What I don't understand is this: Let's say I'm shooting at an animal at 400 yds. Do I go up 16 clicks (which would be 1.6 mils) to put my zero at 400 yds? That seems to be what this is saying but I'm just not sure. Any help here would be appreciated as I'm new to long range shooting. Wish I'd discovered this site a couple years ago when I passed on a nice Kansas whitetail buck at 425 yds which I didn't feel confident shooting. Never saw that buck again and never saw another one on that farm I was hunting.
your range card isn't showing. But, what ever the number is, clicks/MILs, that's what you do. with your example of 16 clicks/1.6 MILs, you would adjust your scope 16 clicks up to zero for the new distance
If you set the setting to Mils instead of 1/10 mils it is easier read. It would now read 1.6 mils at 400 which is what you would dial into the scope. Counting clicks for me was hard, dialing 1.6 mils was a piece of cake. You can do it whichever way works best for you, but I think you'll have less problems if you just change the setting to Mils in the program.