Metric scopes

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  1. Barry

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    What would I be getting myself into if I bought a metric scope? I don't see any pitfall personally, although I suspect there must be one (or more)!

    The set up is the same, range find, wheel marking, holdover or clicks to target. The actual unit of measure is purely academic.............................isn't it?

    Help!?

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Mr P

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    No relevance whatsoever, mark your scope up in apples and oranges if you want as long as you work out how many clicks equate to what distance
    Hope this helps
    Steve
     
  3. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Can you buy a metric scppe?
    Mark the turret /sidewheel/ pa ring in yard,metres,apples,pears or whatever takes your fancy so long as you know what is what and have settings for whatever youve chosen
     
  4. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    Blimey me and steve in agreement lol
    And a minite apart
     
  5. Mr P

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    Prefer the orange myself Dave:D:D:D so not quite in agreement:D:D:D
     
  6. Barry

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    Thought as much..................no, really I did :eek:

    Thanks for your help
     
  7. Brian.Samson

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    I guess the only difference you'll find is that 5m is longer than 5yds, so if you mark your scope up in increments of 5 units you'll have a bigger gap between 45-50m than you will have between the equivalent 50-55yds.

    What difference would that make?.. erm, not alot :) Quite a few shooters do use metres instead of yards on their scopes.

    The downside to that would be that pretty much every zero range at UK events will be set up and marked in yards, you might find that there isn't a target board set out at the range on your scope that you want to check. By that I mean, suppose you want to check your 30m zero - in all likelihood there won't be a target board set out at 30m (or 32.8 yards).

    I guess the positive side to it is you won't have that problem at international events since they're mostly set up in metres.
     
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    When the wheel indicates cherry, dial cherry therefore hit cherry!
     
  9. Barry

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    Assuming I set mag to 35x - With a zero of 24.7 metres (27 yards or top of trajectory), the 35 yard board on the zero range equates to one mildot holdover so I don't see an issue there either. Or are my sums wrong.....
    The scope has a standard mildot ret
     
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    Been there done that !

    I used the picture icons on a Dymo tape once 52 yards was half a fire engine , 55 was a full fire engine.

    30 was an apple
     
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  12. Barry

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    And so............at the end of the day.......it all matters not a single jot anyway. Just bought a fixed mag, target crosshair scope :D

    In my excitement, forgot to say thankyou to all
     
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    Right

    Every body knows about steve and dave ??? HOLLY:):D:eek:
     
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    Berty my little chocolate orange ............

    This was in my pre veg days when I was touching on my artistic side !

    Tell Doz I've not forgotten about the chocolate orange I owe him !
     
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    Slightly seriously though … metric elevation turrets tend to be more coarse.
    Most have 1/10th mil clicks.
    There are approx 3.44 MOA in 1 Milrad (one mil dot) so each metric click is .344MOA.
    Non-metric scopes are often either 1/4" at 100yds or 1/4MOA clicks (Shooter's MOA vs. true MOA) so the metric turret clicks will be coarser and designed for long range targets. So
    0.25MOA vs 0.34MOA
    It may mean that you can't quite dial exactly for say 55yds and have to dial and give it a bit :)
    Plenty good enough for air gun but F-Class or bench rest folk would probably prefer 1/8MOA turret clicks (0.125MOA).

    Neil
     
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    On the other hand it would be impossible to go a complete turn out, which we all do at least once in our lives...........:eek:o
     
  18. airborn68

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    Hi

    In reply to Neil's post, what would the poi difference at 55 yards be between 0.25MOA vs 0.34MOA.
    Tried to work it out but too tired now, but guesstimating 1/2 pellet width:confused:

    regards Jon
     
  19. Brian.Samson

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    At 55 yards
    0.25MoA = 3.5mm
    0.34MoA = 5mm
     
  20. Barry

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    I shot an entire circuit like it one time. Too thick to work out what I'd done. Never again, I've just bought a T35 and bottoming turret, zeroed at 27 yards, the only way is up :)
     

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