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Sorry if I'm beating a dead horse here. I understand mrads and MOA are both angular measurements and have nothing to do with metric vs. english distance measurements. My question is when europeans list 1cm per .1mrad click adjustments they are referring to 100 meter distance, correct? If I am shooting at 100yards, does the .36" per click apply? If 1 mil at a 1000 yards is 36" then 1 mil at 1000 meters is 100cm, correct? I guess what I'm getting at is why do they include the reference to centimeters and not just say .1mrad per click? Do I have this right? I am confused.Whacko

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You are correct.  It would be more proper if they just said .1 mrad per click but some still say cm.  In fact, IIRC, S&B used to have 1 cm per click on the turrets of their PMII's but only a couple years ago changed them to say .1 mrad.
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Steve,

You've obviously done your homework. My guess is that they used to do it because 1) it's true and 2) people always have a desire to relate measurements to an actual physical distance. The metric system has the advantage of being more in line with the mil system since both are decimal, e.g. 1 mil @ 200 meters = 2 cm. vs 1 mil @ 200 yards = .72".
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Thanks for the confirmation guys. You would think that the people at Schmidt&Bender would know better, but I guess they are metric in everything and their rifle ranges are all measured in meters.

P.S.  I do not own a S&B as I haven't figured out a way to sneak that kind of expense past my wife, maybe someday...

Steve
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