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Old 01-30-2011, 12:38 PM
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Need help counting clicks.

I'll give you this link because it much easier to attach files.

Hope someone can help me out.

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Old 01-30-2011, 12:45 PM
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

What kind of scope do you have? Does it measure in MOA or MIL?
If so how many MOA/Mills per turn?

I'd suggest a scope w/ target turrets. That way you don't ever count clicks, just look up and crank it over for MOA.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:52 PM
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

The scope I have is a Viper 6-24x50mm PST FFP MOA with a Custom turret that is very accurate, but only goes to 900 yds. on the second revolution. The problem is that they will not let me shoot unless I can prove that I will be on paper with the first shot(?). They don't want people guessing and shooting into the next county.

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Old 01-30-2011, 01:27 PM
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

That scope comes in MRAD and MOA.



Not much help :/


What's the longest shot you've made? Weather at the even will also come into play, but I understand you're trying to get on paper.
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

You might want to start from a bench at 100 yards and get a large poster sized target with a target dot near the bottom and draw a vertical line coming up a good 30+ inches using a plumb bob or level to make it exactly straight up and down.

Then based on your expected come-ups, shoot each 100 yd come-up until you get to at least the necessary MOA for your expected 1,000 yds. ...and, then back down to zero.

At your projected 1,000 yd come-up, you may also want to shoot/verify your expected windage adjustments right and left for 10mph wind based on your bullet's BC.

All that should help accomplish 2 things. (1) you can measure/verify the MOA/click adustments of your scope, and (2) verify that your reticle is straight up and down and that your POI doesn't begin to arc to the right or left.

I'm not sure how much dope you already have on your rifle at various ranges. But, just because the ballistics program says one thing doesn't mean it's exactly right for your rifle.

Hence, all this won't guarantee that you'll be on paper at 1,000yds. You still need to shoot your way out to 1,000yds in 100-200 yard increments or you'll get very frustrated.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

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That scope comes in MRAD and MOA.



Not much help :/


What's the longest shot you've made? Weather at the even will also come into play, but I understand you're trying to get on paper.
Above I stated my scope is MOA. In Wyoming I shot out to 1200 yds, but did not right down the clicks (my bad).

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Old 01-30-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: Need help counting clicks.

Joseph,

Setting the zero at 1,000yds is something I'm unfamiliar with. So, I re-ran your drop table using NFBal and the Berger 105 Hunting VLD with a G1 BC of .532 (G7=.272) using a 100yd zero and came up with a similar result calling for +29.00 MOA Elev adjustment to be on target at 1,000yds.

If you have 1/4" clicks, then multiply 29x4=116 clicks. It also helps if you know how many clicks/MOA you get per revolution. Then, you only have to count clicks after the last full turn.

Good luck!
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