Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Bellerophon, May 3, 2014.
I use 10 mag, parallax at about 22 yds zero at 30 yds. Blurry from 8-14 clear to 45.
I use a 4-12 x 40 scope set @ 6 mag and 20 parallax zeroed at 25 yards, cant hit a thing
Nikon Prostaff 5 - 2.5-10x40 BDC.
Set at 10x mag, with parallex adjusted to get the best balance between 10 and 45yds. This is where the paralex number is un-important, as scopes differ on the depth of field, it dosnt matter in the slightest what the parallex is set to, its important to be able to see 10 and 45yds, and to make a compromise on which is more blurred focus wise.
I would suggest having a slightly better image on the 10yds, as once its been shot a few times, those little close reducers are VERY difficult to see grey on grey... But with this, you need perfect head position on the longer shots. The Nikon has a perfect edge to the lens, and a very clear black ring around it which are very easy to line up to ensure your looking thru the middle of the scope.
I zero at 35yds, then the mid distance are only bottom of kill, but longer don't require too much hold over, plus 10yds is perfectly on zero.
Connect with 9 mag and parallax at about 28yrds and like most others I use the lack of focus at 40yrds plus as range guide, also clear to 14yrds then go with blur again for range down to 8yrds.
Connect 24 on 8x mag parallaxed and zero'd at 25yds
I use a delta optical titanium 4.5-14x44 ao FFP scope on my main HFT rigs, but both use different parallax markings....
1 on 10x mag & parallaxed at 30yards, zero 35yds
Other 1 on 10x mag & parallaxed at 15yards, zero 35yds
Both a tad blurry from 8-14 clear to 45.
hawk 4.5-14-42 set on 7 mag, parralax 28, zero at 30, 8-13 yrd blurry, 14 to 19, hazy, 20 to40 clear, over 40 hazy blurred at 43 and over, i also use this set up for SFT and still usable at 55 yrd.
Rhino 2.5-10x FFP 26mm mildot scope which is actually 9.3xmag with 27yds px, high mounts and 38y zero. Half a mil dot above is turn over of pellet trajectory and half mildot below is 45yds. I just aim in top, middle or bottom of kill for all shots between 14-45yds....... simples!
Hawke Vantage 6x mag zeroed at 25 yrds with a 40 px I think the px is not set right, but I can see from 8 to 45 yrds clear.
Just cant hit anything.
Was giving this a try today , maybe a bit to clear and at x5 the 45 years are a bit small but interesting ret , maybe going back to a EB sniper soon
mtc viper connect 3-12x32, x4 mag px @ 25 yards. With a zero @ 45 yards. I only have a slight .3 to .5 mill hold over for targets between 13-40yards.
You're zeroed at 45 yards and you're holding over for 40 yards? - I can see your problem - you're laying upside down when you shoot
I mean hold under
With my HFT500 and MTC Viper Connect 3-12X32 SBC2 I use 10x mag set at 25 yards. This gives a clear image between 12 yards and 40 yards.
8 mag and 100 px on a vortex viper
for my eyes its clear 10 - 45 yds
Instresting post as a newbie this thread is a great help in helping to decide on what scope’s are popular for HFT
As a newbie to the forum and HFT (less than 12 months HFT) I am always pondering what should I be using so any advise is always an interesting read. At the moment I have a Hawke Panorama 4-12*40 and have also looked through SWFA and Vortex PST scopes and in reality I found for what I do best thing is to understand the kit you have.
Having said that I am always looking out for something more exotic and interesting. I started out with zero and PX @ 25yds and have changed that to zero'd @ 35yds and px @ 25 yds.
im currently running my viper connect on x10 zeroed at 30yrds (.22) and px at 30yrds but im going to play around on sunday with things, will try the px at 23 yrds
interesting to see how others are set up