Re: How do you use a Mil-Dot scope?
I have the same scope. I'll tell you how I use it. First, the scope comes with a mail in offer for a mildot master. Get it. I carry the mil master and a rangefinder. A lot of times you can't get a read on a rangefinder. I. e. Hunting coyotes in Nevada. Bright sunny morning, ground slopes ever so gently downhill for nine hundred miles. Still, a dog snuck in on me. I didn't see him 'til he was doing about 300mph dead away. A few barks stopped him aways out. Push the button on the rangefinder, nothin', nothin'. Sh#$!
Crank the scope to 12 (mil setting), and get a quick read. 3 mils. I quess the dogs height at 16", and the mil master says 510ish. I grin cause I know two mils = 500 yards. Just as I get back on him he starts to trot away. I barked again, and he stopped. I held the second mil down on his back, pooom. Whop!
Now, without the mil reticle I wouldn't have got this dog for two reasons. First, I would have guessed the range wrong. Second, I didn't have time to adjust my scope for elevation.
So, I use the mils for hold over points, and back up rangefinding. Exactly what they were designed for. Now, I won't argue there may be better rangefinding reticles. However, mil reticles are available, and consequently inexpensive. Plus, they work. Good luck!