Are BDC scopes good?
Low magnification BDC scopes are perfect for general-use carbines like this Sig Sauer 556 Classic. Most shooters are too wrapped up in the mentality that shooting only occurs at even multiples of 100 yards.
What does BDC on a scope mean?
Bullet drop compensation
Bullet drop compensation scopes use a specific reticle pattern to indicate how far bullets drop over a given distance. When we look through a scope, the reticle has multiple aiming points that are stacked under the main crosshair. We can even say that a BDC reticle is like multiple reticles inside the main reticle.
Is BDC good for hunting?
BDC is great if you can make it line up with your trajectory(if it lines up at odd ranges its really not much good). you can often find reticle substentions in moa and compare it to your ballistics before you buy a scope. also out to 500 or even 600 a change in elevation or temperature won’t be a problem.
Does BDC change with zoom?
Theoretically your zero will be the same regardless of magnification. This is whether your scope if first or second focal plane. For second focal plane scopes (which most of us use) your yardage for each BDC ball will change, with the difference in yards between each ball going down as you increase the magnification.
Do you need magnification at 100 yards?
As a general rule, 1x magnification per 100 yards of distance has been the prescription for some time. By that standard, one could adequately take an 800 yard shot with an 8x rifle scope. On the contrary, if you’ve looked through a scope at 8x, you’ll soon realize that more magnification is nice to have.
What is a dead hold BDC?
The Dead-Hold® BDC reticle is designed around an average ballistic curve, allowing for use with a variety of different firearms. From high-powered rifles to rimfires, windy conditions to calm, the Dead-Hold® BDC reticle will help the shooter put rounds on target quickly and effectively.
Is FFP or SFP better for hunting?
In general, FFP is great for long range, high magnification, competition, and some professional tactical and hunting applications. SFP is very good for most target shooting, hunting, and CQB performance.
How many inches is milliradian?
Rounded up, one mil equals 3.6 inches at 100 yards.
How many MOA is a mil dot?
One true mil equals 3.438 MOA and 1 NATO mil equals 3.375 MOA, but don’t let this take you off into the weeds. To convert from mils to MOA, multiply the mils by 3.5. To convert from MOA to mils, divide the MOA by 3.5.