Thread: MOA definition
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Old January 15, 1999, 01:45 AM   #1
Jeff Thomas
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I understand that MOA (minute of angle) means that at 100 yards your shots are in a 1" group, at 200 yards in a 2 inch group and so on. After that, I'm lost.

Did this term originate in the military? Or, is it a term from target competition?

Is 2 MOA a 2 inch group at 100 yards? And, if a gun shoots MOA, does that mean all shots are within a 1" group, on average they're in a 1" group, or ??

I would think the weapons that fire MOA are fairly rare and expensive - seems like a hell of a feat when you're used to being a 'plinker'.

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