Originally Posted by KPB71
The distance between each mildot is 18" at 600 yds. From the center cross hair to the second mildot is 36". Would that be my drop?
36 inches would be close to two mils at 600 yds. Actually should be 43". Bottom edge of one dot to top edge of next lower dot should be .8 mil (according to Leupold) which is 17" at 600 yds...........18" is pretty close.
Actually sounds like you've got more along the lines of 3 IPHY dots......real close to 3 moa. A mil should be 3.6 IPHY.
If your scope is 2nd FP, there is a certain power that it's supposed to be used at for the dots to exactly space 1 mil (as liltank said) so if you're on max power already, then turning the power down will space you out more.
Sounds like the real problem is your zero distance. There is no way that you're zero'd at 200, more likely zero'd around 400 or further (give or take, depending on altitude)..........so yes, that being said........your drop at 600 is approx. 36" or 6 IPHY.
Now go check at 200 or 300 yds, you'll be shooting pretty high at those distances something like 13-15 inches high at 200 and 300 yds.......worth checking IMO.