I went with the mil/mil because the guy that got me going on all this is a math major and he uses that. So I hope that will give me some added traction picking this game up.
That will help a great deal. I use a Mildot Master when I am out in the field with my mildot scopes. First focal plane will also help with the mildot. I often practice at 1000 yards. I have a river bank about 60 feet high where it cuts into a hillside. It erodes every spring and gives me new rocks to shoot at. I don't have to worry about ricochet because the bank is about 80 degree slope. It's like having a 60X 200 ft perfect back stop.
Some mil dots are 1/8 inch and some are 1/10 inch. So my dots are 3.6 inches at 1000 yards. I like to know what size target I am shooting at so if it takes 2/10 mil to cover a rock I know that I am shooting at a rock roughly 7+ inches. I like targets that are minute of angle or less. So under 10 inches at 1000 yards. I have steel in 4, 6, 8, and 10 inches. I don't know why, but I am hung up on that 8 inch steel.
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