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What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

I voted MOA/MOA.

Canada is a metric country, at least thats what they tell me. We apparently operate in metric, though I dont know too many people that can tell me about how big 38mm is but pretty much anyone over the age of 12 can tell me what 1-1/2" looks like.

I have both, and like both, but I feel that for hunting the system being based on inches is faster for corrections.
When we convert evreybody over to meters instead of yards for everyday use is when mills will become top dog.

The other thing is that most scopes in mills are a little courser than mill adjustments (3.6\10= .36" compared to .25"). This is however changing with the 1/8 mill adjustments.

Whatever the case... make them match!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:48 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

I use both MOA and MIL. I voted for MIL
I prefer MIL/MIL. I prefer the 1/10 MIL clicks or even a/20 MIL clicks over the 1/4 MOA clicks. Just is a little bit easier for me think, maybe itís the smaller numbers on a ballistics chart with MIL (for example 6.31MILs vs. 21.68MOA). I have a lot of MIL reticles on my scopes so having MIL dials goes well with that.
I do not enjoy the bump in price that often comes with MIL dials.
I enjoy switching scopes between my rigs, so I really like MIL/MIL or MOA vs. ballistic compensated dials.
Just personal preference.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:47 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

hi its nick dadamo again, on recent scope enquiries the replies and info has been very helpful. However i was given help with working out mils 3.6 @ 100 yards, up tp 600 yards for my 223 rifle as the scope is mil rad scope.

Somewhere on this web site seen bits of info on M.O.A. in 1/8 th clicks. Is there any info on using 1/8th clicks on a Nightforce N P R 2 RETICLE ? IN 1/8th clicks ? i know 8 clicks is equal to one M.O.A.

For instance 1/8 inch @ 100 yards .
1/4 inch @ 200 yards.

Is there a calculation to work out up to 600 yards ?

cheers nick dadamo.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:51 PM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

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For instance 1/8 inch @ 100 yards .
1/4 inch @ 200 yards.

Is there a calculation to work out up to 600 yards ?

cheers nick dadamo.
Nick, If I understand you correctly. You mean like x 6? In other words you mean like on a 1/8th moa turret it would be 1 click at 600 yards would be 6/8th or 3/4 inches?

To further this at 500 yards 1 click would be 5/8th inches. at 400 4/8th or 1/2"

Is this what you were asking?

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:41 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

Hi to you all, i have 308 in M.O.A. and now have 223 in Mil Rad, not so bad got to learn how to use. Very fortunate that a shooting mate is police marksman, using mil rad scope and has spent time in teaching me.

keeping it simple and plain. best way forward.

anyway All the to you all shoot straight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:13 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

The total truth is it doesn't matter. Both have their application. My current scope is a Night Force NXS in FFP with an MRAD reticle, MLR2.0 to be precise. It suits me to prefer MRAD calibrations. I'm traveling to New Zealand to hunt Thar and Chamois in August; very cold. The long shots will be easier to calculate in my head if I'm using MRAD's. For me that is. I'm Australian and we switched to metric before I was born. Imperial calculus has always been non essential for me.
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:29 AM
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Re: What is your preferred scope adjustment calibration?

My scientific calculators [I have one in the shop, one on the desk, one in the reloading room, one on the dining table, and one in the car], all have a degrees / radians switch.

Ever drive around a pi/2 corner?
Ever see a lathe marked in milliradians?

No one does. They do it in degrees.

Ever take the derivative of sin(x) in degrees?

No one does. They do it in radians.

So carpenters, machinists, surveyors, etc use degrees.
So mathematicians use radians.

But electrical engineers use both, all the time.
Which ever is more convenient.
Radians for complicated math derivations.
Degrees for communicating verbally about phase shift.
The glide slope antenna I worked on was with degrees.

Gear designers [mechanical engineers] and motor control designers [electrical engineers] use both all the time.

Each has their advantages.

But in scopes, they are about the same.... as long as the reticle matches the turret.

Why do I have so many IOR and Leupold scopes with moa [degrees] turrets and milliradian reticles?
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