Range Estimation is crucial when shooting long range.
So…I made these basic Range and Target Size 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.
Below the tools, I will outline the actual Mil Dot formulas.
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.
Range Estimation & Target Size Estimation using a Mil reticle:
Below are the actual formulas used for range estimation and for estimating the size of a targe when using a Mil reticle.
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…FYI, I’ve also put together another Range Estimation Calculator using the MOA Reticle Formula.
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