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Old 01-26-2007, 12:36 PM
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ballistic mil-dot

I recently bought a sightron scope and love the clearity
of the optics. Now for my question. Can anyone explain to me the proper use of the mil-dot reticle?
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:29 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

i found this article awhile back it may help.

http://www.riflescopes.com/mildot2.asp
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:11 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

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I recently bought a sightron scope and love the clearity
of the optics. Now for my question. Can anyone explain to me the proper use of the mil-dot reticle?

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Hi,

Here is the useful stuff for your Sightron Mildot Scope.
I have Sightron too, and I modified this excel file for Sightron.

http://www.canadaonlineclassified.co...lopedoper.xls.

Be aware to use MILDOT for SIGHTRON you have to setup your scope at maximum power.
If your scope is 6-20x50MD, then to range and use the mils techniques you have to set the scope at 20X power.

If you have more questions, please fell free and contact me.

Cris
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Old 01-26-2007, 04:21 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

The basics:
Set the scope at maximum power.
Now at 100yards between 2 mils you have 3.6 inches.
at 200yards = 3.6 inches x2 = 7 inches
at 300 yards = 3.6 inches x3 = 9.6 inches
and so on...

So if you know the approx size of your target you can ver easy approximate the distance.
Ex: 18inches chest sieze for Deer, and you see in your scope at 20x the chest is exactle between 2 mils using the formula:
(size target x 27.74)/MILS reading = distance to the target in yards.
so (18x27.74)/1 = 499 yards

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Old 01-26-2007, 04:32 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

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(size target x 27.74)/MILS reading = distance to the target in yards.
so (18x27.74)/1 = 499 yards


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Technically it is 27.778

On the flip side, 27.74 works close enough.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:12 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

Thanks, that tells me a lot
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:04 PM
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Re: ballistic mil-dot

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(size target x 27.74)/MILS reading = distance to the target in yards.
so (18x27.74)/1 = 499 yards


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Technically it is 27.778

On the flip side, 27.74 works close enough.

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Thank you, YES it is 27.778. Sorry guys, I was at work, and did have enough time to check the right info.

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