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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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Old May 19th, 2017, 05:48 PM   #18
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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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