USMC vs. Army Mildot?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by SaskShooter, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. SaskShooter

    SaskShooter Well-Known Member

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    So, my ballistic app (iSnipe) offers unique option for drop compensation. If you scroll down your ballistic chart, then tap any given range, it will offer a view of a basic bullseye-type target with an image of a mildot reticle overlayed onto it holding over the correct distance for both elevation and windage. The visual representation makes aiming and firing very quick and simple, although not extraordinarily precise.

    Now the part that struck me as odd is that under the "Settings" menu it offers a choice between a choice between USMC and Army Mildot reticles. I never knew there was a difference.

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is, which one is standard (because you never see scope companies stating whether their scopes are in USMC or Army mils), and what's the history and reason for the difference?

    Enlighten me, oh wonderful members of LRH!
     
  2. B4Dan

    B4Dan Well-Known Member

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    In the older dope books, they showed marines using ovals, not sure if they did or the reason
     
  3. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Noticed that myself when going through the apps and had the same question.
    A quick google search lead me to this sight.

    The Truth About Mil Dots
     
  4. SaskShooter

    SaskShooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, MachV, now I've got a headache, but that explained it fairly well.
     
  5. SaskShooter

    SaskShooter Well-Known Member

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    WAIT A MINUTE. Now, if I've got a scope with a mildot, and mil turrets...