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I'm looking at a scope with the following reticle

 

 

As you can see it has a 1/4 M.O.A. Dot ...... I believe that means that the dot will cover 1/4 M.O.A. at 100 yards at the reference magnification. (1 M.O.A. = 1.04719756") and I think the reference magnification is marked in "red" (or some other color) on a variable power scope.

 

Here's what I'm not sure of ...... at the same referenced magnification how big of a circle will that 1/4 M.O.A. dot cover at 25 yards?

 

Would it cover 4 times more (1") or 4 times less (1/32") ?????

 

Thanks ....

 

 

 

 

 

 



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4 times less.

 

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The dot size at 25 yards will be 1/4 of  1/4"  which will be 1/16"

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I think it is really unlikely that the dot is 1/4 moa total size and more likely that it is a 1 moa dot with 1/4 moa click adjustment. The fine cross hair reticles are probably about 1/4moa thick, any thinner and you probably couldnt see them.

 

A 1 moa dot is one inch at 100 yds, or one half inch at 50 yds, or a quarter inch at 25 yds.

 

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I called Bushnell ... the Dot is 1/4 M.O.A. at 100 yards and 6 Power.  I didn't ask about the crosshair width but it is narrower.

 

My NightForce BR Scope has a .200 M.O.A. Dot with .030 M.O.A. Crosshairs (yup, that's .030)  These scopes are for Benchrest applications ... and the .030 Crosshair is fine

 

Thanks for the replies everyone .....



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