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    Imperial/Metric measurements

    I've recently made the transition from European scopes (Zeiss), to Hawke and Sightron. From 25mm. to 30mm. tubes. (Before you ask, they fit my needs better).
    Obviously my new measurements are in Imperial rather than Metric.
    What really fails to impress is the literature which comes with these new scopes.
    What, for example is 1.12"?? It's a ba55stard mixture of both measurements!
    I can relate to 8ths., 16ths., and 32nds. of an inch but i'm struggling with decimals of an inch. My old Physics master would be rotating in his grave at high speed.
    My wife says I'm allowed one rant per day, and i've just used it up. Pedant, Moi?

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    Sorry to confuse you further blaven but it's very unlikely that you had a 25mm scope. If you meant an inch tubed scope that converts to 25.4mm.
    The Europeans generally used 26mm scopes in the past before going over to 1" and the now more popular 30mm.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Thank you. I stand corrected. It's Saturday night and the wine level in the bottle is very low.

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    Sorry but imperial measurements are properly expressed as 1/1000 part of an inch.

    Neil.

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    1.12 inches is about 1 1/8 inches
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaven View Post
    ...Pedant, Moi?
    I sympathise.
    Recently I tried to join a forum,did all the registration stuff then came a 'check question' designed to stop spam I suppose.
    The question was..'what is slang for money and which is also a metal?'.
    I tried copper..no good.
    I tried silver..no good.
    I got frustrated and gave up.
    Turned out the answer was..brass. I didn't try that 'cos I know it's an alloy.

    Atb

    A fellow pedant.
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    At the risk of 'out-pedanting' you,- surely brass is a metal and also an alloy in the same way as steel, pewter etc.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornet 6 View Post
    Sorry but imperial measurements are properly expressed as 1/1000 part of an inch.

    Neil.
    Ah! Yes! I'd forgotten. No engineer, me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaven View Post
    At the risk of 'out-pedanting' you,- surely brass is a metal and also an alloy in the same way as steel, pewter etc.?
    Damn! , you're right...

    Metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    thank you for the good laugh. Some of the questions for forum registration really do take the biscuit.

    The way they are twisting and corrupting the language is rather sad though.

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