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Old 07-26-2009, 02:29 AM
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Using mil dots as a holdover

Provided one does their homework by calculating ballistic drop and practicing at the range, is it effective to use mil dots as holdovers for quick shots? Or would one be better served using a BDC recticle like Nikoplex or Leupold's B&C? I understand that mil dot was designed for ranging a target, but it seems to me with practice they would make effective holdovers, especially the TMR type recticles.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:20 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Think I found the answer to my question...

http://www.ultimatesniper.com/Docs/24.PDF
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:13 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

I use MOA reticle out to 500m with no issue. I trust it to go further but dont get the chance often. I missed my last shot at 1200m by about 2".
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:50 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Thats good info, just remember that your scope has to be set on the correct power setting, most scopes mill rangeing is calibrated at thier maximum magnification setting.
If your using dots as holdover you could figure out your own info at the range on what ever magnification you wanted. Just be aware that if you change your magnification your data will be wrong.
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Using mils as a holdover is very reliable so long as YOU do the math right.

Bullet drop (at range) in inches / 3.6 / (range in yards / 100)

The below example is 253" of drop at 1000 yards.

253" / 3.6 = 70.27 / 10 = Mil holdover value.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

yes, watch the vid:

Horus Vision : System 5#


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Old 07-26-2009, 04:15 PM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

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Originally Posted by lever-hed View Post
yes, watch the vid:

Horus Vision : System 5#



That is pretty cool, too bad they don't put them in other people's scopes. Do you own one of their scopes?
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