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JMP
09-20-2012, 8:10 PM
Do you prefer milradian, minutes of angle, both, or other (specificy)--any reason for one measurement over the other?

Just curious...

cfusionpm
09-20-2012, 8:15 PM
I prefer MOA because it's more precise and easier for me to wrap my head around (~1" per 100y), but almost everything is in MRADs. But it's hard to find binocs or spotting scopes with anything but mils (if it has anything at all), and almost all quick calculations are in mils.

JMP
09-20-2012, 8:27 PM
I prefer MOA because it's more precise and easier for me to wrap my head around (~1" per 100y), but almost everything is in MRADs. But it's hard to find binocs or spotting scopes with anything but mils (if it has anything at all), and almost all quick calculations are in mils.

Total agreement; MOA seems easier to pick up because you have the 1.047"/hundred yards. I learned on MOA, so it is natural to me. I started using MIL. It's harder to put it into tangible terms as you need to multiply by 3.6. It seems to work okay as long as the turrent adjustments match the reticle.

Also, second focal plane scopes make my skin crawl.

five.five-six
09-20-2012, 8:30 PM
I have a very nice leupold with a mildot redical and MOA turrets :banghead:

Lone_Gunman
09-20-2012, 8:31 PM
MOA. Much easier for me to understand. 1" @100 yards, 1/4" @25 yards etc. etc. etc.

Ziggy91
09-20-2012, 8:37 PM
MOA. Much easier for me to understand. 1" @100 yards, 1/4" @25 yards etc. etc. etc.

+1 for MOA

Kerplow
09-20-2012, 8:50 PM
The true meaning of MOA eluded me until I took a trig class. I'll stick with it till there's a class on mils. ;)

JMP
09-20-2012, 8:53 PM
The true meaning of MOA eluded me until I took a trig class. I'll stick with it till there's a class on mils. ;)

Actually, once you get past middle school, I believe everything is in radian. That said, I do like my MOA.

Kerplow
09-20-2012, 8:58 PM
Actually, once you get past middle school, I believe everything is in radian. That said, I do like my MOA.

Well, I never took a geometry class, which probably would have explained that minutes of angle are simply 1/60th of a degree.

college trig only briefly brushes on MOA, most everything is either in degrees or radian measure.

Cadre
09-20-2012, 8:59 PM
mOa

Kerplow
09-20-2012, 9:00 PM
Then you start to look at a right triangle and all of a sudden there is no more mystery behind it.

feelgood
09-20-2012, 9:01 PM
MOA easier to digest!!

chuckshoots
09-20-2012, 9:02 PM
Actually, once you get past middle school, I believe everything is in radian. That said, I do like my MOA.

i lol'd and true. i like my mil/mil a lot, but really, you will likely get used to either pretty well, just make sure the reticle and knobs are matched up

Donk310
09-20-2012, 9:49 PM
Never really learned the MRAD system. I'm cool with MOA.

Twystd1
09-22-2012, 8:40 PM
Use a Horus. Easier..........

rusty815
09-22-2012, 8:59 PM
MRAD, you guys are getting too cought up on measurements, when I use my MRAD scope to range, I'm not thinking in inches, I'm thinking in MRAD's. If I thought in inches, then I would confuse the hell out of myself with things like "I shot four inches low, how much is that in MRAD's again?" When used properly, both accomplish the same thing, I just go with the one I am familiar with the most.

orangeglo
09-22-2012, 9:50 PM
MRAD

Knife Edge
09-23-2012, 6:02 AM
MRAD, you guys are getting too cought up on measurements, when I use my MRAD scope to range, I'm not thinking in inches, I'm thinking in MRAD's. If I thought in inches, then I would confuse the hell out of myself with things like "I shot four inches low, how much is that in MRAD's again?" When used properly, both accomplish the same thing, I just go with the one I am familiar with the most.


+1 Anyone that thinks in inches beyond 600 yards must be seriously hung...

mils, based on decimal system in whatever system you are comfortable with.

Knife Edge
09-23-2012, 6:05 AM
mOa

Mods, please sticky Cadres' photo in the intro AND rifle section.

RugerNo1
09-23-2012, 8:32 AM
I like MOA for long range shooting for their finer values, but I like the little bit faster speed of MRAD for varminting.