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The Athlon APLR2 FFP IR MOA FFP Reticle offers excellent holding over positions for long range precision shooting, whether you are hunting or target shooting.
This MOA Reticle is illuminated with 1 moa hash mark increments and drop lines in 5 moa increment on vertical direction down to 40 moa, both of which help you quickly lock in your target and set holdover positions. It also features a 2 moa span center cross with illuminated cross line extends to 40 moa on both vertical and horizontal direction.
The APLR2 FFP IR reticle is based on the minutes of angle (MOA) system of measurement, which is an angular measurement. One “MOA” is correlated to 1.047 inches at 100 yards. Using angular measurements allows you to quickly measure distances and achieve accuracy. Hash mark increments go from the right of the center cross all the way to 40 moa.
This design is unique, and having droplines going down to 40 moa with 5 moa between each drop line and 1 moa hash marks in between provide excellent holding over positions for long precision shooting.
You can learn more about MOA in the sections below.
The Athlon APRS1 FFP IR MIL FFP Reticle is specifically designed for long range shooting and precision rifle series competition in mind.
The .2 MIL hash mark increments are unique and helps you set a quick windage holdover position after you’ve dialed in elevation on the target. The floating 0.03 center dot will draw your vision right on target, which enables you to engage a target at a blink of an eye.
APRS1 FFP IR reticle is based on the milliradian (MIL) system of measurement. Hash mark increments go from center to 6 mils to both left and right at .2 MIL mark increments.
A “MIL” is defined as 1/1000th of a radian, which is a unit of angle measurement. This allows you to measure distances based on how many MILs there are and what your known distance to the target is (or any other known factors about distance).
You can learn more about MIL in the sections below.
Milliradians (mils) – In reticle design, the hash marks on the reticle are depicted in either MIL or MOA. Each is a unit of angular measurement, and we use angular measurements in optics because they allow us to measure linear size of an object relative to the distance.
MIL stands for Milliradians and refers to the metric unit of angular measurement. If meters are the metric way to measure distance, mil is the metric way to measure the linear size of an object.
A milliradian is 1/1000th of a radian. A radian is an angle based off the radius of a circle, and when you have the length of a section of a circle equal to the radius, the resulting angle is a radian.
Example MIL reticle
Applying this to distances – The important thing to keep in mind is that a 1 mil is 1/1000th of any distance. So 1 meter is 1 mil at a distance of 1000 meters, and 1 yard is 1 mil at 1000 yards. As long as the unit of measurement is consistent, you can use it like this.
This reticle is measured in mils, with the hash marks increments in .2 mil. The turret adjustments are 1/10th of a mil for every “click” therefore it takes two “clicks” to move one hash mark.
So if you are at a distance of 1000 yards to target, to move your crosshair to the left 7 inches, you will need to “click” twice counter clockwise, which will move you one hash mark.
Minutes Of Angle (MOA) – In reticle design, the hash marks on the reticle are depicted in either MIL or MOA. Each is a unit of angular measurement, and we use angular measurements in optics because they allow us to measure linear size of an object relative to the distance.
Minutes of Angle (MOA) refers to 1/60th of an angle (hence “minute”) with angle referring to one of the 360 angles of a circle. 1 MOA is therefore 1/60th of 1 degree of a circle.
Example MOA Reticle.
Applying this to distances – if we spread two laser pointers apart at 1 MOA, at 100 yards the distance between the to will be roughly 1 inch, 200 yards 2 inches, and so on.
Simply put, 1 MOA is roughly 1 inch per 100 yards. “Roughly” is key here because the true measurement is 1.047 inches.
This Ares ETR reticle is measured in mils, with the hash marks increments in 1 MOA. The turret adjustments are 0.25 MOA for every “click” therefore it takes 4 “clicks” to move one hash mark.
So if you are at a distance of 1000 yards to target, to move your crosshair to the left 5 inches, you will need to “click” twice counter clockwise, which will move you one hash mark.
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The Athlon APLR3 IR MIL FFP Reticle is designed to achieve ultimate precision level at long-distance shooting with accurate ranging capability.
APRS1 FFP IR reticle is based on the milliradian (MIL) system of measurement. Hash mark increments go from center to 10 mils to both left and right at .2 MIL mark increments.
Adjustable Magnification Scopes can be either First Focal Plane (FFP) or Second Focal Plane (SFP) Adjustable Magnification, and it’s important to know the difference.
First Focal Plane reticles are located at the focal plane in the front of the erector tube which is a key part of achieving variable power inside the riflescope. (Image)
FFP scopes change both the size of the target and the size of the reticle as you adjust the magnification. This means that the marks that correspond to a specific target at a lower magnification setting, they will also correspond to it at a higher one.
Since the size of the reticle remains constant compared to your target regardless of the magnification, the first focal plane reticle provides ranging capability and valid holdover points at all power settings, and finer details of the reticle at high power for a shooter to engage a target with a higher level of precision and confidence.
Extra Low Dispersion glass (ED for short, also can be referred to as “HD”) simply means the glass has had special care put into it to help with chromatic aberration or what is also known as color fringing.
Color fringing is an optical phenomenon in which light waves containing the color from the image you are viewing (in this case, the target or the animal you are hunting) will strike the glass and come into focus at a slightly different plane.
ED glass is treated with various chemicals (fluoride, zirconium dioxide, calcium fluoride, titanium dioxide, etc) and remake the chemical makeup of the glass to compress the distance between each color’s plane of focus.
This results in greater color saturation, contrast and image detail See below for an example of what this looks like:
At long distances (i.e. if you’re trying to shoot a bullseye at 1,000 yards) this dramatically increases the clarity of the image you are seeing through the scope.
Scopes have either a reticle made of wire or they can be etched into the glass with a laser. This reticle is laser etched into the glass.
Wire reticles do get the job done, but high end scopes tend to come with glass etched reticles. This is because the reticle itself can literally only be destroyed if you destroy the glass itself.
This is preferable to a wire reticle as they do have the ability to break.
Other benefits of glass etched reticles: