One reason that the F-Class shooters who wear bifocal eyeglasses are so excited about ScopeAid® enhancers is their ability to clearly see the crosshairs and its tick marks in the reticle of their rifle scope. Another benefit that’s hard to measure is the reduced amount of eyestrain that occurs when the shooter is relaxed and taking a more natural prone shooting position.
Shooters no longer need to struggle and constantly move as they try to get the bifocal magnification portion of the eyeglasses in line with the scope and compromising accuracy. With ScopeAid® on the riflescope, the shooter competes at the same level as someone without bifocals.
They’ve eliminated the disadvantage of struggling to get comfortable to look through their rifle scopes and, once comfortable, rapidly trying to acquire the sight picture and fire the shot before it changes and they need to start all over again.
With ScopeAid® in place on the ocular end of their scope, they have clear black crosshairs with the windage and elevation marks clearly displayed. On those days when long-distance shots are part of the competition, they now have the time and ability to read the wind by watching the mirage heat waves bend back and forth in front of the target. They can close their eyes and give them a rest because completing their 20 shot string isn’t a rush to finish in time.
Finally the competitive shooter who wears multifocal eyeglass lenses can compete as well – or better – than those with single vision or no eyeglasses. With ScopeAid® in place, the F-Class shooters are really singing the praises of the precision optics that are available today.
F-Class competition shooting has become a rapidly growing form of competitive shooting. The shooter takes the prone position, and is allowed to use a fixed forward shooting rest or bipod, and a rear bag is optional. But, the rifle butt must not touch the ground at any time. It consists of 20 rounds being fired from each, a minimum of three, fixed known distances for a maximum of 20 minutes per distance. There is one person shooting, one scoring and one pulling targets with rotation at each fixed distance. There are unlimited sighters during the first round and a maximum of four at each known distance afterward. Scores are recorded per face value with a perfect score of 200, and X’s indicated and used as tie breakers.