Re: Practical, Tactical Or ? By Ward W. Brien
knockturnel: No problem with the questions. Please Feel free to phone me if you like, I am certain that you cannot talk my ear off.
The Tactical .300 Win Mag with the Night Force scope on it, utilizes both a Mil-Radian Reticle called the "MLR" and also a 1/10th of a mil click value for the turrets.
The "MLR" reticle has lines that represent the milliradian measurements of the stadia instead of Mil-dots. Also, the Night Force 3.5-15X50 scope has a total of 110 moa adjustments from top to bottom, which is equal to 32 milliradians. If I dialed in the 14 mils into the scope, (48.5 moa) for 1400 meters, I would still have 2 mils (7 moa) of adjustability left. If I was shooting flat, I could theoretically take five mils of adjustment out of the turrets by dialing in 9 mils and holding over on mil line #5. I say holding flat, because when shooting on an incline or decline, the Shooter's eye is slightly pulled off of the ocular center of the glass, which in turn will cause the poi to hit high.
The Scope on-top of my 6.5X284 is also a Night Force, however it is a 5.5X22X50 and utilizes the NP-R2 reticle; which has lines that are in 2 moa increments. The extra power is very good in cool weather for magnifying the target, however has a narrower field of view. I hope that this isn't confusing because shooting long range is easier than you think. Math is math and science is science...