So while my rem 700 sps tact is sitting somewhere in Houston's UPS hub, I decided to try out calculating distances using my Millett TRS-1 MilBar feature. Being a total noob I read on mil-dot.com and read through the manual for the scope on using the dots/bars.
Putting the power level at 10x I decided to measure the "0" on my neighbors house number from my room. I tried to hold it still....nope, my pulse was not helping. So I decided to just to rest it on my pillows and lay prone on my bed. A little better, still can see it move up and down from my heart beat trnsferring to the bed
but I did get a mil of 1.75.
Went to my own house number and measured the 0 and it was 5.5 in (I really didnt want my neighbor to think I was crazy taking measurments at his house
I used this calculation provided on mil-dot.com: User Guide
Object size (in) x 27.77 divided by mils read, so......
5.5in x 27.77 divided by 1.75 = 87 yds
Also did their license plate:
6.125in x 27.77 divided by 2 = 85 yds
Also the scope manual said that 10x 1mil at 100yds is about 3.6in, so ummm was I supposed to plug it in somewhere, or is it just a reference?
I still think I need to work on guess-ta-mating the right decimal mils, also I really don't know the exact distance from my room to their house, so I'll have to try it out at the range.
I'm trying to take it one step at a time, but input about others expereince is appreciated!