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I was wanting to know what is the power setting i need to put a scope on for using the Mil-dots to range things. Thanks
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THat depends on which exact scope you are using.

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Originally posted by ┐?┐? ┐?┐? wrote:

I was wanting to know what is the power setting i need to put a scope on for using the Mil-dots to range things. Thanks

 

 Range guessing by mil-dots is a hit and miss situation anyway ... don't try any head shots on long range expecting the bullet to hit the kill spot ! Power setting has nothing to do with it no matter what scope .

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think I'll get some beer an peanuts this is going to be good.
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Ranging via mil dot is a very perishable skill.  Unless you have a Mil Dot Master.
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I have found that the mil dot is good for bullet drop but use a laser rangefinder for ranging.
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Ranging via mil dot is a very perishable skill

 

why??

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Reticle-rangefinding is almost always more accurate at the scope's highest magnification regardless of what reticle u're using, but u can't really use the mil-dot master using this sytem. U have to go back to equations...tho they're certainly not that difficult really.
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If you are unsure, then measure out 100 yrds, and place an 18 or 36 inch target, it should be that there is 3.6 inches between each dot.

So 5 @100 = 18 and 10 @100 = 36

Find the power @ whitch this matches, and you have the ranging scale @ power for you scope.

Good luck

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Oh yeah,

Rancid gives good advice, get a MilDot Master as well. 

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I know this thread is a bit old but...

What power setting you need to use is determined (as ILya said) by the scope.

On fixed power scopes the mil-dots are the mil-dots; however, several manufactures use different standards for their mil-dot patterns. The dots can be different sizes. Also, some folks define mil differently than others, so the spacing can vary from scope to scope.

With variable power scopes some scopes will change ratio of the reticle size to the image size as you adjust the power. If the reticle changes size relative to the image than your scope requires a specific power in order to work correctly. In other words, if when you change the power the thing you are looking at gets bigger but the crosshairs do not, then you scope needs a specific setting to work correctly.

Another type of variable power scope is where the reticle and image change size together. In this case the mil-dot pattern will work at all power settings. The drawback of this type of system is that crosshairs changing size can be annoying as they are sometimes either too big or too small. This is especially true in low light conditions as the lower power settings will make the crosshairs smaller and therefore harder to see.

So, in the end you have to be very sure of the specs for the scope you are using.

Hope that helps.
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