Here's some stuff regarding development of my Hide #1 spot. Ranges can be from 500 to a bit over 1400. Have developed/shot to the 1177 mark thus far. Odds are that the "opportunity will come @ around 650 or a bit over 1k. Maybe this year, the elk will favor me as this is my closest hide. #2 is only moderate distance, #3 is a right fur piece!
Shooting the 270 Allen Magnum. 169.5 Richard Graves Wildcat RBBTs. Chrony says 3400 but Shooter says 3075 FPS MV and bc of 0.7. (I'd really like to know why I can't match chrono vel w/Shooter vel! Have never been able to do that with any of my rifles and bullets.
Here's a range chart of drop validation distances.
The Leica 1600 has no problem ranging any distance up to 1800+ yards at this spot. Early morning and late evening are best. That's when the range chart is updated.
Wind is a bear. I was concentrating, this day, on who knows what, that I neglected to notice the severe wind difference from where I was to over on the other side. That is, until I got home and reviewed the vids on the computer, then it was the first thing I noticed. This fella is gonna have to score a bit more field experience
200 yd zero:
First distance: 669 yds
Hit was a bit to the right of the white spot on the rock. Wind kicked my butt big time on this one.
Second distance: 980 yds.
Again wind call was wrong.
Third distance: 1177 yds. Seem to have done a better job on windage.
POI is the little white spot in the lower right quadrant of the shadow.
Went up there this morning and validated drops again. This time with someone else doing the shooting.
Less than a month and it's for real. The elk are bugling back behind the house. Why don't I just go there and shoot one?