Multi X vs Mil Dot

Discussion in 'Optics & Mounts' started by bessemerbob, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    I have found the scope I like, read all the reviews I can find and the scope seems to be a good one to chose. The only issue I have is the reticle. I have two options 1 being Multi X and 2 being Mil Dot. This is for a 223 bolt action gone. The majority of my shooting will be at the range with some ground hog hunting all around the 200-300yrd range. Not having much experience with either choice what reticle would you suggest for this set up?

    This is on the Bushnell Elite 4200 6*24-40
     
  2. SwampFox

    SwampFox New Member

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    Mil Dots work as a great range finder. This is what I was accustomed to shooting in the military. However, they require some time and skill to learn. If you want to take the time the Mil Dot is the way to go. If not go with the Multi X
     

  3. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    great point that I never really thought about.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    With what your doing you don't need the mildots.
     
  5. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    I would have to agree. Looks like the multi X will be a good reticle
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The Mil-Dot system was an excellent idea. It's no longer the best application out there, and with the necessary training, it's MUCH easier to learn to shoot distance with some of the newer reticle styles like the Multi-X.

    I have a Mil-Dot on my .308 and it took me some time to get to using it "naturally'. I think it is a great tool, but like any tool, improvements can be made and "Ease of Use" is a category that the Mil-Dot was definitely needing.

    I would say for your applications, go with the Multi X and wait until you have some time on your hands to really learn the Mil-Dot application and how to use it effectively. It's worth knowing, but it will cost time and money ( ammo ).

    There is a great piece of software that will teach you some basics that can be had for fairly cheap.

    Look up "Long Range Shooting System Version 3.0" by Karin Christensen. It's like $40, but once you load it, you can try your hand at Mil-Dot shooting in all conditions with like 6 or 8 different calibers. It's a great simulation that will help break you into the Mil-Dot realm.
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  8. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    I don't think you need the Mil Dots for what you are doing. The Nikon BDC would be much better. I think this would be a good choice:

    NIKON MONARCH 4-16X50 BDC MAT


    Donnie
     
  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Mil-dots are great for human sized target ranging. Be careful w/ the multi-X also. Sometimes the reticule can be too thick, so it covers small vermin and makes it difficult. Anything that covers glass, like a BDC also covers small targets at distance. Keep the clutter down.
    Here is a decent scope.
    Sightron Riflescopes / Binoculars / Sighting Scopes product pages. SII Series - SII 6-24x42
    With a 200 yard zero, here is a 55gr V-max @ 3000fps MV.
    Yards 300
    Drop inch -7.8
    Drop MOA -2.5
    energy@ 300 474.8
    Velocity @ 300 yards 1971.8
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  10. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    Yes, the Sightrons are good scopes. I carry them also. I need to get them listed on my website, but email me for a price quote if interested.