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Can anybody tell me what the difference is between "Rifle" scopes and "Shotgun" scopes? Is it the reticle? Is it the eye relief? Is it the shorter tubes? What?

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What is the difference between Rifle and Sh

Primarily it is the distance at which parallax is corrected. The shotgun scopes also "usually" have more coarse cross hairs. Shotgun scopes I believe are usually corrected for parallax at about 50 yards as compared to about 150 for rifle scopes. This can vary some by manufacturer.

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What is the difference between Rifle and Sh

GB hit it on the head with the parallax. Really, parallax won't make a difference, unless you are doing high precision shooting. For deer sized game, you could use a 'shotgun' scope on a rifle, or vise versa without no noticeable difference in a hunting situation.
 
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