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Thread: WTB: x-18 or 24 power glass for varmint rig

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    WTB: x-18 or 24 power scope for varmint rig

    Anyone got some good quality scope they're willing to part with for under $1000 bucks in x-18 or 24 magnification range??

    Anything considered.

    Cheers

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    WTB: x-18 or 24 power glass for varmint rig

    I have a new in box VX3 in 3x 10-50

    Windplex fine reticle with CDS turret

    $800
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Great price on that but I'm after a bit more top end than that. Thanks for the offer tho

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    It's not 18X but I have an unmounted 4.5-14 SF Nikon Buckmaster sitting on the shelf all lonely. Bought it about two years ago for a new project that never eventuated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    I have a new in box VX3 in 3x 10-50

    Windplex fine reticle with CDS turret

    $800

    Is that AO ?
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    No, this models parallax is removed by adjusting the ocular lens.

    Just set and forget


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    Isn't that just reticle focus??
    Didn't know the 3.5-10s had any parallax adj on them

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    6x47 - If that was a monarch I would be very interested - Cheers anyway

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    I've got a monarch 4-16 side focus.

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    What sort of condition is it in and what do you want for it?

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    WTB: x-18 or 24 power glass for varmint rig

    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    Isn't that just reticle focus??
    Didn't know the 3.5-10s had any parallax adj on them
    "Reticle focus" is another way to describe it. Adjusted by moving the ocular lens


    Some other makes of scope i have used have the most parallax adjusted out and the reticle isnt even in focus

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    Parallax is inherent to every scope, it's just that it isn't readily apparent in lower powered scopes. It can't be "adjusted out" of a model with no parallax adjustment- comes down to a choice of what distance the manufacturer chooses to set it parallax-free at, usually 100yds for basic scopes. The most obvious example of this compromise is trying to use a 3-9 at 9X at 30yds on a rimfire. The target will be "out of focus" and if you move your head, the reticle will move relative to the image position. This is because the reticle and image are on different focal planes.

    It's in the higher power scopes on precision rifles that parallax can't be ignored. Any scope with at least 15X magnification really needs adjustability if you want to rule out parallax aiming errors.

    Reticle focus is a different issue. When you get a scope, you should aim it at a neutral/blank background like clear sky and adjust the ocular so the reticle is fully sharp at immediate glance. Don't stare at it as your eyes will accomodate and give a false indication. Glance away often and then back to recheck it's sharp on immediate looking. If you've got a parallax adjustment (either a rotating objective housing or the "side focus" knob), deal with that afterwards if you need to.

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    Keep an eye out at nzar15.com Digit sometimes gets more Lucid scopes in stock. I'm running a Lucid L5 6-24x50, side focus and while he currently has none in stock they're @$700, very good value for money for a varmint rig. Mine's on a Howa 223, said hello to a rabbit at almost 400m, so yeah, it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suthy View Post
    6x47 - If that was a monarch I would be very interested - Cheers anyway
    I have that exact scope on my walking varminter. Can't say the optics look at all different to the Buckmaster. I also have various Prostaffs , mainly on .22s, and those are good value for money. For their price, the glass is pretty good!

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    Hi Iv'e got a mint Zeiss conquest 5-25*50 HD 5 lockable turrets zero stop Standard duplex reticle for sale if you can stretch your budget to $1200
    Cheers
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