## What is a ranging reticle?

A Rangefinder Reticle contains either two or more horizontal lines placed at given distances away from each other or a horizontal line that is a certain thickness. The shooter then uses the lines to properly adjust the point of aim so as to align the point of aim with the intended point of impact.

**What is the mil relation formula?**

Mil Relation for Various Targets. The known target width (W) is then divided by the mil (m) width; this equals the range (R) factor. Multiply R by 1,000 to determine the target range. Since R is expressed in thousands of meters, multiply by 1,000 (1.4 X 1,000 = 1,400 meters, the range to the BMP).

### What does mil dot mean on a scope?

milliradian

A “MIL” relates to the U.S. Military variation of a unit of angle known as a milliradian. The distance between the centers of any two adjacent dots on a MIL-Dot reticle scope equals 1 Mil, which is about 36″ (or 1 yard) @ 1000 yards, or 3.6 inches @ 100 yards.

**Which is better MOA or mil?**

The correct answer here is 1 MOA equals 1 minute of angle and 1 Mil equals one milliradian. 1 degree equals 60 MOA, or 17.78 MILS. At a given distance of 100 yards, 1 MOA will equate to 1.047”. 1 Mil ill be equal to 3.6” That same 1 MOA and 1 Mil adjustment at 1,000 yards equals 10.47” and 36” respectively.

#### Which is correct 27.77 or 27.78 mils?

This takes the height of the target in inches, multiplies it by a constant and then divides by the number of mils read in the scope. The basic formula looks like this: The 27.77 is a “constant”. This is sometimes expressed at 27.78, which is the mathematically correct rounded number. Most Marines will use 27.77 because that is what we were taught.

**What’s the range of a mil dot reticle?**

Based on a presumed chest height of 15 inches, this deer would range at approximately 1,389 yards. Too far away for an ethical shot. The first step in using a Mil-Dot reticle is accurately measuring the size of a target in Mils.

## How do you estimate range with a reticle?

Range estimation by use of a scope’s reticle is achieved by placing your Mil-dots (or hash-marked ranging reticle) over an object, and counting the amount of Mils that are covered from the object’s edge to edge. A simple calculation known as the Mil-dot relation formula is then used to determine an accurate distance to that object.