Originally Posted by Mikecr
Bottom line: Mildots suck for HUNTING. Few shooters use them correctly. And apparently nobody can keep MILS/MOA/INCHES straight.
Mildots don't suck for hunting at all and can be very accurate way of ranging most any animal, even prairie dogs. But it all comes down to how much practice you want to put into using mil-dots.
Most folks I see who try to use them can break them down into 1/4 increments and maybe 1/8th increments. 1/4 increments can be a disasters when it comes to ranging smaller targets at longer ranges. When were trained on mildots we could break them down into 1/10th increments and they were very accurate. The more practice the better you get. Also a mil-dot master is a must.
But with advent of laser range finders, mildots have taken a back seat. But anything with electronics is also voodoo as Murphy ís Law will bite you in the butt just when you need them the most.
Like most folks, I use my laser range finder, but if it craps out, Iím also extremely confident in my abilities to use mil-dots for ranging.
Better to know how to use them correctly and effectively and at least have a contingency plan just incase the batteries or laser range finder goes caput.