Interested in peoples thoughts on the following: how essential is adjustable parallax on a 2.5 - 10 scope that will only be used for deerstalking out to 250yds?
|Parallax-free||adjustable, 21.9 yds / 20 m to infinity|
Technically you are certainly right. A crisp picture at 50m is usually not possible w/o an adjustment....
Which brings me to a long-standing gripe with the Big 4 scope manufacturers: They should be offering parallax adjustment well below 50 yards on their top scopes and its only in the last 12-months with Leica's introduction of the Amplus 6 that this consideration has been nailed.
Models // Leica Amplus 6 // Leica Riflescopes // Hunting // Sport Optics - Leica Camera AG
Parallax-free adjustable, 21.9 yds / 20 m to infinity
This opens a can or worms as my preference of not having a blurry sight picture at c50 yards (or any distance with c£2K scope) when at 12 or above power brings with it the argument of why do you need more than 4 or 6-power in a woodland setting!Technically you are certainly right. A crisp picture at 50m is usually not possible w/o an adjustment.
But this not the objective. The closer the target the easier it is to engage it even with a blury sight picture. This is for normal stalking.
If the scope sits on a .22lr it‘s certainly a different story.
Every variable power scope should have adjustable parallax in the form of a 'side focus' dial.
Anything with an objective lens size over 40mm without said feature is going to be wanting at 300m+, but then again most don't shoot that far