Long Range adjustments

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 1eye, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. 1eye

    1eye Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2009
    In shooting long range ( hunting) lets say out to 1000 yards with todays popular scopes, would you want a scope with 1/8 min adjustments or 1/4 . I can see the advantage of 1/8 clicks to get dialed in at longer yardages , but more turns and maybe less MOA of elevation. What's the advantage and dis-advantage 1/8 vs 1/4 adjustments gun)
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I prefer 1/4 moa. It is what I am use o and easier for me to figure drop and windage that way. My pda program is in 1/4 moa as well so it all gives. I think when you look at the upper end scopes for extended range shooting, you will be narrowed to either 1/4 moa or Mil Rads.


  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    1/4moa at 1000 yards is 2.5". That is plenty fine adjustment for big game hunting. 1/8" clicks just means twice the clicks needed, more numbers to remember...
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    I know that 1/4 MOA is easier but I prefer 1/8 Min klicks because at long distance It is more precise when shooting at very small targets.

    More important is the ammount of MOA built into the scope.

    Most all of the good target scopes and iron sites have 1/8 min adjustments.

    For hunting larger game the 1/4 min sites are ok.

    Just my opinion
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2007
    Stick with the 1/4moa on a hunting rifle. I had 1/10moa on my Leupold and it was a pain in the butt trying to keep count of the revolutions (only 6moa per turn). The 1" adjustments @ 1000 are nice for a target rifle.

    I sent the scope in to have them changed from covered target turrets with 1/10moa to M-1's with 1/4moa. They forgot to change the adjustments to match the turrets and that was a huge PITA trying to count 249 clicks out to 1000yards! It just went back, for the fourth time in as many trips to the range!

    Tell me guys, how do you go through three $1500 "Tactical"scopes and have to send a $1100 Leupold back four times in a under a year? Yet, my $300 SS just keeps on keeping on.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009