close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

I need a nudge in the right direction

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 02-13-2013, 05:09 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: West Tennessee
Posts: 47
I need a nudge in the right direction

So, I pulled the drop chart on my 300 WM load. I've read and read and read but I can't reconcile the drop to the MOA on Vortex's ballistic calculator. How in the world do you translate drop to MOA? Am I even thinking about this correctly? I understand that 1.047"/100 and 2.094"/200 are both 1 MOA. What I can't seem to figure out is, if my bullet drops 32.8" at 500 yds, how many MOA (I've got 1/4" MOA clicks) should I click? I'm totally stuck!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 02-13-2013, 05:14 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Townsend, Montana.
    Posts: 8,476
    Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ycreek View Post
    What I can't seem to figure out is, if my bullet drops 32.8" at 500 yds, how many MOA (I've got 1/4" MOA clicks) should I click? I'm totally stuck!
    1 moa at 500 yards = roughly 5 inches. 5x1.047 = 5.23" to be exact.

    32.8" of drop at 500 yards would be: 32.8 divided by 5.23 = 6.27 or round it to 6.25 MOA

    on your .25 moa turret that is 25 clicks.

    It is easier to just round it out. lets call 32.8 , 33" divide by 5 = 6.6 or 6 and 1/2 moa. But by rounding it you will be 1/4 moa off which would equal 1.3" at 500 yards.

    Jeff
    __________________
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 02-13-2013, 05:20 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: West Tennessee
    Posts: 47
    Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 02-13-2013, 05:22 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2007
    Location: Townsend, Montana.
    Posts: 8,476
    Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ycreek View Post
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You are welcome. I added some to the post. Hope I didn't make it confusing.

    Jeff
    __________________
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 02-14-2013, 12:14 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2012
    Location: The cold part of Montana
    Posts: 1,391
    Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

    What Jeff said
    __________________
    Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.

    Joe
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 02-14-2013, 12:52 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2013
    Location: West Tennessee
    Posts: 47
    Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Broz View Post
    You are welcome. I added some to the post. Hope I didn't make it confusing.

    Jeff

    Not at all confusing. Like I said, I just needed a little push in the right direction. I was making it WAY harder than it needed to be. I've totally got it. Now, if I can just learn how not to shake. Thanks a lot.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC