Originally Posted by Dale
That is a load of cock.
There are a good many scopes that are designed to dial and have been for a long time - i.e. those with target turrets, especially those aimed for the tactical market. Think Leupold Mk4 for instance - those big turrets are not there for looks.
The scopes we use weren't designed for focal rangefinding for sure, but that is an adaptation the FT fraternity has adopted.
What is the mechanical difference between the average scope and a scope "designed" to dial?
All normal scopes are designed to be adjusted, but surely not over and over again for each shot?
If there is no mechanical difference, then they are just adapted to dial, not specifically designed to.