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11-16-2012, 05:28 AM
 Silver Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Location: Rapid City, SD Posts: 181
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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11-16-2012, 09:09 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 8,470
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

Jeff
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11-16-2012, 10:01 AM
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Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

+1

What he said!!
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11-16-2012, 10:07 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 8,470
Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by SBruce +1 What he said!!
OMG!! Someone agreed with me... SB be careful you are treading on thin ice here...

Thanks
Jeff
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11-16-2012, 10:13 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Mar 2008 Location: SW Idaho Posts: 1,303
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.

Taking Advantage of Angular Measurements In Scope Use

Scot E.
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11-16-2012, 10:18 AM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 8,470
Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Scot E 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. Scot E.
Easy Peasy!!!

See told ya!!
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11-16-2012, 10:20 AM
 Gold Member Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: Hot Springs, South Dakota Posts: 530
Re: which is easier to calculate: MOA or MILS?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Broz 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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