Re: Sniper sights on rifle muskets
The range finding device is called a stadia and variants on it have been around as there have been weapons that shot projectiles. I have read of crude stadia fashioned from notched sticks and string.
Originally Posted by FedOfficer
According to most of the accounts that I have read, the ability to judge distance unaided was one of the main qualifications for true sharpshooter status and was one of the skills most worked on.
Just me, but I wouldn't bother with a stadia. Just something else to carry and loose.
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