aiming circle


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aiming circle

[′ām·iŋ ‚sər·kəl]
(engineering)
An instrument for measuring angles in azimuth and elevation in connection with artillery firing and general topographic work; equipped with fine and coarse azimuth micrometers and a magnetic needle.
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Optex Systems revealed Monday that it has entered into a USD850,000 settlement agreement for equitable adjustment on the Aiming Circle contract number W52H09-06-D-0229, under which, the shipments concluded in 2011 with the US Government.
By incorporating small aiming circles into the reticle, the BDC system allows precise, unobtrusive aiming points.
The aiming circle is no longer needed, and the onboard computer in the new digital system displays precise correction calculations on a lightweight display.
The 1100 kg OWS25 includes a day/night sight assembly, comprising a periscope sight with a x1 day window with collimated aiming circle, an x8 day channel with ballistic reticule, a x1 night window with collimated aiming circle and a x7.
The reticle that came in the model I tested is Nikon's BDC model, which consists of crosshairs with four aiming circles descending from the crosshair intersection.
ORDER A REPLACEMENT M2A2 AIMING CIRCLE WITH NSN 6675-01-067-0687.
Image quality is uniformly superb; distances are accurate; time and again, and the unique LED display with aiming circle will rapidly acquire any target.
I used the BDC-250's 225-yard aiming circle (third one down) to zero the gun at 150 yards (which provides the optimum maximum point-blank range for whitetails with 12-gauge sabot loads), and plotted the trajectory.
For this contract, DRS will fabricate and deliver complete M2A2 Aiming Circles and M2A2 Aiming Circle Head Assemblies.
An aiming circle on the LCD readout allows users to acquire targets rapidly and a diopter makes correcting for one's own vision a snap.
The Banner 1-4x32 and 4x32 feature the firm's Circle Plex reticle--a broad outer crosshair joins an aiming circle in the center, and within that circle is a fine crosshair.
Amazingly, a select few archers, in apparent defiance of logic, are able to consistently shoot groups smaller than their aiming circle.