Learning Mil-dots W/Barska

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by lilquiz, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. lilquiz

    lilquiz New Member

    I purchased a Barska Swat 10-40x50mm mildot scope. It appears to be a sfp type scope.Ranged it out on a dollar bill at 83 yrds on low power which gives me 2 mils from end to end. Ranged at full zoom at same distance and target, gives me 4 mils to center.My Nc math says, that at full zoom the mildot value changed from 1 to .25 at full zoom. With those of you who range targets this way is this a burden or an asset? I feel it is both, since I will only be able to calculate 1.5 mils at full zoom but it will be easier to calculate them in .25 increments. I throw it out for debate to those with more experience in this area.
  2. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    There is data to be recorded either way. Learning your first mildot scope won't matter. Its what happens when you buy a scope that uses a different focal plane you run into relearning it all over.

    Personally I only have one mildot scope and won't bother learning the inticacies of another brand. If I was an active duty sniper I would be more in depth. But for me its a hobby shooting paper and dirt clods.

  3. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

    I use a ffp mildot scope and no matter what the magnification is the reticle will give the same values over target in mildots for range estimation. With a sfp scope usually there is a specific magnification power that the scope has to be set to for accurate values in mildots for range estimation. Thats just the way sfp scopes are. I perfer ffp scopes.

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    Last edited: Apr 3, 2011