How to Get the Most Out of Your Mil-Dot
Over the last couple of years the mil dot reticle has become
less of an option and more the standard in tactical rifle scopes.
Since its inception with the Unertl USMC sniper
scope and later in various versions of the Leupold
Mark IV scope, military snipers have come to know the mil dot
reticle as a reliable means of determining distances to targets,
establishing leads for moving targets, and for alternate aiming
points for windage and elevation holds.
Military snipers who are graduates of formal programs of
instruction have spent numerous hours honing their ability to use
the mil dot reticle and are comfortable and competent with it.
Military snipers are easy to train on the mil dot reticle, as the
military has been using the mil relation formula in one form or
another for many years. As the WERM rule (width of
correction = Range x mils observed), it has been the mainstay for
determining adjustments when calling and adjusting indirect fire
weapons such as mortars and artillery.
On the other hand, so many Law Enforcement and civilian tactical
and practical long-range precision shooters are a little hesitant
sometimes of the mil dot reticle because of a lack of proper
training. I hope this article will help remedy this problem.