Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


MOA and Clicks

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-06-2010, 07:49 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
MOA and Clicks

My rifle has been sighted in at 100 yards and the target is at 500 yards. If each click of elevation is 1/4 MOA and the the estimated MOA adjustment to bring the zero to 500 yards is 9.95 MOA, how many clicks what that be? Just trying to understand the math. Thank you.
Reply With Quote

Unread 10-06-2010, 08:08 AM
Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 410
Re: MOA and Clicks

Either 39 or 40 as you do not have the ability to split a click. Me I would take 40.
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2010, 08:16 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 36
Re: MOA and Clicks

1 MOA = 4 clicks (each click of elevation is 1/4 MOA)

9.95 MOA = +/- 10 MOA

10 MOA x 4 clicks = 40 clicks
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-06-2010, 09:19 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2
Re: MOA and Clicks

Thank you for the replies. I understand it now.
Reply With Quote
Unread 10-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Searcy, Arkansas
Posts: 700
Re: MOA and Clicks


As you get more into "dialing" your scope it will really help you to forget about thinking in "inches" and "clicks". Think only in "MOA" and "1/4 MOA".

Your scope turret will be numbered 1-10 (probably) though some will be 1-15 or other..... does not really matter but I will use 1-10 for my examples.

Each number is an increase of an MOA, there will be 4 "clicks" or 1/4 moa between each number.

At 100 yards, an moa is 1", at 200 an moa is 2"......... at 1000 an moa is 10" and so on.....

At 400 yards for example since an MOA is 4", each 1/4 MOA "click" is 1"

Now when you look at your dial up chart or ballistics program and it tells you to dial up 22 moa for a 1000 yard shot you are not wondering how many "clicks" is that? You simply reach up and spin your turret through two complete revolutions and stop at "2". No counting how many "clicks" (88) or how many inches (220) is that?

A practical example is when you are out spotting for a buddy and he puts one over the back of an elk at 800 yards, you don't mess around with inches and clicks. You tell him he needs to come down 1 1/2 moa. He can reach up make a quick adjustment and take the shot. Much more simple than telling him he needs to come down 12 inches and trying to do the math in his head in the heat of the moment to come up with how many "clicks" is that.

When practicing, just get in the habit of measuring your targets in MOA's and 1/4 MOA and it will will not take long until "inches" and "clicks" are no longer a part of your vocabulary. Your non long range shooting buddies will look at you funny when you mention shooting a 1/2 moa group at 500 yards, but you will know that is 2 1/2". Good luck and good shooting!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: MOA and Clicks
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how many clicks do l go up? soundwaves Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 01-08-2010 03:39 PM
1/8th or 1/4 clicks foreign The Basics, Starting Out 4 08-22-2009 11:45 PM
Clicks or moa ?? JEREMY logan Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 15 04-20-2009 11:35 PM
How Many Clicks FlinchedAgain The Basics, Starting Out 9 01-13-2008 06:25 PM
Clicks, I hate clicks. Dave King The Basics, Starting Out 17 07-11-2007 02:10 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC