Computing range to target:

**To All:**

**RE: Computing range to target:**

**I just thought I would present this method of calculator - aided
range measurement that I used with mil dots before I bought my MilDot Master.**

**Many times I found myself ranging on objects that measured less an
one yard in size. So, instead of MULTIPLYING the size of the object by
one thousand and then dividing by the target's mil dot size, I DIVIDED
the size of the target, in inches, by 36 with the use of a calculator,
then divided that number by the taget size in mil dots and ignored the
decimal points. This gave me my range in yards.**

**For example; (Here's an easy one.)**

**The shooter knows the object he is ranging measures 18 inches.**
**The object's mil dot size is two. Divide 18 (inches) by 36 (inches).
The result is .50. Now, he divides that .50 by 2 (mils) and gets a result
of .250. Ignore the decimal point, and the answer is 250 yards to target.
This method seems to work well in an inhabited environment where there
are many standard - sized objects to range from. I just had a little reference
list of ordinary objects and their sizes. But, as I say, I now use a MilDot
Master!**

Scott (T.O.O.)

PA USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 13:58:57 (EST)