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#6980574 - 12/02/17 11:29 PM MOA vs. MIL
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Which do you prefer, and why?

Or, do you prefer something else, like IPHY?
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#6980587 - 12/02/17 11:51 PM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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Both are angular measurements. Pick one and go.
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#6980595 - 12/03/17 12:35 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Both are angular measurements. Pick one and go.


Thatís pretty much how I feel about it, but I know some people are particular about it. Iíd like to know why. Who knows, I might learn something.
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#6980636 - 12/03/17 05:38 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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RR is right that either is fine. But it's hard to dispute that mils are easier to work with. The short explanation why is that the numbers you end up with are easier to remember and easier to do quick calculations with (when you're trying to account for changing wind speeds, for instance).

Let's say you know you need 3 1/4 MOA correction for a 10 mph wind at a given distance. You estimate it at 17-18 mph, so you need to multiply 3 1/4 MOA times 1.75. I could probably eventually figure out it's about 5 and a half, but even then I'm a little off.

For that same 3 1/4 MOA, my wind correction in mils would be .9 mils. Take .9mils and multiply times 1.75. Easy - 1.6. Bullet is gone beore the wind changes again.

Also, it just so happens that elevation corrections for many of the common calibers fall within nice, easy-to-remember values when you're using mils. See firemanjg's 0-.5-1-2-3 post for a bit more info on it.

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#6980654 - 12/03/17 06:07 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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I've ran both and they are equally as easy for me. Seeing how I've been shooting prs a lot these days mil is easier since everyone around you is speaking the same language.
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#6980812 - 12/03/17 09:04 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
Shaner Offline
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Loc: Frisco, TX
I prefer BDC. Itís really a nice platform.











Thatís a joke!

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#6980817 - 12/03/17 09:09 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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Registered: 01/11/15
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A matter of comfort and familiarity. If you shoot alone there is no difference in what you use, but dee's point of speaking the language can make things easier in a group/partner setting.

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#6980833 - 12/03/17 09:29 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
RHutch Offline
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Registered: 05/25/13
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Mil....more intuitive for me and even a caveman can run numbers in 10's or tenths.

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#6980838 - 12/03/17 09:34 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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http://www.precisionriflehunters.com/blog/

Scroll down. You will find Mil versus MOA.
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#6980878 - 12/03/17 10:11 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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Mils for the reticle, MOA for the turret. I have a hard time seeing a MOA reticle because the marks are too close togather.

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#6980902 - 12/03/17 10:40 AM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: gusick]
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Originally Posted By: gusick
Mils for the reticle, MOA for the turret.


barf
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#6981172 - 12/03/17 03:11 PM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: gusick
Mils for the reticle, MOA for the turret.


barf


Thatís something I canít believe people do.
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#6981219 - 12/03/17 04:02 PM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: gusick
Mils for the reticle, MOA for the turret.


barf


Thatís something I canít believe people do.


Leupold should be throat punched for that.
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#6981320 - 12/03/17 05:42 PM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: Sneaky]
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I think I'd prefer MOA all the way around if I was going to twist turrets, but I can't for the life of me understand why you'd want to mix MOA and Mils between the reticle and turrets. Makes NO sense.
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#6981651 - 12/03/17 09:43 PM Re: MOA vs. MIL [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: gusick
Mils for the reticle, MOA for the turret.


barf


Thatís something I canít believe people do.


Leupold should be throat punched for that.


Trijicon too.
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