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Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 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?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    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.

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    Unread 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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    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


    [/ QUOTE ]

    Technically it is 27.778

    On the flip side, 27.74 works close enough.
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    Re: ballistic mil-dot

    Thanks, that tells me a lot
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    Re: ballistic mil-dot

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


    [/ QUOTE ]


    Technically it is 27.778

    On the flip side, 27.74 works close enough.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    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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