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Michael Carlin
February 8, 1999, 10:23 PM
OK, by Friday my Kowa TSN 821 with the 27X LER eyepiece should be here.

Now, I am looking for some guidance as to how you use your spotting scope in shooting highpower, especially Service Rifle.

Where do you focus for each range. What is your procedure for "de-focusing"?

Does anyone "pan" from near to far observing the mirage?

Most especially what is your sequence for shooting a round in 600 prone? Please be specific, when to check wind, load, fire, call, record in score book, etc.

I shot last season with an old Bushnell Sentry, and hope to get more out of my use of the scope this season. Also, feel free to comment on the intrument itself, is this a satisfacory value?

At nearly $600 I am hoping to be able to see .223 holes in good light in the black at 200. Can I reasonably expect to do that?



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pat
February 10, 1999, 01:53 AM
OK .... this is just my opinion, and we all know about them!im using a tsn821/27 er.good choice.at 200 im not reading the wind thru the scop just using flags the target is big enough and forgiving enough.At 300 during prep im focused 2/3 to the target usning the scope for mirage watching flags and scoping alternately for a good comparison (this is after im set up and ready to shoot).when the targets come up i dont go to the scope again untill its over cant see the .223 holes any way unless i have realy blown it and they are in the white. just check the flags and go!try to be quick and get it done before the wind changes im usualy done in 50 sec..at 600 its a new game lots of time my routine is as follows: shoot , GUN TO SAFE, call, round in gun bolt still back(dont want it to get hot), spot the target in scope, release bolt, shoot.... now record score for first round make second call...and start over. i dont mess with the focus during the firing time but during prep i like to focus 2/3 to the target( at say 400 ydsdown range) and judge mirage. during the firing time i revert to just flags. you could keep changing the focus and scoring and messing with things but i think its more important to get it done quick so the conditions dont changeusualy my first and secon shot is the only time i will adjust the sights after that im usualy ok. if your not your going to be chasing the wind and the bull and your screwed..... like i said this is just my opinion but it works for me the prone is my best position i can usually shoot about 190 to 193 of 200

Michael Carlin
February 11, 1999, 11:13 PM
Pat,

Thanks,
Your method falls pretty much right in line with what the other guys I am shooting with are advising.

I have to develop a system to minimize the time I use to fire. Keep the book while the target is in the pit, and be ready to check conditions and fire when the target reappears.

Anyone else have some sage advice for the old sergeant? Please.

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Ni ellegimit carborundum esse!

Yours In Marksmanship
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michael