Im new to long range shooting, im building a 7mm STW which i feel with have plenty of power to reach much farther than id ever want to shoot
I am looking for a scope to put on my new build, but before i decide on what optic to go with, i am trying to figure out if i should learn to use Mil or MOA, because the scopes i have been looking at give you that option.
I will be doing target shooting and also hunting with this rifle
What would be the best to learn to use Mil or MOA?
50/50 ...............six one way and half a dozen the other. If your reticle and turrets match it is extra nice but the whole debate is largely overrated. Pick your poison based on personal preference because if your starting out without having bean trained on one or the other it does not matter which you choose, they both do the same thing in different fractions to come to the same end..
If you are used to inches and yards go with MOA and you won't need to learn a different system. I have a Vortex 6-24x50mm PST MOA and it has functioned perfectly way out to 1,000 yds. and beyond. I also have a Vortex Custom Turret that is dead nuts accurate.
PS: Here is a picture of the custom turret with my zero set at 200 yds.
Yea if you are used to inches go with moa. Plus everyone will usually say "shot 1/2 moa or 1/4 moa". I have rarely heard "shoots under .3 mil"
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It's really a 50/50 provided you go either a moa reticle with moa adjustments, OR mil-dot/MLR with mRad adjustments.
Americans are born and raised with inches, so if you know that best - stick with it.
For the rest of us from overseas, that work in 1/10, it's way easier with mRad.
I see a few mil-dot scopes with Moa adjustments. What a waste!
You'll want to take the full potential of the scope, so don't mix them up..