser to stick with a 3-9 ? Intially , ranges would be limited to 350 yds shooting (field practice) I choose the VX1 with the long range reticle so that he can use hold over points instead of adjusting the scope continually, which may lead to a bit of confusion in the middle of hunting rifle competitions in which we participate, where you are shooting in a limited time and unknown distances up to 350 meters. Targets are life size animals and 8" gongs.
    Currently the rifle is fitted with an old Weaver K4 scope and he has been spoiled by the Zeiss conquest 6-20 fitted on my 7mm08.(I figure that he wont need such a large magnification with his youthful eyes, I need all the help I can get!)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2007
  2. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    I dont think parralax becomes an issue until you go past 14 power.

  3. Sendero_Man

    Sendero_Man <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Feb 4, 2007
    Actually, I think anything over 9 to 10 power should have Parallax adjustment. I think it starts about there.