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#5672748 - 03/27/15 06:20 PM Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting?
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I had assumed the scope I was going to buy would be mil/mil based on so many recommendations from you guys. But I just came across a smoking deal on the scope I want, but it's moa turrets with an moa dot reticle. It's nearly half price from retail and I'm very tempted to jump on it. It seems like as long as your reticle matches your turrets, it's really not a disadvantage, and since I havnt ever had a mil scope, I would be having to relearn to shoot long range with an moa scope. It's all new to me either way. Once you learn the dope of your rifle, dialing is dialing right?
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#5672760 - 03/27/15 06:33 PM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Got a spotter or a buddy who also shoots MOA?
If shooting with friends, it's nice for everyone to be on the same page.

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#5672763 - 03/27/15 06:35 PM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Nope. No friends who shoot long range. Just me. I'll be doing my own spotting for now.
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#5672777 - 03/27/15 06:45 PM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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As long as the turrets match the reticle you'll be fine.
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#5672781 - 03/27/15 06:48 PM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Well then. Either will work well. what sounds like an easier wind call 1.4 mils or 4.7 moa?

Reticles are usually broken down into .5 mils or 2 moa.

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#5673073 - 03/27/15 09:37 PM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Deal was too good to pass up. Picked up a new to me falcon menace 4-14 FFP moa/moa and a choate ultimate varmint stock. Build is comin together. The choate stock wasn't my absolute first choice for a stock either, but it was such a good deal and it'll be infinitely better than the factory Tupperware savage stock. Now I just need a good set of rings and order my ammo from chad, and i can get out and try to stretch its legs a little.
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#5673316 - 03/28/15 07:45 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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#5673347 - 03/28/15 08:38 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Deal was too good to pass up. Picked up a new to me falcon menace 4-14 FFP moa/moa and a choate ultimate varmint stock. Build is comin together. The choate stock wasn't my absolute first choice for a stock either, but it was such a good deal and it'll be infinitely better than the factory Tupperware savage stock. Now I just need a good set of rings and order my ammo from chad, and i can get out and try to stretch its legs a little.
Congrats! I'll be interested to hear how you like it.

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#5673396 - 03/28/15 09:34 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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I know it breaks your heart lol. But it came down to a business decision. I got the scope and stock for $70 less than the retail on just the scope.
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#5673424 - 03/28/15 10:01 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: Tff caribou]
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You'll be fine provided it tracks well.
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#5673513 - 03/28/15 11:19 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
You'll be fine provided it tracks well.


This is true. Would like a full report on this scope. I shoot MOA/MOA, it's what I know and like. Yes MIL is probably easier, but the class that taught me long range shooting was MOA.
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#5673528 - 03/28/15 11:45 AM Re: Would moa/moa be detrimental for long range shooting? [Re: BigPig]
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Originally Posted By: dee
You'll be fine provided it tracks well.


This is true. Would like a full report on this scope. I shoot MOA/MOA, it's what I know and like. Yes MIL is probably easier, but the class that taught me long range shooting was MOA.


I'll definitely post a report once I get some time behind it. I scoured the web for every review I could find on the Falcons. I bet I read 50 reviews, and don't remember a single real negative review. They're a little heavy, and the glass isn't world class, but they have a ton of features (good reticles, FFP, side focus, target turrets with a nice audible click) and the retail on the 4-14x44 is $369. I lucked out and paid substantially less thanks to a great THFer.
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