Re: Mil-Dot ????
As stated in prior posts, you scope is intended to be used at max magnification. You can go to several sites and and get all the specific details of the use of mill dots.
For someone who just wants a very quick and dirty reference you can use the following:
If you know the size of your target, example deer chest of 18" at the chest, multiply this by a standard factor of "27.8" which would be 500.4. Therefore, if the chest of the deer at 14x on your scope fit between the center of the two dots, or 1 mil, your deer would be 500 yards away. If it fit between 2 mils, it would be 250 yards, etc. If it was a coyote with a 9" chest, it would be 9x 27.8= 250 yards for 1 mil. It's quick and dirty. I will tape a little chart for my game for the mil yardages inside my scope cover. Windage adjustments are simple, 1 mil is approximately 3.5 MOA. If you set your scope at half the max power, 7x, you would use half the yardage. Example, your deer would be at 250 yards. This works well if you want lower power, closer range hunting and want to quickly determine range, or know if you shot is within the point blank distance of you load.
if have used this successfully when I can't get a reading in my RF in fog, etc. Can get you real close at the shorter ranges, like 500 or less for a deer. As stated, its quick and dirty, if your not well practiced in the use of mil dots. IMO.
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