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Mil Dot and math

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by whiskey rebel1, Mar 24, 2012.


  1. whiskey rebel1

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    Zak can you recommend any formulas that would help while using Mil Dot? Thanks!
     

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  2. Zak Smith

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    1 mil is 1 transverse unit in every 1000 distance unit.

    1 mil = 1 foot at 1000 feet
    1 mil = 1 yard at 100 0yards
    1 mil = 1m at 1000m
    1 mil = 1cm at 100m
     

  3. whiskey rebel1

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    After watching a history channel show about snipers. One in Iraq was measuring objects from a distance for later reference. How does this help with bullet drop? Thanks!
     
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    Because then when you're in a hurry later you don't have to range something right next to it.
     
  5. whiskey rebel1

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    I see, so how does a shooter apply the Mil Dot to bullet drop?
     
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    Thanks! Will read up on this. Mil Dot has always confused me.
     
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    First of all , use of a First Focal Plane (FFP) scope is important. Because the Mil-Dots stay the same regardless of magnification. You can use a Second Focal Plane (SFP) , but you need to know the exact magnification setting where the two coincide . Leupold could not give me an accurate setting This is a know fact that many people don't understand ,You need to lay down some money for a good quality scope. It will improve you marksmanship 10 fold . You don't put a $300.00 scope on a $1000.00 rifle ! I would rather have a $1000.00 scope on a $300.00 rifle ! I guarantee I would be getting better hits !
    Next is the good ole MIL- DOT master slide rule ! The thing works so good it s laughable ! It is a simple easy to under stand slide rule . No need for batteries . No weather limitations ! No need for a laser range finder . All this goodness for $ 29.00 on amazon !
    Now all you need to know is a good knowledge in sizing objects ! Like the torso of a deer is roughly 24'' inches ,a stop sign is 36'' inches , a fence post is 4 feet Mil it out , work your magic on a mildot master and bingo , got an accurate estimated range to target .Its that easy my friend !
     
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    Buy a scope with the Horus H59 reticle . And never dial your scope in again