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# What does mil dot mean on a scope?

## What does mil dot mean on a scope?

A “MIL” relates to the U.S. Military variation of a unit of angle known as a milliradian. The distance between the centers of any two adjacent dots on a MIL-Dot reticle scope equals 1 Mil, which is about 36″ (or 1 yard) @ 1000 yards, or 3.6 inches @ 100 yards.

## How many inches is .1 Mil at 100 yards?

One mil equals 3.6 inches at 100 yards; therefore, 1/10th of that, 0.1 mil, or one click, equals 0.36” – roughly a third of an inch – at 100 yards. That’s pretty close to the common ¼ inch increment we find on most riflescopes.

Which is better mil or MOA?

For the benchrest shooter focusing on small targets at close range, MOA might be the better choice. If you were shooting . 25” targets at 100 yards, a Mil-based scope with . 36” clicks would move you from one side of the bullseye to the other.

### How many mils is a MOA?

3.4377 MOA
There are 21,600 MOA in a circle, so a little quick division determines there are 3.4377 MOA per mil. At 100 yards, 3.4377 MOA equals 3.599 inches (3.4377 x 1.047). Rounded up, one mil equals 3.6 inches at 100 yards.

### What is a mil dot scope?

Learn more… Mil Dot scopes are optics which allow users to easily calculate distances to a target without fancy equipment. Originally used by submarine periscopes, it has been scaled and re-implemented for military and recreational rifle marksmen to determine distance objects or to allow for bullet drop compensation.

How far apart are the dots on a mil-dot scope?

The distance from the center of one dot to the center of the next is exactly 1 milliradian, or mil. Most traditional mil-dot scopes have graduations that show 10 mils vertical and 10 horizontal. There is no dot in the exact intersection of the crosshairs as that would be annoying and block your view of the target.

## What kind of scope should I buy for my dot rifle?

Mil Dot scopes come with either illuminated or non-illuminated reticles. If you are an occasional or fair-weather shooter and only shoot during daylight hours, then non-illuminated scopes will suffice.

## How far away is 8 mils in a scope?

For example, if you know a tree is 6 feet tall, but appears to be 8 mils in your scope, the object is 750 feet away. Since a mil is exactly the distance between the centers of the dots, you can compare an object to these dots to determine how many mils it is.