Originally Posted by Mikecr
lightwind, if your gonna compensate with a card, and dial a BDC anyway, you might as well just use a card and dial in MOA. Right?
No reason to bastardize the dials and hurt the value of the scope..
Hell, he might also want move it to another gun down the road.
Dialing MOA has not been difficult for me. If I need 35.25moa, I dial it. The turrets are marked.
First of all, all of the BDC turrets I have seen can be replaced if you want another load.
Second, BDC reticles are never exact anyway.
Third, there is a great reason for having a BT and dials. What you do is use the BT to get you to the nearest even measure (mine are at every 100 yards). I then dial up or down to get to the exact point I want. So, I twist to 400 yards, then click back 2 clicks to give me 389 yards. Much easier than clicking off all 23 clicks, losing track, going back to zero and clicking off 23 (maybe) again. The quick twist to line up the even marks makes it much simpler and faster to do the final few clicks.
So, I strongly disagree that dialing 35.25 by clicks is even close to twisting to 400 yards and then adjusting a couple of clicks.
What scope are you using that doesn't allow you to change BTs? If it is BRs then they are different for every load and condition anyway.