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View Poll Results: What magnification and parallax setting do you use for HFT
X6-X8 16 14.41%
X9 21 18.92%
X10 70 63.06%
X11-X12 3 2.70%
Above X12 (please specify) 2 1.80%
Below X6 (please specify) 0 0%
20y-25y 50 45.05%
25y-27y 26 23.42%
27y-30y 14 12.61%
30y and above (please specify 8 7.21%
19y and below (please specifics) 1 0.90%
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Old 4th May 2014, 07:30 PM
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MTC Connect SL 3-12 x 24, I was using a 30yd zero with x9 mag & 23yd px. But I am now prefering my current set up of 37yd zero, 8x mag & 23yd px.
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Old 4th May 2014, 07:48 PM
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sightron x10mag 27yd zero 25ish yd px although reads 31 on the dial ,I like to be clearer on the longer ones.
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Old 5th May 2014, 06:51 PM
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As I shoot HFT wearing everyday slightly modded varifocus glasses, the settings on my :
Bushnell Elite 6500 I parallex at 19yds to allow me to see closer targets clearer and(15mm dia on our extreme),generally other make scopes are blurry until 17yds;Bushnell are clearer closer.
Zero set at 35yds.Mag set at 8.5X.

When using Bushnell Elite 3200 set parallex 20yds, mag set at 10X zero 35yds.....My main 3200 was factory set at this in 1983.
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Old 5th May 2014, 06:56 PM
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X10 because thats were the mildots are true. Px at 23yds as this allows me to see close ups and just a shade of blur at the far end allows me to differentiate between 42 and 45 yds.
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Old 5th May 2014, 07:11 PM
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MTC Viper fixed 10 mag set @ 23yds, again as many do because its a tad blurred at 15 and 40+
so aids range finding


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Old 5th May 2014, 07:15 PM
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I use a Hawke nite-eye @ Mag 9.5 x and parallax at 33 yards.
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Old 11th May 2014, 06:31 PM
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EB sniper fixed10x42(I seem too have an addiction to buying these and now have more scopes than rifles) parralax about 20 with a 25 yd zero - I hate hold under
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Old 11th May 2014, 07:28 PM
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25 yard zero, 26- 30 yds PA high mounts, 9.5 mag on my Sr-6 as it means I can shoot 35yd & 40yds 25mm targets using pretty much half a dot, 35 is just above & 40 just below. I tried a 35yd zero & couldn't get on with it.

45 = 1 dot (or just below with certain batches of pellets)
40 = just below half dot
35 = just above
30 = pretty much inside top of kill
25/20 = on
15 = half dot
13 = 1 dot
10 = 1 & a half
8 = 2 & a half

I have shot this for years & get on OK with it.
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Old 11th May 2014, 09:22 PM
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My new setup is Daystate Regal (in target stock) now with a Burris Timberline (bdc ret) scope set at 10 mag. Px is "just past" the 20yrd marker with 25yrd zero. 19-28 on crosshair, 1st hash 13-35yrd, 2nd hash 8-48yrd (this is with LOW mounts & making about 10.5 ft/lb with 8.4 jsb's)! VERY slight blur at about 10 yrds or less & 40+ yrds! Virtually no parallex error as it's got 5" of eye relief (head out of position & you can see Fook all!)

I also HATE hold under!
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Old 12th May 2014, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Topher View Post
parralax about 20 with a 25 yd zero - I hate hold over
Do you mean you hate 'hold under' ?

For instance if you had your zero at 35 or 40yrds so some shots were hold under, say 20 & 25yrds.

At 25yrds zero with .177 everything is pretty much hold over apart from elevated and low shots.
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