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Old 02-21-2007, 09:06 PM
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crosshair thickness of various scopes

Gents
simple question on the average what is the thickness of a rifle scopes crosshairs say a Leopold duplex 3x9 and does it muntiply as range increases
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:45 AM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

Hi sevend.

I dont have the specific info you are asking for, but bear in mind that you want to know reticle thickness as well as reticle subtension. i.e. how much the center of the crosshair covers at a xx distance.

A thick reticle may subtend 1 cm or 1/10 mil cm or more at 100m; a thin one, 0,3 cm or 0,3/10 mil at 100m.

If it were a first focal <plane reticle, subtension angle is always the same, i.e., 1 at 100, 2 at 200, 5 at 500 and so on,because the reticle varies its thikness as you increase/decrease the power factor in the scope.

If talking about a second focal plane reticles ( as most of the leupolds) the reticle may cover 1/4 moa at 100yds for instance; but at different distance the angle subtension will be different because the reticle thickness remains the same.
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Old 02-25-2007, 07:53 AM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

Alg
First thank you for responding
For quite some time this situation has been bugging me
You see years ago I talked to a Leupold guru and he
stated that the average crosshair thickness was 8/10th
of an inch in thickness . so with that i started thinking
and i have come to the conclusion that crosshairs do not
grow as distance increases rather the object (target)
decreases in size.I'm thinking 8/10 of inch at 100 yards
grows to 8" at 1000 yards.This could be added to our error.
What do you think 7sevendogs
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:33 AM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

A 8/10 in. reticle would be VERY thick.-

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crosshairs do not
grow as distance increases rather the object (target)
decreases in size

[/ QUOTE ]

It is the power factor what increases/ decreases the size as seen through the scope.



What you say would be in a second focal plane reticle; reticle thickness remains the same and the target apparent size increases or decreases;

in a FFP, the reticle thickness/target size ratio remains the same throughout the scope´s magnification.

[ QUOTE ]
'm thinking 8/10 of inch at 100 yards
grows to 8" at 1000 yards

[/ QUOTE ] - in a FFP yes if you refer to the area the reticle covers on the target at those distances.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:20 AM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

Thank You
7sevendogs
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:31 PM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

Welcome.

If you do a search you´ll find more information on FFP/ 2 FP scopes.-
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:56 PM
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Re: crosshair thickness of various scopes

8 tenths ? thats like 4/8 of an inch doesnt anyone remember 3rd grade fractions
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