MOA ACCURACY WHAT IS IT?

OUR RIFLE PACKAGES OFFER ACCURACY THAT RIVALS ANYTHING ON THE MARKET. WE ARE CONSISTENTLY ACHIEVING SUB-HALF-MOA GROUPS, AND HAVE SEEN MUCH BETTER THAT THAT!

If you're like many who are new to long-range shooting, the term "Minute-of-Angle" (abbreviated MOA) might be speaking a foreign language. It's nothing to be afraid of, and if you can understand very basic math, it's really no big deal. So let's break it down:

Like the name indicates, we aren't talking about something being a certain size, we are talking about an actual angle. Think of it like a beam of light. How tight or spread out is the end of the beam? The farther away you get, the bigger the end of the beam is. So, MOA is the actual angle, starting from your zero point, and spreading out from there. The angle stays the same at every distance, but the spread obviously increases with the distance. 

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Let's get specific, and try to keep it simple.

 

One MOA, is 1.047" at 100 yards and since this isn't brain surgery, we'll just say it's one inch at 100 yards. As the distance increases, so does the area the inside of the angle covers.

 

One MOA at 200 yards is 2 inches, one MOA at 300 yards is 3 inches, one MOA at 400 yards is 4 inches, one MOA at 500 yards is 5 inches... you get the drift? So if you're gun is a one MOA rifle, the best you're likely to shoot at 800 yards is an 8-inch group (and that's without any wind or human error).

When you hear someone say, "My guns shoots 1/2 MOA," what does that actually mean? Well, cut the above numbers in half: 100 yards is half an inch, 200 yards is one inch, 500 yards is 2.5", 800 yards is 4", and at 1,000 yards 1/2 MOA is 5".

 

What about 1/4 MOA? That would be .25" at 100 yards, 1.25" and 500 yards, and 2.5" at 1,000 yards!

Sounds pretty awesome, and it is, but there's one catch. The unfortunate truth and reality is that this type of accuracy cannot be achieved by someone with mediocre shooting skills. To actually use this kind of accuracy in the field, a guy needs some good instruction, and some serious time behind his gun.

Here are what 1/2 MOA and 1/4 MOA groups look like on paper at 100 and 500 yards.

1/2 MOA

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1/4 MOA

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DIALING MOA

The MOA concept is also used to determine how much your bullet will drop at a certain distance. Based on your rifle's ballistics and the atmospheric conditions, your bullet drop can be determined precisely. As you dial the MOA on your riflescope's turret, when you aim, you are actually just raising your rifle and making a specified angle of "take-off" for your bullet. It's no more complex than that. 

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There are plenty of devices that are readily available to help you determine your bullet drop. The iPhone app called "Shooter" is very simple and accurate. Input your rifle's ballistics, and it will tell you the MOA drop for whatever distance you want. So if your 720 yards away, and the app tells you the drop will be 16.25 MOA, and you simply dial your turret to 16.25 and shoot.

CUSTOM TURRETS

All of the ALR rifle packages have these. Custom ballistic turrets make life simple by having your yardage engraved right on the dial itself. When things get dicey in the heat of the moment, having the ability to range, dial and shoot is critical.

 

If the target is at 525 yards, simply turn the dial to 5.25 and shoot. It's really that simple.

 

Additional dials are available for different hunting locations and are easy to change.

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