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# Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

#1
11-01-2003, 02:10 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Oct 2003 Location: Washington State Posts: 120
Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

Lately, I have been having a lot of fun with reticle technology. USO has a new reticle which I am having incorporated into a scope.

Have you noticed that many scopes have windage and elevation knobs calibrated in MOA (minutes of angle), then they do something really silly. They go over to Europe and get the reticle from the Metric Scope.

See metric scopes have the knobs calibrated in centimeters. Really nice because 1 mil at 100 meters is exactly 10 cm, or 1 Mil at 1000 meters is 1 meter, absolutely and exactly. or put another way, each mil dot subtends exactly 10cm at 100 meters.

Their WORM formula is as follows:

Height Target (Meters) x 1000
-------------------------------- = Range (meters)
Height Target (Mils)

but what is 1 mil at 100 yards? 3.6 inches. What sense does that make?

or this:

Height of target(in) x 27.7
--------------------------- = Range (Yards)
Height of target(mils)

What about the "WORM Formula" for this baby?

Here it is:

Target Height (in) x 100
------------------------- = Range (Yards)
Target Height (MOA)

Like the metric system, we now have a scope where the reticle, and the knobs are all in the same system.

Example of range calculation:

72" target subtending 12 MOA

72 in. x 100
--------------- = 600 yards
12 Moa

and, let say the come up is 15 moa, you just put the 15 mark on the target and squeeze.

What about the windage. You just dial in what you need (in moa on the knob) and there you go.

You can also put the 90 click knob on a USO scope and have 45 minutes of adjustment in a single rotation of the knob!

Well, how about that! Nice easy formula, one common unit, just like our European cousins.

Oh, and I am going to shoot squirrels with mine. Squirrel is 9 inches tall, and subtends 10 moa. The range is...... Well, you know! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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Note: What I referred to as a MIL, is really a Milliradian or an angle equal to 1 radian/1000.

[ 12-25-2003: Message edited by: DMCI ]
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#2
11-01-2003, 06:07 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2001 Location: Canyon Ferry, MT Posts: 324
Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

I like it.

MM
#3
11-01-2003, 01:07 PM
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Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

Same principal as the NF NP-R2. Finally someone else caught on to NF's common sense. Too bad its the one company more overpriced than NF!
#4
11-01-2003, 02:19 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jul 2002 Location: France Posts: 390
Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

try IOR NP8 easy , clear and for one Usolt you get 2 IOR and scope mounts

vey hight cost is not equal very hight quality , clever shooter compare before purchase .

good shooting

DAN TEC
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#5
11-01-2003, 03:02 PM
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Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

Yes but even with 1/2 mils your looking at 1.8 MOA. You lose easy ranging.

More companies should simply replace mils with moa. Its so simple I can't figure out why other compaies are not doing it!

Now its like spending money in both dollars and Yen!
#6
11-01-2003, 08:35 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Feb 2003 Location: Texas Posts: 738
Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

Maybe someone will negotiate with Premier Reticles to add this as an option for Leupolds ....

Doug
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#7
11-01-2003, 10:10 PM
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Re: Interesting New stuff: The MOA reticle.

I wish!

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