Do you prefer MRAD or MOA and why?


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Buckys

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Never too soon.

I fall into the "they are both fine" but I after re-reading the MOA vs. MRAD details here, I have to admit that opening the old MRAD wounds of "do I have to remember π to the millionth decimal point?" or "does my MRAD scope use π or the NATO redefinition of all the radian math I had to learn in college?" is hard to hold back, lol.
 

BrentM

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I have and use both. Neither is better but moa and sfp is what I prefer for hunting. No reason on the moa but sfp is what I find most often combined with sfp. SFP is desired because I prefer the larger reticle in low light and closer in shots. I often struggle with my FFP scopes on lower power in certain conditions. I have no issue holding wind or elevation with sfp as well, mostly since if I'm hold elevation I'm also likely able to dial up mag. In the end there is no right or wrong, just preference and opinion. What people wrongfully attempt to do is always convert them into imperial references such as inches. Its an angular measure and just a dial or hold to number. Nothing more. Most experienced shooters will say hold 1 moa left or .3 mil left. I've never heard a spotter in my world say hey man, hold 3" left. It is moa or mil holds and adjustments and has nothing to do with inches or feet.
 

PNWdude67

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Tell me whether you use MOA or MRAD and why.
The article shared in the thread is a fantastic summary. I shoot MRAD for several reason mentioned but one that I did not see is The turret markings on an MRAD scope are bigger and easier to see. With 54 year old eyes I appreciate this and even still use magnification to view them.
 

Greyfox

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I use both. Primarily MOA for LRH, MILS for PRS/Tactical sports. For hunting, I find MOA more natural, with better reticle resolution for the finer wind adjustments encountered for LRH, as well as speed in mentally calculating wind dopes. Interestingly, my first LRH scopes a couple of decades ago were the Leupold MK4’s with MOA turrets and Mildot reticles. For this reason I learned the MIL system early on. but my natural thought process is in inches/yards. For hunting, using MOA for multiple applications encountered is a thoughtless process. For competition, most communications, stage structure, and target configurations are designed with MILS in mind so one can generally be more competitive with a MIL scope. With practice it’s very fast and effective for the multiple targets and time limits encountered in matches, particularly with reticle use only stages which are frequent. The scaling of the MIL system seems better suited for this type of work(IMO).
 

squawberryman

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I will always convert mil to a measurement my brain can understand. I didn't grow up mil. I'm almost two meters tall but I convert everything metric.
 

jgs8163

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I use what ever is mounted on my gun. Or whatever the best deal I can get on a good quality scope. Learning both is the best way to proceed.
 

vanders

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It doesn't matter which one. If you have several rifle I think its best to have the same on all of them. I like mils only because the numbers are smaller. 4.5 mils verses 13.2 moa. What's bad is when the reticle and turret don't match.
 

longgun505

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Tell me whether you use MOA or MRAD and why.
I grew up on both as an army sniper/instructor. I personally use both, but have always used a adjustable BDC on all my optics for speed. Zero your weapon, record settings for each yard line in your data book. Apply a good porous tape such as hockey stick tape, write each numeric setting on the tape in pencil. (Pencil doesn’t run when wet). Then you’re set. As your barrel wears, ammo changes, swap optics on rifles, etc you simply erase and adjust. See pics. It’s fast! Just lase, dial, set parallex and send it. And, you don’t have to pay for custom dials 😎
 

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