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 Guys,

 Which system is easier to use? Are optics better on NIKON or IOR Tactical scopes? I understand that this is a personal opinion. We all have them. Comments please.

 

 

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If you understand the concept of the Mil-dot and how to use it. I would think The Mp8 is a much easier reticle to use.

Here are a few facts about the Mp8 that I think makes it easier.

1. It has your basic 1 mil increments like the mil-dot. Then in between the 1 mil line markers are 1/2 mil increments. This allows you to measure a more precise mil of 1.5.

2. On the bottom line of the cross hair there are up to 10 mils. Compared to a standard Mil-dot which goes up to 5. 

3. There is also a 5 mil indicator line on the bottom cross hair.

4. Instead of your 3/4 moa dot you just have cross notches.

Some would say with all these lines it will just be more complex, and harder to use. Or others would say they like the extra lines and that makes it easier to use. Like you said Its just a personal preference really.

                            

No doubt the IOR optics will be better than the Nikon.



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What makes any system easy or difficult is how fast the target is acquired. As a heuristic the busier the scope the slower the sight picture. Why? because now you are focusing both your eye and your attention on the cross hair and various other indicators and not "swinging" the cross hairs through the target and "pushing" the shot through the target with the trigger. The various multiplex systems on the market combined with a good knowledge of their subtension at different powers is more useful than a "fixed" power and then using those subtensions on the multiplex. Additionally the use of a fixed subtension system usually does not have fine enough cross hair to shoot at a spot on the target ( such as an eyeball). The target must become stabilized before the shot, because the shooter has zoned in on a mark inside of the scope that must coincide. It is easier to just use a flatter shooting round (if the multiplex power remember, because I don't shoot enough) doesn't work.
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I agree with Brady.

 

IOR / Valdada MP-8 Reticle

The MP-8 reticle is based on the mil-dot system. In addition to the 1 mil marks, it offers 1/2 mil, 5 mil and 10 mil marks for improved rangefinding and aiming precision. The 5 mils added to the vertical stadia offer holdover capabilities unparalleled by other designs. The 5 mil and 10 mil marks speed initial measurements and target acquisition, and the elimination of the thick post at the bottom of the reticle facilitates a clear, unobstructed view of the target for enhanced tracking capabilities. The reticle's heavy top and side bars are 1 mil thick, and its fine lines are 0.1 mil thick.

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