Re: Help help coyotes !!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can set up your rig like you are describing. You will need a chrono though (CED Milaneum is a good one), Exball ballistics program ($75) and a scope with multiple cross hairs, dots or something.
Scopes that work are the Swarovski and Kahles with the TDS, Nikon BDC, Burris Bplex, and Leupold with the Boone and Crocket or the Varmint reticle.
It really is relatively simple. Get the MV off the chrono, set up a 200 yard zero on the gun.
The exbal has a reticle configuration tool that allows you to figure out exact zeros for each line or dot etc. You can email the scope companies and you must have the exact distance between each line/dot/circle at 100 in inches.
You simply put the data for the load into exbal, setup for temp, elevation and 200 zero. Hit calculate and it will give you the drops out to 1000. Then go to the reticle tool and either find your reticle or build a custom reticle and change the power settings from the max to lower levels and right the yardages down for each setting.
Here is a real world example. My 300 WSM carry gun with a Kahles 3-9 (center crosshair and 4 lines below) shooting the 168 Barnes TTSX at 3351 fps. I use a 200 yard zero, and have a small credit card laminated card in my wallet and labels on the side of the stock that give distances for each line at 6x, 7x 8x and 9x
They start at 317 and go to 840 yds.
Here are my distances for the 6x are 367-552- 700-840 yards
My 9x is 317-452-560-675 yards.
They are are about 15 yd intervals for the first line and about 45-60 for the fourth line. the first line going from 9x to 6x is 317-330-346-367 yds. I have shot and confirmed the zeros out to over 650 yards also.
I have set multiple guns up like this using Swarovskis, Burris, Leupolds and the Nikons also.
I personally prefer the TDS reticles as they also have a 10mph wind built in at the end of the lines. On the 6-18x Swaros, I usually set them up at 18x, 15x, 12x, 9x and 6x. Do not want too much information. Keep it simple, managable and quick.
this is fast, no clicking, simply adjust the power ring to the closest range and shoot. It will work to over 600 as I have done that routinely.