Originally Posted by Dirty Dave
I believe you off by a factor of 10. One mil at 1000 yards is one yard. If it were 1 mil at 100 yards you would have a hard time adjusting arty with any accuracy.
Right, but you can adapt the mil to any unit of measure for width as long as you use the same unit of measure for range.
1 mil at 1000 yards is 1 yard or 1 meter at 1000 meters. You can't mix.
I had a typo and brain fart at the same time with the phone on that post.
The point was you can make it anything you want... 1 mil can be 1 size 10 shoe at a range 1000 size 10 shoes.
The base 10 system work for whatever unit of measure you want to roll with.