Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

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Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:00 am

I have always admired the little Swarovski 3-9x36.
It weighs just 340 grams , has a 1 inch tube and is very slim and compact. Perfect for a little rimfire carried in the field.

I am looking for a scope for my new Anschutz .22 and would love to put one of these on it.
I realise parralax is set at 100m which is not ideal for a rimfire, but would I really notice any issues in the field?
Especially given it only has a max power of 9, good quality glass, and a 36mm objective?

Am I right in assuming parralax is only an issue above 9 power and more a problem with scopes with a larger objective?

Talk me out or into it please?

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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Thu May 03, 2018 5:09 am

I had an 8x50 Pecar on my .22 for a while and had no problems with parallax while shooting rim fire bench rest comps. Been meaning to put a 2-7x Kahles on it but Speedy keeps beating me to them....
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by stokesrj » Thu May 03, 2018 5:51 am

Parallax is often confused with focus. There won't be much of an issue with focus beyond 20 yards or so, for closer than that does it really matter. Parallax however will be present even at 9X when your eye is off center of the axis of the scope. So you have a few remedies, you can make sure your eye is aligned properly, which is especially critical at short ranges. Or you can move to a scope specifically made for .22's with a parallax set at 50 or 75 yards, or move to scope with a an adjustable parallax.
If it were me, I would just accept that there is a little parallax that comes at the price of compromise. The reward is a light weight, compact, handy, and optically superior scope.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Thu May 03, 2018 5:56 am

Thankyou both.
I am pleased to hear both these replies.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by SPEEDY » Thu May 03, 2018 7:19 am

You should be fine, most people growing up all put a 3-9×40 on every rifle including rimfire's.
Right now I've got a 3.5-10×50 on my 22lr barrel, that's how much it bothers me.
I would love a 3-9×36 Swarovski on it, although I'd love a 2-7x36 Kahles for it.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by MM » Thu May 03, 2018 8:10 am

I essentially have that same scope on a rimfire and have no problems.

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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by Chamois71 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:43 am

I put the same exact scope on a little Belgian made Browning T-bolt last year and am so glad to have made the move!! Fantastic platform!
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Thu May 03, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks guys. :clap:
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Post by Kgi » Thu May 03, 2018 10:50 pm

I have that exact scope on my sons little 22lr browning t bolt green reaper and it is fantastic match for it

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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 pm

Good call guys. I just mounted the little Swarovski 3-9x36 on my .22 Anschutz.
Although I have not shot it yet, I am extremely pleased with how the rifle feels in the hands and comes up to my eye perfectly.
Great little scope for certain applications, so glad I didn't buy a rimfire scope.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by SPEEDY » Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 pm

I want one now. :doh:
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Sun May 06, 2018 11:04 pm

SPEEDY wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 11:01 pm
I want one now. :doh:
It balances perfectly for a liitle rimfire.
Will be a great bunny gun.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by Gun Barrel Ecologist » Mon May 07, 2018 12:21 am

Looks good :D

Can I get you to do a weird favour? Measure the diameter(S) of the button rivet that holds the cocking piece onto the bolt and sits in the bolt handle groove - I'm just wondering if an Annie one would work as a spare for a Mauser :think:

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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by SPEEDY » Mon May 07, 2018 12:22 am

Be very nice on my rimfire barrel, I'm running a 3-10×50 kahles and it's a very big scope for a little 22lr rifle.

Well in my book it is anyway.
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Re: Swarovski 3-9x36 on a rimfire?

Post by 9.3x64 » Mon May 07, 2018 12:56 am

Gun Barrel Ecologist wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 12:21 am
Looks good :D

Can I get you to do a weird favour? Measure the diameter(S) of the button rivet that holds the cocking piece onto the bolt and sits in the bolt handle groove - I'm just wondering if an Annie one would work as a spare for a Mauser :think:
No problem. 7.95mm
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