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Old 17th September 2013, 01:59 PM
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Default 1/4 or 1/8 MOA Click??

What does work better for FT, 1/4 or 1/8 moa click?

Planning to change my nikko and ended a bit confused about it.

Currently I have 6 clicks form 48 to 50m, if it was a 1/4 click it wil be 3??

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Old 17th September 2013, 02:04 PM
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Yes it would. But 1/8th are better in my opinion because you can be more precise and unless you can't count turns then there is no down side. But I wouldn't lose sleep about having only 1/4. It's a mere tiny detail.
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Old 17th September 2013, 02:10 PM
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Possibly the only other downside is on those days when you decide everything needs a 'couple' of extra clicks (or less). You could end up giving a touch more than you intended going to 1/4s i.e. habit rather than conscious decision..
If you think MoA though, 15 MoA per turn on say a Leupold versus 9 on a Nikko really helps to avoid a turn out problem. But that bites everyone at some time.

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Thanks for your replies.

Let's se if I can made up my mind about the new scope.

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Depending on the rifle/scope setup, you could have 1/8 MOA clicks and still be within one turn. On my Frankenrifle, I had the scope (a Big Beesa, which is essentially the same as a Big Nikko Mk1) just above the barrel, and I had everything from 8 to 50 metres (that's about 9 to 55 yards) in one turn - but just (58 out of 60 clicks). In the unlikely case I came across a target at 8 yards, I'd just holdover.

I'm afraid, however, that I can't do that now that I have the BSA on a riser rail atop the EV2. My solution will be to consciously return the turret to 35 meter directly after each shot.

I have been known to go the wrong way - last time was two days ago, when my scope setup was so out of whack that I was lucky to hit anything. In the end I found out that, if I consistently dialed 5 meters more than what I ranged the targets at, and compensated for "wind" about a kill zone's width (there was no wind!), I could at least hit anything from 40 yards out to 55. And at the first time I came across a 55 yard target (and dialed up to a nonexistent 60), I went over the top on the next shot. Took me two shots to figure that out.


So yes, you would need to have a shot routine that prevents that from happening.
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Depending on the rifle/scope setup, you could have 1/8 MOA clicks and still be within one turn. On my Frankenrifle, I had the scope (a Big Beesa, which is essentially the same as a Big Nikko Mk1) just above the barrel, and I had everything from 8 to 50 metres (that's about 9 to 55 yards) in one turn - but just (58 out of 60 clicks). In the unlikely case I came across a target at 8 yards, I'd just holdover.
After a little bit of experimenting when I first got my Mk2 Nikko I found that 10 yds and 8 were over a turn more than I liked. My solution was to stop at 15yd dial mark (big and red on turret) then use the other lines on the NATO ret for the other closer distance. For example when the mag is set to 25x 15 to 10 yards are equally spaced down the ret. For those even closer I take it down to 15x for 10 to 7 yds.

Also found that 20 to 35yds is 2 clicks on my 1/4" turret due to the riser. Does make life a little easier for standers for me anyway.
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Default How about 1/6" ?

With my black Falcon T50 with .05MRAD per click it works out to about 5.8 clicks per inch and all of my clicks use about 4/5 of a revolution. I like it.
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Old 17th September 2013, 11:25 PM
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I now have 8 and 9meters in another revolution.
Just ring all the bells when I shoot a close target.
Always , always after any shot ky turret goes back to 45m.

I didn't realize the " bigger" cliks will help this question.

I'll try a sightron with 1/4 cliks... Just for comparing..
Although I believe 1/8 is better for Ft.
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