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five.five-six
11-24-2006, 5:44 AM
ok so i figured that I would eventualy stumble on tothis toppic but i have not seen it yet. I have several mill dot scops and I know they can be used for range finding and drop compensation but how, exactly?

Guns R Tools
11-24-2006, 6:26 AM
Here is good article about Mil Dot.

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=225&KW=what+is+mildot

Smokeybehr
11-24-2006, 9:42 AM
Thanks for the links. I've got a standard reticle scope on the 30.06, and I've been looking to replace both the standard stock, and add a different scope. I was considering a mil-dot type, but now that I know where all the tutorials are, I'*will* be getting a mil-dot as my next scope.

Stanze
11-24-2006, 9:59 AM
Good virtual simulation here: http://www.shooterready.com

PLINK
11-24-2006, 10:30 AM
Good virtual simulation here: http://www.shooterready.com

That is cool. Thanks for sharing.

fairfaxjim
11-24-2006, 11:35 AM
I have found that the Mildot Master, a pocket sized "sliderule" type device is very helpful when using the mildot scopes, particularly when first starting out to veify your results. Although, the intended target is the ultimate verification.

http://www.mildot.com/

xenophobe
11-24-2006, 12:56 PM
Thanks for the links. I've got a standard reticle scope on the 30.06, and I've been looking to replace both the standard stock, and add a different scope. I was considering a mil-dot type, but now that I know where all the tutorials are, I'*will* be getting a mil-dot as my next scope.

On a standard hunting rifle, I would avoid mil-dot reticles.

I think the Boone & Crockett reticle is about perfect for hunting, with BDC and windage built in for various ranges, it's the easiest and quickest to use while hunting.