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    Posted: October/02/2019 at 21:01
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I have a mint condition, S&B PMII fixed power 10X mildot scope reticle and Mil turrets, that I inherited.

I have Badger Ord, low mount scope rings.

I'm just starting out in precision long range rifle target shooting. I have a GA precision, Gladius in .308.

I plan on shooting out to about 800-1000yds only.

I'm no spring chicken and want to keep things simple as far as rifle shooting goes.

This is the only scope I own and to make matters worse, understanding MOA and Mils confuses the hell out of me. Yes, I'm a rifle scope neophyte.

I would like to place it on my Gladius. Is this considered a good scope? 

Any info on how to use this scope would be helpful.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kickboxer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October/02/2019 at 21:31
Excellent scope, Badger makes good rings, very nice rifle.  The S&B will definitely serve you out to 1k.  (I used to have a 6x S&B and it was one of the best I've ever had... sold it to a guy who wanted it more than I did at the time... often wish I had it back)
Try this for understanding mil vs MOA.  There are other tutorials that are good, but this one is a good "starter".

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Dan:

Sorry for the font size. I have old eyes;)

I can't thank you enough for the info on MOA/MIL...

Glad I joined the forum.

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Font not an issue.  I hope to have been of help.  
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You most certainly have...

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A recommendation to someone starting out: master 100 yards first. If this is just a hobby, practice helps significantly in shooting sports. If it is something you want to get good at (and your gear is good gear, it won't hold you back), professional instruction will help immensely.
Once you have mastered 100, you can move out to about 300 with relative ease. Beyond 300, you will begin to see all the tiny mistakes in marksmanship that get masked at 100 yards.
At about 500 yards, wind calls begin to matter(making a few assumptions), and any little mistake will be magnified. By 700 yards, your good wind calls will be rewarded with hits, your bad wind calls will be rewarded with misses. And trigger pulls, the same paradigm: good ones hit, bad ones miss.
By 800, you are in long range, and - truthfully - few marksmen venture here, it is more difficult than movies and TV make it out to be.
To get to 1,000, especially with a 308, you'll need time, effort, practice, and patience.

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Rancid Coolaid:

I can't thank you enough. logical and makes sense to me. I will follow your advice.

Much appreciated. I plan on taking a private marksmanship class in Montana. Leupold Optics Academy no longer has civilian classes (MIL/LE) only now. So, I contacted Mel Ewing at Sniper Central and I am planning a private class.

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