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Old 07-15-2012, 12:54 AM
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Re: Thoughts on MOA adjustments

I use MOA adjustments, but prefer 1/4. 1/2 might be okay if I just shot big game with my rifle, but I shoot a lot of targets and small varmints with my elk rifle, and just a few head of big game with it every year.
Whether shooting small furrys or big game when I'm excited, I prefer to keep it simple and dial in my elevation without having to remember to hold over or under a little.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:08 AM
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Re: Thoughts on MOA adjustments

i have nightforces with both moa .25" and mils .36" "i know these are not exact measurements but spare me the autopsy" both work fine. i like the .25 on precision targets and the mils for larger than moa targets at distance.
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I use MOA adjustments, but prefer 1/4. 1/2 might be okay if I just shot big game with my rifle, but I shoot a lot of targets and small varmints with my elk rifle, and just a few head of big game with it every year.
Whether shooting small furrys or big game when I'm excited, I prefer to keep it simple and dial in my elevation without having to remember to hold over or under a little.
Not generally such a big deal on holding over/under but on windage especially on prarie dogs and the like it gets to be very important.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:34 AM
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Re: Thoughts on MOA adjustments

I use the Huskemaw with .333 clicks and have shot with other scopes with .5 MOA and mil clicks and found that for hunting game the size of coyote's and up the difference is acedemic out to 1000 yards or even more. The 5-6" discussion is a little deceiving. Compared to a .25MOA we are talking about a difference of under an inch to 2.6" at 1000 yards depending on which one you use, and "on hair" adjustments if needed are mindless. Targets and ELRH I agree that the .25 or less would be advantageous. IMHO.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:38 AM
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Re: Thoughts on MOA adjustments

Value per click shouldn't be less than 1/3 the size of the shot groups one can make at any range. Otherwise, one may not see any change in impact if someone sees where a shot goes and a correction's needed for the next one.

Making sight changes from one range to a different one's also easier if there's less clicks between them.

Depending on one's skills and knowledge to use either mils, trig minutes of angle or inches per hundred yards, the click value may also effect their decision.

So, make your choice based on the compromises at hand.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: Thoughts on MOA adjustments

I use .25 MOA and 1 MOA turrets, and recently tried .1 MIL. Most of my shooting is 600-1200 yards using the inferior 30 cal. Most of the shooting is stress time framed, with elevation and windage holds common place. I prefer the 1 MOA, but get along with the quarter MOA and the .1 MIL. I have not tried the .5 MOA, but can't imagine it being anything but half way between the ones I use the most already. Between them all, I think there is a compromise of advantages and disadvantages, better defined by the individuals training, skills and personal preferences.

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Old 07-16-2012, 12:16 AM
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I use .25 MOA and 1 MOA turrets, and recently tried .1 MIL. Most of my shooting is 600-1200 yards using the inferior 30 cal. Most of the shooting is stress time framed, with elevation and windage holds common place. I prefer the 1 MOA, but get along with the quarter MOA and the .1 MIL. I have not tried the .5 MOA, but can't imagine it being anything but half way between the ones I use the most already. Between them all, I think there is a compromise of advantages and disadvantages, better defined by the individuals training, skills and personal preferences.

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This is from an 'inferior 30 cal.

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