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Old 11-19-2006, 06:59 PM
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I am in the market for a new scope. It WILL be either a Leupold or Nikon Monarch. I have never used an Adjustable Objective before! What exactly does an AO do, and is it worth any extra $$$ in and of itself? Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:09 PM
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I am in the market for a new scope. It WILL be either a Leupold or Nikon Monarch. I have never used an Adjustable Objective before! What exactly does an AO do, and is it worth any extra $$$ in and of itself? Thanks!
It allows for the adjustment ofparallax so that the target is always perfectly in focus. I've never had a scope with parallax adjustment so I don't know how critical it is for hunting purposes. My feeling is it's probably not real critical for normal hunting distances and applications.

I did shoot my buddies rifle that had an adjustable objective. I wasn't that impressed, it's just one more knob to fiddle with when you probably have more important things to worry about when lining up a shot.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:19 PM
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I have one on my 22-250. Honestly, I can tell a difference but only mess with it when I'm bored. I've never drawn on a yote or target and thought "dang, I'm out of parralax!" I could set it at 100yards and forget about it. You can tell a difference when you adjust it, but I've got a shotgun scope w/o AO and I've never missed it there. (I've shot 20-120yards)

Sooooo...all that to say this: It's not needed, but its a nice little feature. Only you can decide if its worth the extra $$$ and slightly more weight if you're one of those who concern yourself with how many ounces your gun weigh.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:31 PM
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Here is an article that will explain all about it if you’re interested... www.snipercountry.com/Articles/Parallax.asp
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:39 PM
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Thanks guys! I thought the AO had to do with paralax, but I wasn't sure. If I remember right, scopes without AO are set for 100 Yds. I am also assuming (I know what happens when you "assume") that since most scopes DO NOT have AO, it is not REALLY a critical feature for a hunting scope at most hunting ranges.
I don't know, but it sounds like something else to screw up!!!???
I guess I'll just have to weigh the benifits vs. the liabilities! Whats your thoughts?
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:43 PM
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Generally scopes without adjustable objectives have the parallex set for 100 yards or 150 yards.I see no use for an adjustable objective for big game hunting,but I do use them for target and varmint shooting.
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Old 11-19-2006, 08:49 PM
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I have several scopes with the AO. I don't use it much for general big game hunting and usually leave them sey at 150 yards. As Stubble said, for long range varmit shooting it can be pretty handy,
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Old 11-20-2006, 02:14 AM
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Many of the high powered scopes come with AO. I have an AO on my Burris 6-18x, and I set it whatever distance I am shooting, when I am at the range. When I am hunting, I set it to 150 yards and leave it alone.

An AO comes in REALLY handy on a rimfire. Some models you can set for distances as close as 10 yards. A local indoor range only goes as far as 25 yards, so being able to focus the scope at such a clost range is a very nice feature. There are a few folks that shoot their centerfire rifles, with cast bullets at reduces velocities, in the indoor range. Many of them use a scope with an AO.
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Old 11-20-2006, 04:18 AM
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I see no use for an adjustable objective for big game hunting,but I do use them for target and varmint shooting.
Ditto...
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Old 11-20-2006, 06:31 AM
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I have it on a Zeiss and use it to fine tune to my eyes and then don't touch it. For my type of shooting it isn't something I use. I do wear glasses and find that the center mark on the scale brings the picture in sharp so it really doesn't benefit me.
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