Originally Posted by Water Swatter
What is the difference between 1/4" adjustment and 1/4 MOA adjustment? The MOA adjustments are confusing, where can I read up on these adjustments? MOA language is foreign to me, (If it adjusts in MOA the number calculated gets divided by 1.0472), what number gets calculated?
i'm new to this whole thing as well. but from what i have read so far, some scopes have different definitions of MOA. some ppl use 1" @ 100 yds for MOA. but the precise definition for MOA is 1.0472" @ 100 yds. doesn't seem like much when your shooting at 100 yds. but at greater distances it could mean a kill or no kill. there is some good reads on this site about MOA. i just read them yesterday, but i don't remember where they are. i'll look for them in a min. hyotemanPA was trying to say that if your told that you will be, lets say, 14.3 in. high at 100 yds to shoot dead on at 600., you need to adjust your scope down 'X' number of clicks. but you need to know if your scope is adjusted for true MOA or 1" @ 100yds or some other random factor. than divide the 14.3 by MOA (1.0472) or 1" or the other random factor. that will tell you how many clicks to adjust your scope. the numbers i picked were completely random FYI.
hope that is all accurate and don't thank me if it is. the credit goes to hyotemanPA and this site for teaching me about it on my vacation days off work!