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which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

Hey all, as the thread title reads, what is easiest to calculate when making longer distance shots: MOA or MILS? For example: I range a target at 623 yards. Does it take more mental calculating/converting using MIL turrets than it would using MOA turrets? Is it better to use yards with MOA and meters with MILS? I'm asking this because i'm no where near being a gee-whiz at math. I can do simple calculations, and doing it in 10s is much easier to do in the brain. however, standard measurements make sense to me. I can think yards. I can't think meters. So what are your thoughts? I must say though I don't want a MIL reticle scope with MOA turrets. that's just mind boggling to me. the mil dots would just get annoying in that case and I wouldn't use them.
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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

    Can you relate to there being 4 quarters in 1 dollar? or 4 .25's in 1

    Can you remember this.

    1 moa is 1" at 100 yds
    1moa is 2" at 200
    1moa is 3" at 300
    1 moa is 4" at 400
    1 moa is 5" at 500 and so on?

    So 1 moa at 350 yards is 3.5" or 3 1/2" and also at 375 yds it would be 3.75" or 3 3/4"

    This is all easy for me and why I choose MOA

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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

    +1

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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

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    What he said!!
    OMG!! Someone agreed with me... SB be careful you are treading on thin ice here...

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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

    It is much easier to not get caught up in the math of either one. The best way is to get a ballistic app, or print a drop chart, that will figure all of that for you then just dial your turrets accordingly.

    The math part of MOA or MILS is often talked about but really shouldn't be. Both are angular measurements, not linear, so to try to add linear math like inches, mm, yards, and meters, is getting off path IMO.

    This thread may be helpful.

    Taking Advantage of Angular Measurements In Scope Use

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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

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    The math part of MOA or MILS is often talked about but really shouldn't be. Both are angular measurements, not linear, so to try to add linear math like inches, mm, yards, and meters, is getting off path IMO.
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    Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

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    Can you relate to there being 4 quarters in 1 dollar? or 4 .25's in 1

    Can you remember this.

    1 moa is 1" at 100 yds
    1moa is 2" at 200
    1moa is 3" at 300
    1 moa is 4" at 400
    1 moa is 5" at 500 and so on?

    So 1 moa at 350 yards is 3.5" or 3 1/2" and also at 375 yds it would be 3.75" or 3 3/4"

    This is all easy for me and why I choose MOA

    Jeff
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