Originally Posted by rich
We have around 20 student members aged 14 to 16 and they all, with few exceptions, think in metres.
Initially we teach them to estimate ranges with the mark 1 eyeball. That's hard enough without having to get them to adapt to yards.
FT could have a 50m limit quite easily.
Once you have newbies ranging in metres and kill zones in millimetres and understanding what a mildot is, it all clicks - no pun - into place.
I thought rich's comment was quite telling about the youngsters struggling with the concept of yards, hadn't thought that it might prove difficult at entry level in regards to the sport we have chosen.