A Simple Explanation Of Riflescope Parallax

A Simple Explanation Of Riflescope Parallax

Understanding the concept of riflescope parallax and how it impacts your shooting accuracy can be very confusing. Not anymore. Lori Yunker from Burris Optics explains parallax in simple terms.

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47 Comments

  1. Mark S on December 2, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Excellent explanation. Thanks



  2. Colin Morgan on December 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Parallax is a non issue. We’re talking a maximum 1 inch at 500 yards. It does though, give you an excuse to have a cool looking wheel on the side of your scope.



  3. MiscerVids on December 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    VERY easy to understand. Excellent video



  4. goobermint heretik on December 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    This is a pretty good explanation for the parallax. Even without a white board. Actually the best Ive seen so far and Ive been looking for a while. The use of the graphic with red line from eye to bullet moving up and down was a big help, and explains that plane everyone else speaks of without their having explained what"plane" it is. You explained it without going there (da plane) using the graphic. I now see da plane.



  5. TJ Jones on December 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    That’s why I haven’t hit any of the moving deer I shot at with the shot gun…..the cheap stock iron sights didn’t have a parallax adjustment!



  6. TJ Jones on December 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    So far I don’t think any sniper has killed anyone out to infinity……i think a few were close but not quite there. lolol.



  7. ItsTheTwitch on December 2, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    Great explanation. Thank you guys. Simple and easy to understand



  8. srkhan on December 2, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    What Happened to your eyebrows?



  9. VoidingNixx on December 2, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Great explanation. Simple and to the point.



  10. Roy Hahn on December 2, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Another clear, concise explanation. Thanks for posting.



  11. Dallas Rife on December 2, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    I think you did an excellent job of explaining. I watched two other videos and I was still not clear , now, I get it . Good job .



  12. jimellenw on December 2, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Zeroing parallax means that the focal point/plane of the reticle and the target coincide. They are in the same place in front or plane. When this happens moving your head CANNOT move the reticle relative to the target because they are in the same plane out in front of your eye.
    Therefore, when the target is crisp and the reticle is crisp you are close. Now twist back and forth slightly on the parallax adjustment knob until you get the most crisp and no movement of the reticle relative to the target. Then go to your windage and elevation turrets and make those adjustments.



  13. T. S. on December 2, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks.



  14. Duke VonFlankenHeimer on December 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Thank You



  15. Tcooper on December 2, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Why in the world then any hunting scope would not have a parallax adjustment?. Is it possible some scopes don’t need it? How would one know before buying?



  16. MD on December 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    I think of parallax this way.

    Imagine your reticle as a physical disk in your hand.

    Place that disk against on the target.

    It should be flat, without any angular offset.

    When it is, parallax is zero.



  17. Asom Sihc on December 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    What about for an ACOG?



  18. Howdie Rowdie on December 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    So basically if there was a reddot sight which had no parallax, it would be absolutely useless? At 1:55 you see, that the crosshair is not moving at all = not accurate because ur head position changes so the dot should stay on that point on the deer, but move inside the sight. I still dont get what parallax is…



  19. Chea Chyang on December 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Hi expert why my scope I the images not stable move arouning??? Thks



  20. Bryan Rothe on December 2, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    Short sweet to the point and understandable thank you



  21. Octavio Nieto on December 2, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    I always thought line scopes were paralax-free like reflex sights. I mean, it makes sense they don’t, just thought.



  22. tahnidopicizide on December 2, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Good video…what does 50 yard to infinity setting mean?
    Does it mean that it covers anything from 50 yards and beyond?



  23. James B on December 2, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    useless



  24. Brian Owen on December 2, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Wow, lets sell scopes with adjustable objective lens. Your comment that any good scope will have the ability to focus on a certain distance to eliminate parallax is just not true. If your eye is centered behind the scope, parallax is minimal. For hunting out to 500 yards, parallax is just not an issue unless your target is very small.



  25. Jordan Drury on December 2, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Shot a rifle for the first time the other day and completely underestimated how hard it is for a newbie to even look down the scope correctly



  26. StonyRC on December 2, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Two minutes and you pretty much nailed it. Damn good job. Thank You.



  27. Chea Chyang on December 2, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Parallax can only adjust on the side of the scope? Thks



  28. al last on December 2, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Jesus Crist, I understood her more than 5 other douchebag trying to explain parallax! Great vid, thxs.



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  30. adsdentiste on December 2, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    what applies to the vertical also applies to the horizontal



  31. DUDE on December 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Great video outstanding



  32. NORTHERN SURVIVAL BACKCOUNTRY on December 2, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    My Steiner is bang on thx



  33. Arnaud N. on December 2, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Short and crystal clear



  34. rjrufntuf1 on December 2, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    M



  35. Daniel Trocino on December 2, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    Great explanation and visual! Thanks



  36. Ali Al Mashaikhi on December 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    I have sightmark sx 3-9×40 scope with parallax setting equal to 50 yard, I tried to shoot target at 10 to 25 yard but I couldn’t hit anything I tried to adjust it but I got same result.



  37. Game Over on December 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    She lost me at "even out to infinity" 1:37.



  38. Elizabeth Mendia on December 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Finally. A simple explanation!



  39. Shervin Ghannadian on December 2, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the vid! do you change your parallax based on yardage always? for instance if shooting at 300 would you be 300 parallax? or could you still shoot on point at 300 yards set at 100?



  40. Justin Johnson on December 2, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    Man what a great explanation of the parallax! thanks



  41. Ready Oar Knot on December 2, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Why does it take a woman to SIMPLY explain what a man can’t do in 50 words or less. Nice job, I understand now.



  42. Bigg Mike on December 2, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    What if my scope doesn’t have a parallax adjustment Because I don’t think my leupold 3-9×40 does



  43. tahnidopicizide on December 2, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    But how do I know the recticle is not moving because of me holding the rifle…when I hold the rifle off hand everything is slightly moving.



  44. TheOfficialJAG on December 2, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Yes yes blame the gun



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  46. tappedout15 on December 2, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Great explanation



  47. Enormous Cockman on December 2, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    Best explanation ever!