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Using mil dots as a holdover

 
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:16 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

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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.
Part of why I've gone FFP and am never going back ;)
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Wish I could afford FFP :(
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:11 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

For some of my rifles which have appropriate ballistics I make a little autocad drawing from "Quicktarget" calculations and stick the diagram on the rifle stock. I set the rifle zero to the bottom of the top post to maximize the useable area of the mil-dot scope. Closer than 200 yards the rifle is just shot point blank, in this case with a 4" point blank diameter. The very busy Horus reticle is the same principle. It's oviously more precise. I'd think this is faster and easier. The scope doesn't even have to be calibrated in milliradians, but you do have to know what the calibration is. I don't use Mil-dot for rangefinding. Lasers are much more accurate.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:47 AM
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Wish I could afford FFP :(
Check out the Falcon Menace (probably 5-25 version for LRH purposes). You wouldn't be giving up much if anything to any other scope in the price range with adjustable turrets and a usable reticle.

A USO, Premier, or even IOR it ain't, but for the price it rocks.

Just make sure to box test the turrets -- I had one that was off.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:12 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Has anyone been able to access Falcon optic's web site lately.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:55 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

It's been down for a while I believe -- they are redoing it I think.

I bought mine from http://www.rwsnydergunsmithing.com
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:57 AM
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Re: Using mil dots as a holdover

Nope, I have been tryin to access it to check out the 4-14x44 Menace but no luck? Never heard of Falcon before...how's their glass? Warranty? There price seems to go to be true (but so does the Nikon Monarch) and they are damn heavy at almost 27 oz. The weight is a pretty big turnoff, especially when an equivalent Leupold is 16 oz.
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