View Full Version : Rimfire 22 parallax free at 100 yards or 50 yards

08-19-2010, 1:28 PM
Hi All,

First time poster and first time firearm owner. I just purchased a Sig Sauer 522 swat. I'm now looking for a low-end scope. It's only for recreation and not hunting. I have a parallax question which I cannot find through a search or on the web. I understand the effect of parallax. My question is with a parallax 50 yard free scope, will it have a worse time adjusting for a target further out (100 Yards) compared to a parallax 100 yard free scope that will be adjusting for a target further in (50 yards).

I'm considering a 3-12x50 IR huntmaster Barska scope that's parallax free at 100 yards for $56 which got very good reviews (I know people hate Barska). My friend is considering a 3-9x40 Bushnell thats parallax free at 50 yards. We are both new and are kind of clueless as to what's better. I didn't realize how close 100 yards is so that's why I rather have more magnification than not. But heard people usually only shoot at 50 yards which seems ultra close.

Thanks for your time!

09-07-2010, 7:14 PM
Ended up buying the Barska scope. I must say I'm very pleasantly surprised at the accuracy at 50 yards for someone who just shot. I hit a spread a little larger than a half dollar after zeroing it at 25 yards. The illuminated reticle is an added sweet bonus. But I did compare my scope with my friends Simmons (he decided to get that rather than the bushnell) and his 9x appears closer than my 12x.