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    Scope dialling and poor close up vision

    So what do you do if you want to dial your scope and your eyesight is getting a bit dodgy close up? I wear glasses for reading and any closeup work these days and if I was going to dial a scope I would have to put my glasses on to see the scope dials which doesn't seem very practical on the hills - or do you count clicks by feel or what?

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    If you don't want to carry glasses then I would say that you should get a scope with zero stop on the elevation turret and count clicks. That way you never loose your zero. Converting your drop chart to clicks (if currently using MOA adjustments) will make it easier too. Windage tracking (of the clicks and zero) would be the issue however. In saying all this, if you have time too adjust elevation etc prior to a shot, you most likely have time to break out the glasses too...
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    Take your glasses Shamus.
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    May I suggest one of these on a lanyard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    May I suggest one of these on a lanyard
    Don't laugh but I was just thinking along those lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamus View Post
    Don't laugh but I was just thinking along those lines
    If it works mate do it
    The deersies wont laugh i'm sure, and if they do they will soon stop when some lead goes hurling towards them

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    Whilst I wear glasses the whole time, I always add a retainer strap made of neoprene so I can safely push them up, or down under my chin when doing the close up stuff. (I'm short sighted) . Would a strap help ur occasional use??

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    You can always take a small magnifying glass and carry it in a stock/comb pack.

    With target shooting a lot of the guys with failing (close) eyesight, use magnifying glasses to check the micrometer settings on their sights.

    Other option would be to work out drops for mil reticle if you can see those in the scope, and then just shoot by using dots in the sight picture ?
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    I just bought a VX3 with CDS from Thar over in Buy, Sell or Swap so I will see how I get on with that. 400-450m is about max for me anyway so not too hard to keep track of where you are on the dial.

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    I wear contact lenses for distance and have the same issue up close so use one of those credit card style magnifying lenses that I carry in my top pocket. Nice and flat. I like the monocle idea on a lanyard.

 

 

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