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Mil dot multi power scopes

Postby go get the bird » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:20 am

I know how the mil dot is calculated at a zero, but how do you calculate multiple powers into this formula? My assumption is like this:

Lets say you have a 10 inch (or what you believe is 10 inches) prairie dog. At a single power he measures at 2.5mils. so the formula would go -

10 inches/36=2.77,
2.77x1000=277.77,
then 277.77/2.5= 111 yards away.

So when you are magnified to a 4x, how does the math go? would you divide your whole equation by 4 like so?

10/36=2.77
2.77x1000=277.77
277.77/4=69.44
2.5/4=.625
69.44/.625=111 yards

If your base zero is 100 yards on a 2x magnification, and you switch to 4x, would you only divide by 1/2?

If anyone has ANY insight on this, please fill me in. :beer:
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Re: Mil dot multi power scopes

Postby talltimber » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:57 am

Try this to start.

http://mil-dot.com/

Lots of good reading on the sniper hide and long range hunting sites. Good stuff.
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