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Just bought a rifle with a Redfield scope on it from the 70`s. It`s a 3x9 4 Plex Acur-Trac with a range finder scale inside the optics. How do you use this scope? Thanks in advance.
I believe your scope is the one used (with modification) to build the AR TEL (frequently refered to as the ART I) Adjustable Ranging Telescope used in Vietnam on the XM-21 Sniper Rifle. It was mounted in the Leatherwood camming mount, and the crosshairs were modified. As I recall, you bracket an area the size of a deer's body (18"?) between the two lines in the scope and read the range, then hold accordingly for the drop of your round at that range. I am out of town, but I may have instructions for you model in an old Optics book from the 70's - I'll look.
Anybody else have the original "dope" on using this Redfield? CC
Dan in NY
Try this link.
Remember, there are is also an earlier AccuRange model, thats much less complex, and just has the bracketed crosshairs & rangefinder. Since these rangefinders start with 200 yds., I would think your rifle would have to be sighted in for that range for starters..(never hunted with an Accu track (or Accurange)..just collect em'.)
I have an AccuTrac, AccuRange[200-600] Wide field that I put on an HK-91 in 1979. Use as Dan in NY stated. Range,then set the bullet drop cam to that range hold on and squeeze. Dead bang accurate to 600 meters.It is still good beyond 600 meters but, of course you have to figure your own holdover. It is the only Redfield scope I have owned and it is a GREAT one. Nick
These are the "ACCU-RANGE" Instructions: "To find the range of this deer (shown in diagram) position him between the upper parallel (stadia) wires and begin to turn the power selector ring."
"Continue to turn the power selector ring until the stadia wires bracket the deer (probably about an 18-20" area to bracket) from shoulder to brisket. Read the number at the bottom of the range indicator scale -- in this case 400 yard -- the distance from you to the deer."
"Once the range is known, you simply hold over the proper amount to accommodate the drop for the caliber and bullet weight you're using. The scope can be left at the same power or increased, as long as you maintain the correct amout of holdover." It also mentions that this scope was used by the US Marines on their Sniper Rifles in Vietnam. CC
Anybody have a recently purchased redfield scope? If memory serves, it is an Oregon company...how is the quality? The prices are surprisingly low for a "US" scope.
Bought two a last year for my sons rifles. Made by Leopold. It's their competivly priced line. So far so good.
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