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    Re: 7/8 Scale Sextants
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2004 Aug 3, 05:07 +1000

    Mostly sextants were designed for and used by ship's officers. They had a relatively stable platform to
    work from, and stowage space wasn't an issue. The Freiberger was designed for yachtsfolk; smaller and
    lighter yet still a precision instrument.
    
    Quoting Joel Jacobs
    > If there are any shooters amongst us, they may comment on the preferred
    > weight of a rifle. Some people believe that light weight rifles are harder
    > to hold on target, and less accurate even though carrying them is easier.
    > The same holds true of a sextant. A very light weight one is thought to be
    > more difficult to use.
    
    Yep, this is a personal preference, I guess. Its one of the main reasons I 
    prefer the Freiberger. Also have a
    Brno (Czech) .22 rifle that is another accurate precision instrument. Must put me in the light-weight
    preferring camp. Its light weight has never been a problem. I find that holding a heavy instrument steady
    does become an increasing problem with extended use, particularly on a moving platform.
    
    > If you do mostly sun sight navigation, the small size and light weight might
    > appeal to some, but the 7/8 scale sextant has never had much of a following
    > by celestial navigators.
    
    Well, I know of 3 users in a very restricted local area - but in any case would encourage any potential
    buyer to make an informed individual decision.
    
    
    

       
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