Range compensating rifle scope

  • US 6,269,581 B1
  • Filed: 04/12/1999
  • Issued: 08/07/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/12/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A rifle scope that automatically calculates the requisite degree of bullet-drop compensation for a particular target, said rifle scope comprising:

  • an optical sighting means for viewing a target area, said sighting means having a housing supporting an eyepiece and at least one optical lense that comprise a field of view when viewed therethrough;

    a cross-hair means having a vertical sighting cross-hair perpendicular to a horizontal sighting cross-hair for identifying an intended target, said cross-hair means spanning the interior of said sighting means in linear alignment with said optical lense and superimposed over said field of view;

    a vertical cross-hair adjustment knob to allow for fine-tuning the positioning of the vertical sighting cross-hair;

    a horizontal cross-hair adjustment knob to allow for fine-tuning the positioning of the horizontal sighting cross-hair;

    a laser range finding means mounted in said housing, said range finding means calculating the range distance between said optical sighting means and said target;

    a micro-processing means mounted in said housing;

    a means for manually inputting data into said micro-processing means; and

    a display means for displaying said data, said display means mounted to said housing and visible in an area adjacent to said field of view;

    wherein said micro-processing means calculates a bullet drop compensation distance automatically using said data in conjunction with said range distance, said compensation distance displayed in said field of view by a vertical compensation cross-hair.

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