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    1 Click = 1/4 Min ?

    Man I m struggling today.

    1 Click = 1/4 min.
    Please can someone refresh my memory as to what that equates to in inch at 100 mtrs ?
    I need to write myself a note as to how many clicks I need at 200 and so on once zeroed at 100 mtrs.
    (Have the drop chart so just need to convert back to clicks)

    It would be easy if one click = 1/4 inch but I do not think that's the case..

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    Zero at 200m, aim for shoulder out to 250, or top of shoulder at 300m = dead deer.

    Easy, fast, effective. I don't worry about dialling until target is ranged past 300m. 300m is a fairly long shot in hill country, on a unstable platform like a day pack.

    Sorry probably not helpful to you, but I hate seeing guys getting hung up on dialling their scopes before getting the fundamentals of accurate shooting out to 300m sorted first.
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    You can use 1 click as being 1/4" @ 100yards. The scope cap should tell you, and before any clever dick wants to correct me that 1/4MOA is different than 1/4" @ 100y I challenge anyone to physically shoot the difference repeatedly on paper.

    Obviously a mRad scope is going to be different but 99/100 scopes for kiwi hunters is going to be a VX2 loopy with 1/4" @ 100y clicks
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    1 minute is 29mm at 100meters, so one click at 100meters is 7.2mm just over 1/4 inch
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    Happy, first off it depends on your scope. Most MOA turrets are 1/4 click, but this varies from model to model (some target scopes are 1/8 MOA per click)

    If you go to one of the better online ballistics calcs like JBM, you can usually get the second column to give you click values for a distance (you do have to enter the correct click size as a input value)

    MOA is an angular measure, so 1 click is roughly 1/4 inch at 100 yards, 1/2 inch at 200 yards (0.25 x 2.00), 1 inch at 400 yards (0.25 x 4.00)

    Be very careful of mixing yards and meters. 100 yds = 91.44 m and 100 m = 109.36 yds
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Happy, first off it depends on your scope. Most MOA turrets are 1/4 click, but this varies from model to model (some target scopes are 1/8 MOA per click)

    If you go to one of the better online ballistics calcs like JBM, you can usually get the second column to give you click values for a distance (you do have to enter the correct click size as a input value)

    MOA is an angular measure, so 1 click is roughly 1/4 inch at 100 yards, 1/2 inch at 200 yards (0.25 x 2.00), 1 inch at 400 yards (0.25 x 4.00)

    Be very careful of mixing yards and meters. 100 yds = 91.44 m and 100 m = 109.36 yds
    Thanks I know most of that stuff. No where near as good as you target guys though and would not profess to be... Just that on this scope 1 Click = 1/4 Min not 1/4 Inch.
    Been dialling for a wee while but with 1/4 " inch adjustments. First scope with 1/4 min.
    Just needed to go metric there for a "minute" excuse the pun.

    Thanks all esp DPT for the ans I was looking for ..

    Cheers all Head straight on that now .. and hopefully now I can do my new drop chart.
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    Like James said, for all intents and purposes, there is too small a diff between 1 MOA at 100 yards and 1 inch to worry about it.

    Best way I've ever seen it explained is to work out what 1 MOA is at your target distance, then work it out from there

    So let's say 250 yards, 1 MOA is going to be roughly 2.5 inches...

    Makes it much simpler to first work it out according to distance, and then divide either the clicks into that length, or to work out how many clicks to go up x inches.

    Hope that makes sense.
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    Happy my memory of shooting in that region is that shooting ridge to valley can be a fairly long shot, on Otahome? there was some fairly clear long shots, bush shooting as normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Like James said, for all intents and purposes, there is too small a diff between 1 MOA at 100 yards and 1 inch to worry about it.

    Best way I've ever seen it explained is to work out what 1 MOA is at your target distance, then work it out from there

    So let's say 250 yards, 1 MOA is going to be roughly 2.5 inches...

    Makes it much simpler to first work it out according to distance, and then divide either the clicks into that length, or to work out how many clicks to go up x inches.

    Hope that makes sense.

    Yes it does. I only need it if we see something a long way out and range find it then want to take the shot. There ll obviously need to be plenty of time to set up correctly and if not we d always
    leave it or move closer. Bit like rabbit shooting at 350 mtrs. It worked if better if you adjusted the right number of clicks to suit the distance. I do have good range finder binocs.
    We have chrony so have measured speed and been making these rounds for a while now. Just changing the scope is really the only change. This VX 3 4.5-14 X 40 just has the 1/4 min adj instead of 1/4 inch .
    Now that its been pointed out that 1/4 " = 6.35 mm and 1/4 Min = 7.2 I ll just treat as 1 click = 1/4 " and surely that ll be close enough
    Should be good now. If its at 200 250 Ill just be shooting it though ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Yes it does. I only need it if we see something a long way out and range find it then want to take the shot. There ll obviously need to be plenty of time to set up correctly and if not we d always
    leave it or move closer. Bit like rabbit shooting at 350 mtrs. It worked if better if you adjusted the right number of clicks to suit the distance. I do have good range finder binocs.
    We have chrony so have measured speed and been making these rounds for a while now. Just changing the scope is really the only change. This VX 3 4.5-14 X 40 just has the 1/4 min adj instead of 1/4 inch .
    Now that its been pointed out that 1/4 " = 6.35 mm and 1/4 Min = 7.2 I ll just treat as 1 click = 1/4 " and surely that ll be close enough
    Should be good now. If its at 200 250 Ill just be shooting it though ..

    The angle is the same it's just that the 6.35mm at 100y is the same angle as 7.2mm at 100m. ie If the bullet was going to hit 1/4" (6.35mm) high at 100y it would roughly hit 7.2mm high at 100m.
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