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hunter2009 06-19-2011 01:10 AM

Mil dot for hunting
Hey guys like the title says who uses a mildot for hunting. Waiting on my x bolt 308 and I'm thinking I'm goint put a nikon monarch 4x16x42 sf on it and wondering what you guys think of for a mildot the gun will be mainly for hunting.

JonM 06-19-2011 01:48 AM

i used my leupold mk4 mildot scope last year to take a couple of deer. nothing mystical about mildots that make them any better or worse than a generic deer scope reticle. deer are typically under 200yds which with a typical deer round sighted for 100yds. it doesnt matter if the deer is 25 yards or 200yds a center hold on the vitals = dead deer.

mil dots are handy for compairing deer size from one deer to the next but thats the only real advantage i can see

hunter2009 06-19-2011 02:18 AM

The only reason I'm considering the mildot is I want to hunt antelope in a couple years and I think it would be nice to have with the wind that's out west. I'm also considering a bdc and I guess if I don't like it for big game I could always put it on my 204

Silvertip 44 06-20-2011 01:07 AM

Take a look at the Nightforce compact 2.5-10X32 with velocity reticle.

jpattersonnh 06-20-2011 09:47 PM

What you need to remember is that Mil-dots are set by an average human height. They are used as a basic range finder. Either with a mil-dot or BDC, it changes from caliber to caliber, they are generic and not caliber specific. I was lucky and tried a BDC Pentax 4x scope a few years ago on a 6.5x55 hunter. It is almost perfect for 0 to 300 yards in 50 yard increments. A standard plex scope works fine if you have reference points for distance, that is why we scout an area 1st. There are no shortcuts when hunting. If your hunting woods, a 4- is to much.

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