Would you consider it an abuse of the rules to measure for a target lock (for example) that you know CANNOT be made during the activation phase?
I ask this because it came up in a game last week. My opponent was attempting to target lock a ship well out of range (was at range 5 ish). Normally I wouldn't see this as much of an issue, but the only reason he was doing it was to get an idea of the range to another of my ships. He wanted to find out what was the range to that ship to decide on the action he should take.
Now clearly within the rules it states you may measure for a target lock. In this instance I see it as an abuse of the spirit of the rule.
Now clearly target lock is not the only action that could be abused like this. Anything where you have a range on an action could be used like this (Most obviously Intelligence Agent and Squad Leader).
What are peoples' thoughts on this?