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    Deer walks out at 200yrds, and another walks out at 300yrds. Your rifle is zero'ed at 100yrds, and your 200yrd mil is your 2nd mil dot. What mil will you use next to take out the second deer.

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    What I'm trying to ask here is what direction do you count your mil dots bottom to top or vise versa? Also with the second deer being further away you'll have to go down the mils to compensate for drop right? And vise versa

    I also would appreciate it if you leave your snarky comments out I'm just trying to learn. I Apologize in advance if this question offends any vegans on here.

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    When you enter a forum with a "snarky" comment like "I also would appreciate it if you leave your snarky comments out I'm just trying to learn."; I think that you're revealing a lot about yourself. You may actually be OK but you're setting off my troll alert.
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    Read the instructions that came with the scope.
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    It depends on the caliber/ammo type that you are using.

    As for mildot counting, I make the crosshairs 0 and count out from there. Example .....

    Mil layout
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    Let there be no mistake, there is no scope that will magically solve the bullet drop equation. Every caliber and load for that caliber will have different elements that effect the drop of the bullet. There are some range finder scopes that can compute the aim point based on caliber, bullet, range and wind. The Burris Eliminator is probably the most known. As MAD says above, sight the rifle to the center and then test each mil-dot at expanding ranges to determine where it fits.

    I use Nikon scopes on my hunting rifles, each with the BDC reticle. Nikon has an app that allows me to input the cartridge specifics, sight in range and will print me a chart showing the range for each dot.

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    Note: this is an example

    I have this taped to the stock and using my range finder, will help me determine the shot. Example: My deer rifle (.243 Savage 110) is sighted for 150yrds. Last week when checking cameras I had a pig come out at about 300 yrds. Using the chart I was able to determine that I needed to use the second dot down for the shot. The pig did not appreciate that.

    The other thing you need to discover is what particular load you rifle likes then sight the rifle and do your test. You will be better equipped to make the shot and be successful.
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    there are no instructions up2it, I'm making these scenarios up to gain knowledge and peoples insight. although I am going to buy a first focal plan mrad scope at cabelas probably this week.

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    I agree zhills and thank you for the example.

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    You will burn a lot of ammo trying to get what you want, if that's what you want. READ anything associated with distance shooting and you will find some answers but not all.

    So What if you didn't ask about some imaginary way things MIGHT be and just go find it on your own? Thousands on here and thousands of different answers and not all right or wrong.

    When someone asks you how does the Kate shoot, the only answer can be---depends on who is doing the shooting.

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    So what you havn't told us is what rifle and caliber you plan on mounting this scope on?

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    I have a 1500 howa chambered in a .338 Winchester magnum. I think I might buy a 6.5 creedmor or something a little smaller though because it is not cheap to shoot that .338. And what are you trying to say up2it lol. Is it not smart to ask for peoples experienced opinion / advice ...

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