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Old 11-24-2019, 04:29 PM
Herschel Herschel is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Rison, AR
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The click value on scopes is in minutes of angle, not yards.

A minute of angle is roughly 1 inch at 100 yards. Earlier scopes had half minute clicks.
Later one are commonly one fourth minute clicks. If you were hitting two inches right
at 100 yards then it would take two minutes left to get you centered on the target
if your scope, or micrometer rear sight, had 1/2 minute clicks. I am sure someone
will chime in and explain how much a minute of angle is at 100 yards but the old rule of
thumb that it was 1 inch at 100 yards was good enough for target shooting. At least
it was acceptable back in the days when I fired in hipower competition with the M1 and M14 rifles.

Last edited by Herschel; 11-25-2019 at 07:33 PM.
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