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Rules for Scope Magnification ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by shotgun, Nov 22, 2009.

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  1. shotgun

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    Are there any rules for what is the max power scope you can have when shooting ATA targets. If so where can I find it.. Thanks
     
  2. H82MIS

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    ROTFLMFAO,,,,,,
     
  3. GRR

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    IT'S IN THE RULE BOOK...I BELIEVE IT'S 1 POWER
     
  4. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    These guys are no help. What you do is take your barrel length (34), divide it by your scope length(17) and the result is your magnification level(2). Very simple formula. The longer the barrel the more magnification. Based on that if your barrel was (51) inches and you were using the same scope you could turn your magnification up to (3). Bulge.
     
  5. skeet_man

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    a search of the ATA PDF rule book shows no occurrence of the word "scope".
     
  6. BIGDON

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    Well we can see that the village idiots have never seen anyone use a shotgun scope at trap. Many shooters with various eye problems have used some form of a scope.

    Shotgun; I don't think there are any rules pertaining to it's use.

    Don
     
  7. phirel

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    The "scopes" I have seen used are not magnifying devices. They are electronic sights. They have worked well for some who have vision loss. Instead of using an off set rib, they use an off set electrical sight. One problem with these sights is that the batteries run out of potential at inopportune times, often just as the shooter is ready to call "pull".

    A scope with magnification could cause problems. As magnification increases, the field of vision decreases.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. short shucker

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    Which Ljutics came with scopes? I have seen a couple that were factory setups.

    ss
     
  9. BIGDON

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    I have seen the shotgun ones that magnigfy 2 or 3 times with the red dot. I am not saying it is the answer but it allowed a once good shooter to continue shooting for a few more years.

    There was a shooter at the Grand one year who was an engineer and had been injured severely. He had rigged up a harness, scope and a electronic trigger that allowed him to shoot and he did damn well considering.

    Don
     
  10. shotgun

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    I'm trying to help a 80 plus year old to continue shooting we have a 1 power and a 2 1/2 power scope the 1 power was used by a shooter in Washington State years ago. My friend was a good shooter but now has major eye problems. He was told that some where in the rules there was a max power rule. Does that exist or not? I'm unable to find anything about scopes let alone power.. Thanks
     
  11. setter

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    There is no max power rule. In fact there are no rules regarding scopes; so its open to do whatever.
     
  12. Neal Crausbay

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    Back in the late 60's and/or early 70's, there were a couple of shooters in New Mexico shooting with Weaver l.5X scopes on their model 12s. I fired 2 or 3 shots with one of their guns and can sum up my experience with these words: If you can break a winning score using any power scope, I will certainly be your host at the beer tent next time there.
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

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    I've forgotten the mans name from MT that shot a model 12 with a low powered scope at the big Las Vegas shoots in the early 70s. He shot it extremely well and you had to have your "A" game on to beat him!! I only saw him shoot handicaps and he won at times with that rig!

    Hap
     
  14. PerazziBigBore

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    The "secret" to using a "scope' is a long eye relief.. and mounted half way down the barrel..so you can keep both eyes open.. leaving a reticle superimposed on the target.. A 1 to 1.5 power works great.. You get the depth of field.. by using both eyes..
     
  15. dverna

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    I think an EoTech might be a better option.

    Don Verna
     
  16. CalvinMD

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    burris has that new electro bead or something that is like a halo-sight mounted on the rear of a auto style reciever
     
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