Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Optics & Mounts > when looking thru the scope

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mack Bolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: no longer in Rahm and McCarthy's squalor city
Posts: 789
Liked 124 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default when looking thru the scope

i glanced up at the clock, noobtime, so gonna ask this question:

when sighting in, sometimes the cross hairs go out of focus....and when they're (i get them) in focus, the target is slightly out of focus...

this was at 75' with the zoom at about 7x....

I'm near sighted so i wear prescription (fairly light, no coke bottles) glasses underneath my shooting glasses...

is this parallax? or another common optical illusion thingy i need to adjust eye relief or scope position for?

or is it just getting used to using a scope?



__________________

my hat is off to anyone who has served or is currently serving our country.....God bless you..you're friends and family included.

for the latest chitown headlines, check here:
http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

NRA - member for life

Mack Bolan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-21-2010, 10:44 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrm14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 2,364
Liked 293 Times on 196 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default Parallax

Maby this will help. http://premierreticles.com/pdfs/2009-HowToParallax.pdf



__________________

Last edited by mrm14; 01-21-2010 at 10:47 PM.
mrm14 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 11:40 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,901
Liked 666 Times on 457 Posts
Likes Given: 672

Default

As you get higher in power, paralex becomes more obvious. An AO scope will correct your problem. 75ft should be no issue for any scope though. What kind of scope is it? You can also focus it by the rear ring, have you tried that? Dump the shooting glasses also. I wear perscription glasses, no shooting glasses.

__________________
jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 11:40 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mack Bolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: no longer in Rahm and McCarthy's squalor city
Posts: 789
Liked 124 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default

thanks....

bushnell buckhorn 4-12x40 and no i didn't think to mess with the rear ring, i will try that as well as the steps on that link.

__________________

my hat is off to anyone who has served or is currently serving our country.....God bless you..you're friends and family included.

for the latest chitown headlines, check here:
http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

NRA - member for life


Last edited by Mack Bolan; 01-21-2010 at 11:43 PM.
Mack Bolan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 12:12 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 4,901
Liked 666 Times on 457 Posts
Likes Given: 672

Default

If you look at this pic: Sightron Riflescopes / Binoculars / Sighting Scopes product pages. SII Series - Big Sky - SIIB 3-12x42 AO
You can break the rear loose by unscrewing it while holding the ring. screw the ring towards the body. Adjust until it is in focus. Forwards or backwards. Use the locking ring to hold it in place.

Bushnell - FAQs

__________________
jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 12:53 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mack Bolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: no longer in Rahm and McCarthy's squalor city
Posts: 789
Liked 124 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default

thanks j, just read thru that, i'm going to try adjusting that rear ring and see if i can get this worked out.

__________________

my hat is off to anyone who has served or is currently serving our country.....God bless you..you're friends and family included.

for the latest chitown headlines, check here:
http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

NRA - member for life

Mack Bolan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 04:49 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 63
Default your problem may be your glasses as

I wear "no line" lenses for daily use but due to the way they are ground they are not good for shooting. For shooting I have set of Ray Ban shooting glass frames with face hardened lenses ground to my distance correction except for a tiny bifocal grind at the very bottom (which you never see when looking through the scope). They also have the automatic dimming feature (brown).
They are big, strong and provide far more eye protection than day to day glasses. IMHO only a fool shoots w/o shooting glasses.

__________________
brandy is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2010, 07:15 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mack Bolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: no longer in Rahm and McCarthy's squalor city
Posts: 789
Liked 124 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 213

Default

ah, thanks for the input, i was actually at my eye doctors last week inquiring about prescription shooting glasses and i have to return to order some so i can ask about getting them with hardened lenses ground accordingly...



__________________

my hat is off to anyone who has served or is currently serving our country.....God bless you..you're friends and family included.

for the latest chitown headlines, check here:
http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/

NRA - member for life

Mack Bolan is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Scope ? GREASEMONKEY Mini-14 Forum 18 03-09-2010 12:41 AM
Scope for my 10/22 froggyjf Optics & Mounts 1 12-14-2009 10:51 AM
Im looking for a new scope. benhaberern Optics & Mounts 7 09-28-2009 12:21 PM
eer scope for m38? keymastr5912 Curio & Relic Discussion 4 07-01-2009 04:32 AM
Scope? flbandit .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 3 09-20-2008 05:15 PM