Sightron Question for Nate Haler
I'm posing this question to you, as you had previously posted concerning Sightron scopes. However, if anyone else out there wants to throw in their "two cents worth," you are welcome.
I'm new to the long range shooting/hunting arena, and I want to "gear up" with my 7mm Rem Mag. I am going to start out gradually, hoping to become a proficient shot to say, 500 yards or so.
I have read with interest and envy the posts about high end Leupold, Nightforce, US Optics, etc. scopes, but with me having two young kids and a tight budget, they are way beyond the realm of possibility for me right now.
That being said, I am really interested in a Sightron scope, and have found a good deal on a 4x16 target model. However, it does not have the Mil Dot(it has the fine dot crosshair). My question is, do I need a scope w/Mil Dot? Though I don't know how to use one, I certainly could learn, if it would be advantageous. Based on what I have read here, I presume the alternative method without a Mil Dot would be to determine range, then using the turrets, "click up" for the appropriate distance and shot.
Sorry this question seems to be in such a roundabout way, but basically, I want to know if I should spend more money for the Mil Dot feature, and is it worth it. Any other relevant advice concerning scopes for longer range application would be appreciated.
Thanks for your time,