# Mill Dot holdover

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by cabelas90, Mar 15, 2009.

1. ### cabelas90Well-Known Member

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I am trying to make a
mill
dot hold over chart for my 30-06 and ive looked through some post but i cant make any of it make sense
can
any one give my the calculations to find out witch dot to hold over? i want to shoot out to 500 yrds and i think mill dots should be fine for this.
Thanks Zach
i dont know whats going on with my computer but it akeing this post kinda screwy srry.

2. ### dmgreeneWell-Known Member

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Just remember that 1 mil represents 3.6" at 100 yards.
So lets say that drops are:
300 yards = 7"
400 yards =22"
500 yards = 45"

For 300 yards 3.6 x 3 = 10.8 (this is what 1 mil represents at 300 yards) Now take your 7" of drop for 300 and divide it 10.8 and you come up with .648 mils for your hold over.

400 yards 3.6 x 4 = 14.4 (22 divided by 14.4) = 1.529 mil hold over

500 yards 3.6 x 5 = 18 (45 divided by 18) = 2.5 mil hold over

I hope this helps

David

3. ### nate-labWell-Known Member

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what did you get that info for mill dot holdover
and can i work for other caliber

4. ### dmgreeneWell-Known Member

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nate this will work for any caliber. If you have your drops just substitute them for the ones for the corresponding yardage. Do you have your drop chart?

David

5. ### cabelas90Well-Known Member

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wow i had all the info but the way you explaned it made it make sense thanks!

6. ### ICANHITHIMMANWell-Known Member

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spend 30 bucks and get a MIL DOT MASTER

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David

8. ### cabelas90Well-Known Member

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why spend 30 buck when you can spend 30 min doing a little math and make your own drop chart and tape it to your stock?

9. ### cabelas90Well-Known Member

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One more ? if im shooting 200 yrds at a 2 deg downhill angle
and did my math this way
11.27* .999=11.258
4.43-11.258=-6.82
3.6*200=7.2
-6.82/7.2=-.94
so that means i would aim .94 mills low at 200 yrds or am i doing this wrong?

10. ### BountyHunterWriters Guild

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better yet, spend \$75 for Exbal with the reticle calculator tool and you can figure drops for any scope first or second focal plane with any caliber.

BH