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cross hair

[′krȯs ‚her]
(engineering)
An inscribed line or a strand of hair, wire, silk, or the like used in an optical sight, transit, or similar instrument for accurate sighting.
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Regarding the scores for Part II, quality-of-life showed that the outcome tends to improve more in the cross hair group, though no statistical significance was shown [[Figure 1]a, one-way ANOVA with F = 2.
Beyond 250 yards, you must hold the cross hairs above the desired point of impact to compensate for the bullet's drop.
For instance, if the change is to be a gradual but continuing negative change in grade, the target would consist of a set of cross hairs as well as points directly above the cross hairs on the vertical centerline of the target representing the place the target should be at certain predetermined stations.
Note: Cross hair thickness ratio can be improved with a handheld magnifier.
Shooting from a solid rest, fire one shot with the cross hair carefully centered on the bull's-eye.
Although we will be fed the usual images of computer cross hairs on targets, what you will not see is the fear on the face of the pilot as he struggles to control his aircraft under the onslaught of enemy fire.
Mated to a Schmidt & Bender 3-12X scope, this reticle is not as customized as is possible; you can have a reticle created with extra cross hairs to match a given load.
Are you comfortable shooting when the cross hair is moving?
This way, as soon as the star begins to drift it will move into open space rather than remain hidden behind a cross hair.
YET once again it would appear that the people of Northumberland have been caught in the cross hairs in the ongoing bitter struggle between the Conservatives and Labour.
Since President Duterte took office and launched his deadly war against drugs, people who fear they may be on his cross hairs have sought the help of charm traders in Quiapo, Manila.
The dual lasers visually mark the edges of what is being measured and the cross hairs pinpoint the centre point of the measurement area.