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“Trailryder42”Is it just me? Am I missing something?
I really like the Mil reticle of the Hawke scopes but they couple them with MOA turrets. What the heck?  That is undesirable and frowned upon by powder gun shooters.
Why does the airgun crowd buy this type of scope and why does Hawke and other brands market them toward airgun shooters?


For an SFP scope with variable magnification, there is no benefit to using mil turrets with a mil reticle. The subtensions vary as the magnification varies. So, in most instances the mil turrets will not match the subtensions of the reticle. With an FFP scope, they always match.

Mil turrets are usually 1/10 mil which is fairly coarse. Even coarser than 1/4″ or 1/4 MOA turrets and much coarser than 1/8 turrets. If I have a variable mag SFP “mil-dot” scope, I would prefer 1/4″ or 1/8″ turrets.

Mil turrets on a high power (>10x), variable mag, SFP scope? I don’t see the point. Do they even exist? The manufacturers generally know what they are doing.