Meters vs. Yards
Just getting in to this long distance thing, and have come up with a question I have so far not been able to find and answer to. I've read quite a few articles on this site, so figured I'd register on here and see if anybody can help set me straight. Could be a dumb question, we'll see.
My problem is this. Everything I've read, it seems people talk about distance in either yards or meters as if they are interchangeable. On the shorter side of things, that seems ok, but longer it doesn't add up. This is an example of what I'm reading and the reason I'm confused.
1 mil @ 1000 yrds = 1 yrd (36 in)
1 mil @ 100 yrds = 0.1 yrd (3.6 in)
0.1 mil @ 100 yrds = 0.01 yrd (.36 in)
1 mil @ 1000 m = 1 m
1 mil @ 100 m = 0.1 m (10 cm)
0.1 mil @ 100 m = 0.01 m (1 cm)
So, looks straight forward, but when you really convert meters to yards you get this:
1 Meter = 1.09 Yard
10 Meters = 10.94 yards
100 Meters = 109.36 yards
1000 Meters = 1093.61 yards.
At 1000 meters, that's almost 94 yard difference! So, help me out here. This really stems from me learning mil dot and being able to use it accurately as a range finder, and also use mil for hold over. It just wasn't making sense when every where I look, people are talking as if yards or meters are the same, because they don't seem to be.
Thanks in advance from a newbie who is possible over thinking this. Although, after reading numerous posts and articles, I know I'm not the only one who "geaks" out on this stuff.