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Mil for reticles #15869696 03/06/21
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Stupid question but I have to ask for sanity sake. A mil dot reticle will have dots spaced out at exactly at 1 millirad?

I ask because I got a Turglo scope with a mil dot reticle. I use Sterlok for my ballistic calculator (hasn't let me down yet). The reticle is not in the library BUT there is a US Marine and US Army MilDot reticle. The difference being 10.8" and 10.6" between dots at 300 yards. So I guess a mildot is not always the same spacing? So confused 😕


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Re: Mil for reticles [Re: HaYen] #15870287 03/06/21
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Most MRAD scopes these days use increments that are true MRADs. The US Army simplified their system by using increments slightly smaller than a true MRAD. Here is a link. Some of the info is a little bit off, technically, but it's a good general summary.

https://www.boomershoot.com/general/TruthMilDots.htm

Re: Mil for reticles [Re: HaYen] #15871313 03/07/21
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HA...so not so stupid of a question. Thank you sir!!!

I just finished the article. I will call the manufacturer on Monday to find out if it's US Army or USMC millirads. At close distances I have never encountered an issue even though I just found out my math could be off at longer distance...like really long distance. Hitting a bull Elk at 500 meters should not matter if it's either.

I'm just hoping it's one or the other and not some "proprietary we know better what a Mildot should be"


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Re: Mil for reticles [Re: Jordan Smith] #15871341 03/07/21
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Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
The US Army simplified their system by
tinkering with things they should have left alone and not being as smart at the Marine Corps.

Just kidding.

Similar question: Are the MOA reticles 1" at 100 yards or the true value of 1.047" at 100 yards? Won't make a difference at any range under a mile, so just an academic question.

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As I mentioned, almost all current MRAD scopes use true MRAD increments. For a while, March was using US Army increments but later changed to true MRAD, IIRC.

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Re: Mil for reticles [Re: MarineHawk] #15871731 03/07/21
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Originally Posted by MarineHawk
Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
The US Army simplified their system by
tinkering with things they should have left alone and not being as smart at the Marine Corps.

Just kidding.

Similar question: Are the MOA reticles 1" at 100 yards or the true value of 1.047" at 100 yards? Won't make a difference at any range under a mile, so just an academic question.

Yeah, agreed. wink

Current MOA reticles are true MOA, AFAIK. Some “MOA” turrets have IPHY increments, however.

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Thanks for the info, Jordan.


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