Originally Posted by bigngreen
From the time I range to the time I pull the trigger on a long range animal, there is no change, it might as well be a target frame. If the animal does move it's re range and re dial and we're back to the same fixed range.
i am not finding fault with this comment. or for that matter most others that have been stated here. ive had numerous conversations with broz with regard to long range hunting. for the most part i would concur with just about all he says.
i do want to add one thing which i feel many of you lose sight of.
all places in this big country arent the same. yes the way we shoot is no different nor the way we range etc etc etc.
but the country in which we hunt is different and so are some of the animals that live there.
if you would hunt whitetails especially during the rut on the steep tree covered hills we hunt as you described,
figere on getting your hat handed to you on most occaisions.
first off he's got one thing on his mind and it aint cooperating with you.
that means he's on the move and when he does stop odds are you wont have a shot due to trees. next time he stops could be the same or he could stop just long enough to allow you a shot. now im not making this scenario up.
this is real life stuff.
how long you gonna screw around with your program and redialing before it sinks in he's almost over the top of the hill?
well i guarantee thats only gonna happen once at least for most guys.
chances for us easterners dont happen that often and when they do youd sometimes best be creative rather than good.
and thats where reticles can be very helpfull.
one more thing. next time you guys are out in the woods go sit under say a 16" oak tree. and as your sitting there with your back against that tree take a look straight up at all those branches. now just 20' over there and there and there there are others with all those branches overlapping.
now lets talk about first round cold bore hits.
because that scenario is also reality.