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Old 11-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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How to figure clicks

My scope has 1/8th inch of movement with each click at 100 yards.
Is the a chart some were that will show the movement per click out to 1000 yards.
Or is there a way to figure this out?
Thanks for the help
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:55 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

.125" X number of clicks dialed X distance/100 = inches of movement at X distance. .125" @ 100 = 1.25" @ 1000.

Example, how far will 10 clicks move me at 500 yds?

.125 X 10 X 5 = 6.25"
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Example, I need to come up 8" on my 900 yd target to be dead on, how many clicks?

8 / 9 / .125 = 7.1 clicks
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Example, the wind's gonna blow me off 16" at my 400 yd target, how many clicks do I dial into the wind?

16 / 4 / .125 = 32 clicks or 4 MOA on the dial (assuming shooters moa or IPHY)
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Example, I am 3" low at 200 yds and want to be 2" high, how many clicks?

5" / 2 / .125 = 20 clicks (or 2.5 on the dial)


Everything will reverse calculate if you need to figure something different.
With some practice and some experience it will all click.
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:01 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

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My scope has 1/8th inch of movement with each click at 100 yards.
Is the a chart some were that will show the movement per click out to 1000 yards.
Or is there a way to figure this out?
Thanks for the help
At 1/8 inch per click at a 100 ,so 8 clicks for 1 inch at 100. So I figure that every 100 yards should be 8 clicks, or 8 x 100 = 1000 yards.
I don't shoot past 500 yards so I'm guessing.
I don't know if your scope will do this for 1000 yards shots!
Plus I have not seen any scopes that have 1/8 inch movements, but I haven't
ever looked for one either.
Good luck. Some of the long range shooters will be able to give you the correct answer.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:10 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

You can take the MOA times 8 and it will give you the clicks. You will need to verify actual shooting data in the field, but a ballistic program should get you close.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

(0.125 x number of yards)/100 = click value for that number of yards
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:34 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

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My millet scope is 1/4 inch at 100... I have the strelok app on my phone. It gives me moa, mrad (reticle), clicks, and inches of drop. If I look at the moa vs my scope it kindof makes sense. But for example at 600 yards it says to adjust 7.96 moa or 31.8 clicks for 50 inches of drop? The numbers don't really match up in my head and I THINK ill go off the moa measurement for my scope but am not sure. Could someone add to this?
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:25 PM
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Re: How to figure clicks

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I want to add to this question?

My millet scope is 1/4 inch at 100... I have the strelok app on my phone. It gives me moa, mrad (reticle), clicks, and inches of drop. If I look at the moa vs my scope it kindof makes sense. But for example at 600 yards it says to adjust 7.96 moa or 31.8 clicks for 50 inches of drop? The numbers don't really match up in my head and I THINK ill go off the moa measurement for my scope but am not sure. Could someone add to this?
your scope is MOA, so you would just dial to the 8 and that's it for elevation. I have a Millet with 1/8 MOA clicks. Something you can do to make your life easier is verify your data (vel, drops, G7 BC) and get turret tapes from this guy

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