What is your preferred scope reticle calibration?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Len Backus, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. MOA

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  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    What is your preferred scope reticle calibration?
     
  2. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Minute of Angle. I grew up with it and I'm too old to change now. Sort of like metric tools. You need a few to perform maintenance on your car but good old SAE still works fine....

    I don't need to adjust to the world, the world needs to adjust to me.....:D
     

  3. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    I'll second this.
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Put me down as third to what those guys said. When I even think of changing, the cost of experimentation with scopes is too high for me.
     
  5. jtkratzer

    jtkratzer Well-Known Member

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    Mils for both. Use it for arty and the math is easier.
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Guess I will go for 4th to agree with this. Metric my azz!!!:rolleyes:
     
  7. jtkratzer

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    Mils aren't metric...mils are a way to measure angles and they're any unit of measure you want. It's a base 10 system. They're a smaller unit of measure than degrees to measure angles. 6400 mils in a circle (approx).

    1 mil can be 1" @ 100", 2" @ 200, etc. It can be 1 yard at 100, 5 yards at 500.

    Mils get associate with metric because metric is also a base 10 number system and they're easily adapted to one another.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I know, I know.... I knew after I posted this someone would take it wrong. :rolleyes: Spending a good part of my life turning wrenches ( better clairify here... "Mechanic") I was working on cars when all the metric crap came about. Thus my reply "Metric my azz" was in reference to skips reference of it being "Sort of like metric". So all you Mil guys can relax now...:)

    Sorry for not completely explaining myself but I figured all posts would be read and the connection would come across.

    Jeff
     
  9. jtkratzer

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    Sorry, you of all people I should have known. I didn't even look at who posted it. Living with mils and using them in metric all the time, but knowing they're not tied together or synonymous, the assumption they are gets old.
     
  10. Broz

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    No biggie, it was good to clairify. I don't want to be associated with gving wrong info or the wrong impressions in my posts. There is plenty of BS going on these days anyway.

    Thanks

    Jeff
     
  11. 270 MKV

    270 MKV Well-Known Member

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    either works...no real issue

    however, the engineer in me prefers Mil/Mil
     
  12. Kaboom

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    Machinist by trade, MOA comes natural!
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    ............along with sine and co-sine, tangent and co-tangent. Thank goodness for Machinery's Handbook and the wonderful tables contained therein. They made it easy to stack the appropriate dimension in gage blocks....

    Jeff..... spinning wrenches today has become more of a computer technician than a mechanic. First thing our guys do is plug in a laptop to the data port and offload error codes which go to the engine manufacturer who then, in turn determines the issue and instructs the technician what to replace or what repairs are needed, at least on heavy trucks.

    Interesting how computers have invaced every aspect of our lives.....
     
  14. NATE40

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    I am a old retired 13B myself MILDOT FOR ME!!
    Easy for ranging also I taught my kids to use mills
    Now my eyes are going out and I cant read my Mildot Master
    I treated myself to a Burris Eliminator and love it.