Originally Posted by D.ID
I like having a mildot or a comparable reticle in moa or bdc as a back up range finder or medium range hold over but for precision fire or rockchuck sized targets Your going to need to dial. I dial in everything beyond 650 and mostly everything else depending on precision required. Very few reticles would be adequately precise. The basic mildot has very few reference points and most of the more basic hold overs are even worse. A laser is way better , faster and easier to range with. A lrf is a solid investment. Reticle ranging is very doable but slow and much less precise unless your targets dimensions are very accurately known. Just my .02
I use the mil dot somewhat different than most. With the advent of the new LRF range finders
I no longer use the mill dot to range with.
I like to zero the rifle and then find out where each dot will be on at what distance. this works
well if there is no time to adjust the turrets on known distances.
I have used mill dot scopes successfully at 800+ yards using them for bracketing game but this
is on pest and pigs and prefer to adjust the turrets on Deer and Elk .
As said the LRFs are much more accurate and should be used if at all possible. But in a pinch
a mill dot scope can save the day if used properly.
I still use the mill dot (Although not exclusively) and find them very useful for doping the wind.
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