Vortex MOA or MRAD?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by vicious7mm, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. vicious7mm

    vicious7mm Member

    Dec 11, 2013
    Thinking about getting a Vortex PST and was wondering what is easier to use the MOA or MRAD??? thanks for the input!
  2. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2012
    I like moa because im so used to thinking in inches and its a smaller increment, but its really personal preference. As long as your turrets match the markings in your reticle you wont have a problem.
  3. MHO

    MHO Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    + 1 on the MOA. Its just easier for me.
  4. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    I have 2 and both are MOA.

  5. DENWA

    DENWA Well-Known Member

    Aug 27, 2008
  6. mmh

    mmh Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    It depends on you and how you are going to use the scope. If you are used to MOA and struggle with math, going to a MRAD (milli-radian, or MIL) reticle will be difficult. However, if you intend to use the scope for ranging, then the MRAD is easier, and, you are going to have to go thru some math anyway. If I would be spending the money to get a FFP scope (do not know if you are getting a FFP or a SFP), then I would absolutely get a Mil/Mil scope.

    Once you get used to it, Mil is alot easier and faster. There is a reason why the military has gotten away from MOA and gone towards Mil. Until you get to used to Mil/Mil scope, the easy conversion is that three clicks of a Mil scope (most turrets on mil scopes move 0.1 MRAD per click) is equivalent to four clicks on a MOA scope (most turrets on a MOA scope move 1/4 MOA per click). Here is a little more detail on the conversion: One MRAD is equal to 3.438 MOA. Most MIL/MIL scopes have turrets with 0.1 MRAD clicks. Thus, 0.1 MRAD is equal to 0.34 MOA (or approximately 1/3 MOA). Just like a one click will move the point of impact approximately 1/4" at 100 yards (actually would move 0.262") on a MOA scope, one click on a MRAD scope would move the point of impact 0.36". There is an abundance of information out there on MRAD vs. MOA.

    For me, I am slowly converting my scopes to Mil/Mil & FFP. I have a Vortex PST 6-24x50 FFP Mil/Mil scope and could not be happier.
  7. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    mmh has a good handle on it. If you think in Inches- MOA all the way. If you think in metric-MRAD is the way to go. I would also match your reticle to your range finder (yards-MOA, Meters MRAD)