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E Pluribus Unum
02-25-2007, 10:38 AM
How do these things work?

I have a Springfield Armory 6x40 Government scope that has a bunch of markings off to the side of the crosshairs.

This is supposedly "range finding"... how does one use it?

http://www.fototime.com/BD2C19261A21AED/standard.jpg

Gunsrruss
02-25-2007, 10:46 AM
Read the directions:eek: They come with the scope. Some peoples children:)

E Pluribus Unum
02-25-2007, 11:07 AM
Read the directions:eek: They come with the scope. Some peoples children:)

That would be so easy......

I do not have the instructions... and SA no longer has their scopes online... I assume because they no longer sell them.

I have seen "range finding binoculars" and such that have the same markings so SOMEONE has to know how to use them. From what I understand military training includes how to use them.

Mute
02-25-2007, 3:10 PM
Looks like a proprietary system. You're better off going with a mil or MOA based ranging system.

Jicko
02-25-2007, 3:28 PM
First of all, I do not have that scope, so here are my best *guess*.

Those 18", 24", 3" marks those lengths @ a particular distance.

And in general, the first "major" mark underneath the crosshair is 300 meters, then the next is 400 meters, and the next is 500 meters etc...

First you need to know how long is a real object. Like a can of coke is 5" etc..
And in general, you "estimate" a general "human body" shoulder to shoulder being 18"....

So if you look at a human target thru the scope, and his shoulder-to-shoulder fits right at 18" marking for the 300 meters, then this object is 300 meters away from you. And if that human target's shoulder-to-shoulder fits the 18" marking of the 500 meters, then this target is actually 500 meters from you.



How do these things work?

I have a Springfield Armory 6x40 Government scope that has a bunch of markings off to the side of the crosshairs.

This is supposedly "range finding"... how does one use it?

http://www.fototime.com/BD2C19261A21AED/standard.jpg

Guns R Tools
02-25-2007, 3:43 PM
I have the manual. Here is relevant part. Click on it to see bigger pic.

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.54f56a4fe5.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?54f56a4fe5.jpg)

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.ce5a172b84.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?ce5a172b84.jpg)

http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.2bda1f765b.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?2bda1f765b.jpg)


http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/th.bf7a2db0a8.jpg (http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/image.php?bf7a2db0a8.jpg)

E Pluribus Unum
02-25-2007, 9:08 PM
Thanks for effort but its not workin... :) can you email it?

Guns R Tools
02-25-2007, 9:28 PM
It's possible that when you click the thumnail the pop up blocker is blocking the new window.

Try right click and choose "open in new window" then you should get full size pic. Then you can right click and choose "save pic as"

If for some reason it doesn't work I can email it to you.
PM me your email.

E Pluribus Unum
02-25-2007, 10:14 PM
That was weird... did you change the original post???

When I first viewed the post the images had red Xs.... I closed it and came back in and it worked fine... :)


Anyway... thanks for the effort! :) I now understand!