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Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

 
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Old 03-15-2006, 06:12 PM
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

I don't think so . Mildot ranging is within that maxim " KISS " .LRF 's reqire batteries . Lrf's don't always read ( especially flat country with no sizable verticals ) .

I think the ability to go either way is the place to be . Now ...........where is that blinking mildot master book at anyway [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

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Old 03-15-2006, 06:28 PM
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

I still practice ranging with Mil-Dots even though I use a LRF. Ya never know when there will be a mechanical failure with the LRF.
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Old 03-15-2006, 08:16 PM
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

Mil-Dots work well for their intended use human targets. Even then a LRF is more accurate. For a hunting situation with four leg creatures they're a waste. For their intended use any hit is a good hit.
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

I dissagree. Most critters I hunt while using mil-dots are about 18" from back to belly. 27.778*18 = 500. 500 is a constant for 18" critters. If it takes up 1 mil its 500 yards if it takes up 1/2 mil its 1000 yards, 2 mils is 250 yards. You get the point. I regularly get readings from my LRF within 25 yards of my calculation by mil-dot out to 750 yards. 25 yards with the 308 at 750 is quite a bit but 1 quick sighter shot and youre in buisness. I agree that LRF's are way better but there is no harm in practicing for when the unit goes T.U.
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:56 PM
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

I didn't say I don't like mil-dots, but for hunting animals I can't say all I hunt are 18" Even so for me, I would rather take out the guess work, range it dial it and kill it. There are enough other variables to deal with besides having to estimate animal size. Through practice I can say my chances of a 1 shot kill are greatly increased by the use of a LRF.
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

However, don't you see a less than bright future in light of the new developments in LRF??

I share the common notion of still using the MilDot, on the other hand it's very fun!

I made the original post to make a point. I remember how many people "forgot" minimal navigation skills when GPS appeared.

Maybe...mildots are goingo to follow the same path
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:32 PM
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Re: Did the laser RF killed the MilDot ??

Personally, if the Mil-Dot's popularity fades, I feel it will be because of the newer style ranging reticles rather than the LRF's. Holland's MOA reticle, the Boone & Crockett and the Varmint Hunter's reticles from Leupold, the various special purpose reticles from Nightforce, all of those will kill the Mil-Dot first, I think. But that's just one man's opinion.
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