Originally Posted by bajaaa
I understand...I was just HOPING it would be a bit quicker than looking at my come-ups and counting clicks
....by just dialing in the exact yardage as seen on the turrets that's all...
But good point and well-taken...I appreciate it
You need to learn to "think" in moa's and forget "clicks" It takes a long time to count 46 clicks, but no time at all simply dial 11 1/2 moa. Don't think "8 clicks" think "2 moa"
When you are shooting don't use "inches" that then have to be translated into "how much correction do I need to dial?" If you are 10" low at 500 yards you should instantly know that is 2 moa, go to your scope dial in 2 and you are done.
This is much easier to learn that you think. When you are practicing, call all your shots and corrections in moa and have your buddy who is spotting do the same. It may take you a second to think at first that a 2" correction at 400 is 1/2 moa and call it that way, but soon it will become second nature. Then those numbers that are already on your turret will mean something and you will realize you already have all you need.
I understand at first it is strange and I used to be the same way. I counted clicks for years, then as my shooting began to extend out to 1000 yards and beyond, trying to dial up 82 clicks just became too complicated. It is much easier to just think 20 - 1/2 moa. I can reach up there and dial that in 2 seconds rather counting for what seems like forever!
If you hunt in different locations, elevations, temperatures.........etc. Your dial up will change, then the information taped on your turret is wrong. Just learn to use moa's, build a dial up chart to tape on your stock or have handy for quick reference, but realize in changing conditions you will need to refer to your ballistic calculator for significant changes in conditions.
In addition, depending on what you are shooting you can set your turret for a PBR (point blank range). When hunting I usually have my elevation turret set for 300 yards. With that setting and my rifle, anything from 0 to 400 yards simply "gets shot" without worrying about dialing anything. If I have all the time in the world I may go ahead and dial for around 400 yards, but it is not necessary.