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# Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

#22
01-01-2009, 10:36 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Jun 2005 Location: Yakima, Washington Posts: 3,832
Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

1 moa is 1.047" at 100 yards
1 moa is 2x1.047" at 200 yards or 2.094" at 200 yards
1 moa is 5x1.047" at 500 yards or 5.235" at 500 yards
1 moa is 10x1.047" at 1000 yards or 10.470" at 1000 yards

1/2 moa at 500 yards is .5 x 5.235 or 2.6175"
1/2 moa at 1000 yards is .5 x 10.470 or 5.235"
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#23
01-01-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

Minute of Angle. MOA. Angles can be measured in Degree's Minutes and Seconds. There are 360 degrees in a circle. 60 Minutes in one degree. 60 seconds in one minute.

As you go farther away the distance subtended by the angle gets bigger.

1/2 MOA at 100 yards it's approx. 1/2", at 200 yards ~1", at 400 yards ~2", at 1000 yards it's ~5"

Here's a diagram showing 1 MOA out to 800 yards.

Paul
#24
01-02-2009, 06:14 AM
 Gold Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Posts: 868
Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

Thanks everyone, you can learn something every day just by asking.
mike
#25
01-02-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

Quote:
 Originally Posted by silvertip-co I'd think 5" at 1k is possible for <\$2k with long barrel and right scope.
True.....if you barrel is 999 yards long!!!
#26
01-02-2009, 06:52 PM
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

That's funny!
mike
#27
01-03-2009, 11:15 AM
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Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

Quote:
 Originally Posted by dogdinger That was very well said Kirby. It put a lot of things in perspective. I think the question asked was probably a rhetorical one.....he knew without a doubt that it could be done. I think the key word in your response was "REPEATABLE". My shooting expertise has mostly been in the trapshooting world. If he had asked that question of me concerning a trapgun, IE "can i shoot 200 straight with a trapgun under 2K"....my response would have been , "of course, but can you do it consistently?" I think the human factor of these 2 disciplines would be close to the same, even given perfect conditions for both. AJ
thanks dogdinger i guess i should rephase my ? Is it repeatable and can it be done for under 2k!
#28
01-04-2009, 12:12 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Temecula CA Posts: 390
Re: Is shooting 1/2 moa groups at 1000yds posable for under \$2000!

Can you build or buy a gun that can hold a half minute at 1000 yards for under 2000. That depends on what you mean when you say hold a half minute. A three shot group maybe. But to be able to put an a string of 10 to 20 rounds all in a circle that is 5" in diameter you are going to need top notch gear. A gun that can do than will cost you more than 2000 dollars. Now at a minimum you are going to spend at least 1000 on a rifle scope that has the high enough quality glass and the mechanical repeatability to operate at that kind of range. Are there good scopes for lest than 1000 dollars. Not if you are going to shoot a consistent half minute at just over 6 tenths of a mile.
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