| In the past few years, Range Estimating reticle has begun to be recognized as a very useful tool by hunters and shooters around the world. With some patient learning and practices, this tool can enhance shooting accuracy and performance in ways not imagined before. Staying ahead of the trend, Leapers offers two most unique Range Estimating reticles, TRE and ARE, to our customers and continue to develop more for the future. || |
|9 dots: |
| Regular mil-dot reticle found on the market usually has 4 dots on each direction of the cross hair, giving you 9 different aiming points for either windage or elevation. If you count the 2 inner tips of the opposite duplex cross hairs, you get 11 aiming points. Leapers’s own 36 Mil-Dot Reticle (TRE) has 9 dots on each direction of the cross hair, giving you 19 aiming points or 21 including the inner tips of the duplex cross hairs. |
|4 dots: |
| This is the regular mil-dot reticle with 4 dots on each direction of the cross hair, giving you 9 different aiming points for either windage or elevation. If you count the 2 inner tips of the opposite duplex cross hairs, you get 11 aiming points. |
- Range estimating requires common knowledge/experience about your target's actual width or height.
- Set your scope at 10X or the proper power, depending on the scope. View the target through the scope. Place the center of the dot against one edge of the target and measure to the opposite edge of the target.
- Once the target has been measured in mils, depending on the scope model, a formula is available to estimate the distance of the target.
- Each scope will come with a pre-calculated mil-dot table of most used distance estimates to aid the user.
For example, based on past experiences, the length of a known animal from shoulder to tail is 40 inches (1.016 meters), and we see through a scope at, for example, 9X to find that the animal occupies 9 mils. Therefore, the distance can be derived from using the following formula -
| ||Height or Width of Target in Meters x 1,000 || ||Magnification || |
| || x || ||= Range in Meters (1 M = 1.0936 Yards) |
|Height or Width of Target in Mils || ||10 || |
| Hence, (1.016 x 1,000/9) X (9/10 ) = 101.6 meters (110 yds).|
Armed with this knowledge, you can compensate for the bullet’s drop accordingly and make “great things happen”!