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  1. Mic Thomson on May 6, 2023 at 3:37 am

    How about electronic scopes, do the solce the parallax issiue?

  2. buckshotaaa on May 6, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Thank you Mark, you make a technical issue very easy to understand. I am an experienced shooter (.22RF these days) but i can imagine a newbie or someone who needs more info will benefit vastly from your presentations. Well done. Happy New Year to you and Sam.
    ATB from the UK.

  3. PSYOP GYPSY on May 6, 2023 at 3:37 am

    Cheers Mark and Sam 👍

  4. Koch on May 6, 2023 at 3:38 am

    My local dealer sold me a fixed 100yard scope for a air rifle, and I told him I got no experience what do you recommend. Expensive lesson. And a good video Thanks.

  5. Yannis Bossis on May 6, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Great video. I just want to add that scopes with fixed parallax have greater depth of view. Basically, the scope remains focused and parallax-free well outside the fixed parallax point. The way parallax adjustable scopes are made, forces the manufacturers to align lenses with narrower field of view. That way, adjusting parallax will also adjust somewhat the focus. This is the reason that adjustable scopes should be parallax checked more precisely. A 2-7×32 scope with fixed parallax at 50 m, it is good from 25-75 meters. The same scope with adjustable objective needs to be corrected at 5 yard increments or even less.

  6. Jeff Jefferson on May 6, 2023 at 3:43 am

    Well thank you! There are a lot of small fixed power scopes out there without parallax adjustment. This type of scope is something you put on an assault rifle with a 3x to 4x zoom if you dont want to spend a lot of money. The shadow centering method of the non parallax adjustment scopes is the way to go. Its just like using a diopter sight on a rifle, you center the rings.

    Fair enough.

    Thank you!



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  8. Mark Pitre on May 6, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Great information as always. Hey from the States again. 🍻 cheers mates.. have great day

  9. T Lloyd on May 6, 2023 at 3:44 am

    I have never understood, I mean REALLY understood, parallax. I have some expensive scopes without and cheap-er scopes with. Another tool in the brain for me. Thank you Mark! Now I have some research to do on the ones without.

  10. Rico11b on May 6, 2023 at 3:44 am

    If you’re into shooting beyond 20 yards and you’re NOT listening to everything Mark is saying, then you’re a complete moron and beyond help! Another great video Mr. Mark.
    When at the range helping a shooter resolve their problems I harp on parallax to drive home the point of how important it really is.

  11. pijnto on May 6, 2023 at 3:45 am

    I can remember when the choice was fixed parallax or fixed parallax.

  12. Mack Luster on May 6, 2023 at 3:53 am

    Great explanation, thank you. I was making some incorrect assumptions.

  13. Man306 on May 6, 2023 at 3:54 am

    Luv me Mark n Sam vids

  14. themouas on May 6, 2023 at 3:55 am

    I learned so much from this video.

    Thanks for posting it.

  15. Paul Simmons on May 6, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Mark – As always, another great video!
    Take care and be well!

  16. 94 Twenty Two on May 6, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Great video Sir 👍🏻

  17. PaletoB on May 6, 2023 at 3:56 am

    Mostly been using a fixed 10x hensoldt scope with a fixed parallax on 300m. Might account for some misses but can’t really blame the equipment all the time😁

  18. Debar Mountain Outdoors on May 6, 2023 at 3:57 am

    I got rid of all my fixed parallax scopes. I had a Nikon scope that the setting was wrong and made me awarwe of parallax ond i fazed out all the ones I had.

  19. Gerhard Venter on May 6, 2023 at 4:00 am

    I’m learning quite a bit from these videos.

  20. Love to fly Love to fly on May 6, 2023 at 4:00 am

    Great video as always. Thank you two for always keeping us more informed.

  21. Djarnis punk-rock on May 6, 2023 at 4:01 am

    Great video and a “Hi from Denmark”
    I have IOR’s PM II’s and Kahles on precision shooters.
    But for hunting and plinking out to 300M, my Swarovski 1-8 is a clear winner. Easy, fast, light and incredible eye box. Sure, it’s all about repeatability, but it’ll always be my go-to scope of choice.

  22. Jakub Kleberc on May 6, 2023 at 4:06 am

    Great device

  23. Jeff Seely on May 6, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Thank you, Mark. It is very important to know how to manage parallax adjustments and manage a scope that doesn’t have an adjustment. You are one hell of a very good instructor on this subject (and many others)! Cheers man!

  24. Tbowie13 on May 6, 2023 at 4:12 am

    Thanks Mark…I have had some issues with a Christensen MPR seeming to walk on me. I had thought it was due to the carbon fiber barrel heating up. Though it may be that still, I need to make absolutely sure my parallax is spot on. I thought I had it set correctly, but while watching this I got to thinking maybe, just maybe, it is a parallax issue! I’d be super happy if it turns out to be that, instead of a barrel problem!

  25. Mr Mayhem Stewart on May 6, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Thought I new a bit about shooting turns out I know bugger all, thanks again on teaching me something new, take care and stay safe cheers Yogi 🇦🇺🤙🤙

  26. Reg Sparkes on May 6, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Well explained Mark, thank you for this. I now have a good idea of what to ‘look’ for when I next go to the range.
    I appreciate your time in doing this video, again, Thanks!

  27. Collin McKamy on May 6, 2023 at 4:18 am

    Excellent info as always. Anytime I have questions I come to your page first. Thank you

  28. Craig Fisher on May 6, 2023 at 4:19 am

    I now have adjustable parallax scopes on all my rifles since I moved where Nightforce has their headquarters here in Orofino, Idaho. However, not all of my scopes are Nightforce scopes. I do have a few Leupold, Kahles, Swarovski and Vortex, all with adjustable objectives. I just want to be parallax free on every shot without reaching to the AO on the front of a scope.

  29. Chris S on May 6, 2023 at 4:22 am

    It’s nice to know I’ve been doing things right. I’ve learned not to rely completely on the printed parallax markings. If the cross hairs move, tweak it. Easy at the range cumbersome in the field.

  30. Kent Goldings on May 6, 2023 at 4:26 am

    I find that depth-of-focus can be an issue with fixed parallax scopes when set to the highest magnification. I’d only use fixed parallax with dedicated hunting rifles where you don’t use the magnification cranked up. The weight savings and extra clarity is worth the loss of parallax adjustment. Also, having one less knob to mess with while afield is also helpful.

  31. Rev. Steven Taylor on May 6, 2023 at 4:26 am

    Great video Mark. My father, USMC Rifle and Pistol Team, taught me about using the "shadow method" to overcome paralax. First time I heard the word paralax I thought it was the name of a laxative. Lol. Cheers to you and Sam!

  32. Chris Marshall on May 6, 2023 at 4:27 am

    Great video. Great info. I just subscribed to your channel and looking forward to watching more videos

  33. C Henry on May 6, 2023 at 4:28 am

    Mark, excellent…… I try to explain this all the time as most people just don’t understand it !!

  34. J B on May 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Can I shoot my .22 under 50yds with a scope that has a 50 yd parallax?

  35. Kut Kut on May 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    As always great job 👍 thank you Sir for the lesson 🤝

  36. Kentuckywindage222 on May 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Again! Every shooter, hunter or person using a rifle should be subscribed here! So much knowledge for the price of a subscription, which is at zero cost.
    Thanks for your time, effort and the expense you incur to spread wisdom and knowledge about shooting. The weapon used and accessories needed.
    Thanks Mark & Sam

  37. Alan Livingston on May 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Great video. I use a couple of fixed parallax scopes on my walkabout hunting rifles. I figure when I have to snap shoot at game they will always emerge from the scrub at some random distance so I still have to practice the same head position & shadow checks regardless if I have adjustable parallax if there’s no time to mess with it. For my target and varmint rifles adjustable parallax is a no brainer.

  38. Mika Suopera on May 6, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Excellent video. I actually center with scope shadow even after setting parallax right to have one more part of shooting position repeatably same. Not sure if it makes real difference, but ocd….

  39. Leverguns 50 on May 6, 2023 at 4:31 am

    That’s excellent information, Since I rarely ever use a scope I had no idea it was so complicated, Now I’m starting to wonder if that’s why some guns are inaccurate at 100 yards but super accurate at 200 yards had nothing to do with the gun but the scope, thank you for explaining it i’ve always found receiver mounted sights like Peepsight to be very accurate, but then again I never shoot at the range as you shoot at, thanks again for clearing all that up

  40. John Stewart on May 6, 2023 at 4:31 am

    Although this was an excellent video as always, I haven’t really concerned myself about the parallax being fixed in a scope for a long time because the scopes I have without adjustable parallax aren’t used for long range shooting or high precision shooting in general. That is true of my most recent acquisition which is an SAI Optics 1-6×24 whose parallax is specified as being set at 110 meters. The comment by Leverguns 50 below, however, when coupled with the video struck me as the answer to a counterintuitive claim that has been around for a long time: that a rifle can be more precise in terms of group sizes at, for example, 200 yards than at 100 yards. Bullets that disperse to a 2 MOA group at 100 yards aren’t going to close in on each other to form a 1 MOA group at 200 yards. What I could see happening for many average shooters, however, is that by failing to shoot properly to minimize parallax errors at the shorter distance, the 2 MOA groups could be due to shooter error and not to the inherent precision of the rifle and ammunition. If the parallax of the scope were set to about 200 yards, the shooter who doesn’t pay attention to the issue might still achieve more precise results for that reason. Thanks to you both for another shooting epiphany.

  41. Daniel on May 6, 2023 at 4:31 am

    I have a Trijicon Credo 2-10 that’s a fixed parallax optic that’s made for competition and tactical type of shooting. I always look at it like a set of iron sights and just make sure my cheek weld is the same every time and I’ve taken it out to 800-1000 yards with no issue but I never thought about just using the scope shadow to center everything up with. Good stuff and great video as always keepem coming brother!!!

  42. Snakes and Weights on May 6, 2023 at 4:32 am

    March makes a 1-10x scope with adjustable parallax. Wish more manufacturers would do the same.

  43. Rob Cullen on May 6, 2023 at 4:35 am

    Thanks mate

  44. Brett Koski on May 6, 2023 at 4:35 am

    I’m glad you mentioned the higher end "1x-" optics. The single variable keeping me from buying a higher end Vortex 1-10 or even NightForce 1-8 is the lack of parallax adjustment on such an expensive unit. Having said that, I’m probably one of those guys who isn’t setting the parallax correctly so… LOL oh well so much to learn still. Always good to wake up to a new MarkandSam video before heading off to work. Thanks again for another rational and informative video!

  45. Joe Johnson on May 6, 2023 at 4:35 am

    As always well explained thanks Mark say hi to Sam