Cosine vs Angle Degree Indicator

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by RockyMtnHigh, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. RockyMtnHigh

    RockyMtnHigh Member

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    I am going to install either a cosine or angle degree indicator from Sniper Tools on my long range setup having never used either before. My question - is there any advantage to installing one versus the other (i.e., angle degree indicator vs cosine indicator)?

    I understand the cosine math, but I have no idea if one is more accurate than the other. I use a ballistics program that allows me to input one or the other so I'm not worried about that per se.

    Also, are there any other considerations I should take into account before making this decision?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    They do the same thing, and same construction. The cosine scale, the numbers are 5 degrees apart, you put that in your memory. Use what you prefer in calc.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I use degrees as it is the default on my ballistin program.

    Jeff