Re: 0.5cm/100m conversion value to inches/yards
Only way I could really tie the 0.5cm thing @ 100m to any value relating to yards was by figuring "mils" into it... one miliradian @ 100Yards is actually 3.6" Obviously then you get a 0.36 value/the same as what a 0.1milrad click equates to* (relating to scopes like schmidt & bender/hensoldt etc) which are typically 1cm/100m values... pretty simply from there, for 0.5cm scopes @ 100m it works out to a 0.18" value per click at 100 (yards) ...not the 0.196 you get when converting that 0.5cm to inches* (like a person might think) Those two values give you two VERY different charts downrange**
As frustrated as I made myself over the last number of years, with those 0.5cm/100m clicks, and wanting to stick with yardages for ranging (and not complicate things any worse-yet) I thought it be worth bringing up.. I nearly sold my Zeiss just because I had such difficult time wrapping my head around it! I'm quite certain this is all correct, it seems to have worked alryt in my case. I have seen all sorta of values posted all over different sites and none really proving how or where they get anything from. If I'm wrong with mine, someone correct me, I'm sure there are guys pulling hair out confused and frustrated by the metric/mil values in the scopes that-they've got & could find this-one very helpful.
Thinking back, I wish I could've come across something stating conversions like that.. so for guys buying new scopes and shying away because of the metric values or for those wanting to make the most of what they already have and haven't figured out... here's the answers - it's not as hard to work around as you think! ...that's my purpose of the thread** is very very few like it to be found regarding exactly this
Add other info, validate what I said, correct if wrong, or whatver else... I don't imagine I'm alone trying to properly understand and comprehend the differences and similarities