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I have a Zeiss catalog but it does not explain how this mil dot recticles work. Can anyone tell me where I can find an explanation about how this Zeiss mil dot is designed?
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Rather than rehash dozens of posts on the subject, I suggest you go to the Search function, type in mil-dot and then explore the volumes of information at your leisure.  LOADS of good stuff there.  THEN if you have specific questions, ask away.  Help is near.
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Thanks for the imput. I actually did search for info on the Zeiss mil dot here but no luck. Its the #43 recticle. Maybe the mil-dot.com can offer some help, lets see.....thanks
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Mil dots are designed to estimate the distance of the target using holdover with the dots.Once you figure out what type of bullet weight your using than you can use the dots .Some scopes like Leupold have the Boone & Crocket reticle.ATN has hash marks which is easy to use.
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In general, yes all mil-dots are the same...at least as far as the spacing between each dot goes. But some dots are football shaped while others are round. Some reticles, like Nightforce's, have hollow circles with a tiny central dot inside, which can make the target be less obscured at high magnification. One thing to know about mil-dots is that they only work for ranging at a certain magnification (often the highest) on many scopes, which are SFP (second focal plane). A FFP scope will range at any magnification but the reticle gets smaller and can be harder to see at lower magnification.

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