Range Estimation is crucial when shooting long range.
So…I made these basic Range Estimation Tools using the MIL Dot formula (or variations thereof).
These tools allow shooters to quickly calculate the Range to Target or the Target Size based on what they are seeing in their MIL reticle scope.
Before we take a look at the tools, let’s look at the Mil Dot formula and some of the variations of it first…
Mil Dot Formula for Range Estimation:
Size (cm) ÷ Size (MILs) x 10 = Range (m)
Ranging – Alternate Formula
Size (inches) ÷ Size (MILs) x 27.77 = Range (y)
Mil Dot Formula for Estimating Target Size:
Measuring Object Formula
Range (m) x Size (MILs) ÷ 10 = Size (cm)
Alternate Measuring Object Formula
Range (y) x Size (MILs) ÷ 27.77 = Size (inches)
Now…for Long Range Shooters, formulas and conversions are a way of life.
However, I’m trying to make life a little easier for everyone by providing tools like various calculators and converters that take care of all the math. ; )
Now, I’m not a web developer so these calculators aren’t much to look at ; ) but they are functional and they are accurate.
Until such time as I can afford a web developer to create a “better looking” version, you’ll have to make do.
How to use the RANGING MIL Dot Formula Calculator:
Simple…key in the Size of the Target (in cm), the Size of the Object (in MILS) and the calculator will self populate, providing you with an accurate Range to Target (in meters).
If that’s not how you roll, and you prefer inches and yards, you can use the bottom Mil Dot Formula Calculator.
How to use the Measuring MIL Dot Formula Calculator:
Simple…key in the Range to Target (m), and the Size of the Object (in MILS) and the calculator will self populate, providing you with an accurate Target Size (in centimetres).
Once again, if meters and centimetres “aren’t your bag baby”, and you prefer inches and yards, you can use the bottom Mil Dot Formula Calculator.
NOW…FYI, I’ve also put together another Range Estimation Calculators using the MOA Reticle Formula.
To use the alternate Range Estimation and Target Size Calculators using the MOA Reticle Formula click here.
Now before you go, don’t forget to take a look at our other resources…
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