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Vincine 09-08-2011 02:23 PM

Way too many optical sighting design feature questions.
Can one tell where their scope is set without breaking cheek/stock contact?
Are there scopes that display their ‘click setting’ on the inside?
Or do you have to count your clicks with all (most?) scopes?
Does ‘0’ feel different from the other +/- clicks?
Is there such a thing as a scope that can display yardage on the inside once you set the ballistic drop on it? It seems a design feature that could be worked into holographic/reflex scope (device?) most easily.
Can you get mil-dot recitals that are correlated to specific ballistic drop characteristics?

Actually now that I think about it;
Film SLRs had screens that aided focusing by busting up the image until you where right on. If you can visually focus a lens, how much of a design jump would it be for that action to dial in the elevation on a scope after the drop ballistics had been preset on it?

Or does everybody just use hold-over?

c3shooter 09-08-2011 02:54 PM

To answer your last first- there ARE scopes that are intended to be quickly adjusted in the field. For most hunting, folks use holdover, but look for scope with no scope caps, large knobs, and they can be reset to Zero. Target scope. Pricey for good ones. Watched a gent who is a professional wildlife culler (he gets paid to shoot critters) He was using a scope of the type described, had his ballistic data, would input clicks for range, wind, temp, etc- and was whacking coyotes at around 600 yards- bull barreled, bipod, rifle and scope cost what my truck cost, etc.

This is one of the CHEAP ones like that- er.htm

Vincine 09-08-2011 04:52 PM

Hi c3,

I followed your link, then went to Muellerís factory site, picked up ĎBullet Drop Compensation Dialí as a search term (which I could have figured out myself if I was awake), surfed around some more, found a couple of almosts, and have just tripped across this:

Scopes - rifle scopes, handgun scopes, hunting scopes by Burris Optics

I donít know if itís any good but itís what I was getting at.


(To me it looks like he misses the mule deer on the video!)

c3shooter 09-08-2011 06:47 PM

Nice concept. How well it does, I don't know. We do use some rather sophisticated systems with military extreme long range shooting.

I did note the price on THAT scope is $1,375, plus rings and mounts. :eek:

Vincine 09-08-2011 07:28 PM

Yeah, I $aw that al$o. Too bad it doesn’t clean & butcher the animal too. The first digital watches and calculators were hundreds of dollars, now they’re given away like Cracker Jack prizes. If there’s a market for this, I’d expect them to be more affordable in a few years.

Edit to add: I think it comes with its own rings. Someone posted they saw it for $850-900 street price. How much is a scope AND a rangefinder?

Txhillbilly 09-09-2011 03:01 AM

Well if you think the Burris unit is $$$$,then check out the one Zeiss makes.

Welcome to Carl Zeiss Optical, Inc.

I have seen a couple reviews on the Burris unit,and they seem to like the way it worked.

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