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Unread 04-23-2008, 04:53 AM
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Originally Posted by landcbeitner View Post
You'll notice I've painted the rifle since the last pics.
Kenmore Shooting Range?
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Unread 04-27-2008, 08:55 PM
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Yes, Kennmore Rifle Range. You must either be a member, or be shooting in the competition to use the 300yds, otherwise you can use the 100yd public range. It's tough to find places to shoot long range. I like to hit the hills. You can find areas off of FS roads up HWY 2.

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Unread 05-02-2008, 11:04 AM
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Hi Guys, How do you use the mil dot reticles? I bought a Bushnell scope but have never used the mil dots. Can some one enlighten me please.
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Unread 05-03-2008, 02:31 AM
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Most of the time the mil-dot is used for downrange zeroing, tho it was designed as a rangefinding reticle.

All reticle-rangefinding is based off a modification of the mil-dot mil-ranging formula and can be accomplished with any reticle really (simple plex, ballistic, custom, whatever). Here's the formula in it's most basic form (inches to yds.)--

tgt. size (") x range of reticle subtension measurement (usually 100 yds.) / subtension measurement (") / quantity of "gap" the tgt. occupies (decimal equivalent) = range (yds.)

...looks complicated, super simple to apply. Here's the formula with the 12X values substituted for that optic at the correct power for the mil-dot milliradian (3.6"/100yds.)--

tgt. size = say 12"

range of RSM= 100 yds.

subtension = 3.6" (std. milliradian)

now fill in the variables--

12 x 100 / 3.6 / 1.0 (tgt. occupies 1 complete dot to dot "subtension unit") = 333 yds.

now recognizing that 12x100/3.6 is going to be a constant of 333.3 we can enter that into our calculator's memory to finish the ranging chart--


If u want to use the optic at it's highest power (24) then the dot to dot subtension will be 1/2 what it is @ 12X (as power INCREASES reticle subtension DECREASES). So here's the new equation--


all this looks complicated but once it's practiced it'll be understood and easier to see how it all comes together.

Reticle-rangefinding will always be a poor substitute for the laser tho.
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Unread 05-05-2008, 01:39 PM
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Thanks that explains a I will put this info into practice at the range!!!

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