Can any of you precision guys explain MOA so a guy like me can understand it? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
A unit of angular measurement equal to ( 1/60) of one degree. Since one degree is defined as one three hundread sixtieth (1/360) of a minute, 1 minute of arc is 1/21,600 of the amount of arc in a closed circle. Now that everybody's head exploded let me explain it this way.
When you are sitting at the shooting bench think of yourself sitting in the center of a 100 yard circle. From the end of the muzzle to to the X on the target is 100 yards. 1 inch at 100 yards is 1/60 of one degree, or 1 MOA. So if the bullet strike is within 1 inch of the center of the X you are within one MOA.