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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #16
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Not that difficult - size of the target in inches divided by size of the target in MOA = distance in hundreds of yards.

If, like most Americans, you've gotten used to working/thinking in inches/yards your whole life, then MOA plugs into that mindset easily and intuatively. If you work in meters, or switch back and forth, mils is probably your better option - not because it's "metric" but because it's not unit dependant. One mil subtends one one-thousanth of the distance regardless of which unit you're measuring in. Whether you're working in yards, meters, furlongs, or light-years, it's still just a 3 place decimal shift.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:06 AM   #17
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MOA. Calculations are simple.

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My recommendation is to find the scope you like and whether it's MIL or MOA doesn't really matter that much. Neither one is difficult to learn.

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The only real difference is 1/4" click on a MOA reticle @ 100yd is of course 1/4" or 0.25"
On a Mildot or Milrad scope 0.1mil click @ 100yd is 0.36"
But then 1/2 inch click on an MOA is 0.5" @ 100yds.
So the adjustments on the 1/4" per click MOA scope is just a wee bit finer.
Milrad or Mildot being on a base of 10 is easier for mental calculation once you get use to least in my humble opinion.


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Either is winner I imagine. I guess it just a matter of preference.

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I saw someone mention the Mildot Master. If you are not that familiar with Mils, then this is the item to get. Has both Yards and Meters. And no batteries to worry with. Also has an angle indicator to show the range for an uphill/downhill shot.
The slide rule has a scale for target size, then line up the number of mils the target is in your scope, then provides range and holdover amounts. The booklet that comes with it does have some practice problems to help get you familiar with the slide rule.

The only thing it does not do is calculate trajectory, but does have a space on the back to tape your DOPE sheet.

I like the MIL system as it does make range estimation a bit easier.

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