tpcollins, I suspect that you have not been taught what moa means. So I shall attempt an explanation. MOA stands for minute of angle. A circle is divided into 360 degrees. Then divide 1 degree into 60 minutes. That is a fairly small measurement of angle. To demonstrate one minute of angle take 2 strings tied together and hold it at your barrels muzzle. Go out to 100 yards and hold them 1 1/8 inch apart (1 moa). Continue out to 200 yards keeping the spread at 100 yards 1 1/8 you have to hold 2 1/4 inches at 200 (still1moa) at 300 yards 3 3/8 inches. Basically the farther away it is from you the more it measures. Your scope subtends 8.3 moa to the post so at 200 yards it subtends almost 16 1/2 inches. So with your load hold the center of the thin reticle where you want the bullet to impact. ( the average deer is about 18 inches from top of hair on the back to bottom of hair under the chest ) at 200 yards put the cross hair on its hairline on the back and shoot. Dead deer.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!
Last edited by big al hunter; November 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM.