UKAHFT Glasses and markings

Discussion in 'UKAHFT Questions and Answers' started by Clanktank, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Clanktank

    Clanktank New Member

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    Two questions really, as I'm going to my first competition in a few weeks so don't want any surprises, or worst case told I can't shoot:

    Firstly, are flip up eye occluders allowed in FT (picture below), as I use an opaque one to let me shoot with both eyes open? Someone at my club told me they weren't legal, so I just wanted to check.

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    Secondly, I've put some markings on my scope housing to help me with eye alignment (the white marks around the aperture), is this okay? It's not an optical enhancement, or an additional device fitted, just some markings I've put on myself.

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    I can't find anything definitive about these things in the regulations, so can someone give me the guidelines on these so I can be fully legal.

    Thanks
     
  2. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    All ok imho
     
  3. raygun

    raygun Non member

    Are you asking if allowed in FT or HFT.

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  4. Clanktank

    Clanktank New Member

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    Mainly HFT, but a ruling on FT would be useful as well. :)
     
  5. raygun

    raygun Non member

    HFT.
    I think the glasses would be O.K. but not marking on the scope. A similar commercial item was excluded as
    an optical aid.

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  6. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    dunno then

    Ahhh my answer was based on you asking about legality in FT, since the reference to it in the original post
    dont know about hft
     
  7. Clanktank

    Clanktank New Member

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    So that was a commercial item that you fit, but this is just me putting markings on, similar to marking your turrets or wheel.
    If this is illegal then I'd argue what would happen if the manufacturers started adding these marks to their scopes? Mildots are an optical aid, but as manufacturers put them there then they're accepted.

    Anyway, can anyone advise definitively on this point please? :)
     
  8. raygun

    raygun Non member

    No point in me replying as you don't appear to accept what I've already said.

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  9. blackscale

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    I agree the markings are illegal as far as i am concerned, otherwise why ban the original that clipped on giving you the same markings...:rolleyes::D

    FT and HFT are quite different in what they allow, as there are different problems to overcome.
     
  10. Scooby

    Scooby Pete Dutton

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    The markings on the scope in the picture above would be allowed in ukahft as they don't encroach into the lens area/sight picture, the commercial device that we don't allow had arrows that encroached into the sight picture. We don't allow anything that encroaches whether it be apertures, arrows or reduced diameter sunshades
     
  11. blackscale

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    Ok cool well there is the official answer, i didn't know it was because the arrows encroached on the lens!
    :D
     
  12. raygun

    raygun Non member

    Me neither.

    I presume then that as long as the markings do not encroach into the diameter of the ocular opening then it will be permissible.

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  13. Clanktank

    Clanktank New Member

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    Hi Ray. Your answer said that you "think" that it would be illegal, so not the definitive answer I was after. No offence intended, and I appreciate your help.

    Thanks Scooby, I'l leave them on then.
     
  14. raygun

    raygun Non member

    No problem MrTank.

    To be honest I'm surprised at the "Official" answer. I thought for certain that it would be illegal.

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  15. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    I'm surprised too , now where did I put that tippex?
     
  16. blackscale

    blackscale Member

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    With ya nail varnish maybe??...:D:D
     
  17. tugg

    tugg itchy trigger finger

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    ooh, you *****:D b itch
     

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