Q Can I correct parallax errors?
A Hunters of impala-size and larger animals are seldom if ever affected by parallax errors when using normal hunting scopes on targets between about 50 metres and 200 metres, because parallax errors which may occur are too small relative to the aiming area to matter. Nevertheless it is good sense to use the lowest available scope magnification for close-range shots - sixty metres and less - because the lower the scope magnification is the smaller will be the parallax error that results when the shooting eye is off the scope’s axis.
High-power riflescopes intended for varminting and target shooting invariably have focusing facilities to eliminate parallax but such scopes are usually unsuitable for general shooting. Now Lynx are offering two medium-power variables with parallax focus, for hunters wanting an extra degree of confidence for taking long range and short range shots and for targeters and silhouette shooters not needing extreme magnifications. To complement the small hunting rifles coming onto the market Lynx have introduced a compact 2.5x~7x 28mm in the professional series. October 1998.
A A riflescope’s axis is an imaginary line running through the dead centre of the front and back lenses. When the shooters aiming eye is precisely in line with this axis he will not experience a parallax error even at distances outside the scope’s parallax-free zone, but such alignment is seldom achievable during the heat of the hunt. Parallax errors in a riflescope magnifying 8 or 9 times and more are frequent contributors towards missed shots beyond 200 metres on small targets such as a springbok heads and the like. So, largely with springbok hunters in mind Lynx is developing two normal-size focusing riflescopes for parallax-free shooting from 10 metres to about 450 metres. The scopes are fitted with finger-operated windage and elevation controls. May 1998.