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Posted: 7/28/2002 5:44:37 AM EST
I've heard this in Military movies all my life, so what's the distance in feet or miles. Please don't tell me using the metric system as in (mm) When I was in school they didn't even teach the metric system. Yea I'm pretty old the Vietnam war ended just as I turned 18. I had already registered for the draft.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:15:44 AM EST
3280.839895013123 feet
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:12:50 PM EST
I could be wrong, but isn't a "click" the term for 1 kilometer (1000 meters)? When I was in the Army in Germany we called a kilometer a "K", 5 k's = 5 kilometers.
Link Posted: 8/1/2002 11:32:15 PM EST
A Klick is 1 Kilometer.. or aprox 0.6 of a mile
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 12:53:35 AM EST
"Klick" answer has been nailed by others. I do have 2 questions: 1. What does "klick" have to do w/ [b]Hall of Heros[/b]? 2. Last draft was in 1973, I recall this 'cus I was drawn (my birthdate) 18th. Vietnam ended in 1975, if I'm not mistaken. [b]Was registering for the draft still mandatory in 1975?[/b] Mike
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 1:02:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 6:31:13 AM EST
1974 was the last year that you had to regester for the draft. Thats the year I graduated. They did reinstate the draft a few years later but not sure what year. My brother is 3 years younger than me but not sure if he had to regester or not.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 6:49:21 AM EST
As Osprey said, all males reaching the age of 18 must register for selective service whether there is a draft going on or not. Been the law for as long as I know.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 6:52:12 AM EST
1000 meters
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 7:43:00 AM EST
Yes a click is 1 km(according to Canadian slang). If it was some sort of sniper movie that referenced it, a click could be 1/4 MOA. Which is about 1.05 inches at 100 yards I believe.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 9:36:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By CanadianGunNut: Yes a click is 1 km(according to Canadian slang). If it was some sort of sniper movie that referenced it, a click could be 1/4 MOA. Which is about 1.05 inches at 100 yards I believe.
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If refering to a scope adjustment, it is 1/2 to 1/4 of an MOA depending upon the sight system in question. An MOA is 1/60th of a degree, it can be further subdivided into seconds of angle (60 to a minute). In practical use a minute is just a little over 1 inch at 100 yards, 2 inches at 200 yards, 3 inches at 300 and so on. 1 click on most sniper grade optics would be equal to .25 MOA or about 1/4 inch at 100 yards, a half inch at 200, 3/4 at 300 and so on. But probably you were refering to a linear distance in travel in which case your answer is in the posts above.
Link Posted: 8/2/2002 9:51:51 AM EST
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