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Unread 12-06-2004, 07:18 PM
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MOA vs. inches question

I went to www.eskimo.com to rough figure a drop chart for my .300win shooting 2950fps with 180 accubonds.At 500yards it said I needed 47 come up clicks or 9 moa???Now i'm not real smart on this stuff (why I've been "studying" here for the last 4 months or so)but wouldnt 9moa be 36 clicks??Thanks for the help. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Unread 12-06-2004, 07:29 PM
     
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    Re: MOA vs. inches question

    There is a difference between MOA/MIL RAD's and inches of drop. Inches of Drop is Not an Angular measurement whereas MOA or MIL's is.
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    Re: MOA vs. inches question

    quarter moa clicks at 9 moa would be 36 clicks. Unless they are using a different value I'd say you are correct.

    Though scopes may say quarter and be thirds or fifths......

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    Re: MOA vs. inches question

    Beluebow
    Are you sure that wasn't 47 inches of come up? That would be about 9 MOA. (5.2 (1moa @ 500)x 9 = 46.8 inches).
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    Re: MOA vs. inches question

    Beluebow,

    What range are you zeroed at?

    If your scope has 1/4 MOA clicks. That you need to verify. 36/4=9 MOA*5(hundreds of yrds)~45" I haven't seen a scope that had 47 clicks=9MOA That would mean that your scope has click values of ~3/16 MOA

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    Beluebow,

    I have a recommendation for you. I believe that you will save yourself a lot of confusion if you disreguard everything but MOA readings. Start learning to read everything in MOA. I teach long range hunting classes and I see the same things over and over with newer students. They lose count of clicks above about 30 or so, they write down inches of drop and try to convert to MOA in their head and they read to many sniper books ( I read many also and there is alot of good info in them ) and apply everything in them to LR hunting. "I want to use the counting of clicks because I can hear them if I can't read the numbers in low light". The planet that I come from we don't get in much night hunting.
    Your scope is caliberated in MOA, learn to dial to the moa number on the scope and + a few clicks to make up the fraction of an MOA. You will find this to be much faster in the field, user friendly and less prone to mistakes.

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    Re: MOA vs. inches question

    ShawnC.,I would love to be able to read everything in MOA, but after this drop chart thingy I'm really confused.Here's what I got,Zeiss Conquest 6.5x20 with target knobs and side focus,,,,On my elevation it is number 0-16 with 1/4 marks inbetween each number.Now if I click up 47 clicks I'm one mark shot of 12 on the knob,,,,,I i dail what I believe 9moa is it would on the number 9 on the knob [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] This puts me at two differant places on my adjustment knob,,which is correct?
    Gentleman thanks for all the quick response and putting up with my raw arse rookie questions.
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