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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:29 AM
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MOA vs clicks

Hi
If you range a target and your moa chart states come up 2.70 moa, how do you dial it in (clicks) on a 1/4 moa IOR scope. the closest i can calculate is 10 clicks, that leaves .2 of a moa out, over a long range that can mean a miss? cant it?
How the hell do you dial in .2 or .5 of a click? jees i've got a headace!

Sorry to be a dope on this but I just got into MOA's etc.

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    Unread 07-20-2010, 10:01 AM
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

    dial 11 and it will put you .05 moa out (your diailing 2.75moa) this will get you pretty close and if your still worried you may have to hold slightly high or low but were only talking a very small amount .

    as distance increases your clicks will move your poi different amounts 400 1 click=1" at 600 it equals 1.5" 800 2" 1600=4" and so on , so you can see it will always be a compromise unless the distance falls on the correct moa? you could half these numbers by getting a 1/8th minute scope but that is a real fag and probably unnessacery ?

    i would dial as close as you can and not worry too much ?
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

    Your worst case scenario is data landing 1/2 way between clicks. At 1000 yards, 1 click on a 1/4 MOA scope = 2.62", so worst case is 1.31" @ 1000 yards. It takes some darn good drop data and shooting to be able to blame a miss on that.

    Its the same as a shot being 1/8th of an inch from where it was supposed to be at 100 yards and thats only if the data falls right between clicks. Usually it will be closer to one click or another so its really tough to shoot at a level where its a factor.
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

    Round up and send it. Between 1/4 moa clicks = 1/8 moa not enough to worry about.
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

    Many thanks for the replies, seems I was bothered about nothing.
    Trust the maths someone said, seems they were right.
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

    I'll make another suggestion to you. Stop thinking in terms of clicks and start thinking in terms of MOA. There is a reason your turrets have whole number values on them. Then your next step is to realize that MOA is an angular unit of measure and not a linear one. Thus assigning linear units of measure such as inches and centimeters to MOA or Mils is counter productive. Once you understand these concepts then some other things really come to light, such as having matched reticles and turrets.
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    Re: MOA vs clicks

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    Round up and send it. Between 1/4 moa clicks = 1/8 moa not enough to worry about.


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