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#1
11-16-2006, 08:05 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Sep 2002 Location: Illinois Posts: 844

For all you ballistitians out there, I need some calculations. I'm shooting a .244 Ak with 107 SMKs at 3100fps. I have a NXS 8-32X56 with the MLR reticle. The rifle is "zeroed" at 107 yds. first target. Second target is 417 yds and exactly 5.50 mils up from "zero". My questions are How many mils up from "zero" would 200, 300, 500, and 600yards be?
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11-16-2006, 09:01 PM
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5.5 Mils at 417 yards??

Something is off. You should be 1.57 Mils at 417 yards assuming this is 59 degrees, 0 feet and 29.92 Hg.

200 yards should be 0.29 Mil, 300 0.82, 400 1.46, 500 2.19 and 600 should be 3 Mils even.
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11-16-2006, 09:19 PM
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400 yds would be 5.5 MOA up or about 22.3 inches for an exact 100 yds zero. Are you sure it is mils?

200 yds would be about 1.3 MOA and 300yds about 3.3 MOA

500 yds = 8.1MOA, 600 yds= 11.1MOA

I didn't bother to run a program I just went to the Sierra exterior ballistics site and used their tables.
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11-17-2006, 06:58 AM
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I don't know what's going on here. The scope has the MLR reticle on it so I assume the adjustments are in mils. My 107 yd zero is 3.25 above the 200 line and to hit on at 417, I have to elevate up to 8.75. Is it possible I have a mil reticle that adjusts in MOA? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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11-17-2006, 09:50 AM
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You say you have an 8-32x. What power were you using?

Also, the MLR has alot more hold overs than the mil dot, but it is still based on mils. How many actual hold overs were you using?
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October2013 Bull elk: Had to burn the tag.
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#6
11-17-2006, 04:33 PM
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I normally shoot on the "R" which I believe is 22X. I wasn't using any hold overs, I was actually dialing the elevation turret up and down and sighting on the center cross of the reticle.
db
#7
11-17-2006, 05:43 PM
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Hi DB the elevation turrets are in 1/4 MOA the glass etched reticle is in Mills so if you want to use it for holdover you must have it on 22 power for it to be calibrated correctly but at diferent powers you can work out what the distances are. Now if you are winding your knobs the power does not matter it is consistant at every power as you are working off the centre cross and that point does not change with power adjustments.

Cheers Bill
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