What is a "click"?

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What is a "click"?

Postby Moe » Thu Jan 29, 2004 3:50 am

This is a unit of distance I belive is used by the military.
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Re: What is a "click"?

Postby Knight » Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:47 am

Moe wrote:What is a "click"?
This is a unit of distance I belive is used by the military.


This is anecdotal, but I recall the measurement being described to me as the distance between impact points when the azmith adjuster is turned one "click" or detent.
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Postby Potter » Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:33 am

As far as I know a 'click' is just slang for a kilometer.
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Postby goodform » Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:55 am

both right, a click is a kilometer, as well as one movement of anything that requires adjustment. on the vernier sights there are so many clicks to a minute to give you so much adjustment at different distances, that's fairly standard I believe
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Postby goodform » Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:20 pm

suppose that was a bit vague, 4 clicks is one minute of angle I believe
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Postby Knight » Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:45 pm

goodform wrote:suppose that was a bit vague, 4 clicks is one minute of angle I believe
Actually that too is variable. It depends on the venier that you're using. Tank venier's, I'm told by a friend who drives them, have a different scale than morter veniers.
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Klick is a Kilometer....

Postby TimmiG » Sun Mar 21, 2004 10:36 am

and is generally spelled with a K. It is indeed slang. The clicks on various aiming devices have nothing to do with the term as they vary considerably in their effect. Most artillery is sighted using Mils which are 1000th part of a circle. The number of clicks per mil or mils per click is different on any given machinegun, mortar, rocket launcher or artillery piece and has been since the gunnery arts started.....too many minds each having their own ideas of standard.....its a wonder that most of them use mils in the US versions and the metric equivilant????

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Postby parabellum » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:31 am

an artillery quadrand has 6400 mils (equal to 360 degrees)
and yes a klick is one kilometers as the american military uses metric units on maps etc
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Postby Guest » Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:54 am

so it's 1/4" @ 100y = 1 klik
that is if your using a Ma14
or M16
MX2?
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