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What are the differences between these two types of target knobs?  What are the advantages & disadvantages of each?
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M1: 1/4 MOA Clicks

M3: 1/2 MOA with interchangable bullet drop cams for different calibers.

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M3 has 1MOA elevation per click and 1/2 MOA per click windage. The M3 scope is designed to be idiot proof in combat you have a scope dial that is BDC  it compensates for trajectory and comes with cams for .223 .308  30-06 and 300 Win Mag but only certain bullet weights work.   M3 is great for a gun fight but not very precise for target shooting. Say you are 3/4 of an inch high at 100 yds and you really wanted it to be right on the x because you paid $5000 for your Tac Ops custom sniper rifle that shoots a sub quarter moa group. You go down one click and now you are 1/4 in low.  Will it work for killing yes but if you are a target guy it will drive you nuts. If you are a lousy shot it wont matter. So if you want fine adjustments you buy the M1 dial and if you want a system that wont let you get lost in the dial  M3- (how many turns of the dial up did I go I forgot) with M3 one complete rotation of the dial will take you from 100 to 1000 yds.

Most people like the M1 system better but the M3 is much lower profile and wont snag on every tree limb you go past. I have one of each so I say buy both.

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Thanks Urimaginaryfrnd for that correction, the M3 and the new M1 TMR are the only Mark 4's

I have not owned. You are right M1 is the preffered Mark 4 by most people, it is also my

favorite Leupold so far. I would consider the new M1 TMR at a good price but not the M3.

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