Is this too much paralax??

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by kraky, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. kraky

    kraky Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2001
    Was at the range today with a buddies rifle working on some loads. He has a newer high end Leupold scope with 3.5-10 reticle.
    I noticed by moving my head as much as I could side to side I was able to move the cross hairs totally accros a 3" dot at 200 yds. It would be my opinion this is too much....possibly 1" should be about max? Input please...should we call Leupold??
  2. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    If its a fixed paralax scope theres only 3 options that I know of to try. If the eye piece ''focus'' is clear and sharp and you still get paralax, that eliminates one of them. Try to find out where the paralax is set to from Leupold. If you cant get the cross hairs steady at that range then you can get ahold of Leupold and they can re-set the paralax.
    Only other option I can think of after that is to sell it. And with a Leupold, finding a buyer might take all of 5 seconds.
    Good luck
  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    For LRH any parallax at any distance is too much. Add that 3" of parallax to mirage and things get way out of wack.

    Fixed parallax scopes have been reported to be manufactured parallax free at 150 yds. If so, 3" @ 200 is out of spec.