Pentax response to parallax??--Help

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by RockZ, May 6, 2008.

  1. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    Have I totally lost my mind?

    Here's my e-mail and Pentax's response.

    My Email:

    I have a 6-24 Lightseeker 30 Riflescope with an adjustable objective.

    The problem is that the scope doesn't have enough parallax adjustment to make it parallax free past 200yds. Without the ability to dial out the parallax it is impossible to shoot with precision at long range. I would expect the Lightseeker to have enough adjustment to be able to dial out the parallax to 1000yds.

    I would like to return this scope and be provided with one that I can use at long range..1000yds.

    thank you




    Pentax's response:

    Dear Sir,

    Thank you for contacting Pentax.

    The parallax adjustment is for distances INSIDE of 100yds. There is no need for parallax adjustment beyond 100yds, and the scope does not provide for it.

    If you are in need of further assistance, please respond to this email or call our technical support center at 800-877-0155.

    Sincerely,
    Randall Schumacher
    Pentax Imaging Technical Support
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    There in lies the problem of attempting to use general purpose scopes for long range hunting and shooting as they don't take the needs of the long range shooter seriously....
     

  3. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    If this tech guy is correct, I would never buy one of those scopes.
     
  4. SUNDEVIL

    SUNDEVIL Well-Known Member

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    That is totally rediculas!
     
  5. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I gave the scope a try since I heard some good things about them.
    I'll just take this scope off and put on my Nightforce.
    I can't believe a scope rep would make such a bold and inaccurate statement.
    I will never buy another Pentax for long range.
     
  6. Parkerb14

    Parkerb14 Well-Known Member

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    I have the exact same scope, and have the exact same problem.
     
  7. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I wrote another e-mail and was told to send it in and they will check it out.
     
  8. clos90009

    clos90009 Well-Known Member

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    I have an older 6x24 AO lightseeker and i have no problems with that scope. Have notice that the finish is very different from the new scopes.
    my finish looks like a back chalk board. the newer ones are like a shiny matte black if that is a an accurate description.


    carlos
     
  9. ScottBerish

    ScottBerish Well-Known Member

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    The last 2 years I've heard all the hype and buzz about the new Pentax stuff, and every year I look at this stuff at SHOT and am totally underwhelmed. I can't figure out what I'm missing.

    Best of luck, there.


    Scott