EBR rules and regulations

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    Brian10956
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    I have a question on the EBR regulation on scopes I had read that you can’t use one stronger than 32 power. Do you know if your allowed to use a scope with a higher power rating if you set it at 32 or less. I sent them the same question but figured I may get an quicker response here.

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    Strever
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    Brian10956
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    I read the rule that a scope can’t have more than 32 magnification so if I put a stop on the magnification knob where I can’t increase over 32 will I be in compliance. I’m not able to drive to the competition with 300 pounds of gear in the trunk I’m just going to show up with one rifle case that I can take on the plan. Why can the rules be consistent from event to event.

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    Beach-gunner
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    Although I’ve never been to EBR…it sounds like a rule to level the playing field.  Pretty simple, because of the “Human Condition” the EBR organizers can’t trust everyone to use a stop on their scope as you would.  Policing every scope with 32 plus magnification just leads to more work for the organizers.

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    STO
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    "Total air cylinder volume limited to 580cc" I noticed this one pop up. I'm actually in favor of this one. As FX spends more and more time/attention on winning these competitions, their benchrest rifles increasingly diverge from any sort of rifle a practical shooter would run. If it isn't stopped, eventually there will be the FX Railgun like you see in 6mm BR. :P 

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    Arzrover
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    I'm not seeing any rules regarding scope magnification in the rules link above. I don't normally go above that anyway but haven't heard anything about that in previous EBRs, either.

    The links on the EBR site for FT and 25 Meter don't work for me, so maybe that's where you're seeing ?

    Bob

     

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    Brian10956
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    The rules on 32 power scope are here

    http://www.extremebenchrest.com/american-field-target-rules/

    Since it actually says “Scope Magnification maximum of 32x” if I keep my higher powered scope at or below 32 power I should be allowed to use let’s say my Athlon 6-34 scope I just won’t use full magnification which I don’t normally use except when I’m using it as a spotting scope.

     

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    dan_house
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    Im reading that to say your scope can only have a max of 32x. So your 34x turned down wouldnt be legal, as its over 32x to start with. 

    Wonder what the thinking is behind that rule? in the AAFTA sanctioned matches, only Hunter class (dvision?) has a scope power restriction. 

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    Centercut
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    In Hunter class FT you can use a scope of greater than 16X, but your scope must be dialed down to 16X or the marking on the scope at 16X or lower if none are marked at 16X (if you have markings at 12X and 20X, and nothing in between, you'd need to adjust to 12X.).  I'm 99.9% sure the AoA guys would allow the same, since they are all big FT shooters…

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