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Scopes bushnell floating reticle?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by tomsteebs, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. tomsteebs

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    hi,

    was speaking to a member from here the other day and he said he used to have a bushnell with a floating reticle that essentially worked like a gyro and adjusted in relation to the scope angle...

    are these about? and anyone used them?

    purely on a curious note....
    tom
     
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    Interesting Tom, does that mean it would work in a similar manner as a spirit level? If so how does the crosshair maintain it's relationship to the barrel centre?
    Am intrigued in the science behind this too!
    Regards,Stu.
     
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    i didn't want to work it out ;) but it seemed genuine and they are rare apparently, one fetched £1200 on its own in germany used....

    the guy (neil) i spoke to, sold one with a rapid for £800 unknowingly :)
    hopefully, cloverleaf, accuspell or clubshot etc... will know, they seem to know next to everything :claping:
     
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    It seem a bit unfeasible to me - on an Apache gunship or a tank maybe, but I can't see anything like that being made small enough to go on an air rifle. I think your friend has misunderstood the principle of what he had in some way, after all he did sell it without knowing it was there.

    I'll tell you what would be nice though, a small internal spirit level in the same focal plane as the reticle, I'd want one of those.
     
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    Every thing is unfeasible at some stage :)

    He new what he had Cus he bought it :D but sold it unknown to him that they were fetching high prices.
    I'd imagine they werent made for air rifles.... He does fac etc....

    Let's not doubt him, :thumbup:
     
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    Sorry, I'm not doubting him, I'm just saying he's misunderstood what it was in some way - & I'll be happy to be corrected.
     
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    No worries i wanna know to, he was pretty set on it :) forgotten his user name now :)
     
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    Sorry - I'm as clueless as everyone else on this one, I'm afraid :p
     
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    Shooting modern PCPs is boring enough without the use of computers.....thank . its not windows driven...you'd end up shooting yourself or rebooting whilst the Taliban charge your position...
     
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    It's not called the 'Blue Screen of Death' for nothing.
     
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    Aren't the US army's accuracy international's (interventions) ran with computerized scopes? :what:
     
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    after speaking to neil again he is adamant that they are existent and apparently it looked as if the reticle was floating in a liquid substance...
     
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    look here at the reticle images
    I think it means that the actual reticle is 'floating' on the glass, rather than joined at the edges NSEW like we usually have. I imagine when the feature first came out it was expensive - I wonder if its a first focal plane feature
     
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    naah :rolleyes:, it wouldn't be that, that sort of reticle is common :) we are talking moving floating reticle here :up:
     
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    Hi, no sorry, this is just a standard floating reticle style (not technically floating but etched in a way to give it that appearance)

    The Bushnell one was actually floating and moves.
    I know he knows the difference as the scope I swapped with him had a standard floating reticle and that wasn't what he was on about.
    Cheers anyway
     

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