Re: What system, MOA or Mil, do you use?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion so here is mine
I have owned and am familiar with both systems for LR shooting but Mil-rad wins my vote without a doubt
In NZ, Aus we use the metric system so I think those who say MOA is easier is because they have not had the time to understand Milrad and MOA is probably all they know.
1Milrad is = to 1m @ 1k so .1Mil = 1cm @100m that has to be easier than 1/4 of MOA = 0.7cm Approx. @ 100m when conducting calculations
ie miss your target at 600m by 80cm (.1Mil = 6cm @ 600m) 80cm/6(Range)= 13clicks or 1.3Mil
I can do this quickly in my head for a quick follow up shot what I can’t do quickly is this
1/4 MOA = 0.7cm x 6(Range) = Calculator please 4.2cm per click, 80cm/4.2cm = 19 clicks or 4.75MOA
for those who use only the imperial unit of measure this one is for you
Target 700yds miss 2.5 feet calculation is as follows, feet to inches 2.5 x12inch = miss by 30 inch, 30/7(range) = 4.3MOA
easier yes, I can hear people replying now that is why I use a ballistic program, problem is that takes time, the only other option is to apply aim off judged by your fall of shot ie round goes 80cm to 2oclock aim 80cm at 8oclock this is adequate but not precise and less face it we are only estimating we missed by 80cm.
The real advantage of a milrad scope is when you incorporate it with milrad rectical simply measure your miss by the milrad rectical eg miss by 1.2mils + or - 1.2mils on your scope it’s that easy no math’s and very fast and also gives you backup range finding ability
If you use MOA scope with a milrad rectical you have to times the milrad adjustment by 3.57 to get the adjustment in MOA (still math’s not something you want to be doing under pressure this is probably why I have seen more and more US snipers going to this combination)
There is one advantage in 1/4 MOA adj instead of 0.1Mil and that is it is very slightly a finer adjustment but this is only about 3cm at 1km how well can you realy group?
I am always learning new things so feedback welcome.
Last edited by Sub MOA Hunter; 10-13-2012 at 10:09 PM.