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# Mildot Ranging

#1
01-06-2005, 10:42 AM
 Gold Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: North Dakota Posts: 654
Mildot Ranging

Can someone explain the Mildot Ranging Formula that is in yards not meters to an Idiot like myself. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I dont know if I am having a mental block but from what I have read on it this morning my #'s are not adding up. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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#2
01-06-2005, 12:30 PM
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Re: Mildot Ranging

Background:

1 mil = 3.6 inches at 100 yards.

100 (yards) / 3.6 (inches) = 27.77 (ratio)

A 72 inch tall man standing 200 yards away is 10 mil tall.

To use the mil ranging formula you need target size (in inches) and the number of mils the target subtends.

Our 6 ft man (72 inches) subtends 10 mils.

72 / 10 = 7.2

7.2 x 27.77 = 199.94 yards away

So, size of target in inches / number of mils subtended equals the number of inches between the mildots.

We then take the number of inches between the mildots for the target we just measured and ratio that back to 100 yards using the 3.6" per Mil @ 100 yard standard value of 27.77.
#3
01-07-2005, 03:20 PM
 Gold Member Join Date: Mar 2004 Location: North Dakota Posts: 654
Re: Mildot Ranging

Thanks Dave!
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#4
01-07-2005, 03:56 PM
 Silver Member Join Date: Dec 2003 Location: Texas Posts: 110
Re: Mildot Ranging

The other formula is ( just so you'll have it )
Height of target in yards X 1000 divided by height of target in mils

2 (72 inches) yards X 1000 = 2000
Divided by 10(mils) = 200
#5
01-07-2005, 07:04 PM
 Junior Member Join Date: Aug 2004 Location: cody wy Posts: 2
Re: Mildot Ranging

size of target in yards x 1000 divided by MIL reading or size of target in inches x 27.778 divided by MILreading =range yards or size of target in inches x 25.4 divided by MILreading = range in meters
#6
01-07-2005, 09:23 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Oct 2004 Location: NC Posts: 62
Re: Mildot Ranging

Why not get a Mil Dot Master and forget the formulas. I bought mine about three weeks ago and love it. just my two cents.
#7
01-13-2005, 03:03 PM
 Junior Member Join Date: Jan 2005 Posts: 5
Re: Mildot Ranging

Multiply 27.8 by target height in inches and divide by number of mils. Example: 27.8 x 18" = 500.4 divided by 1.5 mils = 333.6 yds. Easy

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