Re: Critter measurements
Using an H-S Precision, 26" barrel, .300 win mag. 165gr ballistic tips at 3430 fps.
Sightron SII 4x16 mildot scope.
0 at 300 yards. Holdover is right on the first dot at 500 yards at 16x.
The coyote fits perfectly between the crosshairs and the first mildot at 330 yards.
660 at the half mark.
I use the mildot for range finding on the coyotes and then the holdover to hit them.
It is very difficult to get readings from a lazer rangefinder on the flat white featureless landscape of the wheat field.
It takes a lot of practice to estimate where to hold over using the mildot. The mildot system would be vastly improved by putting small 1/4 marks on the reticle.
I do not like to use the click system of elevation adjustment as I have learned that the clicks never seem to put you exactly where you think they will, normally requiring a shot or two to "settle in".
I was 3 for 3 with 4 shots on coyotes over 450 yards this year. I shot right over the last ones back at appx. 300 yards, I ki yi'd to stop him again at 464 yards and dropped him. One at 456 paces, one at 458 paces and one at 464 paces. All shots off a Harris bipod.
I hunt in a big winter wheat field call them to the top of the nearest hill where they will sit for awhile but come no closer.
SS have you been doing any long range coyote shooting?? What is your setup??