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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/07/2006 at 12:48
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I recently acquired a Burris 3-9X riflescope from a private individual.  The scope is in excellent condition but has no model nnumber or name on it.  It just has "Burris 3-9X on the turret.  The zoom ring has the power on the forward edge of the ring and yardages, from 250 to 500 in the rear edge of the ring.  The reticle is the real puzzler to me.  When I first looked through the scope, I saw fine crosshairs with a mildot at their intersection.  In the bottom quadrant of the lens are 2 parallel lines.  When I turn the zoom ring, the horizontal crosshair moves upward from the dot, increasing the distance from the dot. As I zoom the ring back down to 3X, the horizontal crosshair moves back down to intersect with the dot. The 2 parallel lines in the lower quadrant do not move or change spacing as the scope is zoomed.  The person I bought the scope from didn't know what the purpose of the parallel lines were, nor did he know what the function of the moving crosshair is and he had no instructions for the scope.  Is there anyone out there who has one of these scopes and could scan the directions to me via email, or explain how what the functions are for the parallel lines and moving, horizontal crosshair?  I would deeply appreciate any help.  Thanks!

John 

Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/08/2006 at 23:51
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Tho, i don't have that scope, the 2 horizontal lines in the bottom of the scope have to be rangefinding stadia of some sort-- probably brackets a deer between back and brisket (either 16 or 18" probably) at each of the yardages marked on the power ring. The other system is probably the zero to use at each of the ranges indicated by the power ring, based on some std. cartridge/bullet trajectory. i can't think of any other reason to have a floating dot like that except to use it for long-range zeroing. That scope was written up in 1 of Bob Bell's old books. When i get back home in the a.m. i'll look it up to make sure.
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