With all due respect, Sir:
Mil-radian dot reticle was and is used by the military. It is very useful when engaging tactical targets inside 800 meters (yards).
Formula for ranging is Range(meters) = Target height (M) x 1000 / mils read
So an 60" target reading 2 mils = 1.5 x 1000/2 = 1500/2 = 750 meters
or 20" wide target 3 mils read = .5 x 1000/3 = 500/3 = 167 meters
Similarly in yards: Range (yard) = Target Height (yards) x 1000 / mils read
eg: 72" target= 2 yards x 1000 / 5 mils read = 2000/5 = 400 yards
or 18" wide target= .5 yards x 1000 / 2 mils read = 500/2 = 250 yards
Heck even a MARINE ought to be able to learn that in 3 or 4 weeks! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
1.) The Tactical target is huge! 18" wide and 70" high. If you know the come ups for your rifle and the target is not moving fast, it is an easy target for a precision rifle. On the other had hitting the preferred zone on the target (Kopf) is a moderate to difficult target with a modern precision rifle (1 moa) at 800 yards. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
2.) Be sure you calibrate your mil dots if you have a rear focal plane reticle. These scopes typically mil accurately on one power setting, usually about 10X. The Mil barber pole 3.6" increments at 100 yards will allow you to verify the setting.