Jump to content


Photo

Leupold and parallax


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 JNDEER

JNDEER

    "Custom"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3731 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where I Am

Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:02 AM

For those who have shot them, how important would the adjustment be needed on the VX3i 4.5-14 using the B&C reticle when shooting at 500 yards?

 

I have been reading conflicting information. Some say that you can be off several inches and others saying it is negligible. Just wondering if anyone has first hand experience or knows of individuals that do.



#2 sierrahunter1

sierrahunter1

    Outdoors Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 347 posts

Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:42 AM

I've never worried about it because I tend to shoot under 100 yds. At 500, adjusting parallax would be very important to me.

#3 Sloth

Sloth

    Sportsman

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gods country
  • Interests:Quack quack

Posted 03 May 2017 - 07:25 PM

At longer ranges, +500 yd, parallax is important. Simple analogy... Try using reading glasses while calling balls and strikes in a baseball game from the upper deck in center field.

Edited by Sloth, 03 May 2017 - 07:27 PM.

Why is it called a sweat line if you are freezing @$$ off?

CWA Member

YAT-YAS

#4 JNDEER

JNDEER

    "Custom"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3731 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where I Am

Posted 04 May 2017 - 04:51 AM

Sloth- that is what I have read. Many examples as to why it is important. Then I read people's claim of first hand accounts where using the scope they didn't have issues and others that say they did. Leupold has the parallax set at 150 and offers the reticle to shoot out to 500, so why on earth would they do that if you are going to be off?

Have you ever used that scope or a scope with it set a 150 and shot out to 500?

Edited by JNDEER, 04 May 2017 - 04:52 AM.


#5 Arrowslinger

Arrowslinger

    Animal lover!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4535 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:34 AM

I've used a Nikon set at 150 to shoot a few spring bears at 300. They ended up better than our fall bear hunt.

Big game hunter!


#6 JNDEER

JNDEER

    "Custom"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3731 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where I Am

Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:16 AM

lol, that fatty will need a round two come this fall.

 

I thought I saw a Zeiss on your gun?



#7 Arrowslinger

Arrowslinger

    Animal lover!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 4535 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:24 AM

My other 7mm wears Nikon. That bear might catch an arrow this fall.

Big game hunter!


#8 ofdscooby

ofdscooby

    Guide

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1458 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fallbrook

Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:00 PM

Very important at farther distances. Set your rifle up in a rest and aim at something far off then move your head around in the sight window then adjust the parallax til the cross hairs stop bobbing and weaving and then your dialed. I have vx3 4.5-14 scope and have had hits out to 900 I love my Leupolds.


There is such a thing as a "dumb question" use the brain God gave you and try to figure it out you'll be a better person for it and you'll learn more

#9 Sloth

Sloth

    Sportsman

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 733 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gods country
  • Interests:Quack quack

Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

I do not have that particular scope. But I have shot Nikon's, Leupold's and Vortex‚Äč's without Parallax adjustment. And after I shot one with a parallax adjustment, I have decided for any gun I plan on shooting further than 300 yards I will make sure the scope has a parallax adjustment. My opinion is based on a good gun, a good caliber round with a decent BC (.400 or greater), anything within 300 yards parallax doesn't really matter 300 to 500 yards is a gray area and anything over 500 yards Parallax adjustment is necessary.

Edited by Sloth, 04 May 2017 - 01:31 PM.

Why is it called a sweat line if you are freezing @$$ off?

CWA Member

YAT-YAS

#10 JNDEER

JNDEER

    "Custom"

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3731 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Where I Am

Posted 04 May 2017 - 02:02 PM

Scooby- the new vx3i does not have parallax. That is my current problem of wanting to upgrade with a pile of Bps gift cards and seeing the vx in hand at the store to appear to be the best.

Thanks sloth. Looks like I may just end up with the vortex cause it's the only mid prices scope to have it.

#11 bearclaw

bearclaw

    Three Bladed Penetrator

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 5967 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Coast Socialist Republic of Kalistan

Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:09 PM

I think I got lucky with my Zeiss Conquest/ Terra model.  I was concerned that parallax would be an issue but it seems to be set so that 400 and in I don't have any issues, but I have not tried shooting it 500+ (not that copper out of the .270 would expand worth a hoot either).

 

Which bow does the new scope go on?  Ha!


Give me a bow, a topo and two weeks and I guarantee I kill two weeks!

Just like hunting spots posted online, stupidity is searchable forever.

bearclaw

#12 ofdscooby

ofdscooby

    Guide

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1458 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fallbrook

Posted 04 May 2017 - 07:27 PM

Well that sucks if you need one with a side focus/parallax take a look on long range hunting.com guys are always dumping the 4.5x14's for cheap while trying to go higher power.
There is such a thing as a "dumb question" use the brain God gave you and try to figure it out you'll be a better person for it and you'll learn more




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users