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# What is MOA shooting?

#8
08-07-2005, 06:35 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Feb 2002 Location: Jackson MI Posts: 247
Re: What is MOA shooting?

Harrakhan
24mm / 25.4 = .945inch

.945 inch / 2.094 (1 MOA @ 200 yards) = .451 MOA

MOA is an angular measuremet and can be used to refer to how far apart your bullets have spread at a certain distance (as Harrakhan is using it). Or it can measure how much you need to adjust your scope to get your group to hit where you are aiming due to shooting at a distance other than what you are zeroed for, or due to wind drift.
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08-07-2005, 07:36 AM
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Re: What is MOA shooting?

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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?

H

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To equate the group size back to a 100yd reference if the group were shot at 200yds divide by 2, if 400yds divide by 4 and so on.

I round 'em down when I divide, makes 'em even smaller. Convert to inches from mm last, that way you can get some more rounding down [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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08-07-2005, 01:54 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Jul 2005 Location: East TX Posts: 773
Re: What is MOA shooting?

My 300 SAUM hs about 36" of drop at 535 yds. His 300 WSM claimed to have 60-66" of drop. Very interesting, but thanks for the clarification.
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#11
08-07-2005, 02:14 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Dec 2002 Location: mathias wv Posts: 987
Re: What is MOA shooting?

the definition I always use is
MOA: a unit of angular measurment equal to 1/60th of a degree or 1.047" per 100 yds
JS
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