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Thread: Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50 IR - for a rimfire..?

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    Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50 IR - for a rimfire..?

    Am about to buy a Zeiss Duralyt 3-12x50 IR to put on my Anschutz .17hmr. Is this overkill..? It is a big investment for a rimfire, but they are such great scopes. IR because I do a lot of rabbit lamping at night. Am struggling to find anything that comes close to the Duralyt at lower cost. Wondering whether others on here have indulged themsleves when buying scopes for their rimfires..? Steve

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    Does it have parralex adjustment? If not and its factory set "Parallax free @ 100m" you may be disapointed (at 12 Power) when taking closer shots.


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    I have one on my Savage .17hmr. Have to live with the sub 100m out of focus issue but other than that it's great.

    One day I want to be as wonderful as my dogs think i am .....

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    Klenchblaize - good point about parallex adjustment. Duralyt is fixed parallex at 100m. Presumably this is also issue if wishing to fit a nightvision adapter where parallex adjustment is needed for focus....
    Will have to restrict my NV adapter for my airgun (Rapid 7 FAC), the gun I use it most on anyway.

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    Yes, and I hadn’t even thought about the NV side of things!

    This is exactly my predicament in that I would love a nice piece of glass on my 22LR that can be used for both squirrel bashing (at what is often air rifle ranges) and BSRC competition at 50 yards where cranking up to a minimum of 18+ power is most desirable.

    Short of spending circa 3K on the S&B that ticks all the boxes other than size I can only think of a the Leupold I currently have a “Wanted” add in the SD for.

    Strikes me both Zeiss and Swarovski are missing a trick here as even those with side parallax don’t do sub 50 yards very well at high mag.



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    So adjust the parallax, or chicken out and sent it to Zeiss as I'm sure they will do it for you.
    The diy options is quicker though, and so far has worked on every scope I have tried it on except a couple
    of cheap Nikons, well it works but you can't lock the front ring back down and the objective is bonded to the outer ring.


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    Or just shoot closer on lower mag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by www.yorkshireroestalking. View Post
    No I have a 3-12xx56 varipoint on my annie,
    Very nice - different league again. Any problems with the fixed parallax..?.

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    Ha d the same problem when after some quality glass for my 22lr. Looked at the duralyt, s&b 8x56 and meopta meopro 4-12x50 and they are all paralax free @ 100 yards so may be useable on a on 17 but if shooting at 15-20 yards the picture would be blurry. I have a burris fullfield 4.5-14x44 with pa and even that isnt ideal as the pa only goes down to 50 yards,. I was thinking about trading it against a bushnell 6500 2.5-16x42/50. Other than that it would be a kinda specialised leup or nikon efr model. Most other quality scopes seem to be pa free at 100 or if adjustable they only come down to 50 yards. Hawke sidewinders etc come down to 10 yards with pa but not sure how good the quality of these are - defo no where near the quality of any of the afore mentioned scopes.

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