How do I use a MIL-DOT reticle?


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red caddy
August 16, 2010, 11:54 AM
Hi all. I'm a noobie to this board that was dragged here while doing research about an Osprey 6.5 X 24 tactical scope I recently acquired.

What I need is an explaination of how the MIL-DOT ranging reticle is properly used. All them little lines are confusing me.

The osprey site was no help, nor were the 3 salesmen, at a couple of gunshows, I talked to.

BTW I own good glass and cheap glass, weapons intended for long range target work get the good stuff, the workin' guns get mid range stuff suited to the game at hand. Yep, if I had unlimited funds, all my guns would have Zeiss or Nikon. In the real world, I own a couple of Nikons and a bunch of Simmons,Redfield,NC Star and Tasco. The good side of this is, It don't hurt so much when I drop one off the buggy... Thanks for the help, Paul

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rbernie
October 5, 2010, 02:36 PM
Moved to a new thread in Rifles.

nofishbob
October 5, 2010, 03:01 PM
Here is a link to a mil-dot simulator that explains things pretty well.

Plus, its fun!

http://www.shooterready.com/lrsdemo.html

Bob

Tarvis
October 5, 2010, 07:39 PM
IIRC, 1 mil or milradian (measurement of angle) is roughly equal to 1.4 moa, or minutes of angle. Be sure to remember that the mil-dot reticle on a scope will only be equal to one mil per dot if the magnification is set to the proper level unless the reticle is set in the first focal plane of the scope. Also, most scopes have moa knobs regardless of the reticle.

FWIW, anyway.

psyopspec
October 5, 2010, 07:41 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=422001

An excellent thread on the subject.

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