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Settle a bet please- I have a hunting moron -er, friend- that said the other day the "adjustable objective" knob "dials in" the

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  • Settle a bet please- I have a hunting moron -er, friend- that said the other day the "adjustable objective" knob "dials in" the

    Settle a bet please- I have a hunting moron -er, friend- that said the other day the "adjustable objective" knob "dials in" the distance so he doesn't have to "hold over". I told him that's crazy talk- it so the parallax in the reticle isn't jacked up on higher focal length powers and more often than not is a wasted bell and whistle. We agreed to see the posts settle the score. The marooon will pay for his ignorance by bringing me a pizza for lunch one of these huntin' days!

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    haha
    Im on your side on this one...

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    • #3
      You are correct. The adjustment on the objective bell of a high power scope is to correct parallax. any range adjustment is on adjustable turrets of higher priced, usually tactical, scopes.

      Don't wait for him to bring you deer jerky....

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      • #4
        Maybe he's a plant by PETA sent to try to throw off your shootin'.....Good thing you're not depending on him for his shooting expertise. Tell him with knowledge like that he should keep Domino's on speed dial instead of trying to operate an optic, much less a firearm.

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        • #5
          Ask him how that "dialing it" has been working for him lately. That one of the better ones I've heard in a while. Get the stuffed crust from Pizza hut!

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          • #6
            Go for a supreme, you're right, he's wrong, make him deliver it to you at work or somewhere visible to use the humiliation factor a bit. A buddy of mine at work lost a sports bet to me and had to deliver lunch to my office. He said "I'd rather cut my leg off than do this!" That was better than the food.

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            • #7
              Im assuming this friend hasnt been doing too much long range shooting has he? Adjustable objective is for making the scope picture, and cross hairs clear at different distances. Dont rag him too hard. He probably never had someone show him the proper way to use the scope.

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              • #8
                Enjoy your pizza!

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                • #9
                  where in the world did he hear that? all it does is correct your paralax.

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                  • #10
                    Any Photographer or user of optics should have known better than to make an idiotic bet like that. ( Ask him how that "Hope & Change" is workin out for him too.! 8^D

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                    • #11
                      Order any pizza you want, he's payin for it!

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                      • #12
                        Haha. You won that battle.

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                        • #13
                          You partially won... it is for paralax adjustment and also focuses the target at various distances. The paralax prevents the center of the cross hair from wandering around the as you move your eye around behind the scope. It helps accuracy immensely by keeping the point of impact on target if you move your eye to a slightly different position behind the scope shot after shot. It is not a "wasted bell and whistle". It is vitally essential to long range accuracy. On some (typically tactical) scopes, this function is relocated from the objective tube to a separate dial on the side of the scope but it is still essential.

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                          • #14
                            DakotaMan presented the best technical description that I could almost follow.

                            My personal reason for having it one scope at least is for shorter range. I put my older Bushnell Banner on my high-powered air rifle, but a "standard" scope was fuzzy at the distances I wanted to shoot. The adjustable objective lets me change the focus point range to shorter than that.

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                            • #15
                              enjoy the pizza

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