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mildot game

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by inthefork, Jan 3, 2003.

  1. inthefork

    inthefork Member

    Can someone tell me where to find the mildot computer game that teaches you how to use mildots? I cant even remember what its called.

    thanks, inthefork
  2. gun-fucious

    gun-fucious Well-Known Member

  3. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    That was fun!
  4. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Well-Known Member

    I've played this a couple of times before.

    No matter what I do, I simply can't estimate the ranges correctly!

    Frustrating as hell.
  5. Triad

    Triad Well-Known Member

    Has anybody bought the CD? The demo was fun, but will the complete version help you learn? TIA
  6. mpthole

    mpthole Well-Known Member

    I've really thought about buying this lately... If I do, I'll post a review.
  7. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member

    GREAT cd! I bought the first one and liked it and then the maker (forget her name) told me that, since I had bought it within a certain time period before the release of second edition, I got the second edition for free! Got that and love it. It really teaches you the whole mil-dot thing. The current edition has different calibers that you can choose. I am wanting them to give you different reticle types, too. Maybe some day. It would be nice if they let you custom-design reticles to try their ranging properties.

    I still suck at windage, though.
  8. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Even if you don't use mildots, do this exercise while you're out on foot. Look at an item and estimate the distance. Pace yourself off (1 step = 1 meter). Do this continually. This is what the Confederates did when they taught their sharpshooters how to estimate distances. For you skeptics remember that the artilleryman (gunlayer to be specific) had not only to aim the gun, but also estimate the distance so that the fuse was properly cut. Too short and the shell would burst prematurely. Too long and it would give the defenders either time to discard it or skedaddle.
  9. Harold Mayo

    Harold Mayo Well-Known Member

    Pace yourself off (1 step = 1 meter).

    That will give you a good rough estimate. I have found through surveying and practical application that the inseam measurement on your pants is your step distance. Don't try to pace it out like some people do. Just do a normal walk and you'll find that this is true. I know this sounds a bit odd, but it's true.
  10. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Good point Howard. I have found that to reach the 100 yard line at a range requires 97 paces. So y'all know how short I am now. :D
  11. 762x51

    762x51 Well-Known Member

    Shooteready is alot of fun. There is a similar one over at the Horusvision website that uses their reticle instead of the standard mildot.

  12. Kalindras

    Kalindras Well-Known Member

    I'm with Mike...

    ...Never could get the range, exactly. I was always between 10 and 70 yards off. Guess I'm not gauging my mils right? Anyway, a lotta fun. I gotta get that one!!

    Great practice for those rainy days when you can't get to the range.


    Of course, I'm curious to see what some of you boys scored...me, first time round was a whole, heart-stopping 20!!! Well, at least no one died for my lack of skills... :cuss:
  13. mpthole

    mpthole Well-Known Member

    Hmm.... I just finished playing the demo and ended up with a final score of 47. Not knowing the size of the mildots and the spacing between the crosshair and the first dot made it more difficult. It took a minimum of 4 shots for me to get a hit. Plus, I thought the demo was a little confusing about the wind direction and the values used on the ballistics card. I was always over-estimating how much windage to use.

    I'm sure the real version explains some of these things better and I may still decide to purchase it.
  14. Triad

    Triad Well-Known Member


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