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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Windage travel adjustment is of [+ or -] 60 minute of angle while elevation is of +90 to--30 minute of angle.
Because my repro Model 40 easily groups minute of angle (MOA) I've fitted it with a new Weaver 3-15X tactical scope with precise 1/8-MOA click adjustments.
It shot better than minute of angle with two rounds, a hndload and the humble Federal Classic 100-grain deer load.
In my tests, Rock River, Stag, S&W and Remington ARs shot into a minute of angle more often than not.
Premium components and thoughtful construction combine to produce a target arm that's capable of shooting under one minute of angle at any realistic distance.
For all the techies hounding Editor Jeff for details, the rifles all shot under a minute of angle from a benchrest, and all shot under a minute of angle out to 700 yards.
Rock River claims its rifle will shoot into a minute of angle, and my rifle bore out that claim.
In my experience the rifle will shoot in and do even better, and I expect it will be a minute of angle rifle after I get the first 100 rounds or so down range--at least it has always worked that way for me.
On top, OB-1 added a 20 Minute Of Angle base for long-range shooting to which was set a pair of Badger 34mm rings holding a Schmidt & Bender 4-16x50 PMII acquired with the aid of Mark Cromwell from Schmidt & Bender USA.