Originally Posted by bigbuck
How do you guys go about creating an accurate or average hard copy drop chart ? I see some of you have them taped to your rifle stocks in some photos ? I usually enter real world conditions with my Kestrel as I know elevation baro, temp,RH changes from location to location and day to day . So how do you get say a rough estimate as accurate as possible ? Thanks any help will be appreciated ..........
Verify your drops and known ranges, and adjust your BC or velocity or both until you get a match on your calculator.
Print those drops.
If you can do it at different elevations conditions and make up multiple cards.
One thing you can count on with technology is that it's only likely to fail you when you need it the most so always have a backup plan.
As stated above if you go with custom turrets you can get them for different bullets, different elevations/conditions.
While we try to narrow the variables and unknowns as much as possible for precision with the high speed calibers we are shooting today combined with the high BC bullets a change in conditions (other than wind) usually isn't going to make or break you out to 1,000yds.
Beyond 600yds, life gets complicated but controllable, beyond 1,000yds, life gets extremely complicated so you want everything as exact as possible.