Originally Posted by Subnormal
What method(s) do you use in the field to compute ballistics solutions?
1. Computer-if so how much time does it usually take you to compute the solution?
2. Firing Table or drop chart
4. Velocity Reticle
6. Two or more methods
I use both the computer and firing table.
Thanks for the reply.
Most of my shooting is done on coyotes, bobcats, hogs etc and in a hurry since we spot them as we're driving along at work and then have to shoot them on the run.
I use graduated reticles (IOR MP8, Vortex Viper PST MOA, Leupold Mil dot or TMR's ) to gauge lead, wind, speed, and to some extent range but usually the range is just a guess unless they happen to be near power lines or in a field I know the dimensions of.
When I do get to "hunt" from a blind, hide, or stalked into position I use drop charts that I have made with 50yd increments as well as rough wind markers more often than not.
Old farts like me can get away with the above pretty well just because of all the years and thousands of rounds of shooting we have behind us.
If I were starting out just as I encourage everyone I help get introduced to shooting if I had the money I'd invest in the best wind meters, ballistic calculators, and other equipment I could afford.
Modern shooting tech won't make a great shooter out of a novice, but it can certainly save you thousands and thousands of rounds vs learning it all the hard way.