Scope magnification.

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  1. Bob Wells

    Bob Wells New Member

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    Hi all, I’m fairly new to air rifle target shooting , was at the range last night and I’ve zeroed to 35 meters, so thought I’d sort out the mill dots for various distances.
    So got 50 meters sorted moved to 20 meters and got that sorted, when one of the guys says if I move the magnification on the scope the mill dot reference with change.
    The scope is a Hawke AirMax 8-32 x 50.
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. madplinker

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    What the guy said is true if your scope is a second focal plane scope.
    If you move your magnification up or down then the information or readings you have done will change.
    I.e. if you did your recordings on 10 mag for some reason you want to change mag to 8 your recordings or measurements will be different.

    First focal plane scopes it does not matter what the magnification is the recordings will stay the same.
    First focal plane scope your milldots change when you alter the magnification.
    Someone who is better at explaining things will come along lol.

    Second focal plane your recordings are only good for that particular magnification.
     
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  3. Bob Wells

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    Thanks madplinker, I’ve got it set so I can soot from 20 to 50 meters without any problems so I’ll leave it where it is.
    Thanks again, Bob
     
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    So depends on your scope if it is a second focal plane or a first focal plane scope. Not familiar with that scope but I am sure there will be info somewhere.
     
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  5. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    Hawke says it's SFP, so altering magnification will change all aim points except zero.
     
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  6. Bob Wells

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    Thanks guys, I’ll look into it.
     
  7. Bob Wells

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    Hi again guys, just looking at the Hawke website and this is the spec on my scope, so if I read it right it’s a second focal plain scope.
    Hawke | Airmax 30 SF 8-32x50 AMX IR
     
  8. Nomads HFT

    Nomads HFT Well-Known Member

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    You read it right, Bob.
     
  9. Bob Wells

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    I’ll have to stick with it for a while, was an expensive scope for me tbh.
    Thanks again.
     
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    It's fine, just make a mark on your mag adjuster knob so you can put it back exactly to where your mildots are correct. Then you can happily play about with the full range of mag.
     
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    Thanks Adam, that’s a top idea.
     

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