Re: mil dot vs. Ballistic
I own both styles. I have used mil dots for several years and and use them for windage, leads, ranging, and POI correction. You will have to do some homework and apply some math to be proficient. I agree with prior posts that the TMR is more effective for use as a ballistic Reticle compared to standard dots. Once you figure out impact points, which you have to do with all of them, it works well.. I have a Mark 4, TMR on my coyote rig. If I have the time, especially on the longer shots, I prefer to dial in. It will be more precise. I also own a Leupold that has an Advanced Reticle Technology, reticle which is similar to the Burris described in a prior post, and a Leupold Varmint Reticle. The ART is a hybrid of both, but I didn't warm up to it. They are both pretty easy to set up and use. If you are just interested in using the scope for elevation and windage using basic MOA data, go with a ballistic Reticle. If you are committed to understanding and applying mil dot technology, go with the mil dot.IMO.
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