Mark 4- How do I use it?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by demo9pro, May 8, 2008.

  1. demo9pro

    demo9pro Active Member

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    Hey Guys, Ive got a Mark4 with Illuminated TMR reticle.

    How ever, ive read a bit about the reticle but cant work out how to use it with out
    having to dial for elevation. Apparently you can do this with out a rangefinder just by using the reticle.

    Can someone please briefly describe how? I will only be shooting gongs at long range until I figure out how to use
    it properly.


    Also, does anyone know if/where I can get a 20moa Rail for my T3 lite?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    on its highest setting each mark is 1/2 mil, or 1.8" per 100 yards of range, so an 18" gong will be 1 mil or 2 1/2 mil marks at 500 yards, or 1/2 mil at 1k.
    get yourself a mil dot master and play with it, the TMR is the same as a mil-dot only graduated into 1/2 mils.
    RR
     

  3. demo9pro

    demo9pro Active Member

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    Thanks,

    Whats a mil dot master?
     
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    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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  6. demo9pro

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    Thanks for your help guys!

    I havent picked up the scope yet, tho the mildot is the same price as the TMR reticle. Which one is better? easier to use? Pro's and Con's?

    Thanks guys
     
  7. JLR

    JLR Well-Known Member

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    the TMR is just a mildot with 1/2 mil graduations instead of 1 mil, I believe....which should allow for more precise estimating on range and hold-overs.
     
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  9. demo9pro

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    Thanks guys, that should keep me busy for a while!
     
  10. BHP9

    BHP9 Well-Known Member

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    Good job it's only light reading!:p
     
  11. eshell

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    The TMR also has smaller increment tic marks at the outer ends that allow direct measurement and easy resolution to .2 mil, and smaller increments yet can be eyeballed.

    FWIW, I make up a data book page and use that with the mil marks for a quickly available holdover chart. I have various zero ranges set up, depending on my expected shots. This page is correct when I dial my scope to a 400 yard zero - the crosshair intersection is 400, and my holdover/holdunder points are marked on my diagram:

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  12. demo9pro

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    Thanks guys,

    Is it worth getting the Nightforce NSX 5.5-25 instead of the Mark4? Its a extra $400.

    And if so, what reticle is good that comes in the NSX. Something thats easy to use and good for longrange
     
  13. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

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    I have no hands on experience with the NF scopes, however from what I undersatnd and have read they are the standard which everyone seems to be comparing other scopes too.

    Some of the pluses for the NF is to 10MOA/full turn (rotation) of the turret, easier to keep track of where you are instead of counting in 15's.

    You get what you pay for I guess.

    Have fun!