As per our discussion a few days ago, I would just like your chaps to clear up something for us before our shoot this weekend.
The Bushveld exercise states that the maximum scope zoom allowed for the shoot is 10X.
Nothing is said that you may not turn your scope Zoom up after shooting at a distance to spot your shots for yourself.
Obviously once you have done that you must turn back to 10X before shooting again.
Is this practice OK, as some people think it is not allowed?
The exercise does not say anything about this, so how can this practice not be allowed?
Enjoy your Day!
The 10x magnification was implemented to level the playing field to be in line with typical bushveld rifles and scopes. Before the bushveld exercise starts, the range officer have to remind everybody that all the scopes must be adjusted to 10x or less and he is actually supposed to make sure that it was done.
If competitors starts adjusting their scopes during the match, it means that the range officers have to re-check the scopes again during a match, which is not practical. It is also not in the spirit of the bushveld exercise to use a magnification above 10x, even if it is just to look for your bullet holes. The rule states a maximum of 10x magnification for the (whole) exercise and it definitely does not mean that you can use higher magnifications during the match for any purpose.
So, please stick to the 10x magnification or less at all times, that is the intended meaning/ purpose of the rule.