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Mildot help

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mikey, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. mikey

    mikey Pro Poster

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    Scarborough north yorkshire
    If you have your air rifle set up using a mildot scope which has a true mildot at 10x mag and zero'd at 35 yards and you have worked out your aim points for holdover/holdunder will the point of impact of your aim points change should you lower or higher your scopes magnification
  2. mk2

    mk2 Busy Member

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    Yes it will unless it's reticle is in the first focal plane like the lightstreams. I usually 1/2 the magnification and 1/2 the number of mildots holdover, if that makes sense?:eek:
  3. jw74

    jw74 Posting Addict

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    It'll change the aimpoints.
  4. nick2

    nick2 Keyboard Hero

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    Lowering your magnification will bring your aim points closer together
  5. Gunfun

    Gunfun Engaging Member

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    Yes your holdover points will change if you alter the magnification on a 2nd focal plane scope.
    mk2 is right, using this method allows you to use a mildot scope at 2 or 3 different magnifications.
    I use x10 mag for my holdover when shooting from a rest/bipod. If I shoot off hand/unsupported I use x5 mag and each mildot counts as 2 mildots), I can also go to x2.5 mag for close range plinking (each mildot counts as 4 mildots).
    Mildot scopes are great for air rifles because of the amount of holdover they need from 6 to 14 yards and then 30 to 55 yards but it takes some thinking about to get the most out of them but allows multiple uses from one rifle/scope combo.
  6. Igotknobblies

    Igotknobblies Engaging Member

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    Birchington, Kent
    I use 6 x mag for all quarry at all ranges.Test the gun on 6x at different ranges to see what 1 point measures at, for instance 20, 30 and 40 yards. Then all you have to do is estimate your distance well. Interestingly, are there any 50mm objective parallax mildot scopes out there with fixed mag, preferably 6x? I expect without the zoom facility the picture would be clearer and brighter..

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