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Old April 18, 2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Scope advise for .308

Would like some input from you guys. I know I want a Mildot reticle in the 3/4/5-15/20 power range, ideally with turrets and the ability to order a custom BDC knob. Will be on a Rem 700, used for hunting as well as long range target shooting. Any help is much appreciated....
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Old April 18, 2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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One possibility (there are many) might be a Vortex Viper PST 4-16x50, Mil/Mil, FFP. I've been very satisfied with mine.



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Old April 18, 2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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I will second the vote for Vortex Viper. http://vortexoptics.com You can order turrets custom marked for your ammo. Details are on the site in the link. Plus the best warranty and customer service around.
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Old April 19, 2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Weaver Super Slam Tactical with the EMDR is nice too for glass that won't break the bank.
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Old April 19, 2013, 05:20 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies, I'll have to read up on those. Btw, is there an advantage to mil vs moa?

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Old April 19, 2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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MOA is Minute of Angle. It is measured in degrees, minutes, seconds of angle. 1 MOA is roughly 1 inch at 100 yards, a little over 2 inches at 200 yards, a bit over 3 inches at 300 yards.

Mil is Milradians, I don't have knowledge of how milradian works other than it is arc measurements.

I prefer MOA, mostly because I use angle measurement at work. If you study both you can decide which is better for you. Both work in a similar manor, using different measurement systems. People that learn mil say it is better. But I will stick with MOA. I'm stubborn. Use what works for you
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Old April 19, 2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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Mils work just like MOA, basicly there is 3.6 inches to a mil.

Mils are easier to use for range finding. Simple really. Target Size in yards times 1000 divided by mils.

Lets say you are deer hunting. You know that the average deer is 18 inches from top of his back to the bottom of his stomach.

18 inches is .5 yards. Now lets say you look through your mil dot scope and see that the Mil dot scope and see its 1 and 1/2 mils from the top of the back to the bottom.

So .5 X 1000 = 500 / 1.5 = 333.33 yards.

Same thing, lets say its 1 mil, Then .5 X 1000 / 1 = 500

Now lets go PD hunting. You assume the PD is 6 inches tall setting by his hole.

6 inches is 1/6 of a yard or .1667. .1667 X 1000 = 166.67

You look through your scope and see the PD is 2 Mil dots high.

166.67 / 2 = 83 1/3 yards.

You can do the same thing using metrics but instead of yards use meters

Target size in meters times 1000 divided by mils = distance in meters.
Really simple.
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