Irons sights yards or meters?

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by LtpLegend, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. LtpLegend

    LtpLegend New Member

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    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.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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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.
     

  3. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  4. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    How long is a Chinese meter? :D
     
  5. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    10 decimeters? 100 centimeters? 1000 millimeters? .001 kilometers?
     
  6. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Thus the ease of the system. :cool:
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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. :eek:

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

    orangello New Member

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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.