Telescopic Sight


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telescopic sight

[¦tel·ə¦skäp·ik ′sīt]
(ordnance)
Gunsight equipped with a telescope.

Telescopic Sight

 

a viewfinder whose optical components form a telescopic (afocal) system.

In the USSR, telescopic systems consisting of a negative, or diverging, objective and a positive, or converging, eyepiece are found in cameras equipped with rangefinders and in some amateur motion-picture cameras. Such viewfinders are of small size and provide a reduced erect image of the object being photographed. They are known as direct-vision optical viewfinders.

Reflex cameras and professional motion-picture cameras employ a telescopic system with a positive objective and eyepiece. Systems of this type produce magnified images of the object being photographed but must be equipped with an inversion system in order to obtain an erect image.

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While the Germans reportedly obtained 20,000 telescopic sights during the war for issue to snipers, the British were reluctant to add telescopic sights to their rifles because they thought it slowed the rate of fire and when they did attach one, it was in an awkward position on the side of the weapon, which made it difficult to use.
Homer's soldier, eyeing his victim--yet cropped as if caught in a telescopic sight himself is trapped in the terrible logic of war.
The receiver was drilled and tapped to accept a one-piece Redfield Junior mount for the Weaver 330C telescopic sight (military designation M73B1) and the bolt handle was modified so as to clear the scope during manipulation
Police grabbed the gun and tossed it out of the way, while Raybould protested he was 'only having a laugh' and testing the gun's telescopic sight.
An investigation of the 39-year-oldCOs house in the Famagusta district ensued, during which the police found an air gun with a telescopic sight, a single-barreled hunting shotgun, an automatic gun, two crossbows and a night-vision scope.
Lee Marklow, prosecuting, said Miller turned up outside his partner's home in Ransom Road, Foleshill, at about 1.45am, after he had been drinking; he was carrying an air rifle with a telescopic sight, which required a licence for any owner to carry it.
"Imagine that someone is waiting for you with a powerful rifle with a telescopic sight; he could spot you accurately five hundred yards away.
The rifle was is described as a BSA multi-shot weapon with a telescopic sight.
Detective Constable Galbraith told the court he believed he could connect Edwards to the charges and under cross examination from a defence solicitor, confirmed that during police interviews Edwards gave cops an "explanation" for the telescopic sight but had "denied any knowledge of the other items".
Many agreed with Jeff Cooper's "Scout Rifle" hypothesis; namely, the best rifle for a man on foot in dangerous places was a very lightweight bolt-action .308, fitted with a forward-mounted, long-eye-relief telescopic sight. Ruger's new Scout Rifle fills the bill, and adds an extended 10-round magazine that makes it look a little bit like an updated Lee-Enfield #5 Jungle Carbine.
The firearms are a Ruger .22RF self-loading rifle, serial number 242-46235; a Remington .222 serial number C6629502; and a RWS .22 Excalibur air rifle with telescopic sight, serial number 7833.
The documents further reveal that Bagdasarian had three handguns and three rifles, including a 30.06 with a telescopic sight and a Remington .50 caliber muzzle-loading rifle.