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1911rocks
January 10, 2010, 08:18 AM
I have a 5-15x40 Bushnell 3200 Elite Tactical scope. I understand Mildots and since this is a 2nd Plane reticule scope it will have a magnification level that equates to the Mildots = 3.6" @ 100yds. Bushnell, in their infinite thoroughness, failed to mention this in their information supplied with the scope. There is a "Red" 15 marked on the mag.ring. I would assume that this is the stadia mag. However, assumptions are, well you know. Has anybody ever been down this road and actually got details from Bushnell? Thanks so much.

5whiskey
January 10, 2010, 09:56 AM
I don't know exactly, but Bushnell should publish it. Poo on them if they don't.

So, at the 100 yard line, 1 mil should cover .1 yard. That's where you get your 3.6" at. You probably know all of this. Anyway, the easiest way to figure it out is to use a compass and draw out a 3.6" diameter circle on a target, and then use the reticle to "mil it out". At whatever power you can get the closest to perfect 1 mil measurement will be the power you need to go with.

If you want to do it in your backyard, you can do the same by measuring 83 1/3 feet and measuring 1 inch through the reticle. Your call.

1911rocks
January 10, 2010, 10:49 AM
5whiskey!!! DUH!!!!, I feel stupid. Bottom line the "RED" number is the Stadia magnification. Yes it POd me that they didn't even mention it. They either need to include the information or just use 1st plane reticules (my choice) LOL

Thanks so much. Lesson, do not do the following:

1) Mount Scope
2) Bore Sight with Optical Collimator
3) Chill out, stay warm drink a few Patron Silvers
4) Write stupid **s question on Forum while still a little "sore"

5whiskey
January 10, 2010, 11:22 PM
No worries brother. I've done it before to test the accuracy of my mil reticle on a fixed power scope. Obviously my scope measured quiet well (happens to be the bushnell elite fixed power with target turrets). I checked a buddies ncstar and it was off by about 10% :eek:

CK_32
January 12, 2010, 09:57 PM
Ouch^ haha

CK_32
January 15, 2010, 04:32 AM
Does anyone know the full MOA of this scope?

(Internal MOA if it makes a difference)