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Question need some scope help....

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by AirArms456, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. AirArms456

    AirArms456 Junior Member

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    I was just wondering if I could use clicks instead of mildots when using my Hawke nite eye digital scope? And if so how would I do it?

    Cheers

    Isaac
     
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    yer, 1 click is 1/4in at 100 yards
     
  3. mattyts

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    Zero your scope at 30 yard then use whatever increment you want (Some people use 1 yard,some people use 5)

    I use 5, shoot at a 35 yard target then adjust your clicks till your zerod and write them down,keep doing it for every distance and in the end,you will end up with a chart like this;
    f53e582697a4e3c1d9e8503ed8e9774d.png

    Once you have a full chart setout,you would go shooting...and say you know your target is 36 yard away,look at your chart and look at the clicks.on mine it would be -17 so i would go backwards 17 clicks and at 36 yard,I would be bang on target..once i've taken my shot,I would turn forward 17 clicks to set the dials at '0'
     
  4. AirArms456

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    Would you reccomend using this instead of Mildots, or does it depend on the quarry your intending to dispatch? Great explanation by the way! I'm surprised I actually understand but I do!
     
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    Sticj a white label around your turret (assuming it's one of the hand adjustable type) and when you zero it put a mark on the label with the range and just repeat for every range you need. You then just dial up the range when you've measured or estimated it.
    Chairgun Pro offers printing of these labels but I don't know how easy it is to get it to the correct size but it would give you an idea of what's involved.
     
  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    well it all depends if you have time, mildots are quicker in a hunting scenario
     
  7. AirArms456

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    To be honest I will probably just stick to Mildots but I thought I would just enquire about using them just incase I do decide to change! I will only be shooting out to about 45 yards tops as I rarely have a chance to shoot anything past that, unless I feel I am able to hit a crow for instance in perfect Conditions, I prefer just to stick to ranges that I am comfotable at instead of risking an injury to the animal
     
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    ok set your scope to 1 mildot to 45 yards, your then find the 30 yards is bang on and so is 15 yards 8 yards is 2 mildot 10 yards is 1 ,its a no brainer :up:
     
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    Clicks are only really used for precision target shooting like FT or benchrest, the gap between 1 mildot is 3.6 inch at 100 yard,a good scope's click (1/8th MOA) is 1/8th of an inch at 100 yard.
     
  10. JD

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    Stange the mildot system should be 3.6 inches @ 100 yds, you would think it would be based on the metric system, being called a MIL-dot = 1 metre at 1000m.

    Are you sure it's yards Mattyts ?
     
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    Mil is Milliradian.

    Simply put, the Mil-Dot is a range estimating reticle that was developed for military applications. The space between the dot centers subtends one milliradian (Mil). One Mil subtends 3.6" at 100 yards, or 36" at 1,000 yards.

    http://www.mil-dot.com/articles/the-mildot-reticle
     
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    Mil- Dot is not short for millimeters. It is short for milliradian, not the same animal.:D
     
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    If Wikipedia is to be believed, its based on the metric system,

    if you have a metric mildot scope, 1 metre @ 1000m = 1 mildot.
     
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    No idea then :rolleyes:
     
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    Edit- the mil dot system can be used for both units of measurements, Yards or Metres.

    1 mildot = 36inches @ 1000yds

    1 mildot = 1 metre @ 1000m

    But it would seem to be far easyer to use metres.

    1 mildot @ 100m = 10 centemetres

    But it has to be remembered, this is on 10x mag.
     
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  16. mattyts

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    Can't argue with Wiki :p
     
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    Assuming your scope is correct at 10X and not 20X depending on the zoom Ratio: so if you are on a correct @10X and your choice of zoom to use is 5X then you have to double the mil - dot. :D
     

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