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Question Cross Hairs

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by WessexWarrior, Nov 8, 2019 at 4:29 PM.

  1. WessexWarrior

    WessexWarrior Active Member

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    Hi Just recieved a scope from the for sale forum and have a question about it, that the seller couldnt answer.

    looking trough it, it has the crosshairs but it also has a thin horizontal cross hair just above the central cross hair

    its a bit off putting - so I wonder, what its purpose is or is the scope bust?

    Nikko Sterling 4-12 X 40
     
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  2. JD

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    It's designed for bracketing the size of a target.

    Wind the scope up to 12 mag, stick a tape measure out at 25m and see what it measures between the 2 horizontal cross hairs.
     
  3. TORNADOS7

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    Does it have any below the crosshair as well ?...

    Most commonly known as a Christmas tree reticle "or" as is the case with Nikko Sterling an "LRX" reticle...

    If it is the LRX then from personal experience you'll struggle to make any of the markers coincide with yer rifles pellet drop at normal airgun ranges which is the very reason I passed mine on to a mate who shoots HMR's etc as that's the type of rifle that the LRX was designed to be used with...

    Beautiful scopes to look through though, that much I will say... :thumb:
     
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    BallisticBill Busy Member

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    What Nikko Sterling model is it? The full model name is usually printed on the eyepiece.
     
  5. WessexWarrior

    WessexWarrior Active Member

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    its a too dark to do this tonight - but you sound like you have seen through one of these before, so thats a relief! just looking through it indoors (8 meters) on 12X I get a gap of 12mm
     
  6. JD

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    Yes mate I had the Bushmaster version back in the 90's.
     
  7. WessexWarrior

    WessexWarrior Active Member

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    it just says:
    Nikko Sterling
    image of the crown
    Silver Crown
    waterproof
    4-12 X40
    it has a focus ring at the front with distances in Yards from 20 to 1000

    and on the zoom ring it has other numbers on each zoom ie

    4X (100A, 200E, 150O)

    Also when focussed it is pin sharp! reminds me of my Pentax bino's

    Also 1000yards - I think this should be on a .303
     
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  8. Squintykid

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    its for ranging, probably deer sized.
    My old tasco has a similar bracketed range finder and separate top turrets for different calibres

    Silver Crown Series - A comprehensive and competitively priced range of scopes made to stand up to real use, whatever the application, from rimfire to magnum power, without fogging or losing zero. Fixed and vari-power (zoom) scopes for every type of hunting, fun shooting, practice or target work from 4x32 up to the sophisticated 4-12x40 BDC model with a selection of 3 inter-changeable elevation rings to adapt to most commonly used calibres.These well made competitively prices scopes will stand up to real use. These riflescopes come with full metal alloy adjustment houses for greater reliability. Adjustments are to ¼ of an inch and feature a 4 plex reticle as standard. All Silver Crown Scopes are shock tested and nitrogen filled at the factory for fog and water proofing.
     
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  9. pjgtech

    pjgtech Erm, what? who? when?where? why?

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    I had one with a similar ret couple of years ago, its for ranging or bracketing, eg: working out a range / distance by comparing the size of a known object, eg: a deer, using the two horizontal lines to frame the object..... I think? :)
     
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    I've not seen a BDC reticle with a line only above the cross hairs so I'm wondering, is it possible to insert the elevation rings upside down?
     
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    Didn't Tasco do a TR model many many moons ago 4-16 and 6-24 ? same reticle
     
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  13. Squintykid

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    . tasco.jpg
     
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  14. jb37

    jb37 posted

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    That's the one great scope :thumb:
     
  15. Squintykid

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    Not sure on the Nikko, the TR has 4-5 bells/rings that lock into the turret top and are fixed with the top cap, can't reverse those.

    I just matt blacked one and marked my 20-25-30-35 yd aim points.
     
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    Last of the Japanese optics before they were made in Singapore, somewhere in the region of £600 IIRC
     
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    Sounds to me like a big bore scope buddy, mine was a "Nighteater LRX" and the reticle is for ranging deer etc...
     
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    Tasco TRs are and were great. I have a couple.

    They were indeed designed originally for long-range hunting in the US, with an interchangeable cam system to range-estimate various large animals. But they became popular with FT shooters for similar reasons.

    The other advantage of the additional cross-wire above the reticle (I have a Premier Reticles 1990s Leupold 4-12x set up like that) was that you could vary the mag to the right spot, and end up with the main cross-hair hitting POA at your far (primary) zero (say 35 yards), and at a close zero (eg 10-15) and the upper cross-wire at the apex of the trajectory (something in the twenties).

    That sounds complicated. But, once set up, it meant that the longest shot you would take, you aimed dead on. The shortest you were likely to see on quarry, ditto. Anything in between, you judged where in between the two lines was the right aiming point.

    Of course, this was 25 or more years ago, before airgun scopes gained mil-dots and Christmas trees and all that jazz.
     
  19. rabbitwrecker

    rabbitwrecker The Tree Hunter...

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    It's an oldschool rangefinding aid. My pal has a 50 year old Weaver K4W-1 with this type of reticle...
     
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    It's a recognised reticle...exactly the same as the one on my Nikko Stirling Gold Crown 4-12x40 years ago. I never tried to make use of the '2nd' cross hair and just concentrated on the central one. Lovely scope.
     

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