minute of arc

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min·ute of arc

 (mĭn′ĭt)
n.
See minute1.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minute of arc - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degreeminute of arc - a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th of a degree
angular unit - a unit of measurement for angles
arcdegree, degree - a measure for arcs and angles; "there are 360 degrees in a circle"
arcsecond, second - a 60th part of a minute of arc; "the treasure is 2 minutes and 45 seconds south of here"
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My recent experience is that many production rifles will beat a minute of angle with some loads, and some are guaranteed to do so.
New this year is a minute of angle (MOA) reticle and MOA click turrets.
My MMR is not as accurate as my Smith and Wesson M&P, but the MMR has shot near minute of angle on more than one occasion.
Accuracy can easily be under 1 minute of angle with a good rifle and a competent shooter, fully capable of taking distant varmints.
When you have the best load at 100 yards, you proceed to 600 yards and, after a bit more tuning, select the bullet shooting consistently under one minute of angle at that range.
25 minute of angle at 300 metres using a bolt action rifle.
Carson's 3D Series riflescopes feature one-piece, 1-inch aluminum tubed construction, 1/4-inch minute of angle adjustment and eye relief of 4 inches, and they are both shock-proof and waterproof.
It is the only version that the company would guarantee for an out-of-the-box accuracy of less than one minute of angle at 100 yards.
Precision spring-piston air guns, such as an RWS or Beeman, can produce minute of angle accuracy.
In the accuracy arena, where 1/8 minute of angle makes a difference, overall rifle balance can play a huge part.
Over the course of the test, almost all loads (150-, 165-, and 180-grain weights) delivered three shots right under/around minute of angle (MOA).