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aroostook

Bearcat
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I am new to this forum but have been a fan of it for some time now. I recently, after many years of talking myself out of it, purchased a clark custom 10/22. I bought what I thought was an excellant scope for it but noticed that when I got it home (Pentax 3x-15x) I could not take advantage of the 15x at distances less than 40 yards or so. Any time I cranked the power, it would get blurry. Any suggestions on a new purchase? I'll put that scope on a different rifle, I dont want the low end to be more that 4x. Aslo could someone explain how the AO feature works. What will I see when i turn the knob. Thanks.
 

Snake45

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AO puts the reticle and the image in the same focal plane so the two don't move around relative to each other if your eye isn't exactly centered. I consider AO to be a MUST in a good .22 scope.

Does your Pentax have AO?

Did you try focusing the eyepiece?

Not sure I can think of a circumstance in which I'd need or even want 15X at less than 40 yards. Most of my .22 rifles have 3x-9xs but I seldom turn them up past 6X until I'm at at least 50 yards. At 25 yards I crank them down to 3X.
 

Snake45

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aroostook":38g94m0w said:
Thanks for getting back to me. No my pentax doesnt have AO. so let me ask this, if it did, would I be able to focus at shorter distances?
I think you would.
 

Pinecone

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aroostook, Welcome to the forum! I lived in the "county" for 3 years back in the early 70's. Great hunting and fishing up there! I have had a Tasco 4 X Golden Antler scope on my 10/22 since that scope came out! Can't remember exactly how long ago that was but I have shot hundreds of squirrels and varmints with it, most within 35 yards but some out as far as 100 yards and I love it! Good prices on Tasco scopes at Wally-World. You wouldn't go wrong with a Tasco 4 X on "your" 10/22!................Dick :wink:
 
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