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You have probably heard about the value of Mil-Dot equipped scopes for help in calculating range, hold-over, lead etc. Here is a website that offers a free introductory tutorial on using the Mil-Dot system.

http://www.shooterready.com/

Its computer based and the complete course teaches how to use the system effectively in long range shooting. It even offers simulated "live fire". Cost is $39.95 including shipping.

I got this tutorial before buying my first Mil-Dot Scope (yes, I had to sell some guns to afford the scope). The lessons convinced me that the scope was a good idea.

Take a look. Its really neat.

RIKA :)
 

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You and I seem to be the only ones here who appreciate the MilDot's virtues, Mike.

RIKA :)
 

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I like my iron sights, cheap, rugged, and as precise as I need them to be.
 

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Irons are nice, and I think everyone should learn to use them first.

But for scope work Mil-Dots rule. I didn't think they were a big deal until I put a couple of Leupods on my FALs, a whole new world. But I guess since they're more expensive than the Wal-Mart special, most people don't go for them.
 

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Heck, I'll admit I'm lazy....

I've read about using mildot every few years or so, but darn, if you don't use it, then you lose it. So I have to relearn it all over again. I pretty much do most of my shooting at fixed known distances, so there isn't much incentive for me to fix that knowledge into the gray matter solidly.

Actually, technology now SHOULD be able to automate this all for me anyway. Combine a scope, laser rangefinder, and ballistics chart in a computer chip all in one unit. Let the scope auto-range for me so all I have to worry about is controlling the shot.

When you can get something like that for around $1,500, that little puppy will wind up underneath the Christmas tree or Santa is in BIG trouble!
 
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