Song Dogger
Well-Known Member
My Leica Geovid HD-B Edition 2200 range-finding binoculars provide "hold" values in 1/4 MOA clicks. My Swarovski Z5 3.5-18x44 scope has 1/4" clicks for 100 yards. Knowing 1 MOA is 1.047" at 100 yards, the difference between 1/4 MOA or 1/4" clicks seems insignificant. To prove that, everyone points to the fact that 1 MOA at 1000 yards is 10.47", a mere 0.47" off the 1" per 100 yard rule-of-thumb estimate. So, let's say the Geovid suggests 84 clicks at 900 yards. Using their 1/4 MOA, that's a hold of 198" (84 x 1/4 x 9 x 1.047"). Using Swarovski's 1/4" at 100 yards, that's a hold of 189" (84 x 1/4 x 9 x 1"). So, if both products are dead on, I'll shoot 9" low at 900 yards. That's 1 MOA of error! That can't be right, can it?! What am I doing wrong?