I am a complete novice with respect to long range shooting, although I have hunted my entire life. I'm trying to sort through the noise with respect to rifle scopes on what will be my first dedicated long range rifle. I've spent lots of time researching optics including reticle type based on aiming methodology, but one thing that repeatedly comes up that I don't completely understand is the newer scopes that incorporate a "ballistic turret." Before I buy dedicated equipment, I want to decide what aiming methodology (MOA or Mil-Dot) I should learn (and hopefully master eventually). Realizing I have no background in either methodology, what are the pros and cons of each and is a ballistic turret of any value to someone like myself? I will be hunting the open, rugged country of the Colorado and Wyoming mountains after I spend a lot of time training and practicing at the range. Thanks for your help.