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  • noun a type of firearm scope reticle using a thou dot as an aiming point and reference for range and hold-over estimation.

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  • Whoa, jargon.

    March 3, 2016

  • Thou dot?

    March 3, 2016

  • Hold-over estimation?

    March 3, 2016

  • Scope reticle?

    March 3, 2016

  • a quick search shows that it's related to telescopes (and rifle scopes) where the dot represents 1 milliradian, which lets a person know that at 1000 yards, the dot will cover an area seen in the scope being 1 yard across.

    reticle is a more generic term for any line on optics. Under a microscope, you'll generally have a scale for measuring small objects.


    the 'thou dot' is referring to a thousandth of a radian dot.

    March 3, 2016

  • I love alexz too much to shoot him.

    March 3, 2016

  • Alexz is female. Thank you for not shooting her, bilby. I love her as well. Alexz adds great words and comments. And, of course, emoticons!

    March 5, 2016

  • I love alexz too much to shoot her.

    March 5, 2016