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POLL: Should 28mm 'Scale' Be Redefined as 1:56?


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unknown member writes:

Winston, by all means dig through your old Couriers to find the earliest Barrett Scale mention. I won't make it this month. (Long story.) But we were talking it over at Dave Mort's place in Claypool Indiana, which I think means no later than October 1974, and if I'm remembering some of the participants correctly probably 1969 or 1970. And no one was saying "that's how they do it in The Courier." It was new to us.

Actually, given some of the hats in use in horse & musket warfare, I thought the base to eyes measurement itself was not unreasonable. It was insisting that this was the standard for 30mm when it had not been prior to that time which was the problem. The whole point of a standard is for comparison, and it's no use if everyone makes their own.


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VOTING RESULTS
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I don't understand
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none of these/no opinion
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yes
35
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this is ridiculous
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no
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other (explain)
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Would it be useful to have 1:56 as a common standard for what 28mm is?

Poll set up by unknown member, based on this pre-poll discussion.