Because the origional post asked............August 15 2012 at 4:13 PM
Ed Canoles (Login nced1)
Response to Ed
"Reason for 12x rule in Hunter?"!!! I was simply giving the reason WHY 12x was used at DAFTC and why it was introduced to DIFTA. Did ya read the original post??? I also threw in some HISTORY about WHY the hft division needed to be divided into piston and pcp classes in the first place which has a DIRECT bearing on the question originally posted.
Ya see....when a 20fpe PCP shooter competing directly with a 14fpe piston shooter in the same class the PCP shooter had a definite advantage even if they only had a 10x scope since the rangefinding accuracy didn't have to be as precise. LOL....a couple years ago at DIFTA we had a shooter with a ProTarget and scope set at 12x do very well WITHOUT rangefinding at all due to the flat trajectory. He simply looked at the target, guessed the range, set the AO to the distance he THOUGHT, then took the shot even if the image it was a bit fuzzy! It was then reinforced in my mind that a good PCP shooter had a definite advantage over the piston shooter! I guess you already know this but just wanted to "stir the pot" a bit!
LOL.......the "whining and puffing over a non-issue" is when a person is saying that a person HAS to use a 12x max scope instead of a 16x max scope because the extra 4x gives too much advantage! This is especially silly when both can be currently had for similar dollars (or whatever).
Rehearsing history to explain the WHYs ISN'T "a lot of whining and puffing over a non-issue" as you've characterized it. The combined PCP/piston class issue became a NO-ISSUE a few years ago with the newly formed "official hft rules", or have you forgotten?
Sheesh.....do you have anything CONSTRUCTIVE to add to the original "WHY" question?