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They seemed like they would definitely speed things up. anyone have an alternative especially something you can use on your phone?
 
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Why does a linear value matter ?

You are looking for

.1 = .36" at 100 yards, so if it's 1 mil = 3.6" at 100, it's x2, x3, x4

But we don't shoot like that, or we shouldn't

We don't teach angular adjustments as a linear exercise anymore, we match our scopes, so 1 Mil = 1 Mil and 1 MOA = 1 MOA

.3 Mils = 1" at 100, (1.08") so every 3/10th you have an inch

but don't think in linear terms forget that, it only clouds the mind.
 

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Pretty much found out what I was looking for. It's called mill for master. I wonder if they have one for phone.

 

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Order one of these off Amazon



You have all the information necessary, let's see you use it

Seems like there really should be a faster easier way than saying hold on let me get my calculator to do long division. I'd say that mill master was exactly what I was thinking. I would have been surprised if someone didn't think of it
 

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You don't use the information you are asking for to shoot

You have no idea what you are asking which is what we keep telling you

Why do you need an Inch equivalent ?

This data is pretty much worthless for any reason

A Mil Dot master is used to RANGE TARGETS when the size of the target is KNOWN and the distance is unknown

if you know any information in a formula you can make a new formula to find the missing element

So again, WHY DO YOU NEED AN INCH VALUE

what is your reasoning, that is what we are trying to educate you with
 
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So now the question moves to has anyone used it?
With so many people that have no idea what they're doing, it wouldn't surprise me if people use a calculator to find out what 6 inches is in mils at certain distances. So yes, I do believe people do that.

But again, why in the world would you waste so much time doing so. Use your reticle to see how many mils, and then dial that many mils
 

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I'm not asking for an inch value. I don't think you understand what I am asking. I'm saying that if I know that something is 6 inches, how many mills would that equal at a hundred 200 300 400 500 etc.

Basically a way to quickly range a Target without a calculator.
 

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Mils x 3.438=moa
Moa/3.438=mil
Inchesx27.78/mils=distances in yards.

Since one mil is 3.6 inches at 100y then 1 mil at 200 will be 7.2 inches (3.6x2). To be 6 inches at 200 yards target the target would be between .8 and .9 mils.
A calculator or building a reference chart is your best bet. Lastly, as already said, this has no practical purpose besides just to know, or maybe just thinking about probability? I don’t see anything wrong with having a understanding with your equipment, if that’s what this is about.
Edit: just saw post above. If range is your thing then just make a chart. The further you get out and closer to your danger space the less accuracy a mil calculated range will work.
 

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I'm not asking for an inch value. I don't think you understand what I am asking. I'm saying that if I know that something is 6 inches, how many mills would that equal at a hundred 200 300 400 500 etc.

Basically a way to quickly range a Target without a calculator.
I think you meant mils.

If you want to know what 6 inches at 500 yards is in mils, aim your damn reticle at those 6 inches and look how many mils it covers. That simple.

We did understand you, you were the one who did not understand us...
 

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Like 6 inches at 100 yards would = x mills and so on
The short answer to your question is yes there are apps out there to do the conversions (turning your shooting time into homework). What Lowlight is trying to tell you is that your Mil reticle is a ruler. You measure in mils and correct in mils - no math required.

If you absolutely insist on doing homework there is an app call Mil Dot Ballistics that will give you HOURS of enjoyment converting target sizes to yardages and more. After spending time with this you will learn that it is a huge time suck even if the curiosity is worth it.

FYI the secret to getting help on the Hide is to search the site and read previous threads and then when you ask a question be very specific in what you are trying to learn. Help will come in many forms so make sure you have thick skin...
 

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Got a lot of people here really are unhelpful and have unreasonable attitudes. Whoever pissed you off it wasn't me. I'm asking you a question and because you didn't understand it right I'm stupid? You couod ask me the dumbest question about ARs and if I couldn't help you I just wouldn't say anything. Thanks for your help
 

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I love when the clueless one wants to correct those doing this every day for a living

If you want to do it with no math,

switch to target size in Millimeters, you have to know the Target Size to range a target, if you know the range you can figure out the target size

Milling a Target with a reticle is a legacy skill no longer used as described, they have a RTE (Rapid Target Engagement) method which says you need to do things upfront to get a multiplication factor.

So a "10" rifle than looks at the target in mils and do a simple subtraction which gives you the dope to the target
 
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We don't help those unwilling to be helped

your entire post is wrong, and you are asking a completely different question

If you said upfront,

HOW DO I RETICLE RANGE A Target when I don't know the target size in inches, there is a different answer

It's 2020, we have things like lasers today, most use that, reticle ranging is slow, inaccurate for most people and was only designed to help military shooters within their personal danger space which is 600m

At the very least you need the target size, in Europe, they do it with Millimeters, and then just slide the decimal point

We dont focus on linear values anymore, the entire post you made is basically meaningless but you refuse to read this important distinction
 

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I plan on getting a rangefinder I understand that. But as it is right now I just spent what I could on glass. And maybe I could go out with a tape measure and measure every 25 feet or I could get a range estimation and figure out how long the range is on our private land.maybe I didn't word it right but you could have also asked if follow-up question instead of just assuming people are stupid.

It wasn't that I didn't know the size of the target. I never said that but I'm saying that if I set up targets on the range at different distances. it would be nice to be able to immediately look in the scope and get at least a good estimate of how far it is.
 

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Figure that was implied or that if someones few clicks on their phone might save me a few hours of scowering the net. Normally if I don't understand the meaning of someone else's question, I ask. Sorry. Next time I'll just keep my questions p.m. or elsewhere.