Re: Mil Ranging story
No doubt variables have effects on the estimation but the misses yesterday were mostly from wind moreso than elevation. We went out a long distance with the steel plates and decoys, usually we just practice out to 500-600.
We set up 13x16 inch steel free-standing plates at one location, the guys mil'd them out to 580 yards, then we moved to a hilltop and started over, this time they were a lot farther out. When they did the second mil ranging they applied their elevations and wind and started working on the plates. Very good job, as I mentioned most misses were wind related and they were nearly 900 yards for the farthest plate.
i will use a laser anyday but feel that midots are going to be better than my guesstimation of distance IF there is time to use them.