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I have always mounnted regular rifle scopes on rimfire rifles and slug guns. Does this matter? Curious becuase i see all these specialty scopes these days..
 

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Rimfire scopes have a 50 yd paralax setting, while "regular" scopes are 100 yd. If you're shooting fine, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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also, shotguns (slug guns) often require the scope to be mounted slightly further forward than rifles. Shotgun scopes usually have the longer eye relief necessary for this situation, and the long eye relief also helps prevent "scope eye" (getting smacked in the head with the scope on recoil).
 

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Can't speak to others as I only have Leupold scopes, their rimfire are set to 60yd, shotgun/muzzleloader are 75yd, and standard are 150yd. I put a 3-9 compact on my 22 but sent it back to get the parallax re-adjusted to 60.
 
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