I believe most people using a Mil reticle are doing so because that is what's mostly available. I believe most people using a Mil reticle are "satisfied" with it because that's what or all they learned to use. Some people think it's cool to use what the military is using........well, the reason the Military is using the mil, is because they wanted to keep things the same as they'd been using with the artillery. Using Mils probably works just fine with Artillery, but for small targets and small weapons; there is a better way!
Ranging an object with the reticle is slightly more accurate with a MOA reticle.
Determining the size of the target or amount of correction needed is slightly more accurate with a MOA reticle.
It's easier to divide a MOA into 1/4's than to divide a mil into 10th's.
Most of us Americans think of things (drop/wind drift, rack spread ect.) in terms of inches, NOT yards or meters.
Our targets are small, measured usually in inches, NOT yards or meters. Therefore, MOA is simply more natural and easier to wrap our heads around.
Alot of Mil scopes still use MOA adjustments..................they should be mil adjustments, or how about just make some scopes with MOA reticleslightbulb??
NightForce has become very very popular for long range hunting in recent years, and I believe that alot of the reason is their options in reticles.
I'd bet money that the Leupold Mark 4 would become even more popular if they would offer a MOA reticle. The mil system would probably be left in the dust if other companies would follow NF's example.
Give me MOA over Mil, ANY DAY