Re: Mil-Dots for ranging?
I will add to this post because everyone is correct in one way or another.
If you use a mill dot correctly and practice a lot they are good on a known size
object Like a target.
But very few Dear,Elk,Rams, Hogs ETC are the same size and this is the problem
I have using a mill dot scope for range estimating.
I have and use a lot of mill dot scopes and have made 800+yard shots with out a
LRF using hold over/under and guessing distance using known landmarks.
This method is my second choice and only used when I don't have time to use the
LRF and some times I choose not to make the shot at all.
Before there was such a thing as a Laser range finder the good mill dot scopes was
the best way to make 500+yrd shots. but with the accuracy of the LRFs this is no longer
With the difference in body dimensions of game a 3 or 4inch error could mean a bad
hit or a miss. So why not use the best tools available, after all we spend great sums
of money building a long rang rifle and installing a $1500 dollar scope.
Being an "older" person I tend to resist change and stay with what works but once
it is "PROVEN" to be better I have no problem making the change.
The mill dot reticle scope with turrents and a good Laser range finder are a hard
combination to beat because in the field nothing is ever perfict and having the right
tools can make the differance between success and failure.
Just my 2 cents
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