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Spotter300, where in Texas are you located? I shoot F-T/R in the Houston area.
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The Quick Load and Quick Target program is another great tool a great tool.
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Please refer to post #4. I think this is where the confusion lies. A Minute of Angle is always just that, a MOA. The width amount or distance, if you will, of a MOA depends on the distance from the shooter. The example of 900 yds, with 1/4MOA clicks is still 1/4MOA, but the value of that 1/4MOA has increased from 1/4" at 100 yds. to 2.25" at 900. Here's an illustration of what I mean. Imagine spokes on a wagon wheel... the distance between each spoke from the center hub all the way out to the wheel edge is a MOA, the width of the MOA changes as you get farther from the hub (shooter). I hope this helps. Once you understand the MOA concept, there will be nothing stopping you. Good Luck,
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Instead of counting all those clicks, take a look at your scope. Those big numbers on the dial are 1 MOA. If its a Leupold you have 15 numbers. That Fifteeen Minutes in one roatation.
If you zero your rifle at 100 yards and loosen those three little screws and set the dial at Zero life will be a Whole lot easier.
Now if I go shoot at 600 yards and My balistic program says I need to come up 12.2 MOA. I just reach up and put it on number 12 and add on click. Toooooo easy.
Ooops I just read Chris's response and he says the same thing I just did. Sorry Chris. You got it.
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It's all good Russ. You can't say the right thing too many times. Well, that is unless you are pointing something out to the misses. (at least in my case
We are both assuming the scope in question has target turrets. If it's a non-target model, and the caps just unscrew and leave a dial with hash marks, counting clicks will be neccessary. In this care, I'd buy the Stoney Point screw on turrets, or buy another scope. No way I'd dial in 26 MOA on a non-target scope.
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Chris hit it on the head. As anal as i am and a little A.D.D.
just print out your drop table and take it with you then adjust your scope using the moa table like it was inches and you will be on paper. I know this was already said but trying to make the math work confuses me so i just use moa. You will be on paper and the headaches will be a lot smaller.
If the table says you need 32.5 moa to get to 1000 yards from 100 yard zero just adjust 32.5 inches on your scope. Then fine tune with sighters.
Sorry for the repete of all the earlier post.