MOA question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by hareebrownbeest, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    I just want to know if a scope says 1/4 MOA at 100 yrds, would this mean that at 25 yrds your MOA is measured at 1/16 increments on your target?


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  2. Salvo

    Salvo New Member

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    You are right.

    With 1/4 minute clicks at 100 yards:

    4 clicks per inch at 100 yards.

    8 clicks per inch at 50 yards.

    16 clicks per inch at 25 yards.
     

  3. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Thats what I thought, just wanted a confirmation, thanks


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  4. samnev

    samnev New Member

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    This information is correct.
     
  5. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minute_of_arc

    Wiki has a great textbook explanation of what is MOA -- minute of arc. See above.

    Minute of arc equals approximately one inch wide at 100 yards. Just a coincident though, since inches and yards have nothing to do with minute of arc.

    It equals approximately 1/2 inch at 50 yards.

    It equals approximately 1/4 inch at 25 yards.

    It equals approximately 1/8 inch at 12 1/2 yards.

    Minute of arc is a measurement of an angle.

    The closer you are, the narrower it is.

    The further away your are, the wider it gets.

    Same as with any other angle.

    Salvo laid it out nicely for you. Now if you will read the Wiki article you will understand why it is.
     
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  6. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Thanks for the info. :)


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  7. Jamesaritchie

    Jamesaritchie New Member

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    But check. No matter what a scope is supposed to do, all sorts of things can affect those clicks. You have to start as if they're correct but on paper, they're sometimes way off.
     
  8. hareebrownbeest

    hareebrownbeest New Member

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    Yeah, I've noticed that too. I just keep messing with it till it hits its mark and see if it holds true.


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