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Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

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Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

Just curious if there is an advantage using Mil-radian over Mil-dot for granularity of clicks/adjustments?
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    Unread 06-27-2010, 06:29 PM
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

    Either you are confused or you have confused me with your question...

    To put a check on the confusion, you know that the mil in mildot stands for milradian...right? it's an angular unit of measure, like minute of angle (moa). A mil is a mil whether it's represented by dots, ovals, or stadia lines.
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

    Well the specific item I was curious about has to do with the 5.5-22 56mm Nightforce scope that has Mil-radian knobs as an option. I think the standard knobs are 1/4 mil clicks? The Mil-radian are .1 mil clicks, per their site. If I read it right I get finer adjustments with the Mil-radian knobs.
    Am I off track?
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

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    Well the specific item I was curious about has to do with the 5.5-22 56mm Nightforce scope that has Mil-radian knobs as an option. I think the standard knobs are 1/4 mil clicks? The Mil-radian are .1 mil clicks, per their site. If I read it right I get finer adjustments with the Mil-radian knobs.
    Am I off track?
    Yes, you're a little confused. 0.1 mil adjustments are more coarse than 1/4 MOA. .1 mil is approximately 1/3 MOA.
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

    Ah! thanks for the insight I did not realize that. The option is not as advantage that I thought it did.
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

    .1 mil clicks are 1/10th of 1 mil-radian which is equal to .34 inches. Just a different unit of measure than minutes of angle. These tenth mil adjustments help keep on track when using mil reticles.
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    Re: Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

    Consider the NF NSX's with 1/4 MOA knobs and NP-R1 or NP-R2 MOA reticles as well...
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