“What do you want me to do? Draw you a picture?”
- Make:A BOOK by Samuel B. Mann
- Model:'LIGHT AT THE START OF THE TUNNEL - Are rifle scopes off the rails?'
- Ammo Type:Air
- Action Type:CO2
- Calibre:.38-40 Winchester
- Serial Number:1956
|Seller Type:||Private User
Licence # 431-725-90B
|Location:||ESSENDON NORTH, VIC, 3041|
|Phone #:||*** click to reveal ***|
|Transferring Dealer:||Trophy Arms, VIC, 3040 Licence # 61329941F, VIC, 3040
Licence # 61329941F
|View other listings from this seller|
With apologies to ‘The Searchers’, the horrific murder of a fictional girl was not the only atrocity of 1956 in regard to moving pictures.
Kollmorgen and Weaver had been searching for an answer to Leupold’s Adjusto-Mount and the technology of Bausch & Lomb. The boys from El Paso and then Denver struck the motherlode with image-movement (constantly centred reticles) and probably wrestled each other for the prize. It was great for the patent holders but fool’s gold for scope buyers. Time-poor shooters fell into the shaft and best-scope makers finally got sucked in, too.
So, I’ve drawn you some pictures. Ponder the field stop and think about recoil inertia as it applies to the hinged erector tube and hard-kicking rifles. There are two answers (though one is going fast) and both are mapped out in
‘LIGHT AT THE START OF THE TUNNEL
Are rifle scopes off the rails?’
Signed copies with digital additions still $24.30-posted for SSAA members; other offers also available.
NB: The form details here are, of course, a joke needed to put a book in the Rifles section. The calibre was John Wayne's favorite. The fourth photo shows the robust construction of an old Nickel Supra's reticle movement (called 'second photo' in the drawing); the fifth one is of an erector tube, the kind of thing bobbing around in a modern variable.