Originally Posted by Nikolakangrga
So if I understand correctly 1 MOA at 100 yards = 1.407" on all scopes. Not just leupold scopes? Iam starting to see the full picture now.
Iam really starting to get into this stuff!
Iam about to purchase a leupold VXII 4.5-14x40 because the rifle iam going to mount it too will be a "all around hunting rifle, but I would like the capability of shooting long range with it. (Kimber Montana 300 WM). I have noticed not many people have leupold scopes on their rifles or atleast this particular model. is there a reason for that? Should I consider a different scope?
I have no personal experience with Leupold, but from other posts I read, it sounds to me that they do NOT use a true MOA turret. Many scope manufacturers use IPHY (inches per hundred yards) and call it MOA because it is close.... 1" vs 1.047". It doesn't really matter as long as you know what you are using and compensate for it accordingly. But there is a difference and at extended ranges it will add up. The difference @ 1000 yds for 1 MOA of travel is about 1/2", for 10 MOA it's about 5" and for 20 MOA it's about 10", which is a typical drop for a lot of cartridges.
I prefer the true MOA because that's what most ballisitc programs use and there is no confusion in terminology. The IPHY system is less mental work if you think in inches.