Sorry I don’t have the time to answer in as timely a manner as some would like but this time of year is very busy for me.
You just keep changing the example to try and win an argument. What in the world does a .308 have to do with the original post??
Jesse Jaymes asked about my equipment as seen on the show so that is the context of my responses.
You whine that you are just telling the truth but your original post was WRONG and mean spirited. You either didn’t know what you were talking about or were intentionally giving a new guy bad information when you stated, “I'm sorry but your "JUST SPIN IT TO 450"won't work any more.”
I choose to give you the benefit of the doubt and corrected you unquestionably incorrect statement, in a rather polite manner considering the unpleasant tone of your post.
You claim to have seen “Beyond Belief” and are no accusing me of blowing legs off so let me know where you saw that?? Pretty easy to sit in computer land and hide behind “The Long 1” from everywhere.
Why don’t you give me the exact quote that you considered misleading?? It seems only you and The Long 1 are having a hard time understanding what I wrote.
To everyone on the issue of BDCs (Bullet Drop Compensators) being used in various conditions this might help clarify my opinions (If anyone cares):
I will say all of my personal systems and most of those seen on the show are equipped with BDCs.
I use one BDC calibrated to 7000 ft and 30 degrees for all my western hunting.
Most of the shots shown in our DVD “Beyond Belief” used this system. The conditions these shots were taken in varied in elevation from 4000 ft to 11,500 ft. The temp varied from –20 deg to +85 deg. The results of those shots are available for anyone to judge the effectiveness of this system.
I believe BDCs to be much superior to counting clicks in any conceivable hunting condition.
As the range increases and the conditions alter from those the BDC was created for the user will have to compensate by either dialing the BDC to a range further or shorter than the actual range to the target.
I carry a conversion chart that cross-references temp and altitude to give a corrected range to adjust the BDC.
If I was going on a major hunt in conditions significantly different than 7000 ft and 30 deg (hard to find) I might be tempted to make another BDC for those specific conditions but I currently have only one BDC per system.
I personally made all of my BDCs. I used to run a CNC machine shop and made them from bar stock. I have no interest in Kenton Industries other than a desire to see them succeed and I have had them build one BDC for a gun I put together for Ray Milligan (The most successful elk outfitter in the world). They did a great job. Ray has used this one BDC from New Mexico to Alaska with great success. (He recently finished his sheep grand slam here in Wyoming with it and we will be showing the hunt on “The Best of the West”.)
Hope this clears up any confusion as to how the systems used on “The Best of the West” and “Beyond Belief” are used and set up.
Thanks for all the emails in support on this thread. You guys are great.