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Old 08-15-2008, 08:28 PM
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MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

Which system is easier to use in the field.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:56 PM
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

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Which system is easier to use in the field.
The one that's easier to use in the field is the one you like the best and have practiced with the most. Both can work equally well, it's a matter of preference. What's most helpful is that the reticle and knobs match, be they Mil or MOA.

My preference is for Mils for several reasons. I like the click value size of .1 Mil for what I do, right in between 1/4 and 1/2 MOA and being in decimal form it makes for a nice svelte dropcharts as everything is pretty much two simple digits (3.7 Mils instead of 12.75 or 12 3/4 or 12+3 MOA for example) until you get to crazy ranges:



Another thing is just how common Mildot scopes and spotters are vs. MOA--you'll be compatible with more people spotting for you when you can take corrections in Mils (not even counting military). It's pretty universal.

But like I said, that's just my preference. There's nothing keeping MOA combos from working just as well. Getting comfortable with a system and practicing with it is more important than which one it is.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:20 PM
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

Yeah, what Jon said...

The problem is getting a mil on mil scope or a true moa on moa scope. They are there if you can afford them. Until I got the FFP IOR it has always been mildots with moa adjustments. I prefer the mil/mil. Now it is gonna be hard to go back, but I must because I just broke my second one and I don't think my wife will go for another $700 on top of the $1500 spent on the IOR. Like Jon said, it's all preference.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:01 PM
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

Thanks guys for some info. the reason why I asked is, I ordered a NF with the NP-R1. Each vertl. mark is 1" at 100yrds , Ithink 1 mil=3.6" at 100yrds. The power must be set at 22 power to make this est. I have a Burris with Mil Dots, and a Leupold with 1/4"ajustments at 100. Thay bouth shoot well, and until now I realy did not pay It much mind. I am rescopeing my 300RUM. Their must be a reason why thay make both? Bill Maylor
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:33 PM
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

I think MOA math is easier for ranging. Just take the size of target and divide by the number of MOA's it's subtends then multiply by 100.

So say you see a mule deer, which average 18" from bottom of chest to top of back, and this measures 3.7 MOA's in your scope. Divide 18 by 3.7. You get 4.86. Your range is 486 yards. Of course, the farther the animal, the less accurate it becomes. If your rangefinder is forgotten back in the truck, this method would work in a pinch.

If you have a good drop chart and rangefinder... then I think both work equally well.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:44 PM
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

There is a reason why they make both...different strokes for different folks. If you ask me it's that simple.
If you are trying to go from using moa to mil or vice versa it takes some getting used to. Both work equally well in the hands of somebody that knows his system. I can't believe it has taken most manufacturers this long to realize the benefit of having things match up.
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Re: MOA vs MIL. In scope ajustments?

It really doesn't take any getting used to IMHO. I have used MOA scopes for years and I just bought a S&B with a Mill reticle and Mill turrets and all you need to know is how many of them that you need. I do like the Mill set up very much.

IMHO JonA laid it out very well.
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