A question about dialing in MILS.

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  1. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    I have a Swaro z6 that dials .5 cm at 100 m. Now from what I have reead 1cm at 100m is one tenth of a mil. If my bullet drop chart says I need to come up 1.6 mils I would assume at 1cm at 100m I would dial 16 clicks. With my Swaro would I then need 32clicks.
    My other question would then be what measurement are the clicks on most MRAD scopes?
     
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  3. Blancoalex

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    I would suggest your do a tall target test to see what click values truly are. Some scopes are very accurate and some can vary a little. I have seen some at 95% and others 5% over. Might as well start with accurate info.
     
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    10 clicks in a mil usually if the scope is at 10th click intervals. So it would be 16 clicks. Shouldn’t matter the clicks though, just dial 1.6 mils.

    Most common mrad scopes are 1/10th mil increment. 1/10th at 100y is roughly .36 inches, or .39 inches at 100m.
     
  5. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    That was what I assumed at 1/10 mil. However My scope is .5cm at 100m. To add to the funthe hash marks only go half way around the turret so I will need to count clicks. I am assuming it is ok to dial a scope as long as you can reset your zero.
     
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    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Your scope is .05 mil adjustment.
    Using the printed scope turret labels may help you in most conditions at moderate ranges.
     
  8. Schnyd112

    Schnyd112 Well-Known Member

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    A .5 cm group would basically be a 1 holer. Shoot a group and measure how far the center of that group moved from zero. One shot is never enough when experimenting.

    Example- 1 inch is 2.54 cm. .5 cm is less than .25 inches. I have some real accurate rifles but not one of them is better than .25” every time I pull the trigger.

    Edit: specs on that scope definitely say it is 5mm at 100m per click. So, while my information is still accurate, that scope has very fine adjustments.
     
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  9. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 32 clicks would be right. I just ran across a MIL/CM/MOA conversion chart last night in a Burris Owners manual online. I was looking up info on the XTR II and it was on page 15 of the users guide. I tried to send you the pdf file but it said it was too big.
     
  10. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for your help I am going to check my scope and take some measurements. I have the CTS turret buider saved and will see if a label will fit. Not sure why Swaro put such same clicks on this scope. Sure hope it can spin around 20 revolutions or more. That is from where I amzeroed now or I wil be hard pressed to dial 600yds.
     
  11. waveslayer

    waveslayer Well-Known Member

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    I would download the Swarovski apps and it will give you your click values...

    But you need to do a tall target test. They could be off... the newer models are pretty solid.
     
  12. redleg1013

    redleg1013 Well-Known Member

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    If your scope is that much of a pain, ditch it for something more user friendly.
     
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  13. WildBillG

    WildBillG Well-Known Member

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    I think some here haved missed what I was really asking. What I wanted to know was with my scope calibrated at 1 click equal to .5cm at 100m. How much would I have to turn it to meet normal 1cm at 100m clicks. Thank you to those who understood and stated I would need twice as many clicks. I know all were trying to help and my explanation may have been poor.
     
  14. redleg1013

    redleg1013 Well-Known Member

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    I figured you knew that .5 means one half, so you'd have to double the clicks to get the same result, that's like junior high math. I was referring to having to count clicks because the marks aren't completely circumferential, forget that noise.
     
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