I guess I grew into LR shooting with turrets and a duplex reticle, knowing distance and target size, i could and still can figure and make corrections right now in moa in my empty head.How come?
I would say Yes. The extra turns amount to very little time.Touché. But as for my original post, would you be willing the sacrifice the extra distance per revolution of the turret to go MOA? I’m just trying to get opinions
Ironically, the 4.75 or the 5.0 may actually be closer to POI. The ballistics program rounded either up or down to 6.7, so it's literally a crap shoot either way. I've used both and have no preference either way. They both work equally well.They’re both fine and are equivalent to each other. I see a lot of people on other forums talking about how it’s too easy to get lost in dope with the big numbers MOA spits out. They say it’s easier when you’re ballistics program kicks out 6.7mil and it’s a direct dial vs it spitting out 4.88moa and having to decide between 4.75 and 5.0.
MRAD is based upon 1000th of a radian. There are 6283.185 milradians in a circle. *MRAD is based upon Pi; literally. That is why 1 MOA = 1.047 and not 1 inch. Neither is more easy or more difficult to understand at a working level. The only way MRAD is easier is if you range in meters and not yards and you use metric sighting targets instead of American targets with 1" squares. Even then the difference is that you count full turns and tenths compared to counting each click as 1/4 MOA or 1/8 MOA.They also say Mils are more intuitive, but pretty much everyone in the US uses Yards for distance, which pretty much negates the easy intuitive math. I also have a much easier time visualizing 1/60th of a degree than I do 1/1000th of a radian. Hell the only way I can visualize a radian is dig way back into my school memory banks and convert it to degrees, and you’ve got to throw Pi into there.
Ain’t that the truth. I used to hate numbers and now they control my life. So I’m looking at the new Vortex Strike Eagle 5-25 for $700. Anybody have other recommendations that fall in the same category for price and features?Funny how grade school math sneaks it's way into life later. Had our teachers used hunting scope math, we all would have paid better attention and would have aced the test.
This is full of misinformation. And with environmental ever changing and ranges not being perfect increments sometimes you may be closest to a click on MOA. Sometimes it may be closer to a click on mrad.
Probably the best explanation of the two systems.
As he first points out, both are measurements of angles, not distances (inches vs centimeters). Some relies here have mistakenly mentioned the inches vs cm debate.
An excellent point he makes is that the MOA system actually has finer adjustments; 1/4 MOA is smaller than .1 Mil and with some scopes offering 1/8 MOA, that makes the .1 Mil seem huge in comparison. So if you want absolute accuracy of POA and POI being the same in longer distances, the MOA system is more likely to get you to your goal. With MRAD, it is possible that one click up is too high and one click down is too low. Not a big issue for punching paper or steel, but it could be the difference in a one shot kill vs a wounded animal that gets away.