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Setting up an FT scope parallax

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Conor, Jul 29, 2011.

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Parallax measurment, where from?

  1. Where you sit, i.e. middle of beanbag

    13 vote(s)
    15.5%
  2. Eyepiece (occular)

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  3. Middle of the scope

    11 vote(s)
    13.1%
  4. Front of scope

    31 vote(s)
    36.9%
  5. End of barrel

    22 vote(s)
    26.2%
  6. Other method I can't think of

    5 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. Conor

    Conor Never been banned from sales Staff Member

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    Not that it make a big difference, just curious as to how people set up their ranges for FT on their parallax wheel.

    I measure from where I sit, i.e. middle of my beanbag to the target with a measuring tape.
    Where do you take the measurement from?
     
  2. JEV

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    From the firing line as this is the pointe the target range is measured from.
     
  3. HotShot

    HotShot Active Member

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    From the exact same place I set my clicks up - so it doesn't really matter.
     
  4. mikewills8904

    mikewills8904 walthers last the course

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    ranges

    conor .
    i have my own range with targtes from 8 to 25 yards in 1 yard increments and from 25 to 57.5 in 2.5 yard increments .
    always done from the same point (front of the scope

    i do my dialings the same time ,same thing from 1 to 25 in 1 yards and 25 to 57.5 in 2.5 yards
     
  5. maestro

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    It's worth to take it from the muzzle because the trajectory starts from there too. I zero the rifle only on every ten meters between 10 and 50 plus 7-8-9 meters. The remaining clicks come from Chairgun.
     
  6. RobF

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    From my foot i think...
     
  7. Chris Coombes

    Chris Coombes The specialist

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    Who's a big boy then :D
     
  8. Delphinus

    Delphinus New Member

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    From the reticle, the old days I do it from the end of the barrel but when I changed gun I had to do it again.
     
  9. n1special

    n1special New Member

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    parallax

    I set mine from the front of the scope's glass element "with a tape measure".

    Hard to believe that I have a parallax at times though :eek: ;)
     
  10. villiers

    villiers Self appointed antipimp

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    End of the tape is under my foot :)
     
  11. AndyIoW

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    Put end of barrel but it is more like about the end of my barrel which is where my front foot is that is touching the peg holding my tape measure in place.
     
  12. paul4be

    paul4be Why do I bother????????

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    End of the barrel simply because the range that I use to set up has the range plates set out and where I sit, muzzle is pretty much the firing line.
    It just means that I always have a totally repeatable set-up to check distances if I need to.

    I would guess that the difference from muzzle to scope with the different options in the pole makes less than a yard difference anyway.
     
  13. PaulD

    PaulD I like Feinwerkbau's

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    Front of scope for me as when i sit down at the gate the front of the scope is usually on the firing line. As Conor says it doesn't matter really as long as your clicks correspond.
     

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