Mil-dot or Mil-radian?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by mmmooretx, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. mmmooretx

    mmmooretx Well-Known Member

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    Just curious if there is an advantage using Mil-radian over Mil-dot for granularity of clicks/adjustments?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Either you are confused or you have confused me with your question...

    To put a check on the confusion, you know that the mil in mildot stands for milradian...right? it's an angular unit of measure, like minute of angle (moa). A mil is a mil whether it's represented by dots, ovals, or stadia lines.
     

  3. mmmooretx

    mmmooretx Well-Known Member

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    Well the specific item I was curious about has to do with the 5.5-22 56mm Nightforce scope that has Mil-radian knobs as an option. I think the standard knobs are 1/4 mil clicks? The Mil-radian are .1 mil clicks, per their site. If I read it right I get finer adjustments with the Mil-radian knobs.
    Am I off track?
     
  4. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you're a little confused. 0.1 mil adjustments are more coarse than 1/4 MOA. .1 mil is approximately 1/3 MOA.
     
  5. mmmooretx

    mmmooretx Well-Known Member

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    Ah! thanks for the insight I did not realize that. The option is not as advantage that I thought it did.
     
  6. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    .1 mil clicks are 1/10th of 1 mil-radian which is equal to .34 inches. Just a different unit of measure than minutes of angle. These tenth mil adjustments help keep on track when using mil reticles.
     
  7. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Consider the NF NSX's with 1/4 MOA knobs and NP-R1 or NP-R2 MOA reticles as well...
     
  8. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for fine adjustment I believe there are a lot of great scopes out. That that offer 1/8th mia adjustments.
     
  9. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    Nightforce NF series has 1/8 clicks,i dont think they offer anymore adjustment though.
     
  10. mmmooretx

    mmmooretx Well-Known Member

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    I had read, from Shotshow 2010 that they were going to 1/8 moa clicks, but their current listing on their site for the 5.5-22 X56 is .250 moa. I would really like to see that as it gives finer dial in at longer distances. Yes I am looking at the NP-R1 reticule.
    Thanks again for helping me understand.