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Old 06-13-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Irons sights yards or meters?

About to go to the range and shoot this SKS my new red dot has not come in yet so I will be using iron sights.

I was wondering if anyone knew what the numbers 1-10 were on a Chinese SKS if 1 was 100 yards or meters ?

Looks like this and looks like stock irons sights.

10
---9
8
---7
6
---5
4
---3
2
---1
-3

the --- is just a placeholder to keep the numbers on the right side how it looks on the sights.



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On a comblock weapon it is going to be Meters I would assume. As even the US Military uses the metric system for this type of stuff. It is much easier to teach 1 meter 100 meter 1000 meter = 1kilometer. 100 meter squared is a grid square.



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On a comblock weapon it is going to be Meters I would assume. As even the US Military uses the metric system for this type of stuff. It is much easier to teach 1 meter 100 meter 1000 meter = 1kilometer. 100 meter squared is a grid square.
We zeroed on a 25 yard range. Pop ups were on a meter measured range though.

The Chinese stuff will undoubtedly be metric though.
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We zeroed on a 25 yard range. Pop ups were on a meter measured range though.

The Chinese stuff will undoubtedly be metric though.
How long is a Chinese meter?
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How long is a Chinese meter?
10 decimeters? 100 centimeters? 1000 millimeters? .001 kilometers?
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10 decimeters? 100 centimeters? 1000 millimeters? .001 kilometers?
Thus the ease of the system.
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Think that is confusing? Older Russian weapons may be calibrated to cubits- or as spoken Russian, Arshins. Which were standardized as 28 English inches.

I usually go by minute-of-whitetail for hunting, and minute-of-bad-guy for pistols.

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My problem with the SKS setup is figuring out exactly which notch is the 100 setting. IOW, do you want the selector bar under the 100 or centered on it.



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