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# I need a nudge in the right direction

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02-13-2013, 05:09 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Jan 2013 Location: West Tennessee Posts: 32
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!
#2
02-13-2013, 05:14 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 7,171
Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

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 Originally Posted by Ycreek 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
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#3
02-13-2013, 05:20 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Jan 2013 Location: West Tennessee Posts: 32
Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#4
02-13-2013, 05:22 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Feb 2007 Location: Townsend, Montana. Posts: 7,171
Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

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

Jeff
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#5
02-14-2013, 12:14 PM
 Platinum Member Join Date: Apr 2012 Location: The cold part of Montana Posts: 1,387
Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

What Jeff said
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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
#6
02-14-2013, 12:52 PM
 Bronze Member Join Date: Jan 2013 Location: West Tennessee Posts: 32
Re: I need a nudge in the right direction

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 Originally Posted by Broz 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.

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