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Unread 12-12-2007, 09:50 PM
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Bullet Drop Compensators

Do any of you long range big game hunters use bullet drop compensators to simplify things in a hunting situation? If not, why? If you do, where can I find one.

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    SquirrelNuts:

    I think that if you do some reading on this site you will find out that the people that are really serious about LONG RANGE hunting and shooting will dial for each shot a majority of the time. Some will also use graduated reticles but they do so with knowledge of current conditions and have charts that give them the needed data.

    You can use a BDC but it is only really good for one set of conditions. It is a compromise at best and a useless add on for most when the ranges get past 500-600 yards. Various weather, temp, BP, wind etc. will make you glad you can dial instead of relying on a BDC that is only good for one set of conditions. If you are going to keep your shots fairly short then you could get by with a BDC. They are available from several different sources.
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    Ditto.

    I find them useless past 400 yds IME.

    Nothing like knowing how to call a shot using data and dialing it in. If your relying on BDC and holdover in varying weather, conditions, and locations you need not shoot very far, because your hitting an area and not a SPOT.
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    Unread 12-13-2007, 12:24 AM
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    Good info. I've been getting my feet wet and shooting with charts, etc.

    I saw the BDCs on the Best of the West and didn't know anyone who has used them much.

    I think I'll stick with charts and real time data.

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    Good info. I've been getting my feet wet and shooting with charts, etc.

    I saw the BDCs on the Best of the West and didn't know anyone who has used them much.

    I think I'll stick with charts and real time data.

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    Dumb ol' me, I tho't bullet drop compensator meant that the elevation turret was calibrated in yards instead of MOA? Or do I have my terms confused?

    I've never tho't of a Mil Dot reticle as a bullet drop compensator though its the same as the TMR, B&C, Varmint Reticle etc.
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