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Unread 12-16-2011, 04:28 PM
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Mill or moa

I'm looking at a nightforce nxs 22x. I dont know if I should go moa or mill. It will be used mostly for hunting with some long range shooting for fun. Gonna mount on a custom 700 300rum
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Unread 12-16-2011, 05:04 PM
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Re: Mill or moa

They both work.

So, it usually comes down to personal preference.

I find it easier to with with MOA.

-- richard
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Unread 12-16-2011, 05:06 PM
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Re: Mill or moa

MOA is easier for me too.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 05:11 PM
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Re: Mill or moa

MOA is easier for me as well. I also think they re-sell better.

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

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Unread 12-16-2011, 05:24 PM
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Re: Mill or moa

Another vote for MOA, just easier for me at any distance and is a slightly smaller / finer adjustment. But what ever you go with I suggest you go with a reticle to match. For example .25 moa turrets with either an NP-R1 or a NP-R2 reticle so the hash marks match the unit of measure on the turrets.

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Unread 12-16-2011, 08:51 PM
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Re: Mill or moa


mil needs to go away. i don't know of one advantage of going with mil over moa. i can think of a handful of advantages to moa.
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Unread 12-16-2011, 09:33 PM
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Re: Mill or moa

Mil only. Wont go into the debate but have been with mils for over 5 years and don't see myself going backwards to moa. Here is one example. Lets say 338 edge with 300 gr, 100 yds zero, one mile takes apprx 17.2 mils. That is one full turn(10mil) and then go to 7.2 with NF scope. Now same shot but with moa scope, it takes apprx 58.5 moa to get to same mile target, that is almost 3 full turns of the turret on NF scope. So you get the question, is that 2 or 3 full turns when you are turning the elevation turret. Now lets make it more interesting. Let say same rifle but shooting to 1975yds. Mils is 28 (2.8 turns) and moa is 96.32 (almost 5 full turns). Now that is with NF scope and other manufacturers are actually worse. Leu is 15 moa per turn, not 20 like NF and would be 6.42ish turns to get to same target at 1975.

Just my .02 and let the bashing commence.
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