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    Milrad scope options

    I've just finished load development with my 260, I ended up mounting a conquest dl on it, went to range/validate the drop at 400 yesterday and get velocity. It gave me a fright how easy it was using metric adjustments instead of moa.
    I'm gonna need another...

    As far as milrad scopes what are the guys on here using? Budget would be between 1-2k. Exposed turrets. 3-12 , 3-15 etc

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    Leupold have just released a milrad version of the vx5hd in the link below, don’t know how long until they will be available here though.

    https://www.leupold.com/reticles/reticle-htmr-205
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    Yip like milk scopes myself.
    In your price range all I can think of is a Vortex PST $1998 at Broncos sports Tauranga
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    Greetings Cameron,
    Having studied Physics in my last year of High School (1965) in SI Metric and Mechanics the following year in feet and pounds I was utterly convinced of the superiority of the metric system at an early age. Milli radians, correct abbreviation mrad allows easy scope dial corrections an intermediate ranges as you appear to have discovered. Metric Leupold scopes at least are calibrated in mrads and the knobs are so marked. Milrad is a corruption of two units, the mrad and the Mil. The Mil is an adaption of the mrad for military use and is about 2% smaller. As there are an odd number of mrads in a complete circle, something that gun layers couldn't tolerate. Most who have tried mrad based scopes, especially those with first focal plane reticles won't go back. I'm one of them
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    have a look at the new element brand scopes being released . not sure who will be dealer here might be worth having a chat with Ken at 55six to see if he would bring them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings Cameron,
    Having studied Physics in my last year of High School (1965) in SI Metric and Mechanics the following year in feet and pounds I was utterly convinced of the superiority of the metric system at an early age. Milli radians, correct abbreviation mrad allows easy scope dial corrections an intermediate ranges as you appear to have discovered. Metric Leupold scopes at least are calibrated in mrads and the knobs are so marked. Milrad is a corruption of two units, the mrad and the Mil. The Mil is an adaption of the mrad for military use and is about 2% smaller. As there are an odd number of mrads in a complete circle, something that gun layers couldn't tolerate. Most who have tried mrad based scopes, especially those with first focal plane reticles won't go back. I'm one of them
    Regards Grandpamac
    I would agree at this point, I've always dialled in moa and learned that way but after 1 range session yesterday in mrad using the metric system it was pretty apparent to me anyway, how much easier it is. I now, dont want the issue if bouncing back and forth and will have the rangefinder set to meters rather than yards. Tempted to buy a duplicate scope of this one and be done with it
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    ffp or sfp?

    Really liking my Ahtlon 4-16 midas tac.
    great turrets and a capped windage, dodnt think i would hunt again with exposed windage.

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    This scope is sfp. Same as you I prefer capped windage but lockable exposed turret

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    Very happy with my FFP mrad Vortex PST gen 2 - 3x15. Only Scope I own that you can trust the dialing. Only concern is FFP scopes are heavier 28 ounces.

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    The VX5hd in MRAD would be a great Mil/Mil hunting scope, being SFP and having capped windage and locking elevation.

    The Viper PST Gen 2 is a awesome scope, but non-locking turrets and FFP may not suit your usage.

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    From what I can see the vx5 will have a mils based reticle but be 1/4moa increments on the dial still? I dont use hold over reticles and prefer to dial

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    Quote Originally Posted by cameronjackwhite View Post
    From what I can see the vx5 will have a mils based reticle but be 1/4moa increments on the dial still? I dont use hold over reticles and prefer to dial
    Listed as .1 mil dials on the leupold website with the mil reticle.
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    Dont ever buy a scope that is mil/moa - its the easiest way to get it all wrong. Either mil/mil or moa/moa
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZShoota View Post
    Listed as .1 mil dials on the leupold website with the mil reticle.
    Awesome couldnt see that. Might be time to order one

 

 

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