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Old 08-06-2005, 10:30 PM
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What is MOA shooting?

Last week at my range, a guy shooting 300 WSM 165 gr Nosler Accubonds said he had to shoot 12 MOA to print rounds at the 500 m range. Can anyone explain this to me?
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:53 PM
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

1 MOA @ 100 yds = ~1 inch
1 MOA @ 500 yds = ~5 inches
12 MOA @ 500 yds = ~60 inches Unless I'm all messed up. I have no idea of what the fella was talking about. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:54 PM
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

MOA = minute of angle.
1 MOA is approx. 1" at 100yds.
2" at 200yds.
3" at 300yds.
4" at 400yds.
and 5" at 500 yds.
and 5.5" at 550 yds. which is approx 500 meters.
so by saying He needed 12 MOA up from his 100yd zero he is saying from 100 yd to 500 meters His bullet drops 66".
hope this is comprehendable.
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Old 08-06-2005, 10:56 PM
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

What he probably meant was he had to adjust his scope up 12 moa to shoot at 500m. A moa is a minute of angle equivelant to 1.047" at 100 yds, but most simply drom the decimals and say 1MOA is 1" at 100yds... 2" at 200yds, 3" at 300yds and so on. In this instance, 12moa X 500yds equals 60" of adjustment, a bit much for this combo at that distance... but possible depending on the particulars. There are other possibilities, but this one is the most likley.
Man, I must a been typing slow!!!
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Old 08-06-2005, 11:26 PM
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

sewwhat89,



Many scopes have turrets calibrated in MOA'S. Usually, but not always, there are 4 clicks to one MOA at 100 yards.
1 MOA = 1.047" @ 100 yards...... 1 MOA = 10.47" @1000 yards.
What the man ment was that for him to be on target at 500 Meters, he needed to dial his riflescope turret in the up direcction 12 of those graduations seen in the above picture. 12 X 1.047 = 12.56" --- meaning he would have to be 12.56" high at 100 yards to be on target at 500 meters. If one has a range finder and a riflescope with turrets you just make the correct adjustment for whatever distance you ranged. You would need a drop table giving you MOA adjustments in order to do it right. I hope this helps.
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

AND I WAS TYPING EVEN SLOWER! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

So let me see if I got this right:

If I shoot a group say 24mm OD at 200yds that would equal 0.35ish MOA?

is that right?

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