Rifle Scopes Ranging with the Russian PU Scope?

Freebooter

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Hello,
I have heard that you judge range with a Russian PU scope thusly: If one man fits between the two side bars of the reticle, then it is 100 yards, 2-200 yds, and so on. But in my book "The German Sniper: 1914-1945" it has a diagram of the same type of reticle showing how to do this. But instead of a man between side posts, it has a man between the center verticle post and a side post as being 100 yards. It says it is a typical German reticle of the WWII period. Were German and Russian scopes different in that rangefinding technique or was it a misprint, or what? Which is the correct technique or description for the Russian Mosin-Nagant PU Sniper?
Thanks,
Freebooter
 

koshkin

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    Re: Ranging with the Russian PU Scope?

    In the PU scope, the horizontal spacing between two bars should be 70cm at 100meters (~25 inches at 100yards).

    Thick bars are 20cm thick at 100 meters (~7" at 100 yards).

    ILya
     

    koshkin

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    Re: Ranging with the Russian PU Scope?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Freebooter</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks Ilya. I reckon 25 inches is about the width of a man's shoulders.
    FB</div></div>

    That's probably about right.

    ILya