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    F&*$ You, Inches!

    Posting a link to another forum, but this is a great resource - why MOA is important. (Stop it with the inches!!!)

    Minute of Angle Definition and Why Understanding MOA is Important

    I was explaining MOA to someone today and searching for a diagram and stumbled across the above link. Fantastically written and great pics. Just read the first post, don't worry about the muppets who replied.


    Enjoy.
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    @ebf and @7mmsaum @DAF you guys might have seen this before, but if you haven't, you'd enjoy. Great stuff
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    He says you need to be precise and yet states that 1moa at 100yards is 1inch
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    Guess im one of the muppets
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    60 seconds to the minute, 60 minutes to the degree and 360 degrees to the circle I love my old compass and imperial micrometeras well . It's all just simple maths and straight ratios. More often than not now I use a mildot scope to estimate range as shown in the diagrams rather than fumbling round with binos, rangefinder, rifle again now where's the damn deer gone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    He says you need to be precise and yet states that 1moa at 100yards is 1inch
    Hahaha shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I quite liked that bit too
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    With you all the way - who keeps the metric system down, the U S and A. Cant blame them tho imagine the cost of a few million metric socket, sets allen keys etc

    Fractions fkn shit me and anyone who thinks "one thou" is a fine tolerance - its only .025 of a mill.

    Did I mention I think inches are balls?

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    Something's sound impressive in inches
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    I was brought up with imperial, it's right through my aircraft industry, I love it 😆
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    Watch the NSSF videos on MOA and milradians.

    Best way to do this IMHO is to start off by asking what length is a minute of angle at the distance I'm shooting at...

    If you're shooting 600yds, a MOA is roughly 6 inches. If you need to move 12 inches that is 2 MOA, if you need to move 3 inches that is 0.5 MOA.
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    Some guys I've seen shooting would rather work in feet!
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    I use seconds of angle at work, wish I could shoot that accurately as well!
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    Good bit of reading cheers dougie. Just to check its sunk in correctly if you were shooting at 500yrd and the shot was 5inches off you would adjust it 1moa ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Something's sound impressive in inches
    I've got twelve inches but I don't use it as a rule.
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    You can still think/talk in inches and shoot and kill deer... He states that group sizes in inches don't mean anything, but at a defined distance they do.

    I don't think inches is dead yet.
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