Robert Prudhomme Posted October 20, 2015 Share Posted October 20, 2015 (edited) I started discussing the scope on C2766 a while back, prior to being offered a prolong leave of absence for references I was making toward a certain Scottish forum owner, and never seemed to pick up where I left off, once I returned. I strongly maintain the scope on C2766 is the weak link in the conspiracy lie. It was basically a toy scope designed to be mounted on a pellet gun or .22 calibre rifle and, with its extremely limited field of vision, meant for shooting at very close ranges. As admitted by the FBI's SA Robert A. Frazier, it was of very poor quality and quite difficult to make adjustments on while sighting it in. 4x18 Ordnance Optics scope mounted on C2766. Barrel is to left in photo, rifle butt stock is to right. Tasco Rimfire 4x15 Riflescope from Walmart - $6.97. This would be the modern equivalent of the 4x18 Ordnance Optics scope on C2766 (.22 rifle cartridges are known as "rimfire" cartridges), although, in fairness, I must point out that Tasco makes a much better product and this scope has superior mounting rings. Not only was this a cheap poorly made scope, the very mechanics of the 6.5mm Carcano rifle required it to be mounted in an awkward and unusual fashion. Even then, further modifications were required to allow the rifle to function properly. Each of these problems by themselves would make sighting this rifle in to a target very difficult. Together, they presented what I believe would be a scope so difficult to sight in, it is difficult to believe Oswald could have accomplished this feat. What I intend to prove is that Oswald, who the records show owned or used no other scoped rifle in civilian life and who had no training with scopes in the USMC, would have had such difficulty sighting in this scope, it is probable the scope never was sighted in at all. Knowing this, Oswald would have been forced to use the open sights; an awkward and limiting practice if one has the scope in one's face while doing so. From this I draw the obvious conclusion; with such deficiencies in the scope, Oswald would have removed the scope and mount weeks before he brought the rifle to the assassination. Edited October 20, 2015 by Robert Prudhomme Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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