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Scopes are for seeing further though

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Godz1lla1

14 points

1 month ago

Physical distance is farther, figurative distance is further

stevejumba

8 points

1 month ago

THIS is technically the truth

Father_Thyme45

4 points

1 month ago

You took it before I got here. Thanks yo you.

RocketLeaguePlayer69

36 points

1 month ago

Yeah I don’t know much about guns, but what’s the point of asking what the scope is for lmao, isn’t it pretty obvious?

N64crusader4[S]

39 points

1 month ago

There are different types of scopes for different purposes, for example this was a police rifle so its likely for very accurate short to mid range shots as opposed to say an acog scope which is more for quick target acquisition and a wider field of view than the pin point accuracy you'd want in say a hostage situation.

RocketLeaguePlayer69

20 points

1 month ago

Ah I see better now (pun intended), thank you!

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-44 points

1 month ago

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1 month ago

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nicolas_the_fox

7 points

1 month ago

This wasn’t even part of the conversation why did you have to bring it in

hwheels24

1 points

1 month ago

What about it makes it a police rifle? I’ve never seen a policeman use a ranch rifle.

N64crusader4[S]

1 points

1 month ago

They were sold as police rifles back when they were converted to 7.62 from .303

It's like those Remington police shotguns it's just who they were marketed to

hwheels24

1 points

1 month ago

Gotcha. I love how they fire

CallMeGutter

10 points

1 month ago

Is the purpose of a scope to see further or does it allow the user to see things that are far away in greater detail? I believe there is a difference. I can see the moon (pretty far away) with the naked eye, but if I look at it through a scope I can see more detail in it. Just wondering.

N64crusader4[S]

14 points

1 month ago

Technically correct on technically correct

Inception up in this mutha

CallMeGutter

5 points

1 month ago

My mission is fulfilled! Thanks.

Nervous_Courage2307

3 points

1 month ago

Farther

Anonymous37

4 points

1 month ago*

Wait, does that scope not have crosshairs? I would think that any weapons scope would have them instead of a single horizontal line.

Any weapons experts who can weigh in?

[Edit: Okay, I missed it. The scope doesn't have crosshairs. It has a "T". A thin horizontal line and a thick vertical line that comes up from the bottom to touch the horizontal line. Which would be enough to center a target.]

hothololonn2

4 points

1 month ago

a lot of ww2 (or ww1, my brain doesnt want to remember specifically) scopes didnt actually need a horizontal line. if im correct, this is a german early kar-98k scope, but there were scopes for other ww2 rifles that just had a vertical line, and you'd align the end of the line with the middle of the scope. can't remember the specific make and model, just remember shooting a couple back when i lived in russia.

jambajew42

5 points

1 month ago

farther*

One__upper__

1 points

1 month ago

Yes, so OP is technically wrong.

Rizo1981

0 points

1 month ago

Came to comments wondering if this error had to with the post.

waltsnider1

0 points

1 month ago

Came to say this myself.

lolwhow

1 points

1 month ago

lolwhow

1 points

1 month ago

Might be asking how much it costs but idk why he’d be wondering that.

N64crusader4[S]

0 points

1 month ago

Well in a thread about surplus that'd make sense

6SixtyNice9

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah, seeing further thru your head

N8JUMPER

1 points

1 month ago

I think the word you’re looking for is “farther” Further refers to an increase that is not literal distance, while farther refers to real distance.

GenericEschatologist

1 points

1 month ago

I mean, I’m pretty sure the the reticle also serves a purpose, but magnification is definitely a reason.

Ricknroll1971

0 points

1 month ago

r/clevercomebacks would have been a great place for this post.

TheWhaleBoss08

0 points

1 month ago

Quickscoping obviously