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    mm I have a question. What is the difference between mildots and extended mildots other than the obvious. I see my Nikko Stirling Airking has normal mildots which correspond to what you would expect. The nighteater has "extended" mildots which goes almost to the end of the crosshairs and the space between the dots is easily double that of my airking.. why do they manufacture them like that? and also I thought the distance on target between milldots are basically the same for all scopes at the same magnification. Is there a direct relation between the two? Extended double normal maybe? or does it depend on our scope?
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    My nighteater also has the mildots far apart, not so easy to use as your using fractions of a dot to shoot.
    Think there is a standard they use and refer to it as true mildot, seem to remember it being 3.something moa but don't quote me on that
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    I was wodering about that as well, i have only one mildot scope (BSA essencial 6-24)so i can't compare it, but it says it's a mini mildot, i quote:

    "they also enable the quickest target aquisition available via the new BSA mini-mil dot reticle. This Reticle has finer calibrations than most of its competitors, and helps to remove a lot of the guess work when planting that perfect shot."

    So there seems to be 3 types?
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    pain in the ass if you have to learn the dots on every single scope!
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    The 2 scopes have their dots set at different magnifications. Night eater I guess has its dots set at max mag.Not ideal for airgunning.Nikko 10-50x60 and hawk to name only 2 have their dots set at 10 mag this makes for a more usable dot spacing .
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    Hi Allan.. guess you are right.. So there will be about 3 standard mildots in one of those on my nighteater.. is a Pain! if you ask me.. but as long as I know where to aim it should not be the end of the world.
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    It is a pain.I cant see how you are supposed to use tha large spaces .

    Then again at least we dont have to use iron sights
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    lol true. but I hope I dont sit there one day and subconsciously make the wrong call on the dots. I will be pissed off
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